Saturday, November 24, 2007


If we were to sit here and list everything we were thankful for, we would be here all night and would just be talking about the stuff you all have already read plenty about. We are very fortunate for our families, the professionals that have treated Ellie, and the great support that we have gotten from all over as we have moved through the early miles of this short bowel marathon. Thank you all for that.

One person that we are especially thankful for is Ellie's wonderful nurse, Karlene. Ellie absolutely adores Karlene and, even though Karlene has three kids of her own, she treats Ellie like one of her own. She combines being a great nurse with amazing experience with young kids and has been great for Ellie.

Karlene has also been great for Abby and I. With Karlene we can take a deep breath and let a professional take care of Ellie knowing that all of her medical needs will be met and Ellie will be very happy. Considering the complexity of Ellie's care and our concern for her plumbing, this is no small feat.

We truly appreciate everything that Karlene does for us and for Ellie.

Ellie shows her gratitude with snowballs:


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for Ellie's life and for you guys sharing your story.

Kit VW said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing well. Hope we can all get together with Christa's clan after the new year! -- Kit