Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Technically, each of the procedures is scheduled as "same day" so we'll get to the hospital bright and early at 5:45am, then Eliza-bug will go under general anesthesia for a few hours and if all goes well, we'll be home by dinnertime...
We'd appreciate your prayers for grace and Elizabeth's protection. Our flight home from California was an amazing example of how God's grace can carry us through lots of logistical obstacles with ease and we're asking God to supply the same grace for tomorrow. Ruby will play at Sophie's house so she'll be happy as a clam.
We'll let you know how it goes!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Me: Ruby do not push your sister! I want you to give her a hug and
say, "I'm sorry sister."
Ruby: "I'm NOT sorry!"
hmmmm....that's a first...I had to laugh.
At home, one hour later, Ruby stole a toy from Elizabeth and was being
a grump in general.
Me: "Ruby, I don't like your attitude at all. If you want to keep
playing, you need to be cheerful!"
Elizabeth: "Yeah, I don't like your attitude at all"
Sigh....at least they're honest! I can't wait to add a 3rd little
princess to the castle in only a few months...
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas with Granna & Papa Peterson, and all the aunties and uncles, and cousins. Baby Harms #3 will be the 7th GIRL cousin on that side, so we're not planning on putting away the dress up clothes anytime soon. We spent a wonderful evening celebrating my parents' 35th wedding anniversary and are thankful beyond words for the heritage we have. We also had a chance to spend a few hours with my grandmother who is near the end of her beautiful life. Our time together was a gift.
Unfortunately for the 3rd time in as many trips, both Elizabeth and Ruby got a virus while we were away and by the time we got to the Bay Area on New Years Day to spend a few days with Grandma and Granpda Harms, Elizabeth was pretty sick. To make a long, exhausting story very short, both girls were feverish & coughing and nobody slept much over the weekend. On Sunday, Elizabeth was diagnosed with a bacterial pneumonia at Urgent Care and given two rounds of antibiotic injections so we could get on a plane yesterday to return home to St. Louis. Needless to say, Matt and I are doing our best not to make any rash promises to "never travel anywhere every again!" sigh...it's tempting though.
At our follow-up appointment with the pediatrician this morning, we confirmed that she also has another ear infection and Ruby has croup. We'll be so glad to get Elizabeth's tubes re-inserted on January 25th since this is her 2nd ear infection since we discovered her tubes had come out 4 weeks ago! Also on the 25th, she'll get an endoscopy to see the status of the varices in her esophagus and they'll also stitch up her g-tube site which has remained unhealed since we removed her g-tube last February.
Lastly, we'll get another set of labs tomorrow to follow up on a strangely low platelet count seen on her blood work in California. We'll keep you posted if it amounts to something.