When we met with with Dr. Everitt last week, we talked quite extensively about keeping Sarah healthy (especially during this cruddy flu season) so when a heart becomes available, she will be healthy and ready to receive it. The doctor got a little tongue tied and told us to be “viligent”. So, we’ve adopted a new word in our vocabulary…
VILIGENT adjective \ˈvil-ə-jənt\ alertly watchful especially to avoid danger with steady, earnest, and energetic effort; VIGILANTLY DILIGENT
We’ve got masks in the entry way, and sanitizer in every conceivable place in the house. And now Sarah lives in a “bubble” because her parents are paranoid and crazy. …And viligent.