Follow Friday: Yeah, I Know It’s Sunday

My Follow Friday post was bumped when Vista got scheduled for an early Friday morning CT scan, late Thursday afternoon. This came about after talking to our family doctor about some regression we were seeing since her last seizure. Apparently regression can be a sign of a stroke, so they wanted a scan to make sure that wasn’t the case (and it’s not… the scan is fine as far as we know). Now we’re just waiting for them to schedule an EEG for her, which, I can tell you right now, will also come back normal.

As we pulled up to the hospital Friday morning, though, Vista chirped from the back seat “Oh! The hospital. We go see doctor?”

My heart broke a little. No two year old should recognize the hospital from the outside of the building. No child should know that pulling up to a hospital means a doctor is involved.

And it made me think of all the reasons she’s been to the hospital and all the different doctors we’ve seen there in the past two and half years.

Some of those reasons have been as a result of her brain issues. But a lot have been because she was born to early and the fact that her system just wasn’t developed enough to handle all the things it needed to.

And so this Follow Friday is dedicated to Heather’s Maddie, who was also born to soon. And it’s dedicated to my friends who are walking in Maddie’s memory to raise money for the March of Dimes, so that one day no child will have to deal with endless doctors visits because of complications from prematurity.

  • Messponential - I love Colleen. Her and I talk almost every day, even though we live a country and two time zones apart.  I cried when she told me that this year she’s not only marching for Maddie, but for Vista as well.  If you’d like to support Colleen in her walk, too, you can  click here.
  • Adil320 - Ally is one of my roomies for BlogHer this year.  I’m also dragging her to get inked with me while I’m down there (just don’t tell her husband that I’m a bad influence, kai?).  In addition to Maddie, Ally is also marching for her close friend’s baby girl, Natalie Diana, who was born at 31 weeks.  You can read more about why Ally’s marching, and support her, on her March for Babies page
  • Mom2snk - Meredith and I first met through our husbands (yes, we’re both SharePoint widows).  And in a weird, 6 degrees of separation twist, found out she’s also friends with Colleen.  She’ll be joining Colleen on April 24th in for the Jacksonville Friends of Maddie

If you make one $5 donation this year, I would encourage you to consider the March of Dimes.

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6 Responses to Follow Friday: Yeah, I Know It’s Sunday

  • Ashlee says:

    I have been praying for V and that all the tests come back normal. I want nothing but health and happiness for that Princess-in-Training. I am very moved by these woman marching for such a cause. I need to find out about a March in my area. Maddy was born at 37 weeks and they worried her lungs weren’t going to be developed. Luckily, she was fine. I hope and pray that some day no parent has to feel the fear and pain of having a child be born prematurely.
    .-= Ashlee´s last blog ..Out with the old…..and in the with the new =-.

  • Colleen says:

    OMG I LOVE YOU!!!!! Just so you know, the days we don’t talk are far less bright to me and I miss you!

    Thanks doll. You are the BEST. Sending you loads of hugs and love.
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..Love? Hype? Hallmark? =-.

  • Meredith says:

    Oh wow!!! In a week of not feeling alot of love from friends (except our dear mutual friend Colleen) this was a treat for me. Thank you!

    Thinking of you and Bil and Vista all week and hoping that they find some answers for you soon.

    I am walking with Colleen for Maddie, for Vista and for my niece Mlana who was born at 28 weeks and is thankfully now a thriving 11 year old.

  • Smooches my love. You are one hell of a woman…even if you are going to get me arrested…or divorced or something.

    I’m proud that of all the lists I could have made for Follow Friday that I made this one. I will for sure be walking with Maddie in my heart, and hopefully Natalie in a stroller.
    .-= ally(adil320)´s last blog ..Blog Hop =-.

  • heather... says:

    I love you Jenn. I can’t wait to hug you!!
    .-= heather…´s last blog ..A Day For Love =-.

  • Kekibird says:

    All awesome reasons to dedicate this post. Love you ladies. And big healthy hopes for V!
    .-= Kekibird´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday #25 =-.

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