15
May
09

Too much bad news spoils the blog

I’ve not had the best week in history. It’s not me or my family- in fact I am kind of guiltily looking around us all and seeing how gorgeous my family are and how WELL they are, and counting my very many blessings.

My dear friend and regular commenter here, Kristi, has had the most horrendous few weeks. She has a beautiful daughter, who I am going to call Princess G here, who is the same age as Ricky (four). They had been thinking that Princess G had mild asthma, but during a routine visit to the pediatrician, he registered some concern over her heart, and referred her to a specialist.

The results of the subsequent tests have been horrifying, and every day it seems to get worse. đŸ˜¦ Initially, they said that Princess G would need major surgery on her heart to close a hole they found, but now it has become apparent that this precious little girl will need a new heart.

Kristi has been my friend for years now, and seeing pictures of Princess G and hearing about her antics (she has THE biggest personality) has been a constant source of joy to me. To hear that her life is in such terrible danger, and that she faces such horrendous challenges now is unthinkable and devastating to all that know her. There’s also the terrible fact that a child will have to die before she can have a new heart. I can’t get my head around it at all, but it’s all I can think about.

It makes you hold your own children closer when you’re hugging them.

There’s other stuff too, but this is so huge in my mind that everything else seems tiny.

Sending huge love to Kristi and her family as they face this journey.

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7 Responses to “Too much bad news spoils the blog”


  1. May 15, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    This is a very sad situation for everyone. I wish the best for the entire family…things like seem seem so cruel.

  2. May 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I’ll keep Princess G and her family in my thoughts, Suzy. You won’t mind making some room in there for them, will you? Sending you big hugs.

  3. 3 Kim
    May 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    It’s stuff like this that really makes me question WHY???
    I’ll be keeping the little one and her family in my thoughts and prayers as well.

  4. 4 Bernadette
    May 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Suzy,
    Even though I don’t know your friend Kristi or her little girl Princess G, this is very sad news indeed and all I can say is I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers. XXX

  5. May 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Ach. That’s so sad. I will be sending some thoughts Kristi’s way in the near future.

  6. 6 Layla2376
    May 15, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I have had them in my thoughts since you asked xx You know I have a 4 year old princess in my house too , 4 year old princesses shouldn’t have a care in the world.
    I am deeply sorry Princess G has to go through this not to mention what her mum & dad must be going through. Dreadfully sad news, be assured I’ll be praying for them x

  7. May 16, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Oh dear lord, that’s horrible! Best thoughts to Kristi and little Princess G.


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