I received an e-mail last night from a fellow trach/vent mom who just brought her baby home from the hospital. I got such a kick out of it. It truly made my week. Here's what it said:
"You know you're a special mommy when you hear something beeping and frantically run through the house checking all the equipment and the baby all the while your cookies are burning in the oven!! "
The mental picture I have of this mom running around her house checking all of the equipment while her oven beeps is just so amusing to me. Maybe this is because I too have been frazzled by non-medical beeps.....maybe it's because the fact that we can find humor in this twisted world we are all immersed in is refreshing...or maybe it's because when we met as Colorado trach mommies last month this mom was there but her daughter was not- and when we meet in a couple of weeks she will be...maybe it's because I know how good it feels to finally be able to bring your baby home and I am so incredibly happy that another mom finally has her chance to experience that same joy.
Wishing you that same kind of joy this week,
Brian and Jen
Little after thought: It just irks me that children and families are just sitting in hospitals waiting for nursing. I am on a mission to start advocating for these families.
One more.... we were so excited when we saw a clip of a rally for Amendment 51 on the news tonight...until we watched the less then a minute "segment" that didn't mention anything about what the bill was for or who it would affect. UGH! So we need to call out the troops and get the word out. Next week yard signs will be available as well as bumper stickers. If you live in the Denver metro area and want one, I will personally drive it over to you!!! (Yes, this means that much to us!)