Living the grief – and finding the healing | #MikaTheHero #RIP

Let the forest be our healer. In Grännäs, Valdemarsvik, at my mother-in-law Hedwig. Co-grief. Just took a forest therapy walk, and an evening tea after that. Now in bed. We will be here until Wednesday. Photos from back and front view from the house, “Hedwigsborg” – Castle of Hedwig. Sleep, holy sleep, come! And let Mika come through in my dreams tonight to hear him say he is ok! We survived – barely – the first night without Mika. Sleep came to us against all odds, in rounds of three. Mantras help! Yesterday every single breath was a victory against…

Mika at the hospital again | #MikaTheHero

This morning we found Mika with fever. So when we went to the hospital to deliver his daily dose of cortisone, we asked them to check it out. Tests showed no infection. But with fever at 39.2 C, they decided to keep him overnight for observation and give him antibiotics every sixth hour from 1pm. I am home with the cats, Karin is at the hospital. All will be fine! Here Mika is at the play therapy.

A day of changes | #Family

Today, we took a walk on town, and had a break at a hamburger restaurant. Mika was eating ketchup by straw! Then we got a call from the doctor since we wondered about why Mika gets many bruises. We were recommended to do a checkup at the hospital. We did so, and did some testing. Investigating further, and will share what is going on when we get definite results.

Mika’s heart declared well! | #MikaTheHero #blog31

Today we had a regular checkup to follow up on his heart insufficiency. After the ultrasound cardiography, it was concluded that he now was all well! His heart has normal capacity! Such a releif! Well, ok, his permanent “electrical” heart condition will require pacemaker all through his life, but … like … for heaven’s sake! We went out to the waiting room and cried! All these years of worry and hardship. Now we can breathe out! He will phase out some of his meds as well in the coming three weeks. Mika is so strong! But! He also complained of…

When Mika the Hero lives up to his name | #MikaTheHero #blog31

Photo by Karin / @akrogirl – from #MikaTheHero Flow. At the waiting room. Yesterday Mika fell off his chair, backwards, on the kitchen carpet. Very hurtful, but nothing seemed to be broken in his arm. After a night with pain, we made a call to the public health service at 1177, and they recommended to go to the kiddie ER at our hospital Vrinnevi here in Norrköping – better safe than sorry! Lucky he was – “only” his radius was snapped out a bit, and was easily snapped back just by the doctor’s hand. And x-ray confirmed nothing was broken,…