Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The long awaited picnic!

I was trying to wait until Friday to write this post, but I just cant wait a second longer. This Sunday we will be driving 2 hours to attend a picnic. This is not just any picnic but a picnic put on by the heart surgeons at Rush where Malachi had his heart surgery. We can not wait to see Dr. P (the AMAZING man who repaired Malachi's heart in only 3 hours when it was supposed to take between 5-7), Dr. H who cardio-verted Malachi's heart 4 times that day we almost lost him and all of our wonderful nurses (deb, jen, colleen, erica are just a few). We can't wait to show them how far Malachi has come and to thank them for fixing Malachi's heart giving him a chance to live life to the fullest. How do we really thank them? There are no words that will do justice and no gifts worthy enough. They took my 8lb baby boy into that operating room and closed his ASD/VSD and created an entire mitrial valve...simply amazing!
I absolutely can't wait to see them all and give them a big hug!! I think the best gift from us will be an embrace with Malachi, the child who would not be here today if it were not for them!!! I cant wait!!!


Lacey said...

How exciting for you. Our hospital doesn't do that.

Emily said...

That is wonderful! Have a fantastic time!

Alan Anderson said...

Sounds like it will be a great picnic. I am sure the doctors will be amazed at how far he has come!