Snowbird gets you high

*brought over from my “other blog” 

Well, it wasn’t exactly the usual experience our family tends to have at Snowbird during the summer but it is what it was -er, something like that. It was nice to have family come up when they could and spend time just relaxing in a cooler climate than what was taking place in the valley. For the first time that I could remember, we had an afternoon rain shower every day. It’s so relaxing to just sit out on one of the decks in our three rooms and look at the beautiful mountainside and watch the tram go up or perhaps observe a bit of wildlife. My dad saw a mommy moose and her baby crossing across the mountain one morning.

I enjoy staying up at Snowbird because it means a shorter commute to work for me. Instead of an hour in and an hour and fifteen back home (yes folks, I have a 2.25 hr commute every day), it takes 30 min to my office both ways. Think of what I’ve saved in gas!

On still a brighter note, Logan is doing well, healing from his trauma and back to his usual tank-like self (this kid is solid and will be benchpressing his parents before long). Samantha is doing well, still having her brady’s and desat’s but it’s all being closely monitored.  She had her weekly head ultrasound and the doctors weren’t too surprised by the results. Her ventricles are still enlarged and there is still some fluid that has yet to be resolved. But she is making progress little by little. It’s so fun to go and actually be able to hold her and rock her instead of just sit by her side. She is always extremely bright-eyed and curious about her surroundings and just stares with such focus and intent. Plus, I’m happy to say she has a new nurse (well, she’s assigned to her most of the time) and she is fabulous. It makes such a difference when the caretaker actually connects with a patient and genuinely cares instead of it being part of the job.

Well, it wasn’t exactly the usual experience our family tends to have at Snowbird during the summer but it is what it was -er, something like that. It was nice to have family come up when they could and spend time just relaxing in a cooler climate than what was taking place in the valley. For the first time that I could remember, we had an afternoon rain shower every day. It’s so relaxing to just sit out on one of the decks in our three rooms and look at the beautiful mountainside and watch the tram go up or perhaps observe a bit of wildlife. My dad saw a mommy moose and her baby crossing across the mountain one morning.

I enjoy staying up at Snowbird because it means a shorter commute to work for me. Instead of an hour in and an hour and fifteen back home (yes folks, I have a 2.25 hr commute every day), it takes 30 min to my office both ways. Think of what I’ve saved in gas!

On still a brighter note, Logan is doing well, healing from his trauma and back to his usual tank-like self (this kid is solid and will be benchpressing his parents before long). Samantha is doing well, still having her brady’s and desat’s but it’s all being closely monitored.  She had her weekly head ultrasound and the doctors weren’t too surprised by the results. Her ventricles are still enlarged and there is still some fluid that has yet to be resolved. But she is making progress little by little. It’s so fun to go and actually be able to hold her and rock her instead of just sit by her side. She is always extremely bright-eyed and curious about her surroundings and just stares with such focus and intent. Plus, I’m happy to say she has a new nurse (well, she’s assigned to her most of the time) and she is fabulous. It makes such a difference when the caretaker actually connects with a patient and genuinely cares instead of it being part of the job.

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