After living it up on 11th street with the extended Prince Coleman crew, Ruben, Sam and I took our first little road trip over the weekend up to New Paltz. We loved getting out of the City for a minute, and we had a very nice time – eating, singing and hanging with family. Between Christmas Eve and Christmas, Ruben skyped with family members all over the world – New Zealand, Germany, and England – including his great-grandparents Jack and Laurie in Wellington. It turns out Ruben loves skyping.
Our cardiology visit on Tuesday went well. The update is that the cardiologists (far and wide) conferred and decided that he will definitely need another surgery (open-heart again) to correct his heart. Meanwhile, Ruben is doing great – he gained another 10 oz this week, and is now 9 lbs 3 oz. And since he is continuing to thrive (as they say), they would like him to keep getting stronger for a while. But, even though Ruben is doing A OK right now, if they don’t correct his heart, in the long term there will be too much strain. So, we’re looking at a return to the Pediatric ICU at Cornell in March-ish. We’re not sure exactly when, yet. Hopefully this time the surgery will be a bit more straightforward!
We’ll learn more over the next month.
I’m looking around for a good heart diagram to share on here ….
And, so, life continues! This week we’re figuring out our living space and sleeping rhythms.
We hope all of you are enjoying festivities/family! Here comes 2012!!