A Changing of the Guard

Rudy’s “Birthday Week” began this morning with a big and bittersweet transition…school nurse change.  Nurse Viviana has accepted another great position within the school district and today, sadly, was her last day with Rudy.  We are so grateful to Viviana for her attentive and tender care of our boy and I know she will be missed by all in room KB but we are also very excited for her and the new opportunities she’ll have in her new role as a school nurse.  So, Viviana leaving is the bitter part but there is also a sweet side to this transition as Nurse Sara is returning!  This is definitely a pleasant surprise and we are thankful that her return coincides with Viviana’s departure making this a smoother transition for Rudy.  🙂  Woo Hoo!  Welcome Back Sara!!

Rudy's double whammy dream team today!
Rudy’s double whammy dream team today!
Thank you Viviana.
Thank you Viviana.

We enjoyed another great SB Heart Walk event on Saturday.  It’s always such a great time to connect with others in our community affected by heart disease one way or another.  We appreciated Rudy’s teacher, Miss A., and Nurse Viviana joining us for the morning and were surprised by one of Rudy’s CTICU nurses from UCLA!!  What a fun encouragement.  We definitely missed Wilson but thanks to technology, he was present via FaceTime for a few minutes!  🙂  Here’s a little sneak peak into our fun…

Rudy surrounded by Miss A., Max, Nurse Viviana, Olivia and CTICU Nurse Sarah E.!!
Rudy surrounded by Miss A., Max, Nurse Viviana, Olivia and CTICU Nurse Sarah E.!!
A quick photo op with Rudy's cardiologist and his wife at the opening ceremony! Woo Hoo! Love to the Harakes!
A quick photo op with Rudy’s cardiologist and his wife at the opening ceremony! Woo Hoo!  We love the Harakes!
Wilson FaceTiming with the DPHS drum line.  Next best thing to being there.  :)
Wilson FaceTiming with the DPHS drum line. Next best thing to being there. 🙂
Rudy was, once again, unwilling to
Rudy was, once again, unwilling to “walk on demand” at the start of the event…
...even Miss A. tried hard to coax him to cooperate...
…even Miss A. tried hard to coax him to cooperate…
...but, alas, he was the last man standing at the starting line! Ha Ha
…but, alas, he was the last man standing at the starting line! Ha Ha
'Love these kids and their willingness to not only participate but help make the Heart Walk FUN!!!
‘Love these kids and their willingness to not only participate but help make the Heart Walk FUN!!!

Looking forward to Rudy’s actual birthday on Thursday!  Fun! Fun!

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