Do you ever just feel like Job in the Bible?? I can't believe how difficult little things can be all at one time. We have everything going on with Vittoria and we know we have a long road ahead of us. We have been working for days on trying to get Val's mom an extension so she can stay in the U.S. for a few months until we get things settled down. It seems to be impossible. The government agencies keep sending us back and forth in circles. In the end, we are told that she can return back to Italy and start all over again with the risk that they will not let her back in. Get another Visa... how many months will that take. This great country is supposed to be such a humanitarian nation... LIKE HELL!!! Only when it gains some political ground for somebody. I'll bet that if Obama's little girl was laying in the ICU precariously perched on the line between life and death and his wife's mother was from another country and intended to stay a couple months but their life turned into our nightmare, I'll bet there would be a very simple answer. I'll bet that there wouldn't be any question. You know that THEY would be taken care of.
Sorry I'm on a rampage tonight. Somebody put a big scratch the whole length of my Jeep. Val went to pay for dinner at the cafeteria with one of their pre-load cards and $70.00 disappeared from the card. It bought breakfast this morning but has zero balance tonight. The list goes on today. I know it's not important in the grand scheme of things but it is really annoying to have to deal with this garbage on top of everything else.
Now that I have ranted, let me tell you about Vittoria. She is so strong and brave. She sleeps with all the meds they give her, but she has a lot of times that they work on her to turn her and clean her and inspect all the tubing and .... it is amazing she can sleep. When she is awake, she tries to help them move her. If they need to place something under her, she pushes her heels and shoulders down and lifts her little bum off the bed. Considering her situation, that is pretty impressive.
Today, the nurse asked her if she wanted her to play "Taylor" (Taylor Swift) and her eyes popped open and she shook her head yes. I wish Taylor knew how much of an impact she has on this little girl. Her music is the highlight of Vittoria's life right now. Music heals...
Well, I need to settle down and try to sleep. I have been way over stressed today. As I pray tonight, I will ask for the most precious gift, a heart for my little princess. Please join me and pray for my little angel.