Saturday, November 6, 2010


I took Sophia to see our pediatrician, Dr. Harper, yesterday.  He was very pleased with her progress.  Her wound is healing well, and she is only needing pain medication about once or twice a day.  She is moving her right arm around very well – unlike initially, when she kept it very tightly to her side.  He noticed she is breathing more quietly, too.  He said it is the first time he’s ever been in the office with her and not been able to hear her breathing. He encouraged me that it’s possible the tracheomalacia, the floppiness in her airway, will harden and firm up as she continues to grow.

I told him I didn’t think I would be returning to normal so quickly – and he agreed.  He said children are just more resilient and heal faster. 

We’re continuing to keep her home for at least a couple of more weeks to protect her from viruses, etc.  She misses her ballet class, but she is keeping busy here with the other kids. 

We’re working on her pilgrim dress for Thanksgiving, today.  I have slowly added to the costume over the years – first the apron, then the white, broad collar and cuffs (well, the cuffs were made of poster board which I cut out and then we stapled them together and slipped them over the girls’ wrists).  Last year, we did a few of the mothers’ pilgrim dresses. Now, it’s time to do dresses for the girls.  Sophia’s dress will be brown, Isabella’s blue, and Olivia’s red.  Alix and Kate have been working on theirs this week – we just need to finish them off.

Thank you for continuing to pray for Sophia!  She has been so happy reading the sweet notes and cards you’ve sent!  She has set them all on the counter in the kitchen so she can see them each day.  Don’t be surprised to find something from her in your own mailbox soon!
place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's house last year

 Pilgrim Mothers
Grandma, Aunt Colleen, Me, Aunt Jennifer
A random pilgrim children shot during our annual "play"

1 comment:

  1. Praise the Lord! I want to see these dresses.
    Will she have to go to Cin. for a check up?