Before I tell you the best, mind blowing news we received all year, I want to show you around my garden to get you in the mood to receive good news. There are california poppies, scented geraniums, columbines, apple blossoms, sweet cecile, watermelon and squash starts growing in the greenhouse, bleeding hearts, bachelor buttons, and more color popping up every day...
Allright, are you ready for our mind blowing, great news?
We went to Seattle Children's Hospital on Monday for Lukas' yearly echo cardiogram. Since his brush with Kawasaki disease, he has needed regular monitoring of his heart aneurysm. This week, the doctor said it might have gotten a tiny little bit smaller (one millimeter). He wants Lukas to do a Cat Scan to get a better idea of the situation, and then we could possibly, possibly talk about eliminating his blood thinning medication. This is an amazing prospect, because previously, the doctors thought he would be on the medicine for life.
The meds have always freaked me out. They make his blood thin, so it won't clot and cause a heart attack. That means when he gets a cut, he bleeds freely and it takes more effort to stop the blood flow. It also means that he is prone to internal bleeding, which can be very serious (or worse). Say he falls off a tree and hits his head, or he bangs into someone on the trampoline, or he falls off his bike... the possibilites in an anxious mother's mind are endless and agonizing.
Can you imagine how elated Steve and I are? This is all not a sure thing yet, but just the possibility of such an improvement gets us giddy. Ahhhhh, this week has thrown some grace our way. It feels good to exhale.
On the way to Seattle, Steve let me stop by one of my favorite knitting stores (Weaving Works), and I picked up two pounds of spinning fiber. It's a bag spilling over with merino and silk goodness, and it speeds up my heart rate just looking at it.
But first, I have to spin up my own handpainted roving. Below is my newest skein of yarn.