The results are in.. Bentley and I have the same blood type. PRAISE THE LORD! So on May 20, 2009 I will be giving a little of my blood to my sweet baby girl. She will need a blood transfusion during her open heart surgery and I am THRILLED I am going to be able to do this for her. This puts a HUGE smile on my face. I would of course be thankful for any blood she would receive stranger or not.. We are not completely in the clear though.. I have tried to donate blood about 4 times in my life (shame on me, this WILL change), and I have only been able to do it twice because of my iron. I am usually low on iron.. so I am going to have to get it together and increase my iron intake and just pray my blood will pass the test. My iron will be the only setback. It's so frustrating not knowing. I am SOOO thankful for the opportunity to give my blood to Bentley but if I do not pass the test (3 days before surgery) then I will be so grateful for the blood donors out there because Bentley will be getting someone else's. I never realized how important it is to donate blood.. it definitely SAVES LIVES! I will be making this a normal routine in my life, as will Ryan.
Also, Bentley will have her first physical therapy appointment on Wednesday. They will evaluate her and then decide what steps we need to take from there. I will keep you posted!
Oh, and Bentley had her first fruit tonight.. bananas. She loved them! Thanks to all those who commented and emailed advice. I will be mixing the veggies in, as most of you said, as soon as we make sure she has no allergies to the fruits.
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