Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Is This For REALS?

So... You haven't heard from us for a while. It's unbelievable that we've had the year that we've had. I can't explain how it feels.

Michael has been hospitalized only ONCE since last March (2014). He of course had RSV and was put on oxygen to come home with but it was a very short stay. He was doing so much better after a couple weeks that we thought we'd passed the hurdle. He'd had a runny nose still (because those linger for a lifetime) and we'd put him to bed like normal. He woke around midnight barely crying and barely breathing. His oxygen was low but his heart rate was even lower. Never knowing if his heart is going to make it to his next appointment we will always be on edge. We called an ambulance and rushed to Children's in Aurora. By the time we arrived his oxygen and heart rate were stable and there was nothing to show as to what had just happened at home. After being monitored for a few hours we were sent home and the next morning went on to be completely normal. Michael's update with his cardiologist is on the 16th of this month. It's been 6 months since his last update and I know his doctor will be more than impressed with his status.

Michael has recently shown a lot of interest in baseball. He's impressively coordinated with a ball and bat. Come April 3rd our little man will be 3 years old. I get so excited to say that. Not just because he is meeting all of his milestones and hasn't been delayed by his heart condition but because we made it. He made it. 3 years we weren't sure we were going to get. This little guy is my hero. He's shown strengths that I didn't realize were possible. I can't wait to give news on his updates. I pray that everyone healthy and doing well. Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers.

                                                              The Phillips