Bernadette’s blood transfusion went very well this morning. She was awake and out the door by 7:15am and in a half decent mood too. Marc took her as I couldn’t leave without feeding Zoe first and she doesn’t quite wake up that early in the morning. They were home by 1:30pm. A much better experience than the last one. Marc said she slept through most of it. Then she came home and had another long nap.
Last night Bernadette managed to pull out her second loose tooth! After five days of trying not to wiggle it she couldn’t stand the irritation any more and worked it loose. Then Monday night she was afraid to go to sleep for fear she’d swallow it but it didn’t actually come out until Tuesday night. Needless to say she was extremely relieved when it did. She didn’t appreciate the pain that came with it but she got over it soon enough.
Tonight we had a special treat that Bernadette didn’t appreciate at all. We had a visit from Father Christmas! Catherine who doesn’t know the meaning of shy hid from Father Christmas and Bernadette, who was ‘trapped’ on the couch because she didn’t have the energy to hide, just cried. Father Christmas read us ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, visited for a few minutes, held Zoe for a little bit, and then was off with Linda to visit another family.
Now it’s 1:30am and Bernadette and I are watching a Christmas movie, the first one she’s agreed to watch this season. Doing the entire night shift is my small gift to Bernadette, Johanna, and Joseph. Bernadette is in great spirits and giving me a color commentary on the movie “Santa Paws”. This is my Christmas present to myself too, having this special time with Bernadette. It will be one Christmas night I shall treasure forever.
That being said, I’m back to our all night Christmas night party. A blessed Merry Christmas again from our family to all of you! God bless!
Brother Raymond Pierce and my Redemptorist Community.
God Bless You All
Praying for a miracle🙏