Saturday, July 5, 2008

Update

Masseh has been home from the hospital for a week and a half. Unfortunately she was only home for 24 hours before she started throwing up, having diarhea and had a fever. We were very scared that she had another infection and would have to be hospitalized. They did some testing and decided it was probably just a stomach virus. Poor girl cannot catch a break with her health. She has fully recovered and I believe we haven't had throw up for at least 4 days. We do, however, change sheets and clothes multiple times a day due to the antibiotic and skinny legs that don't fill out a diaper very well. We were grateful that Kaya didn't catch it although there was an unfortunate nursery incident at church involving throw up on the nursery leader. She did seem to feel great after that though. Masseh is doing better every day and is now laughing and dancing to music. She is very attached to me, a little too much as she screams when I put her down or Derrick takes her away. She's just trying to figure out her life and wants to know that mom will be there for her. Her leg is still very swollen and she still can't walk although she moves it much more. She wants to get up and go and it is frustrating to her that she can't. We love having Masseh at home and love to watch her and Kaya interact with eachother. It felt like such a long process to get her and yet here she is. We are so grateful. She is so easy to love!

7 comments:

jena said...

What a wonderful update. I think their little bodies need some time to acclimate to health...especially since it isn't something they were use to. We continue to pray for your family and look forward to many more updates!

Crystal said...

We have been watching your blog over the time you were in Uganda and praying for you. We have just comitted to a little guy in Uganda and will be traveling there to bring him home. Your story has inspired us : ) God Bless- Crystal and Family

Sherry Archer said...

I tried to call you and could not reach you; apparently your number has changed. Please give me a call on my cell 760-625-3606. Blessings, Sherry at Angels' Haven Outreach

Lori said...

We are also adopting from Uganda. We were given your information from Angel's Haven. We will be talking to the NGO in Uganda soon and would love to talk to you about your experience/wisdom as we will be traveling the same path. We hope to hear from you. Our email address is loribronk@sbcglobal.net
Blessings,
Dan and Lori

Melissa said...

Hi, I just found your blog, and want to introduce myself...another Uganda mommy. Didn't know who you were but prayed for your adoption several times, via OCF. Blessings to you all and praying for good and lasting health for your little one.

Emily M said...

So happy that you are all together-- this time will be tough, too, I'm sure, but now you know that you can handle anything!

p.s. I love my Ergo carrier when my baby is clingy. I don't know how much she weighs, but they can be worn on your back, so it doesn't wear you out as quickly as front carriers, and you have your hands free for cooking dinner or helping big sister. My one-year-old is probably 25 pounds, and I still use it all the time.

Aaron and Tiffany kulp said...

Hey it was so nice to run across your page we are heading over to uganda in september to gain guardinship of a little man from the orphan fund as well..praying your little girl adjust well..
Tiffany