Thursday, November 12, 2009

This Little Piggy

Chloe got her H1N1 vaccine today. We were on the fence about this one, but her cardiologist strongly recommended it. Our pediatrician's office has had a hard time getting their doses in - their shipment this week was mistakenly delivered to another office, which promptly used them up! But we were able to get her in to another place today, because of her high-risk status. She is unable to have the live virus, which means she cannot have the mist. She was NOT happy about getting a shot. NOT. HAPPY.

After everything she went through with heart surgery without a complaint, she decided to put her foot down about one little shot! But when all was said and done, it was just a tiny poke, and mom got her a vanilla frosty from Wendy's, so the day was not ruined after all.

We are almost done with thank you notes. We have so many people to thank for delicious meals and thoughtful gifts for Chloe. We hope we remembered everyone, and we also want to say thank you here for all the prayers, emails, phone calls and kind words we received before, during and after Chloe's surgery. As she gears up for going back to school, and her steri-strips start to fall off her incision site, it is amazing to think what she has been through and that she gets to resume being a regular giggly 4th grade girl!


  1. Yay! For a (new)normal routine and for a FROSTY.
    BOO on the shot. YAY for staying healthy. ZCS was hit hard this week, hope you guys miss it!

  2. Gretchen is so excited that Chloe will be coming back to school. GLad to hear all is going great. Gotta love the FROSTY! :)

  3. Sorry you had to get the shot. Those totally stink. But you are way more braver than me. And I'm gonna be 33 tomorrow!! :) God bless.

  4. My Zachie and Emma had their shots today, and they weren't happy about it either. I can't wait to see what life has to hold for you, Chloe!

  5. I was able to get my Swine Flu shot on Halloween, which was pretty early. I was warned to look out of the the side effects - you get the urge to *oink* every now and again, so watch out for that! A friend of mine, another CHDer who has a pig valve, says that happens to her, too. In never goes away but you get used to it! :)

    It is good to see that things are going well for you, Chloe!

    Steve - The Funky Heart