Friday, November 15, 2013
Almost 4 years ago, someone special came into our lives.
As I was preparing our paperwork to adopt Teresa, I called the USCIS Office to ask to have Teresa's adoption expedited because of her health. Cindy answered the phone on that day. As I explained to her the health of the little girl we were adopting, her heart was moved to help us. Everyone in the adoption community knows how important your Immigration Officer is in the adoption process. I quickly gathered all the documents that she asked for and Cindy expedited Teresa's adoption in record time.
Over the years we kept in touch. Cindy always planned on coming to meet Teresa after she received her new heart. But sadly that would not happen here on earth, it would have to wait until Heaven.
We were so happy when Cindy told us she still wanted to come and visit. Meeting Cindy was wonderful. Through Teresa we had a special connection that drew us together.
Over the week we went site seeing, ate crab cakes, crab potato chips and crab soup, visited the Cemetery, had lunch in D.C. with friends who helped to tell Teresa's story to the world and hung out with the Bartlinski Bunch and Cindy became a member of our family.
We are so grateful that God orchestrated that day almost 4 years ago and brought Cindy into our lives!
All because of you sweet girl. We love you more!!!!!
Poor Emilia has had a really hard time. Since she had her fixator surgery on October 8 , she has had one infection after another.
We thought she was on the road to recovery and then on Monday she started with enlarged and painful lymph nodes. We went to the pediatrician and started yet another antibiotic. On Wednesday the school nurse called to inform me that Emilia was covered in a red rash. I picked her up from school and we went to the pediatricians office. By now she was in a lot of pain and starting with a fever. From there we went to Siani for Dr. Standard to look at her. By the time we reached Siani she had a 103.5 fever and was covered from head to toe in redness and shaking. The infectious disease Doctor looked at her and knew she was in toxic shock and sent her right to the PICU.
We started 2 more antibiotics. The Doctor said she was very lucky that we caught it so soon because it saved her life.
On Friday morning she had surgery to clean the infection from her bone. The first results have come back and she now has MRSA and osteomyelitis.
The plan is to continue IV antibiotics and treat for mrsa and osteomyelitis and wait for the rest of the cultures from the biopsy to come back to see what other nasty bugs might be hiding in her leg.
Posted by Our Family at 11/15/2013 07:40:00 PM