At 7 am this morning, Dad got the call. We have a kidney!!! Claire's just gone in to surgery. She'll be in the hospital for a few days. Prayers for the kidney to work perfectly! (Pictures and other info to come soon) Much love and thanks, Mom and Dad Hughes
The end of summer is fast approaching for Mom Hughes who goes back to work next week (classes and then actual paid work the week after). It's a bittersweet end, but Mom is so happy to have gotten the summer to play all day with her beautiful two girls. Since the last post. . . … Continue reading End of Summer
To pick up where we left off, Claire came home the day after her surgery only to go back again a few days later for a sinus infection. The hospital stay was only for insurance as she was breathing awfully fast. Now, she is home again and finally all better! Not much else has happened … Continue reading Happy 4th!
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!
Dearest Readers, Claire has grown so much! She is now officially standing. She can say upwards of 30 words (although she still has trouble putting two or more together). And, she is no longer wearing 24 month clothes (or size 2T). After being in that size for a year, it's fabulous seeing her wear "toddler" … Continue reading Listed!
After Halloween, Claire had a bit of a cold and the month of November flew by until it was Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was full of delicious food celebrated with both sets of grandparents. She even tried the food! But, she didn't like it. She ended up playing while Mom and Dad ate at both thanksgiving meals. … Continue reading Between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2016