Thursday, October 2, 2008


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Today was filled with sweetness.
  1. Simon had a great night last night sleeping most of the night AND gaining weight.
  2. His BNP came back 1500 points lower!! I know it's not about the number itself but a trend but that's still makes me want to fly to the moon and back.
  3. Jaime and I got the most amazing email from the general manager at A Cote
    Dear Laura and Jaime -
    I truly hope you will forgive the intrusion. It's not everyday that we get a comment card with such a sweet and handsome picture attached to it.
    It was with great interest that I read the comment card and with even greater interest that I went to the blog represented on the button.
    Through lots of tears I read about your sweet son, Simon, and his valiant struggle with cardiomyopathy. I am so happy to see that he is doing well and hope he continues to improve by leaps and bounds.
    I have placed the button on the bulletin board by my desk and will be checking in on the blog to see his steady progress. I will be keeping him (and you) in my thoughts and prayers. . .I can't wait for the day that all three of you can return for a visit. . .please let us know so I can make something special for the occasion. . .I so look forward to it.

    Elaine Osuna
    Business Manager/Pastry Chef
    A Cote Restaurant
  4. Simon and I took two great walks during the day.
  5. Sonya brought Roxie to the Hospital (not upstairs) and stayed with Simon while the Pup and I got to the beach for a walk with our friends Wowlven and her daughter Elka Rose.
  6. Jaime got to come back to the hospital for a couple of hours during the day instead of working 12 hours straight.
  7. Shimmy started on his higher calorie formula (that's hopefully going to be easier on his stomach)
  8. We got a delicious homemade dinner (and lunch tomorrow) delivered to the hospital.
  9. Our most amazing Osteopathic Dr (Patricia Rochette) did a house/hospital call and worked on Simon right at his bedside. {This was so amazing to watch as Simon fell into deep relaxation sleep minutes after she started working on him and was the most relaxed I have ever seen him both with his body (allowing it to be gently manipulated) as well as in his heart rate and breathing- Rock On Osteopathy}
  10. Rambod, our new Fellow, couldn't help himself and at the end of rounds said "I love you" to Simon in parting. I think he was a little embarrassed about it but it just showed once again what a love generator the little man is. You can't help yourself.

A giant hug from Shimmy (and me) to you all.



Maia said...

I have to tell you that I have simon's pic that wint took while we were out there on my blackberry (gotta be good for somethin' besides work!) and so subsequently I show it to everyone. No, literally everyone. And invariably people get the same look in their eyes and then look at me and just melt from his sweetness. Just thought you should know he's got a significant following in the Greater Boston area. xoxoxox

Frank said...


molly said...

1500 points lower! Holy moly, that's big. Thinking of you all and sending love from W. Mass. xoxox Molly

Elisa said...

I am so greatful to hear about Simon's progress. We are wishing him so much more sweetness in the new year!
Elisa and Isaac

Jen said...

Did Mom tell you Dad cried when he read it this blog? In a good way, of course. Love you guys. We're coming up the 18th-20th,me and Ms. M.

sanj4 said...

Hi, Laura and Jaime... I just wanted to let you know that I've been following your blog and you and Simon are always in my thoughts. He is just about the cutest baby ever, and the fact that you've been able to raise him to be so curious, happy and social while living in a little box is amazing.
I am sending you three the warmest healing thoughts and rooting hard for Shimmy.
Sandi Johnson