Good morning to all of Jesse's followers,
Dee and I took Jesse in today to get her Broviac taken out. Amazing how many memories that Hospital brings back as you are sitting in the waiting room waiting for the Doctor to come out and tell you everything is OK. For a surgery that was to take only a short time the amount of time we sat and waited seemed like hours (half hour really). But the longer the time went by the more all the possible problems seem more likely to happen. They had to give her two bags of Platelets to ensure her blood would clot from the incision. So what if her blood was having a hard time clotting. And her heart is still not good. She is at the bottom of normal (whatever that is). We just had to hold hands and trust the Lord that he had her covered. I am sorry to say (and partly ashamed) that is not always as easy as it should be when it's your baby in on the table. She came out all right though. When she was waking up from the Anaesthesia she had an anxiety attack and was breathing really hard and crying. I had never seen her like that before after going under so many times. I don't know if Dee's and my voice, trying to calm her down, made it better or worse but the nurse gave her something to calm her down that put her back to sleep for a little while.
A year ago tomorrow we were admitting her. Our hearts were broken (and in our throats) getting the news. I still remember that Dee and I drove home to try to get a quick nap after being up with Jesse for over a day when we admitted her and walked in the house and sat on the couch crying for an hour then went back to the hospital because we couldn't stand being away. Dee and I have always been very close with the girls. This experience has drawn us all so much closer. The caring from Dakota, Lindsay, and McKenzie for their sister is stuff you don't always see. It's the kind of love they make "chick flicks" out of. And they are my girls. How very proud I am of all my girls. How thankful I am to Dee for the way she has raised our babies.
Tomorrow we have decided to get Jesse a ring, with a diamond in the middle, that for the next five years she can add a "small" diamond on the sides to celebrate each October 17th because she is still healthy and to remind her that we love her very much.
I want to personally thank everyone that checks in on Jesse and our Family. It is amazing what technology has done for being able to talk to so many people and the love and affection it has brought back to my family. Thank you all so much.
Have a great day and God bless you all