Here are some pictures of hearts (just drawings)...
What a regular heart looks like...
One version of an HLHS heart looks like...
Aili's heart after the first surgery, the Norwood...
Aili's heart now after the Glenn...
Aili was a little more swollen today though. She still looked really good.
Aili's new room...
A room with a view...
I still need to get pictures of the T-shirts we made. My favorite has to be Aili's. It is nice and simple, but looks so nice. Hopefully she doesn't get sick of my new love of things with hearts though : )
There is a wonderful girl everyone should know about. Her name is Jamie. She is the kids "Aunt", in other words my Mom's boyfriends daughter. Anyways, she really loves the kids. She has done so much for Aili & Taryn and for anyone affected with heart disease. She has been raising money for a charity in Aili's honor & it is great!
Today she left a message that we found when we arrived at the hospital...
It was really nice to get : ).
All these things that people do for us are so great. We really appreciate it. But I think it will be even cooler for Aili when she gets older. She will be able to look back at the pictures, read this blog, & hear from stories from us, about all of the wonderful things people have done and all of the amazing things she has fought through to get where she is going.
So thank you all again, not just from us, but from Aili too!
I also would like to ask for some extra prayers for a friend of ours. I won't go into details or give any names for privacy purposes though. It would be nice if everyone could pray for a little boy that has the same thing as Aili. He is just about the same age as her & also lives on Fort Lewis.