...for making us smile during a difficult time. You were so happy and resilient throughout your latest hospital stay, and it really helped keep our spirits up. Due to an infection in your incision area, we had to stay at MGH for four days while your wound was cleaned out, re-stitched and you were given antibiotics to help get rid of those pesky germs. There were some roadblocks along the way: you were allergic to the first antibiotic and your IV came out on day three, resulting in three unsuccessful attempts to re-insert it. That was really hard for all of us, but you were so brave.
I have to say that you were the hit of the pediatric floor at MGH. You were such a little flirt with Nurses Amanda, Melissa and Caroline, smiling and giggling every time they came in to check on you. You also made friends with the lady who brought in our meals and the man who cleaned out the trash cans. You gave him a beautiful smile, and he said that you made his day! The nurses said they didn't want to see you leave, but I'm very happy that we are back home and on the mend. Hopefully we won't be back to MGH for a long time. (Although, I'm not sure what you are going to do without all of the constant attention!)
Here you are with Daddy at 6am. You loved to sit in the hall and wave to everyone going by.