Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Surgeries Scheduled!!!

Bella had her apppointment with the cranio-facial team this past Friday. We thought it would be an evaluation by multiple doctors (and it was!), but what we did not expect is to walk out of the appointment with a date for her palate surgery! She will finally have her palate repair surgery on November 10th! This is so quick and we fully expected to have to wait until after the first of the year. We know this surgery will be very difficult, but we also know that she needs it and don't want to wait any longer. She will also have some dental surgery done during this time. The funny thing (at least we think it is funny since she has had so many other issues) is that she will not need ear tubes put in. The ENT said in about 98% of palate kids, tubes are needed. Wouldn't you know ... she is in the 2% for that area. He said her ears look perfect.

She is still scheduled for her hernia repair surgery for October 20th. We are currently going through all of the pre-op appointments for that. She also had her 1 month follow up appointment with the International Adoption Clinic. She has gained 1 pound and grown 1 cm. That is a lot for such a little thing!

Moving on past medical news ... We went to the local fair this past week. Aidan and Keenan loved the rides and Bella loved going on the Merry-Go-Round. Here is a picture of her with my mom.

There was a little rollercoaster there that Keenan just had to go on. As soon as it took off his eyes got as big as saucers. We was so ready to get off! Here he is looking happier on one of those spin rides.

Here is another one of the boys looking pretty darn cute.

The Budweiser Clydesdale horses were also there. They are so big and beautiful! God really knew what he was doing when he made them. Keenan looked so small next to them.

Here is Bella and Papaw. She is happy, but it is probably because she can't see the Bengals hat that is on her. You know, since she is a Colts fan and all (ha-ha).

Aidan also tested for his red belt in Tae Kwon Do on Friday. He did great on all of his forms and broke the board with a roundhouse kick (his favorite kick).

Here you can see the board is broken.

Please continue to pray for Bella and us as we prepare for a couple of surgeries within a short amount of time between each other.


  1. Wow - what a whirlwind of activity! Your family will definitely be in my thoughts & prayers over the next few weeks. Thank you for sharing all of the lovely photos and remind me next time we're togther not to cross Aidan. ;)

  2. We'll be praying for you guys. That is a lot of surgeries close together. It will be so good to get those things out of the way. Bella looks so happy and well adjusted. I love the photos. Your family is beautiful!

    Although nothing is scheduled yet, Olivia will also be having surgery in the next 6 months or so.
    ~Jennifer Friesen
    (Fellow Bethany Traveler)

  3. She sure does have a lot going on! But she is in good hands and will have lots of love through those hard times.
    Yeah for a pound! We are also excited for each milestone of growth here!
    We love keeping up with your blog... miss ya!