Zoe graduated from the PICU tonight. She’s been moved back to the regular unit. We have a huge room (yay!) and I get to sleep in a bed tonight. Since she can’t have a roommate (too much exposure risk) so the nurses ooched (yes it’s officially a word) the other bed closer to Zoe so I can sleep and still be close. Our new room is M40-14.
She walked down the hall today and physical therapy worked with her some too. That helped her graduate. She looks great and feels better. Her voice is getting stronger and she’s starting to get her appetite back.
On a not-so-Zoe note: Our new friends, Alex and her parents, moved to Ronald McDonald House today (in fact, we have Alex’s room). She came over to say good-bye to Zoe and my girl got a little choked up. She’s come to really like Alex and would like her to come visit for her birthday in March. Alex had a biopsy today and it showed very little rejection of her new heart. If her next biopsy goes well she may be going home on the 22nd, just in time for Christmas. Turn those powerful positive thoughts in her direction please. We may be home for Christmas and I would like the same for our new friends.
On a side note, Zoe is now a local celebrity! We were recently interviewed by our local newspaper- you can read the entire story here: http://www.chroniclet.com/2008/12/06/elyria-girl-gets-a-heart-for-the-holidays_122/