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/
5 comments on “We’ve graduated!”
December 9, 2008 at 1:16 am
What great news! Congratulations to Zoe on her “graduation.”
December 9, 2008 at 7:47 pm
That would be great if you guys were home for Christmas! When will you know?
December 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm
I’m so glad that you have graduated to a regular room! I’m praying that the doctors will let you go home for Christmas. Keep eating and drinking what they tell you-it will make you strong and healthy! We miss you and can’t wait to see you back at school!
December 9, 2008 at 9:23 pm
Hey Chrissy! I was watching the news this evening and screamed “omg! that’s zoe”. I’m so glad she got her heart in time for Christmas.
December 9, 2008 at 10:20 pm
Great Job Zoe, Keep up the good work and before you know it time will have flown by and you will be home. Keep “easing down the road” to a life of greatness.
You and your family deserve it. I keep asking your Nana about you everyday and Zoe, she is beaming over granddaughter and how much progress has been made. NEVER GIVE UP AND KEEP GOING DOWN THE ROAD.
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