Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Back to School

Emily is back to school full time. We realized that she had not gone to a full week of school since probably last November.

Full days are long, and she still runs out of energy by the end of the day, but she is doing really well, working hard, and keeping up. She is in AP/Honors everything, and has a very challenging schedule.

She has gone back to coaching with the Gators swim team this fall and enjoys working with the kids. She is an editor/contributor to the school paper, and is starting up on the Quiz Bowl team again.

Last week brought a trip back to Boston. The photo is from Children's Hospital Transplant Picnic at Kimball Farms in Westford, MA. Unfortunately I was unable to get any pictures of her soaking the doctors/friends from CHB with her bumper boat, although she was quite good at it. It was a beautiful fall day and lots of fun. I was amazed at the number of energetic young kids running around wearing stickers that said, "Liver Recipient" or "Heart Recipient." These transplant kids are miracles.

We recalled that last year at this time we had gone to CHB and met Dr. Blume for the first time. We expected to be sent away with, "She is not sick enough to transplant." But alas.

Everything checked out well at clinic. It is good to have the medical condition be almost a footnote.


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