Monday, September 30, 2013


The two weeks following Annie's repair have been pretty rough. Our sweet, independent girl decided that if she can't feed herself, she's not going to eat. By the end of the first week, we were lucky to get a few spoonfuls of food in her and maybe an ounce or two of liquid. By that point, we were getting a little concerned about dehydration.

Out of desperation, we finally decided to ditch the arm restraints (she could take them off, anyway) during mealtime and let her try feeding herself. Slowly but surely, she started to eat again. In fact, she's become quite the little chow hound.

We're not sure how much weight she lost after her surgery. She didn't have much weight to lose to begin with. But we think we're on the upswing now. We're taking things one meal at a time.

Unfortunately, Annie & I both came down with a nasty case of strep over the weekend, so we're back to square one with liquids. Annie seems to be handling it better than I am! She has her post-op appointment tomorrow and we'll see what the future holds.

We haven noticed now that she has tubes in her ears, her hearing is greatly improved. She loves to take walks in the stroller and now hears every single nature sound. She's quite captivated. It's like a whole new world has opened up to her!

We appreciate your continued prayers!

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