This was my girl, exactly one year ago this morning.
She played and played in her hospital room, using the bed as a jungle gym. It was very hard to tell how sick she was, but I could see it. I still can see it. She is very swollen in these pictures.
One year ago today, I handed my baby over to the surgeons once again, not knowing what to expect.
At the end of the day, she looked so very good.
Look at that color!
Look at that face! She was better!
And today! Today, the Dancing Queen is a big girl. She is goofy and crazy and giving me raspberries as I write this.
I love this girl and her mended heart. I am beyond grateful to Henry L Walters III, MD and the wonderful cardiovascular surgery professionals at Children's Hospital of Michigan, who saved her life many times.