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Through the Eyes of a Child · 6M ago

Post Cath update

Well, we’ve now made it through the heart cath.  After making multiple accommodations (for communicating progress and for her siblings), we attempted to sleep (11 pm when you have a 4:40 wak...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

Returning to the Unknown: {Yes, it’s an Update}

We haven’t updated this blog in awhile but that is a good thing!  It means things have been going along fairly well for her and she’s been extremely stable. We’ve been able to focus on other...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

New Doctor, but No Changes

  Gosh, it’s been such a long time since we’ve posted to this blog.  It’s well overdue for an update, so here goes... About a year ago, we got a letter in the mail.  Mantha’s cardiologist, ...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

12 years and counting

Today marks the 12th anniversary of Mantha’s last open heart surgery.  She had the Completion Fontan at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia.  It was the third stage surgery in what ha...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

Just when you thought things were going great

       Yeah, it’s about time for one of these.  We thought Mantha was doing well.  She wasn’t having puffiness, seizures under control, making developmental strides, all seemed to be well.  ...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

Multiple announcements of good news!

Going to change gears here a little bit, and share some wonderful milestones Mantha has achieved this summer. 1)  Mommy is working with her to start reading and writing.  At this point, she ...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

Quote of the Week

Not sure that we’ve done one of these before, but this one was cute, so we’re sharing it:      The wife and I were discussing a web post where a man described a wrong number phone call.  The...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

A quick funny

     I tend to forget many of the funny and interesting things Mantha does, but I really think this one needs to be shared:      I was home this last weekend with her and two of her sisters....
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

A Wonderful Update

Well, we were kind of worried with the last cardiology appointment.  But the bloodwork is drawn and complete.  The cardiologist called to tell us ‘there is absolutely nothing wrong’.  They w...
Through the Eyes of a Child · 7M ago

A much over due update

This has been an emotionally draining week.  A dear elderly friend fell asleep in the Lord and we attended his funeral this past Thursday.   On Friday, Mantha had her routine, follow-up car...