Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oh my.
This month (April) has ended.
And what a month it has been!
April concluded our round of open heart surgeries...we knew when Sullivan was born that it would be a challenging first three years of life.
Not even for him...but for us. Anticipating three consecutive operations, sitting by his side for days and days in the hospital. A grand total of 29 days in 3 years...I guess that's not so bad...
Lots of sleepness nights for mom and dad....
Let's just say we knew it would be daunting.
Anyway, I am glad and relieved to say that we have crossed through to the other side.
Not completely unscathed...
one of us has an 8 inch scar running down his belly
two of us have significantly more gray hair...
but I can look ahead and say that we are done with this part.

Maybe not surprisingly, the hardest transition has been S's emotional state. He's had a really hard time since being home from the hospital. Waking up frequently with nightmares - to the point that he doesn't even want to go to bed.... he has an intense fear of being without Mommy, in particular. You would think I'd have dropped him off there and returned a week later, tan and in shape. Doesn't he remember I spent every waking and sleeping hour by his bedside??

Anyway, the month is over. We return to normal life tomorrow. In another 6 weeks, I'll be home for the summer. It's going to be a good one. :)