Chaia's ABC Book is a little different than most little ones' ABC books.
A is for Ativan which is like IV chocolate, soothing my soul.
B is for Boyle, which is the name of the Doctor who is trying to help my heart.
C is for Calcifications which make my vessels lose their elasticity.
D is for Diuril which makes me pee my pants in abundance.
E is for Epinephrine which I haven't had to take for six weeks.
F is for Fentanyl which helps me feel pain free.
G is for Glycerine which makes me poop my pants in abundance.
H is for Heparin which keeps my blood thin to let my heart work less.
I is for Intubation which is what they had to do three times to keep me alive.
J is for Jesus, who is my only hope.
K is for Kisses which are what my grandma gives me and they are great medicine.
L is for Lasix which works alot like Diuril and makes me pee my pants.
M is for Milrinone which helps my blood vessels remain widened so the heart has an easier time.
N is for nurses who play with me and take care of me all day and night.
O is for oxygen which is going in my nose to help my heart.
P is for Pamidronate which is what my body needs to get rid of the calcifications.
Q is for quaque which is Latin and means 'every'. The doctors try to impress me by saying I get my meds 'Q6' instead of 'every six hours'.
R is for retractions which aren't good in my breathing, but sometimes I like to breathe this way just to stress people out.
S is for Stethoscope which the doctors forget to warm up before they put it on my bare skin.
T is for tachypnia which is what I have a lot and means I breathe rapidly.
U is for Urinary Tract Infection which I had one day because some yucky things got in my hoohoo.
V is for Ventilator which is what helped me breathe when my heart was tired.
W is for Withdrawal which is what I go through because I'm a drug addict baby.
X is for X rays which I had to get every morning when I had the breathing tube in.
Y is for Yankauer which is the sucky thing that Grandpa uses to clean out my drool. Sometimes I drool extra just to make Grandpa happy.
Z is for Zebra, which I have on my headband while my mom and dad try to figure out medical terms for every letter of this silly alphabet.