Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween! Part One

Wheee!! Our first holiday together and boy have we had fun so far!
This morning Miya and I joined her friends at school for a little trick or treating on campus. We had so much fun! After, we stayed and ate lunch with her class. Lucky for me, I had my camera in my pocket and managed to get a pic of her eating lunch at the little table. So cute!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Boooo...tiful

Halloween Eve, after full of paint, drool everywhere, a mom that doesn't know how to set the flash settings on her camera, and a little girl on the move and not wanting to pose for pictures!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Here I go.........................again.

Heart news....

Miya's heart procedure has been scheduled for December 30th! Since Miya is one of "their" babies, we were scheduled first (7:00a.m.) AND if there aren't any complications we won't have to spend the night in the hospital!!

We'll be ringing in the new year with a repaired and healthy heart!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Heart update

Last week Miya, my Dad, and I ventured over to the Children’s Hospital to see her cardiac pediatric specialist. After a 2 ½ hour appointment (complete with an echo cardiogram and ultrasound), the Dr. confirmed what I already knew…her PDA is still open.

The good news – the opening is small enough that it will not require major heart surgery, the procedure will be done via an incision in her groin, laparoscopic (sp?). Yay!!

The bad news - the PDA is large enough that it probably won’t close on its own, which means I am waiting for the Dr. to call me back and we will schedule the procedure sooner rather than later. I had originally thought that they would wait until she was 2 to close it, but since it’s big enough that it probably won’t close on its, here we come!

On another somewhat disturbing note…when we were at the appointment, the doctor mentioned right away that Miya was the tenth patient they had seen this month from China and in all but one case the diagnoses made in China and thus reflected on the referral paperwork was incorrect and the child’s medical problems were far worse than stated on the referral paperwork. What the…!!!!

Thankfully, Miya’s paperwork was correct and he was pleased to see that she has a PDA with an easy fix! Well, maybe he thinks it's an easy fix...but quite frankly the idea of any heart procedure scares the crap outta me!

I'll be glad when it's all over and she is all fixed up and good to go!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

A few weeks ago my mom, sisters, our kids, and I ventured to Sea*r's portrait studio in an attempt to get a wonderful picture of all the grandkids together. The good news is we got a few good ones! The bad news is, I'm not showing you the ones that made the final cut......yet...

Here's a little sneak peek of my mom, the birthday girl, with all her grandkids!!

Happy Birthday Mom! We all love you!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Home 3 months!

We have been home for exactly 3 months and once again I am too darn tired to post anything of substance. Cute pic though right?

Friday, October 10, 2008

16 months old!