Cat got the lucky phone call from me this morning. This isn't the first time she's gotten a call like this or seen me walk into her office in tears. I've known Cat for almost 2 years, although it seems like much longer, and she's been my rock. I really do believe that God places people in your life for a reason and he knew I would need her to lean on. My life has transitioned and changed so much in the short time I've known Cat. My dad passed away shortly after I met her and about 3 months later I became pregnant with Alex. It was a tough year dealing with the loss of my dad, finding out that our child had spina bifida and helping care for my grandmother who has severe dementia. Cat has been a best friend to me and has been there for me on a daily basis through the difficult times and has helped me to celebrate the good times. Today, after my desperate phone call, she managed to check out a laptop for me at work, get it set up so I could work from the hospital and drive to Children's to drop it off and bring me lunch. That's how amazing she is and I don't know what I'd do without her. I would post a pic of us if I had my computer :) We are so blessed to have so many great friends and a loving family to share life with.
Since this is Alex's blog, you probably want to hear an update on her. Good thing I had an interesting morning because not much has changed since we left last night. She's still needing round the clock care to manage her secretions and keep the pressure in her lungs down. Still waiting for her to turn the corner and start getting better. When I finally arrived to see her, everything fell into place and I was at peace. She looked like an angel lying there so peaceful.
Thanks for all the great posts over the last 24 hours. It was so nice to hear from so many and know you are following our journey. Please keep praying for us and we'll keep you posted.