What happened next

After our HeartKid came out with that absolute gut-wrencher of a statement in the car yesterday, do you know what happened next? Life went straight back to being all about the Melbourne Football Club. I mean, after all, they are in the AFL semi-finals for the first time in 12 years, so what could be more important than that?! His beloved Dees bring him so much joy.

After dropping our 7-year-old off at school and making sure she was ok, I grabbed my daily latte from my favourite café, and bought my HK a milkshake as a treat.

I don’t know if it was to make him feel better, or me? Maybe both? I do know that it helped though when I looked around and saw his smiling face in that car seat, where only minutes earlier he had been such a sad little boy.

Then we went and enjoyed the sunshine at a playground, with no-one having any idea about the conversation we’d just had, or the reality of our son’s health situation. Congenital Heart Disease is such a hidden condition.

From my experience, these ups-and-downs all seem to be part of living with a chronic condition, particularly heart disease. I’d love to know if others feel the same, or have had similar experiences, so let me know in the comments below.