Monday, August 6, 2012

Things really are getting easier!

Abby's new soccer season started last week!  She was able to go to practice last Monday and she loved it!  She knows she's got a lot of work to do to get stronger and get back in shape, but she's ready for the challenge.  I can't wait to see her when she finally gets back in shape, it will be the first time she will be able to run and have her heart work correctly, she'll feel so good!  She doesn't have her first game until the end of August so she's got some time to get ready.

The main problem we're having right now is keeping Abby healthy.  Luckily, it's not the big, get admitted to the hospital kind of illnesses, it's just the "normal" things.  The day after soccer practice, Abby woke up with a horrible cold with a sore throat, and she's just barely getting better.  She was pretty miserable for a few days, but hopefully we're past that now.  This worries me a little bit because we have school starting next week, and schools are just huge germ factories!  I feel like we're doing everything we can to keep her healthy, but those immunosuppresants are just tough on Abby.  Hopefully her immune system is getting stronger, despite all of the meds.  Abby is excited, but a little nervous to start school next week.  She really didn't get to go to very many days of school last year at all, so I think it will be good.  It will be weird not having Britt go to school when the rest of us do, she's still got a few weeks before she starts going to Dixie State.  She's still loving her CNA job, she comes home with lots of good stories.  I hope that all of the hard work she's doing will help her get into nursing school in a couple of years.  Brock is doing okay, today is the first day he doesn't have to wear the boot for his ankle.  Hopefully, next week, which is the week of their first game, he'll be ready to play.  It's been hard for him to stay off of it, he's ready to go.

We did have clinic again last week and everything looked good!  Her creatinine was a little low, but we aren't going to worry about that.  I think Abby and I both went into shock when we asked when she has to have another cath done.  We were thinking it was coming up, but unless there's a problem, she doesn't have to have another one until next May!  One a year!  I think we can do that.  We also don't have to go back to clinic until September 10th, we are down to one month apart visits.  Everyone told me things would get a little easier when we got to the one-year point, and I'm actually starting to believe them.  Driving home from Salt Lake I couldn't help but to breathe a huge sigh of relief, I felt like things are going to be okay for while, things really are getting easier.


  1. YAY YAY YAY! I am so glad you get to relax lady! You deserve it. I am excited for her to start up soccer again- how exciting.

    I am so excited you guys are coming to the heart camp! SOOO excited!

  2. So positive :) Love that Abby is doing good-

  3. good luck with the "normal" life. breathe it in my friends you deserve it.