It’s very quiet around here, lately, and for that I’m so grateful. We had another appointment with the cardiologist last Friday, and at that visit, Avery’s heart looked so good that we’ve been released from the weekly checks. In fact, we don’t have to go back for 6 months!
Which is both a happy/sad experience. I’m happy that Avery is strong and healing beautifully, but I will miss our wonderful doctor, who showed me that all the things I’d been wondering about, such as, “How much can the way in which a diagnosis is delivered really matter?” and, “What would it be like to be in a place where people saw Avery first, and Down syndrome second?” could come true, and would in fact make a huge difference.
Things I’m thinking about lately: spring cleaning, starting tomato plants in empty egg cartons beneath the big windows near the dining room table, reading the “Little Bear” books with Avery and Bennett, and opening the bright white pages of a fresh journal, because it feels like a time of new beginnings.