Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gifts (from January)

Welcome, I'm glad you stopped by. 

My blog posts have slowed down as our lives have sped up.  This month alone Kamryn has/had appointments, OT/PT, Doctor, Eye, blood work, and ENT. It has left us with only 4 days of "nothing scheduled" for the entire month.  If we aren't going to an appointment the phone is in my ear about an appointment, blood work, SSI, and medication refills.  Over all Kamryn is doing a great job of being two.  She is stretching her little wings and going to a class without mommy.  This is a big step for both of us really. 

Each person in Kamryn's life is providing her with a gift.  These gifts are of health, movement, site, hearing, and independence.  One of the gifts she received this month was the delivery of her medication.  A dear friend, working near one of the pharmacies we use, picked up the Rx and was able to deliver it to  us.  This gift saved me time, a trip and gas, Kamryn a car ride and a long nap vs. a short nap. 

While Kamryn was in the hospital waiting for her heart she received another gift.  With her hearts inability to efficiently pump blood and get oxygen throughout her body, a decision would be made to give her blood. After about 6 hours the blood would arrive and they would begin the 5 to 6 hour process of the transfusion. This small unit of blood would do miraculous things. It warmed her up, lowered her heart and respiration, the monitors on her head and kidneys would show improvement for oxygen saturation. Her color would improve a little, and she would begin to relax.  Her body didn't have to fight so hard.  This simple gift of blood gave her another moment, day and eventually a life time. 

I think of  a transfusion like this. 
Image your favorite cold weather drink.  Mine would be a cup of hot dark chocolate.  I hold that warm cup up to my face and feel the heat permeate my cold hands.  It's aroma fills my nose and senses with calm.  I give myself permission to sit and enjoy the flavor and aroma.   This simple cup of cocoa, gives me the gift of joy.

We are planning a Blood Drive with Puget Sound Blood bank for February 22, 2014.  You can sign up for this blood drive by using this site

Please consider giving someone the gift of blood through this Blood Drive. 

Thank you

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