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The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Day After...

So, it's important to mention that this is not Robbie, it's Whitney...Ellie is refusing to let mom out of her sight for long (except when we distracted her with crafts and face paint from their activity times...go me). So, Mom asked me to post the rest of the day's events...Whitney doesn't know blogger, so we'll see how this goes!
Biggest this of the day was probably that the fever is gone and she's breathing fine on her own! Praise the LORD for that!

Ellie was still a little drowsy this morning when we went by this morning. She had slept some the night before (which was not true for mom, who slept in the bed with Ellie the entire night). Right after the rest of the crew arrived, it was time for one of their activity sections (there's 3 in a day). For this morning, it was time for music therapy. The lady played the guitar with the girls, gave them shakers to play along with her, and in return the girls taught her how to sing Mary Had A Little Lamb and Twinkle Twinkle in chinese. The therapist also had a giant guitar pick that Ellie used to strum the guitar from where she was laying. It was the most of 'Ellie' that we'd seen since the day that she had surgery.

Next, the nurses brought a wagon for us to take her out in for a little while. This actually proved to be great for her, as it helped calm her down. I think she was having some breakthrough pain, so a little distraction therapy came in handy (well, so did grandma and grandpa coming up while we were outside)

Next, after we had lunch, laid Ellie in the bed for a rest, got told by a PA that she might be able to go home tomorrow, we went to the therapy room to be fitted for a carseat and wheelchair. While everyone was talking, Ellie played with some Weebels...don't know if i spelled that right...but if you're clueless, think of the commercial about "they wobbel but they don't fall down".

Anywho, a little after that, Dr. Kim came in and expressed some concern over some swelling in her feet, which we originally thought was from the IV, but is yet to go down and looks like it might be increasing. He is wanting her to keep her feet up as much as possible (as in they should be the highest part of their body). He also seemed to think that it would take a little while for the swelling to go down, so it will probably be Saturday before they can go home, but JT and I will be returning tomorrow. So, pray that the swelling will go down so they can get HOME!

Anyways, Mom might be back tomorrow, she might not, it might be the literary stylings of Whitney again tomorrow...we'll have to see!


Kim Kenward said...

Thanks for the great updates, Whitney. I'm sending prayers to your Mom. I know how tired she must be. I was an exhausted mess during our daughter's open-heart surgery and hospitalization. It sounds like you have a great support system in place at the hospital. How nice that you can ALL be there to support Ellie. Please know that we are thinking of your family.

I'm praying that she'll be released sooner rather than later. God's blessings to you all.

The Kenward Family

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Hi Whitney, you did a beautiful job with the update! And we are praying that swelling goes down! I could just scoop up that sweetie and give her big kisses...although I'm sure she wouldn't let me :-)

Praying momma gets some rest! Terry

samuelsadoption said...

That is so a Whitney post! Love ya Whit. Anyway, Robbie we are praying for you guys. Hope to see you home soon.

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