I have been here in Utah for 3 weeks--Heidi has been in the hospital for all but 3 of those days. I arrived on the evening of the 29th. She went in on the 31st. I took her home on the 13th and she was back in on the 15th.
This last admittance was entirely unrelated to the other surgeries and involved a female problem--that required another surgery, but thankfully didn't require a removal of anything!!! As I was with her the night before her surgery, my heart just broke as she said, "Mom, I just can't do this again." She has tried to maintain such a positive attitude, but there is a point when your body just can't keep doing it. As I was patting her face with cool water, it took everything I had not to sit there and burst into tears. I love this little girl so much and hate watching her in pain--and honestly, of these five surgeries she has had in, this last hospitalization she was in more pain than in any other. I'm hoping she recovers quickly and regains her strength.
I have changed my ticket to go home again and will not be leaving until the end of the month.
Heidi does a great job with her hair--a gift she did not inherit from her mother ; ) On Friday she wanted me to do a french braid. I haven't done one for years, so thank goodness for a google tutorial--I redid it yesterday and was happy it turned out better than my first attempt.