Some of you may know that this coming Monday is a big day for our little girl -- she is getting her tonsils and adenoids out! She has been sick for about six months or so with either strep or some type of viral tonsillitis. So with her current illness streak and in combination with her speech delay it was decided that they need to come out. I'm very aware that this is the most basic of procedures but it come with an interesting twist for our family -- we are taking Madi to the very OR that cared for our son for 3 1/2 years. The same people who worked hard to save our sons life will be taking care of our little girl. It brings me great comfort but also brings up so many memories.
This first time I took Madison to duPont for her ENT appointment was one of the most surreal moments, it was as if I brought the wrong child -- I wanted so bad to be standing there checking in Gavin. It was just a very weird feeling. I think being at dupont brings up a lot of emotions for Madison as well. She is a little more difficult to read but I can tell her thought just by looking at her face -- she has developed this "I was just reminded of Gavin" face. It's a tell tale sign she is feeling a little sad. But like us all a little talking about Gavin and his crazy little baby monster teeth smile and we are all smiling again.
Other new things that are happening these next few months include my new place on the Family Advisory Committee at the Children's Hospital. I am very excited to go back and help give all aspects of hospital planning a parents persecutive. I'm excited to give back a little to the hospital that was are home for so long. Adam and I will also be taking part in the annual "Death and Dying Seminar" at the hospital. This is a seminar for all 2nd year pediatric residents. We will have to opportunity to tell our experience of the death process in a panel type interview. We consider it a great honor to be able to play a roll in the education of these doctors and also being able to tell the amazing story of both Gavin's live and death.
I'm sure I'm missing something, as it seems like our calendar is filling up with things to do over the next few months. It makes me very happy -- giving me a chance to carry on the memory of my little boy.