Tuesday, June 26, 2012


We got kicked out of the ICU today! Can you even believe it? The nerve! No more corner suite for us. We are now in the "step-down" unit and share the room with Sara - a darling 6-year old Chinese girl who loves life. And Winnie the Pooh.

Sophia felt great this morning and tried to finish her art project for the ICU doctors, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who tended to her over the last 8 days. At some point she ran out of steam and mom had to glue the origami hearts on which I gladly did. Each heart has a special design and the background is her sinus rhythm with a heart rate from this morning of 105.

As you can see, it took a village to nurse our child back to health. Six doctors, five NPs, 11 RNs and two Child Life specialists. And we didn't even have all of the people on it that stepped in during breaks.

Tomorrow Sophia will have to have the test done to determine if her sinus rhythm is strong and genuine or whether she needs a "back-up" pacemaker. We hope for the former. Then another echo and we should be out of here by Thursday. Or so we hope.

We are in the home-stretch. Or was it the seventh-inning stretch?

The idiomatic logic
That went on in my head
I had a brain
It was insane
Oh they used to laugh at me
When I refused to ride
On all those double decker buses
All because there was no driver on the top

For my husband Paul R Petrucci.


  1. Congratulations S! We will be looking forward to your final release and we are going to bed now with our hearts full of your strength and looking forward to the good news I know will come from tomorrow's tests. Love Bill and Penny

  2. Caught up on the adventures of Petruccis over the past few days and am so impressed by all of your strength and endurance. I have a very good feeling Sophia will get the news her heart will be strong and genuine enough to do it on its own. You are such an amazing and inspiring family!

    Sending much love out to Boston tonight and tomorrow and to greet you upon your return home to Seattle xoxoxo janine

  3. Sure hope you get the news you want today! And if not, it will make for a great story. After all how many girls can say they have a pacemaker?! Sending prayers and hitting refresh for the news. :)

  4. Early Wednesday afternoon finds my thinking of the idiomatic logic that often goes on in one or another Petrucci head. Joni Mitchell was an appropriate choice. So here I am in Seattle wondering what that yellow orb is up in the sky, and blog-starved. Sophia, feed me! Bob

  5. Congrats on the eviction! ;-) And we love the thank you art Sophia (and Mom) worked so hard on! Lovely.