It has been a while, so we wanted to update you all on the next few weeks, and share some pictures.
Sara's lung scan is set for Tuesday Feb. 18th. For the lung scan she will be injected with a radioisotope/nuclear dye, and this test will show how well the air and blood flow through the lungs. The reason for having this scan is to see if there is any abnormal circulation, and to check out how the pulmonary vessels are doing. She has some narrowing of her pulmonary artery already.
The day will being with an IV start at 8am. The scan itself will start at 10am. The last time Sara had this done it was for her renal kidney scan in December, which was an all day event with a lot of waiting. The results of her renal scan was moderate kidney damage, so hopefully this will improve with a lot of hydration. On Tuesday, we may be able to pop in for a check up to see the eye surgeon who will be doing a strabismus surgery March 3rd. Sara needs her inner eye muscles re-positioned again, the last time she had this done was back in 2010. The hope is that her eyes will align, and remain that way. It is a relatively easy surgery in comparison to what she's gone through, but we hope it's the last! Sara's transplant clinic is on the 25th, and it will be a regular check up with blood work, Echo, ECG, meeting with the Cardiologists, and dietitian. Also on the 25th, pre-admission clinic for her eye surgery on March 3rd.
We are sad that Tammy, one of the nurses on the Cardiac Transplant team, is starting in a new position at the hospital. She will be missed, as she was the one Sara looked forward to seeing the most on clinic days! Hopefully we can stay in touch though.
We have been staying warm in the cold weather and enjoying it outside on warm days. We've been able to go riding a couple times and skiing too! Hailey and I are continuing her grade 3 home schooling. It can be challenging on weeks that are interrupted with appointments. Whether it's the mechanical bull or mulching, Joel is always working hard. We are so glad when he's home, and always look forward to more time together when he's away. Sara has had a couple colds so far this year, along with one day of a stomach flu. Hopefully she will stay healthy for all the up coming appointments.
Please keep us in your prayers, as well as our friends who are out of or in hospital care: Hannah, Joel, Morgan, Precious, Alexis, Cohen, Muskaan, Isabel F, Austin, Makenna, Grayson, Kaiya, Sheldon, Melissa, Jace, Harrison, Hilda, Marwa & Safa. For those little ones who have touched our hearts, and their families, you are loved. Please pray for comfort for the families of Lukas, Hope, Drayton, Isabelle, Jack & Addison. Thank you Lord, for staying by us in the midst of our sorrow and celebrating with us in our joy, please keep us in your care. In Jesus name.
Hailey's ride with her cousin Eliana
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Sledding with friends at Uncle John & Auntie Dawn's!
XC Skiing & sledding
Sara's 5th Birthday! We are thankful for Sara, a blessing to our family. It's amazing how much she's grown in height, while almost staying the same weight! We're looking forward to another year of fun, she's waiting for summer now, so we can go camping with the horses!
December pictures, oops, I missed posting these!
Christmas in BC with Grandma & Grandpa! (I'm sure I have more pictures, I just haven't come across them)