Dots and my sister, Marian, made this darling banner
Fixing Vivian's hair before we head home. I watched a video on YouTube to learn how to French braid!
Saying goodbye to some of our favorites in the Medical City Children's Hospital PICU (nurses extraordinaire Ronelle and Kara are on the left in blue, the wonderful Dr. Matson is in the white coat)
Bidding farewell to Kara in the hospital lobby. It felt like we had come full circle when I realized Kara was Vivian's nurse today; she was our nurse on admission 32 days ago and she saw us through some very dark times. Kara was ecstatic to see how well Vivian was doing today
Leaving the hospital. Vivian didn't quite know what to think!
Dots, Aunt Mair and Tucker were waiting for us when we arrived home
My mom tied these yellow bows before she left. They adorned the trees in our front yard and the columns on our porch
My friend Kristin dropped off this big Rudolph book. Do you think Vivian liked it?
Vivian was so happy to be in her own room again that she didn't even notice Robert and Will had removed her bed and put the mattress on the floor
It didn't take Percy long to curl up on Vivian's bed again! He really missed her
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
I unintentionally contaminated all of the pictures on my blog when I changed my privacy settings on Flickr. I am working backwards to correct them all, but it is quite a tedious procedure! If you encounter a post with error messages from Flickr where the pictures should be, then I haven't gotten to that post yet. Please let me know and I will update it immediately. Thanks for your patience!