Last Thursday, the 14th, Carla and I took off for Helena. We were going to stay there and then make our way to Missoula Friday morning for an 8:30 a.m. appointment, but we ended up deciding to head to Missoula that night. I was so thankful that we did, because the weather took a turn for the worse and I wouldn't have been able to make it to Missoula Friday morning. When we were in Helena we were able to see some family. Grandma Morgan had a little health scare and so my cousin, Kimberly, who we haven't seen in about 5 years came up to see Grandma. My Auntie Jeannette was also visiting from Sacramento. So, it was good to have a chance to see some family.
|Here we are at Grandma's, we had a nice visit.|
(Kim got all of the tall for the whole family)
|Kim, Carla and I. :)|
(I am standing on a stair)
|My silly Auntie, pushing Carla around the lobby.|
|Having a snack.|
|Carla, in our room.|
We like to try to make these scary doctor moments as low key as we can. Taking advantage of the fun stuff we can do helps Carla to not get anxiety about her health.
|Carla's new My Little Pony bathing suit|
|Our little sweetheart.|
|Selfies while we wait... Sure do love this man :)|
|Bobby dressed up in the fancy white gown and carried Carla to the cath lab.|
She does get a little nervous... Daddy is the best at making things less stressful.
This was a lot to take in and we had to get home to our blood pressure machine before we could start anything new. So, Thursday morning we headed off the Children's to pick up the new meds and were on the road by 12:00ish Montana time. We made it as far as Couer d'Alene and decided to stop for the night. A 10 hour drive isn't as easy as it used to be, and with Carla needing 2 breathing treatments a day (for the bacteria in her lungs) we had to stop and get that done. Luckily, it had been 48 hours since the heart cath, we were able to go swimming!
|(She's secretly a mermaid you know).|
I used to be one too, but with adulthood outgrew my mermaid-nes
My tail came back on this trip...
Mario was SO EXCITED to have his family back! And we are so happy to be home! It was a gloomy day yesterday, so I decided to make some Chugwater chili and catch up on some relaxing ;)