Tuesday, July 24, 2012

4 Year Cleft Review

Today we met with Paeton's Cleft Palate Team at Children's Hospital to review her progress, assess her current status and discuss further care.  It was an exhausting day...our longest set of appointments yet.  I awoke at 3am and never went back to sleep.  I can never sleep when she has these appointments.  We were out of the house by 6:50am to drop Evan at a friend's house and get to the appointment on time.  We saw doctor's from 8am - 2pm. 
Hanging out...in the waiting room.
Coloring with Mom...in the waiting room.
Testing out the big chair.
The many faces of Paeton Violet.
Working on her letters....in the waiting room.
Playing daddy's IPAD....in the waiting room.
We spent A LOT of time in the waiting room in between appointments.  We saw the speech pathologist, photographer, audiologist, ENT, plastic surgeon, dentist and team psychologist. 

Our best part of today was finding out that Paeton's mouth looks great.  There are no further procedures needed at this time.

Paeton did have a large amount of wax removed from her left ear which she did not like.  She was wrestling from the ENT & Nurse so much, they had to wrap her in a sheet and Jodi had to hold her down.  I stayed at her feet which was probably good because I just stood there crying, listening to her scream.  I am no good in these types of situations....especially pregnant. 

Her left ear is heavily infected and 100% of the ear drum is torn open.  They don't want to operate on her ear till she's 6 years old; they feel as though any earlier could result in a relapse.  So...we wait.  In the interim, we have ear drops to give her and 3 different types of ear plugs to help with bathing and swimming.  

We are so thankful for this amazing team of doctors and specialists that we've been meeting with for 4 years now.  We know God has provided us with a perfectly assigned team and she is in the best of hands. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

CP Camping Trip 2012

Paeton: Swam All Day, Loved Fishing With Daddy, Played Hard In The Sand
Evan: Ate More Sand Than Food, Loved Having His Dinosaurs On The Trip
Jodi: Took Paeton Into The Deep Water, Spent Two Daddy-Daughter Nights With Our Girl
Me: Day Trip Only, Loved The Beach, Snuggled With Evan, Took Pictures
Good Friends Everywhere

Friday, July 13, 2012

Chalk & Bubbles

Last Day of 4K Prep

Here's Paeton and Allie leaving for their last day of 4K Prep.  They had so much fun going to school together this summer.  I'm so thankful Paeton had a good friend to start school with - what a blessing.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Still Likes Horses

If anyone wanted an update, Paeton still is in love with horses...specifically racing horses.  She is always the jockey sporting her helmet and pool googles as accessories.

1st Harvest

After Jodi's run tonight, he took the kids out to our garden for our very 1st harvest of the summer.  Evan was so excited.
Showing daddy his finds.
Collecting everything in the sand bucket.
Not bad so far!

Wirth Pool Playdate