Today, we had our first follow up appointment with EIV’s cardiologist since his open heart surgery. He weighed in at 17 lbs 12 oz….nearly a 2 pound gain since surgery. The weight gain pleased us all, as our surgeon told us not to expect to see gain until 8 weeks post-op! If this is a sign of things to come, I expect EIV to be in 18 month clothes by December. Considering how hard we worked for him to gain ounces in the past five months, this is a GREAT problem to now have! He’s doing so well; we don’t go back for 6 months.
As we walked out of the office today, I realized that, for the most part, this chapter of our life is closed. Closure for me also means time to reflect back on what was learned through this experience….so I’ve decided to dedicate a few blog posts to some of these lessons. The first will focus on advocacy…….stayed tuned.