I wanted to thank you sincerely for donating those beautiful blankets to Nationwide Children's. My daughter had her second open heart surgery and she is 21 months old. She was born with double outlet right ventricle and a few other heart anomalies. She had her first heart surgery, and the second surgery was to remove scar tissue that formed after the first surgery. We are hoping she will not have to go through this again, but the surgeon unfortunately cannot tell us that for certain.
We were in the cardiac ICU on the night after her surgery. She was on a pain pump and acting pretty loopy. She was still hooked up to the monitor, her chest tube, her temporary pacer wires, and multiple other lines, so they didn't have a gown on her. I asked the nurse if they had a light blanket I could throw over her just so she wouldn't be cold. She brought me your beautiful blanket, and said she'd been wanting to give the blanket to one of her patients. She put the blanket on my daughter, and gave me the tag, which I tucked in my purse. I had been crying all day off and on with the stress/emotions of her surgery, but the blanket made me cry again (in a good way). It was such a wonderfully kind and thoughtful and generous thing for your family to do, and I just want you to know how much it meant to a scared mom in the CTICU.