Things are slow today since it’s a Saturday. Charlie is making minute progress, but we’ll take any progress we can get. My personal goal is to get him off the ventilator, but no one’s even mentioned that–it’s just my own mini-goal. Since there’s not much to report, I’ll share a few things I’ve learned in the last week.
- If you have to pump in the pumping center, you want the chair by the TV–otherwise, you may end up watching Ultimate Fighting Championship because someone else likes it. Can you imagine trying to make milk to that?
- The Cafeteria makes the BEST brownines ever. Chocolate, Butterfinger brownies–eating one of these make things a little better. Just don’t have more than one.
- The people who work in Children’s medicine are a unique breed. They are loving, caring, amazing, and they never question that your child will grow up and give you fits when they’re a teenager.
- The human spirit in all it’s glory will wow you. I have never seen such generosity of spirit in my life. Food, prayers, books, cd’s, flowers, visitors–all of these things have arrived at my doorstep, and if I started today I’d probably never finish repaying.
- Life goes on. Today I was pleasantly surprised to hear Cyndi Lauper singing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" on the radio. I haven’t died. I don’t have to mourn my son today because he is alive and breathing. I can’t forget that too.
Appreciated all that you have.