Due to the star of this blog being currently indisposed care of Harefield.Newlungs.are.us.com, you will have to do with some thoughts from mummy !
Firstly I would like to echo dear Abbie's sentiments and thank you all for such lovely, caring messages and thoughts. We are periodically reading them out to Em alongside the many beautiful cards.
"We are not out of the woods yet"odly seems to be the most realistic Drs quote yet and deals with the hundreds of questions that we pose on a daily basis. Let us not forget that it is Emily we are talking about and with Emily nothing is ever straightforward.
I was reminded today of chapter 1 in the life of EJT, namely Tuesday 13th March 1984 when the midwife phoned Emily's Dad to say "Get here as soon as you can, the baby is on her way". With huge excitement and trepidation he drove to the hospital.In between contractions with huge excitement and trepidation I phoned my friends (sound like anyone familiar?). Did the father make it? Well, this is Emily we are talking about, who made a star appearance 5 days later. And then all those friends who had paced around and held their breath with us for 5 days had the news that visiting the small beautifyl baby girl was to be even further postponed by her getting an early lead in the 'I've had more operations than you league' and putting the NHS to the test in neonatal care.
I don't need to remind you that, after some very strenuous roller coaster months wondering just how a newborn baby copes with surgery, the tiny perfect fighter came through with the most amazing and wonderful spirit I had ever seen and she has gone on to grace our lives in the most incredible way.
I mention this because I hope that our rocky start to Chapter 2 will lead to the same result, an eriched life, albeit with highs and lows, but full of happiness and joy.
Will keep you posted!