Lisa is one of the moms featured in my ongoing Hydro Mom interviews. She's also one of the few hydro moms who lives on the West Coast. It seems like the vast majority of families that are active in the online support community live on the east side of the country. Well, Lisa and her family live on the east side of Washington State, less than a mile from the house Joey grew up in! And we've tried to meet up before, but it seems like it never works out. This weekend, we made it happen.
It was so nice to spend time with a family that speaks our "language." I feel like most of our friends and family have done an amazing job at becoming conversational in hydrocephalus. But there is something special about talking with someone who has heard all those big words spoken about their child, who knows what it feels like to get that initial, "Somethings wrong." They know the lingo. They've dealt with insurance companies. They go to the same appointments. And they watch as their little lady brings joy and enrichment to their lives. And it is pretty incredible to share in the resolve that we will do whatever we can for these precious little kiddos.