Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Long Week

Well, yesterday we finally managed to take the girls out for dinner and celebrate Calla's birthday as a family. We were supposed to go out last Monday but Calla picked up a really bad cold. Because she is asthmatic she gets hit pretty hard and often gets a fever. By Tuesday however, her fever had broken and I thought that she was on the mend. Wednesday she still seemed quite sluggish but we had everything ready to go back to school that evening. Thursday she came downstairs, lie down on the couch and her fever was up over 103.

By Thursday evening I fully admit that I was fighting anxiety. Maya also had a fever at this point and I was worried that Calla was developing pneumonia. Nightmarish memories of Georgia in hospital kept threatening to overwhelm me as I tried to stay calm and rational. Friday morning Maya was showing signs of recovery but Calla still didn't look good so Mike took her in. She didn't have pneumonia but the doctor thought something was brewing so he started her on some antibiotics - first time in her 7 years.

Yesterday morning she was a new kid again! : ) I am now breathing a sigh of relief regarding my own children but am saddened to learn that another kiddo earned her wings on Friday. You can learn about Ashley's story by clicking here or on the link entitled Our Two Angels on the right hand side.

Give your little ones and extra hug and kiss tonight. They really are so precious!

Love to you all,


1 comment:

  1. I am so glad everyone is on the mend, including your mind being more at ease. I can only imagine the thoughts and memories already swirling around you at this time of year so to see another one of your sweet girls sick, even with something treatable, will make the memories even that more fresh. I am so glad Calla was feeling well enough to go and celebrate her birthday with the fam last night, and I hope the coming week is much, much better than the last. Love and hugs, Em