We went to the zoo for Veteran’s Day. Started with MOLA (Museum of Living Art) and discovered Claire is afraid of dark places, for now. However, she did enjoy touching a snake and, later, a starfish. Amelia enjoyed it all though she didn’t touch much. She was so active, looking around and such that she … Continue reading Zoo Trip 2
This week was a busy one and ended with a trip to Burleson’s Boo Bash, a Halloween festival. The girls had a blast! Amelia was very interested in all of the different sights and sounds. Claire was just simply amused as she rode around in her wagon. She also loved looking at all the different … Continue reading Boo Bash 2017
Today, we went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. There, we spent two hours enjoying the “Four Seasons” and the “Rose Gardens” with plans to go back later to visit the “Japanese Garden.” The girls particularly enjoyed the wildlife including a Monarch butterfly, a squirrel who we repeatedly saw as he dug into the flower … Continue reading Botanical Gardens
Claire is doing so well!!! Her kidney is functioning well and she’s had her final (21st) surgery to remove her hemodialysis catheter. Now, she’s back working with therapy and growing. It’s a long process to get her to walk and eat food, but she’s making small strides. It helps that she can watch her sister … Continue reading Sweetness
Claire was discharged and home Saturday evening. As of today, she has officially adjusted to her new life. Her physical therapist and homeboubd teacher came by this week and said she's doing great! She's still behind physically, but she's ahead with her numbers and letters! Go Claire! Amelia is also a growing baby as she … Continue reading Home and Adjusting
So, Claire took a ride in the ambulance yesterday at three in the morning. Poor baby's hemodialysis catheter broke off and subsequently blood was everywhere. Luckily, Cooks was able to get a new one placed. They said that this will be the last time they can place one because there is so much scar tissue. … Continue reading Whelp… (Well…)
So, as previously mentioned, over the past few weeks, we've had a lot going on. First, Amelia made a surprise entrance. Then, we went to the zoo, took flower pictures, and had a birthday. Claire is three years old!!! And Amelia will be 3 months old tomorrow. Crazy. It's also crazy that Claire is super … Continue reading Blast from the Past
Well, maternity leave is long over and it's back to work tomorrow. Over the past several weeks we've had a birthday, a zoo trip, and special pictures (flower pics). All pictures will be posted throughout this week. An update: Claire is enrolled in school and starts therapy ("school") this week. She's excited as are Mom … Continue reading So Busy!
Claire was officially listed as "active" on the transplant list as of February 27th. The hospital bag is packed and the family is waiting on the call. There's no telling when a kidney will be available, but the family is hoping soon (while Mom is still on maternity leave). However, you know what they say … Continue reading Claire’s Listed!
Amelia has made her grand entrance into the world with hardly a cry! She was born yesterday at 3 in the afternoon weighing 7 lbs and 5 oz. She is the sweetest little thing who slept through her first night and softly cries for food or a clean diaper saving her loud cries for annoyance … Continue reading Surprise!