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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

This week has been a rough one at the Nut House. Four out of 5 of my little Nuts were sick on Tuesday, 2 of them that normally go to school, stayed home. Wee Nut had a runny nose all morning and seemed fine until he woke up from from his afternoon nap wheezing,...
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A Year Ago Today My Wee Nut Had His Second Heart Surgery

I didn’t realize until last night when I was think about his surgery last year, that the anniversary of his second surgery was another contributing factor in my feeling down. I think it affected me differently because it was something we had spend months planning. It was so much different than when Owee was...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

It has been a quiet week at the Nut House. Very little sleep and lots of chaos, but overall it has been a good week. I am Thankful that my Wing Nut gained 1 whole pound and has pulled out of the 0 percentile and is now at 2% for his weight! This is...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Life can be crazy sometimes, so it is nice to take a minute to think about all the wonderful things we have and think about all the things we are Thankful for. You can also read about what prompted me to start Thankful Thursdays. I would love it if you would join me in...
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Vote to See Congenital Heart Defects on The Doctors

I would love to see an episode of The Doctors devoted to Congenital Heart Defects. I have also added a link to my sidebar to vote, but I thought I would add a quick post as well. Congenital Heart Defects affect about 1 in 100 babies, making it the most common birth defect. This...
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How To Give Your Heart Baby Their Daily Aspirin

How To Give Your Heart Baby Their Daily Aspirin

Your newborn has just come home from the hospital after having Heart Surgery and now it is up to you to take care of your baby. In the hospital, either you had help giving him his medications or the nurses did it for you. You have been given all the information you need to...
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Today Owain is 15 Months Old, Comparing Him & Newborn Ariel

It is hard to believe that I just had a baby less than 2 weeks ago and today my little Owain is just 15 months old. It is a bit strange to have two babies around the house so close together. When the other kids were born, their siblings were much older and while...
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Good News is so Good, Some News is Not so Good Though

Yesterday was a good day. A long one, but still a good one. First bit of good news is that my 8 year old Wing-Nut is finally done (for the moment anyways) getting all of his cavities filled! Poor little guy has huge teeth, packed into a tiny little mouth and has such a...
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Chickenpox at The Nut House

It is interesting how the littlest things can change everything about my day, and even my week. Yesterday afternoon I noticed that Little Nut Nut had a chicken pox blister on his neck. I watched it for a few hours to make sure, but by the time I figured out it was actually chickenpox...
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UVA Heart Center Reunion Picnic & Mended Little Hearts

We went to the UVA Heart Center Picnic a few weekends ago. We thought about going last year, but it was the weekend after Owain was released from the hospital and we were so happy to have him home we had no desire to go back after everything we had be through. It was...
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Owain is Doing Great & Recovering Quickly!

Owain is recovering very well & sooo very quickly! I am amazed at how much quicker this recovery is. I did mistake his crankiness with a double ear infection for crankiness because of his surgery…which left me with bad mommy feelings, but I know I can’t know everything, so I am working on forgiving...
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Owain is home :)

I know I should have posted here sooner, but I haven’t had more than a minute or two to try to sit down at the computer. Owain came home last Wednesday, October 15th. It is amazing that he was only in the hospital for a week and a day after having major bilateral open...
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Owain is recovering slowly

Owain is still in the PICU. We were hoping that he would be out on the floor by now, but his lungs and a high fever have been keeping him here. His fever has been dropping most of this evening. He has some fluid both in his lungs and around his lungs, so his...
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