Running2Ks has a great thing she does on her blog. It is a repeating entry she calls Thankful
Thursday. She posts things, events,
people, and such for which she is thankful that week, no matter how big or
So while spreading her gracious spirit, and giving credit where credit is due…I
submit mine this week. I will try to
remember to do this again next week.
The main (personal) thing that I am thankful for this week
is that I finally found a pediatrician
for Kajsa this week. You see, because of
her kidney disease, her primary insurance is Medicare. Yes, this is the same thing that you see
senior citizens receiving. Unfortunately, this means that most pediatricians are unable to see her. Those who can are generally taking no new Medicare
patients. We have spent the last six
months trying to find a competent pediatrician who can and will see her. Finally, with the help of our nephrology
clinic’s social worker, Lisa, we now
have one. Her name is Dr. Sarah
Bode. Not only is she affiliated with
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, but she has done a nephrology rotation. I’m very excited. Getting caught up on all of her wellness care
brings Kajsa that much closer to transplantation.
Another (HUGE) thing that I’m thankful for is the fact that
we live in an area with little or no natural disasters. This is actually a fairly difficult thing to
do. I grew up in the south and mid-west,
where we were regularly tormented by tornados. I then moved to Seattle. While I was there, my mom worried constantly
that I’d be buried within a fault. This
week’s images of Hurricane Katrina have truly brought this to the forefront of
my mind. I am so sad for all the people
who have been impacted by this disaster. I am also thankful that my family and life were not a part of it.
Lastly, I am thankful that Maya brought home a progress
report today. So far, she’s getting all
A’s. She’s such a bright child and she
works very hard. Tomorrow she is going
to her first school football game with her friend Emily. I hope she has a great time.
So there you have it…my contribution to Thankful