We’re still in the PICU. Should be moved to the step-down unit tomorrow. She’s completely off the IV meds and on an oral anti-hypertensive. Dr. Sterba wanted to monitor her bp today and overnight to make sure it’s stable. So far so good. It hasn’t gone over 120 systolic (top number) all day. I’m crossing my fingers that we can get back to RMH by the weekend. Zoe is bored out of her mind. She can’t walk around in the ICU so she’s ready to get the heck out of here. That makes 2 of us.
I need to reiterate a request I made once before. Please don’t spread rumors/insight panic on behalf of my daughter. A women from First Baptist Church (I don’t know her name) went into Chestnut Ridge Baptist and spoke with someone ( I believe it was my best friends Aunt Lisa) and said that Zoe was back in the hospital because she had a seizure. That part is true but it’s the next part that bothers me and has prompted me to bring it up. She also said that Zoe said, to whom I have no idea, that she wishes she never got a heart and that she wishes she was in Heaven with God. She then went on to say this is so hard and really affecting her poor mom. Ok, I have to be honest I’m very irritated by this whole thing. First, my daughter is more than happy to have a new heart and be alive. She’s never said anything otherwise. Even if she had, that would be incredibly personal for our family and I certainly wouldn’t want it spread around. Second, while this is hard it’s not affecting “her poor mom”. Her “poor mom” is completely fine. Anyone who knows me can attest to that. I’m the rock that keeps it together, that’s my job. Zoe had a major surgery for crying out loud. While the set backs are disappointing they are to be expected. I’m not afraid for her and I can promise I’m just fine. The women who said all of this is the same woman, or so I think, that went into the same church and said Zoe has 12 hours to get a heart. I’m in the process of finding out who she is so I can find out where she gets her information. So I’d like to ask, again, that we not spread things that haven’t been confirmed. If you don’t read it here, it isn’t true. Thanks again.