We are at a strange point in time, a point that should feel normal, but due to circumstances feels abnormal. We are in the middle of enjoying the longest stretch of time without any appointments at Children’s Hospital that we have experienced since last October. At least, I think it is the longest, if it is not it is close to the longest. Our next appointment is not until May 21, when PiElla will get her next surgery for her hips. The doctors will remove her cast, check her legs, clean her up, and put on a new cast. Our last appointment was April 19. It will be just over a month between appointments. A part of me wants to rejoice, but another part is afraid . . . because it does not feel normal to not have another crisis looming for lengthy periods of time.
I am sure we will get through it, and the beautiful weather that is coming with it. It has been gorgeous off and on the last few weeks. We have got out. We have felt the urge to do spring cleaning. And as a result, our house is now a mess, while we try desperately to reorganize around a nearly 8 month old. It is an epic battle, but I am sure we will eventually prevail, only to reenter the war on another front.