November 28, 2014

Something to be Thankful For

Happy Friday!

I imagine that most of you are having a tryptophan hangover today from your turkey.
I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.

We had a very different day yesterday but one that makes my family very thankful.
As I have mentioned this week it was not Thanksgiving in Canada. We had it in October.

Yesterday we were up at 5:00 am to leave by 6:00 am to get to downtown Toronto to Sick Kids hospital (Toronto Hospital for Sick Children) to have our daughter Brooklyn in to have an ECG, ECO and appointment with her pediatric cardiologist.



Why so thankful?

This photo was taken in October 1997, days before Brooklyn came home from Sick Kids.
She was transferred in from another hospital in congestive heart failure at 2 1/2 months old.
An amazing hospital and with doctors who worked tirelessly to find an answer and give one to us.
 She had a 5 hour emergency surgery that was successful--they saved her life. 

For that we are eternally grateful to the doctors and  nurses who worked so hard to save her life.
Here we are now after 17 years of bi-annual appointments with various specialists, my baby girl was officially discharged yesterday!

I have now collected all of the comments from my blog for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and I am going to give all my guest designers the weekend to get their comments to me to put into the prize draws..





I will be announcing all of the prize winners on Monday!
Have a wonderful weekend!


55 comments :

Isha Gupta said...

I am so glad your daughter is finally discharged from the hospital and yes!!! This sure is a perfect example of how much we have to be thankful for.Thank you for being a wonderful friend Tracey :)

Lyn said...

How awesome to have your daughter officially discharged Yay and congrats

sandie said...

wonderful news, I am so happy for you xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That's wonderful that she was officially discharged yesterday!!! Such a wonderful thing to be thankful for!!!!!!

Maureen Merritt said...

That is certainly something to be thankful for :)

Lynn said...

So glad that Brooklyn had an all clear appointment. So thankful that she had the care she needed as a little one and continues to thrive. xoxo

Jill Norwood said...

Tracey - Such a wonderful life moment of gratitude! Truly incredible that she has been officially discharged! Our health is such a wonderful gift! And we are all blessed by Doctors that do such amazing things when we need them! Celebrating with you all!!!! :) Jill

~amy~ said...

Oh Tracey, that's spectacular news about your girl! Soooo much to be thankful for♥

Susi Kelly said...

We are lucky to have this amazing hospital close by, Tracey, as they truly work miracles every day. A wonderful story and definitely a reason to feel thankful.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Tracey, THAT is WONDERFUL news! You definitely have much to be thankful for!
We have great hospitals here in Canada and don't have to worry about the costs OR insurances, THANK GOD! My little girl was born 3 months premature and spent the 1st 2 months of life in hosp. Weighing less than 3 lbs. she had lots of issues. She is now a 32 year old, married jewellery designer with 2 little ones of her own. Life is GOOD! Congrats to you and your family!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

What a happy day! And what an adorable little Brooklyn - what an amazing thing that they were able to ensure that she grew into the beautiful young woman she is now! Love Sick Kids!

Kara said...

so awesome!!

icardeveryone01 said...

My goodness, what wonderful news... Brooklyn, you are a treasure! So happy for you, and your parents, too!! I think I might have heard that grateful sigh all the way here =]
Hugs to all...
=] Michele

Kristie Goulet said...

Such great news, Tracey!!

Lisa said...

How wonderful Tracey, bet the two of you shared a happy dance!! Congrats to Brooklyn on a cleans bill of health!!

Lindsey said...

What a blessing! I'm so happy for all of you!!!!

Marisa said...

Celebrating with you!! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So very happy for you! I can only imagine the roller coaster you were on! Hugs to you all!

Annette Allen said...

so glad to hear your daughter is officially discharged. God is good..

LauraJane:) said...

God is Good!
Rejoicing with you:)

Nancy said...

I am listening to Christmas music and reading your blog....How awesome to have your daughter officially discharged! Made me cry...and I am so happy for all of you!

jamie vanskiver said...

I'm so touched by your story! What wonderful news! That is something to be most thankful for! :)

Joyce said...

So happy for you, Brooklyn and your entire family. What a wonderful miracle and the best thing to be thankful for.

Karenladd said...

What a wonderful thing to be thankful for and congratulations on your daughter's successful treatment! Good health is everything, isn't it?!

Crystal said...

Such a blessing to have your daughter discharged! That is truly something to be thankful for. Congratulating on the good news.

Barb Ghig said...

I had no idea that Brooklyn had a history of cardiac problems...how wonderful that she is finally discharged from care! Congrats to her!!! My hopes and prayers are that she lives a very long and healthy life!!!
PS: Love the sweet photo of her :)

Kim Heggins said...

What a wonderful blessing you have in Brooklyn and in the incredible doctors and nurses that worked so hard for her.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful tag inspiration this year. I was never a tag maker before but now that has changed...thank you so much.

Beau DeLeon said...

What a wonderful early gift for Christmas! That is definitely something to be thankful for! I'm sure it was 17 long years that has now come to an end of so much worry! Congratulations, I am so happy for you :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This was such a heart-warming share, Tracey! Thank you for that! Congratulations to Brooklyn, and the whole family, for the official discharged!! That calls for a huge celebration!! I'm raising a glass!! Hugs, Darnell

Laura C said...

God bless you and your family! What a great reason to be thankful for and celebrate!

Laura B. said...

So thankful to hear such happy news about your daughter!

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, that is fantastic. What wonderful news. Truly a gift to be thankful for.

donna mikasa said...

You DO have a lot to be thankful for, and I'm so happy for you and your family receiving such wonderful news!

KayM said...

Oh what a wonderful day to be thankful!! I am so happy for your family Tracey! What an amazing story and such happy news that your daughter has been officially discharged. I have goosebumps :) Hugs my friend!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful! So happy for your daughter, you, and your family. That truly is an everyday blessing :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow, what a lot you have been through and how wonderful that your daughter has been discharged. So happy for you all!

TracyM #6773 said...

Wonderful news Tracey!!!
It must be such a relief to finally be off that roller coaster ride of worry!!!

Pam said...

Fabulous news! So happy for all of you. Hugs!

Anita in France said...

What wonderful news, Tracey and Brooklyn ... such a blessing! Anita :)

Mary-Anne V said...

So glad to hear about your daughter. They really do an amazing job at Sick Kids. Much to be thankful for!

Geri said...

I'm SOOOOO happy for the great news that your family has received! I love the photo of Brooklyn - she's just as sweet as her mama!

Jen Mitchell said...

Truly news to be thankful for!

Bobby said...

So happy to hear that all is well with Brooklyn now. Prayers have been answered. Blessings to you all, Tracey.

Outside Inn said...

Definitely an excellent reason to be thankful :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful news! So happy for you and your family. Hugs!

Shona Chambers said...

You must be so relieved and I can imagine extremely thankful that your daughter has a clean bill of health. I'm sitting here typing while listening to Max (8yrs) coughing his lungs out with croup. He was born 5 wks early on purpose (was causing me problems) but unfortunately his lungs were far from ready and both of them developed holes. He too was very, very sick but the hospital was wonderful and we all nursed him back to health. I'm hoping by the time he is 17yrs old, that his lungs will have grown stronger and he too will be free from doctors visits. So I too am very thankful he is here. Feel I must go give him a hug right now!!

Ruby N said...

thats wonderful news :))) <3

Maria said...

How wonderful that she is discharged! How precious and such a blessing! :)

Marybeth said...

This is wonderful news Tracey! TFS !i am so happy for Brooklyn and you (family) . What a sweet picture,and I bet you are wondering where the time went.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome news! Indeed something to be thankful for.

Kim S said...

Praise God!

Alanna said...

That is wonderful news. It sounds like a great hospital. Hugs!

Deepti said...

Our loved ones are the biggest reason to be thankful :)

maria f. said...

Big hug :)

cm said...

Incredibly wonderful news; your Brooklyn is a miracle!
Hugs~c