Repairing My Son’s Heart (2): Hospital Queen

When our oldest son was in the hospital for his heart surgery (see Repairing My Son’s Heart), my wife and I took turns looking after our baby girl. It turned out, however, that she was looking out for herself most of the time, prancing around the place as if she owned it.

First thing she grabbed the stroller and ran, yes ran with it across the hallways.

Then she grabbed a nurse and forced her onto the floor to play.

I actually think the nurse was happy to have a little break. 

In the playroom she carefully choose the right chair and dragged it all the way to the receptionist’s office…


… just to have a little chat.

And of course, when big brother was coming down from surgery, guess who went along for a ride?

But most importantly, we couldn’t leave the hospital until daddy had taken that goofy looking surgeon’s glove and blown it up like a balloon. 

It’s a good life for a little girl.


8 replies »

  1. Hi Louis
    This is my first time posting on your website. I hope your son is doing well. Your daughter is just like her daddy so funny and kind
    I wandered what happened to the herreys brothers after eurovision. So I am glad you are all on you tube.
    Big hugs to all
    Love Chantel

  2. Hope your son is all right. My oldest son also was in surgery in his throught, thank good his i all right again. It is hard, when you cant do anything.

    Pretty little girl you have.

    Karina, Denmark

  3. As an update to my prior post, the young man who was waiting on a heart transplant received it last week and is progressing nicely. His mother said he was astonished at the pain afterwards, but she attributes his attitude to that of being young and thinking you’re invulnerable and super strong.

    Just curious about something. There’s a young woman (recent high school graduate) who’s been planning a trip to Sweden before she begins BYU Idaho in January, and she’s going to be visiting someone in Stockholm next month. She’s very headstrong about taking this trip and sees it as a big adventure, but her parents are understandably concerned, especially since the person she’ll be visiting is a male and a non-member. Our bishop is supposed to begin looking for a host family for her, and I was wondering if you’re a person who’d be even remotely interested. My email address is if you’d rather respond there.

  4. These are adorable. What a little charmer! Not only are you and your wife blessed to have such a child, but she is also fortunate to be born to parents who so love and cherish her.

    I hope your son is steadily improving. There is a young man in our ward who is waiting for a heart transplant, and he’s such a strong, valiant person.

  5. What a little princess:-) She is absolutely adorable:-) Nice the nurse took time to interact with her:-) Nurses are pretty busy right…
    Give the little princess a hug from me:-)

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