So ends the saga of Ingrid Caroline and her omphalocele. The story ends but the characters live on! Ingrid is home in Virginia and acting like a normal 13-month-old. What will the rest of her life have in store?
There are many people we would like to thank for their hard work, their kind gestures, their thoughts and prayers. I’m sure I’ll forget someone and I’m sure I’ve misspelled names but…
Dr. Barksdale – Ingrid’s surgeon, leader of her care, fixer of her belly, creator of her bellybutton
Dr. Ungerlighter – cardiac surgeon for Ingrid’s coarctation repair
Dr. Corteval - for safely delivering our baby
Dr. Abu-Shaweesh – Ingrid’s first neonatologist
Dr. Fanaroff – Ingrid’s second neonatologist
Dr. Sulamain – the UH pediatric cardiologist who diagnosed Ingrid’s coarctation
NICU Nurses: Tracie, Oksana, Lauren, and all the others
Dr. Kovalenko – UH pediatric cardiologist, follow up care
Dr. Albrecht – HDH pediatric cardiologist
Dr. Stork and the rest of the PICU pain team
Ken Taylor for the car bed
Ingrid’s OT Sherry for helping Ingrid learn to eat
Grandma & Grandpa for putting up with all this! For offering their home, for donating their time, energy and money to help care for Anna while we were otherwise occupied
Emily & Jim for graciously lending a helping hand, for having us over for dinner many times, for entertaining the kids, for babysitting
Kara Hugo for taking care of Bronze Bow Farm in our absenceNani & Grampy for their support
Friends and Family across the land for kind thoughts, well wishes and prayers, too many to name but we remember all of you! Prayers have been answered!
Friends and followers, this is Mike Carey, signing off.