Thursday, May 17, 2012


This just in from the News Desk....Holden's surgery has been tentatively scheduled for next week. We have survived another round of scheduling meetings. Yes it was originally scheduled for this week but there are a lot of kids/babies already in the hospital that need surgery ASAP. This is bittersweet for us. On the one hand we had gotten in the mindset that surgery would be on Monday, then on Wednesday and had been able to wrap our heads around the fact our son would be having yet another open heart surgery...On the other hand he is healthy enough that they are able to push his surgery back. Holden had a cardio appointment this week and she keep saying how good he looked and how healthy he was, as he tried to eat the stethoscope from around her neck, so there's a feather in his cap. Thank you all for the kind words and prayers.

UPDATE: Surgery may now be in June, could be earlier, could be June...we wait

Last week's events:

Wednesday we attended the first meeting of the Mended Little Hearts, Orlando chapter. We met with other parents who's child has also had heart surgery and who have also heart the words "your child has a heart defect". It was nice to talk with other people who have been in our shoes and know how we are feeling and what we are going through.

Last Friday Holden was asked to be a special guest at the hospital for the American Heart Association's Heart Walk kick off. Basically it was all the team captains from last year. His video was shown and Trey and I were asked to say a few words. Holden was his usually self, flirting with all the ladies and hamming it up.
AHA Heart Walk Kick off- With Ann Ngo Heart Walk Dir

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pool Time

His mom put the Gilligan hat on him.
Note: This post was one I wrote for the Dads, if you haven't joined, get over there now!

I’m generally not an anxious person, in fact, sometimes my wife will tell you I’m too relaxed. However, there were ten seconds last Sunday that almost got the best of me...We were dropping Holden into a pool for the first time.

It wasn’t that I feared my son would drown, or melt, or be allergic to water like the alien beings in Signs. My only worry was that my son would hate it. I didn't know how I would react if my kid went nuclear after touching the water.