December 13, 2012

'Round these parts...

'Round these parts we're enjoying the Christmas season...

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We're getting ready for Abi's 2nd birthday this Monday!!!! 

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... we're going to OT/PT and in a few minutes we'll go to the eye doctor... Just read the packet and it said to prepare for a 2.5 hour visit... Surely this can't be right. We'll see.

We're having lots of fun...

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We're dealing with the unexpected.

Facebook status from Tuesday:

This morning at Occupational Therapy Abi's G-tube site began to bleed... a lot. The therapist called a paramedic. The paramedic came, changed the gauze and then we drove her straight to the hospital (all while she's giggling to Beyonce) We then rush to the 7th floor surgeon's office and have a nurse look at the site- Consensus: It was scar tissue that can easily bleed...other than irritating the skin around it, the actual tissue isn't painful. So we cauterized the tissue, (which does sting apparently...), threw on some "If you're happy and you know it" and then headed back home. Now it's 12:30 and we're finally finishing our morning coffee. Sean just said, "Well that was a good morning." and I nodded, 'yes.' Annndd we weren't being sarcastic. Funny how quickly things change... 2 months ago that episode would have really stressed me out... now I'm ecstatic. Bleeding scar tissue? Psshh... We'll go on with our day now, thank you very much. We've got songs to sing and Christmas specials to watch...

We're gaining constant support and inspiration from other families in similar situations... (Thank you Audrey and Jenni) AND we're feeling VERY BLESSED this morning because our OT found an amazing chair that we can use for FREE until we order our own.  It doubles as a stroller and a chair for inside the house.  It supports Abi in all the right places, allowing her to sit-up, look around, use her arms, and see the world from an upright perspective. Woohoo!!!! Christmas came early! 


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Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

Blessings,
Mae

9 comments:

the domestic fringe said...

Your tree is beautiful, as is your baby girl.

~FringeGirl

Sara said...

Thanks for sharing that video. It made me cry and made me thankful that there are people in the world like you and that family who adopted a child who truly needed you.

Also that stroller chair for Abi looks awesome. You can tell that she is getting the support she needs!

kelsie fennell said...

I get giddy everytime you update. So glad to see that smiling face. She is so beautiful.

Erin said...

Abi looks SO sweet and happy! Thank God for blessings like a stroller/chair!

Thanks for sharing that video. VERY powerful.

-suz said...

Look forward to hearing updates about Abi....I think about you guys often (in a non-creepy way) you guys are in my prayers. Susan

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

*hug*

Not only have things changed for you two, but Abi received the greatest blessing of all. :)

Anonymous said...

Love your updates!!

LesLeigh Evans said...

What's the embed code for this video? I'd like to share it on my blog! Also, I love your adoption story, Mae. Abiella is beautiful and blessed to have parents like you and your husband! =)

Kate Kubler said...

just found your blog. holy cow woman am I encouraged!

Husband and I plan to adopt soon. Your adoption posts were so encouraging. Praying for you and your BEAUTIFUL little girl. I'm obsessed with her! Praying for you both and this new journey. Being a mother is the absolute best.

get ready. I may be emailing you tons once we get a little further along in the process!