A year ago today, a Monday morning, I took Nolan to our primary care doctor. I look back on how lucky we are now because our doctor got him in first thing in the morning. A 7:30 am appointment. Little did I know that by 3:30 pm my then 5 1/2 month baby boy would be placed on Life Flight. Death was near him. I look back on it now and I KNOW we were in shock. How could this be? How can this happen to us? These doctors are wrong!
|Nolan - December 2013|
A year ago today our lives changed forever. We became a "heart family." Our life of fearing a common cold turned into a life of hoping we would just make it through the night. It taught me that we all TRULY do not know what tomorrow will bring you. THIS CAN happen to us. And we were determined to do whatever we could in this entire world to save Nolan. Money...never thought once about it. My family...that is all the mattered.
|Nolan and Riley playing at our cabin this summer.|
A year ago today we became new people. And I do believe for the better. I have high hopes for Nolan's future. All because of amazing people at Susquehanna Health, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and, of course, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. ALL of these establishments still care for Nolan both physically and emotionally. We are BEYOND blessed to be where we are today. I would have never guessed. I wish I could write more updates and post more pictures, but...HAPPILY...we are so busy being what we prayed to be again...a family. Days aren't always easy. We are still acclimating. We are still fearful at times. And in those times I do have to reflect to where we have been and where we are now.
A year ago today I never knew so many people could have love for one person. But now I see so many people within our community and Facebook that care DEEPLY for our little man. It's powerful and touching. I really hope someday he understands that he changed so many for the better. And because of him we have met so many people, rekindled old friendships, started new ones and really solidified where we want HOME to be.
More to come on this adventure - I hope all positive. You are all very important to us. Much love.