I talked to the surgeon's nurse about this swine flu scare.. she informed me that it will not affect Bentley's surgery. Yes, the swine flu is serious.. but it is just as serious as the normal flu. Per the news, the 23 month old that did not survive the swine flu was transferred to Texas Children's Hospital, but this is no surprise because it is a hospital of excellence. This hospital sees some of the worse cases of anything from all over the world.
I know everyone has their different views on the swine flu because I have received many emails about this topic.. some good, some bad. I also understand the different opinions on this.. it will not affect some as it will others. But this is a big deal to me. I realize it is not life threatening to Bryson and Brenna because of their age, nor Ryan or myself. But it is life threatening to Bentley because she is a baby, and more so because of her heart. Overall, I am glad I called the nurse.. I feel so much better about this situation and now I can move on from this worry. I think.
We thank you again for all your prayers, comments, emails, and offers to help. We thank you for all your support during this difficult time. My best friend Brittany has setup a care calendar if God leads you to that. You can view the calendar she has put together for us by going to http://www.carecalendar.org/ You will need to login to view the calendar, you can email Brittany at email@example.com for the login information, if you have any problems getting through to her, you are welcome to email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, I would like to say a huge thank you to Faith Baby and Stoned Up for their generous donation to Bentley's medical fund. I have added their banners on the left side of my blog, you should definitely check them out. I also owe another huge thank you to those of you that have been donating, buying Bentley's bracelets, and praying for Bentley, emailing, commenting, and all other ways you have shown your support. I am in awe with all of your support and prayers. There have even been some boutiques offering to sell Bentley's bracelets! I have been working on the post with pictures of you all wearing Bentley's bracelets, and hope to post it tomorrow. I know I keep changing the day.. but I really hope to post it tomorrow. Thank you to those that have been sending me your pictures, and if you haven't yet, please do so. I would love to include all of your photos with your bracelets and link them back to your blog. After I post it, I will continue to add to it, so keep the pictures coming, and I will keep adding them. But again and again, thank you for EVERYTHING. We are so overwhelmed (in a good way) with all of your support.
PS.. Bentley's runny nose is gone.. Praise God. If you are new here you can click on the link on the top left to read the beginning of Bentley's heart journey.