A Tiny Chinese Pair

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When we adopted Poppy in September, we weren’t sure how Dolly would react.  There had been much talk in our home of “her baby.”  But, Dolly had NO clue that “her baby” weighed just shy of two pounds as much as she did, and was a WILD WOMAN.  Poppy took our home by storm.  She Read more…

The Next Thing

Dolly's Worry

I’m a lady who, when one thing is done, immediately moves on to the next.  I’m a linear thinker, who likes to clear hurdles and then immediately move forward to the next thing.  This isn’t the time for that.  Yesterday, we began the process of waking Dolly slowly.  After all the trauma she has endured, Read more…

One Thousand Tomorrows

FPM and Dolly

After a night like we had night before last, there is an aftermath that occurs in the CICU.  We’re currently still living the aftermath.  Each medical move that is made with our girl is now carefully calculated, and for a period of 24 hours, maybe even more, nothing really changed.  Life just stopped, and we Read more…

A Change in the Dance.

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Yesterday, at about 8pm, we had a major misstep that brought our whole dance floor to a crashing halt. Yesterday, at about 8pm, Dolly’s little heart stopped beating.  The nurses were doing a change of Dolly’s epinephrine syringes, the ones they use to slowly push epinephrine into her to help her heart beat.  They had prepared Read more…

The CICU Waltz.

Dolly's Heart Cath-2

Our Dolly was in the OR for 11.5 hours yesterday.  Yes, eleven-and-one-half-hours.  We knew it would be a long one, but the estimate was 6-8 hours, which, as you know, is not 11.5.  The repair went really well, but during the surgery, Dolly’s Mitral Valve started to leak pretty majorly.  She had to be put Read more…