Wednesday photo of the week: getting back to normal (an update)

The last two weeks have been probably the longest and most trying of my life. On Leap Day my daughter Afton (age 3.5) underwent neurosurgery to treat her epilepsy. The surgery went great and without a hitch and we went home two days later. Two days later she unfortunately had her unfair share of breakthrough seizures (expected following brain surgery), bringing her to the ER, and we went home the following day. Then, like the rest of us in the house, she came down with a gastrointestinal virus that essentially knocked her out for days. The amount of laundry done in those couple of days was, well, disgusting. So how wonderful it was for us when Afton started coming off of post-surgery meds, kicked the virus, and became herself again. Having been couped up for days and days inside, it’s been delightful spending a little time here and there playing outside, and today she returned to her Tues/Thurs preschool. This morning we have her checkup with neurosurgery at OHSU. I can’t speak highly enough of all the doctors and nurses that did their work they do every day to make kids in their care better. We are grateful.

Getting back to normal feels so wonderful!

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2 Responses to Wednesday photo of the week: getting back to normal (an update)

  1. So glad your little one is returning to normal. I am hoping for a speedy, lasting and complete recovery!

    • darwinsbulldog says:

      Thank you, Catherine! Afton has impressed my wife (also a Catherine) and I with her strength through all this. 🙂

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