Monday, December 10, 2012

The 12 Days of Christmas: CHD Version

I haven't blogged in over a month.  Not because I haven't wanted to, but because it seems like sickness keeps rounding through my household.  We are still battling germs of some form around here today, but over the weekend we had a beautiful snowstorm that dropped over a foot of snow at our house.  It really put me in the Christmas mood, and we have been listening to Christmas carols.  Then it hit me.  The perfect blog post for today.  It took just minutes to write, but I know it's a part of everyday life for so many of us. 
I give you my very own Christmas carol,

"The 12 Days of Christmas: CHD Version".  By me, Linsey Rippy. 

On the 12th day of Christmas the heart world gave to me:
12 Blood transfusions
11 X-rays
10 Dressing changes
9 EKGs
8 O.R. hours
7 Echos scanning
6 IVs dripping
5 Vitals checks
4 Chest tubes
3 Diuretics
2 PICC ports
and a tired but very blessed soul!

This Christmas, I am forever grateful for the donor families and the brilliant medical teams that have kept my children alive.  I am also remembering those that will be spending Christmas in Heaven, and praying for peace and love for their families.