Here’s been life since Teddy’s birth:
November-December 2011: in the hospital
January – February 2012: flu season, stayed home with ill, premature baby so he didn’t get sick and end up back in hospital.
May-June: Spring! Be Normal People!! Went to okoboji, Living History Farms, wading pool. It was like we were normal people. Except that people gasped in horror at the wading pool and the beach at Okoboji upon viewing Teddy’s chest, but whatever, people.
August – November: The Dialysis Nightmare. Hospital.
December – March: Flu season, stay away from anywhere other people might be because everyone I knew was sick or getting over being sick pretty much constantly.
April: Pre-transplant. Avoid other people in an effort to keep all three kids healthy for transplant (because sick siblings can’t visit and I didn’t need that hassle).
Then in May the transplant was cancelled leaving us….
Back to being Normal People!
It’s been literally a year since we were normal people. Like normal people who all go to the store together, and who go to the zoo, and who visit the science center. I actually even let Teddy crawl around at the science center. It’s funny that, any time I prepare to leave the house and GO somewhere, it feels odd and foreign to me. That being out in the community feels bizarre and like something I used to do in a different life.
I know we’re heading back into an isolation period, so we’re trying to get out as much as we can while we can. 🙂