I was in your son’s life for multiple brief moments while he was in the PICU. I was one of the many different echo techs who spent time praying and worrying over his heart and his life. I know all the uncertainties about his heart function must have been so frustrating, it was that way to us too. We wanted so badly for the function to be better every time we put our probe on his little chest. We asked for updates on him all the time, even on sweet Caroline. I did one of her last echos before she left the hospital to go home. She is beautiful, like a perfect babydoll. When I left her room after her echo I told your husband something along the lines of “I’m so glad she’s so much better! I hope Will will be too”. When our cardiologists informed us that Will had passed, my heart sunk. I didn’t want to believe that he wouldn’t get to go home and grow up with Caroline. When I was in the PICU the next day and I saw them cleaning Will’s empty room I couldn’t help but cry. He had sat in that room looking down the hallway just like you said before! It was his room. It will always be Will’s room. We have lost many babies/kids/teenagers but precious Will stays in my heart constantly. We only got to spend a little time with your incredible Will but he truly touched all of the cardiology team’s hearts. It is so amazing to see Caroline doing so well! And how Will continues to bless people’s lives by helping our patients from Patrons of the Heart is a joy to see! Those kiddos touch my life too and seldom do we get updates about how they are doing when they go back home, so thank you for sharing that with us! You are incredible for sharing your journey in your blogs. You and Will both have impacted my life. I see God all the time in the lives of the patients I meet but to see His hands so clearly illustrated in Will’s story is what is indescribable. He knew every breath Will would get to take. He knew the strength you would need to be there for your family and to be able to share Will’s story with the world.
8/24/2022 01:43:48 am
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