Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
This picture was taken before church yesterday.
It was a beautiful evening yesterday so we got out the sidewalk chalk.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
God is so very good....we feel so blessed.
Thank you for checking in with us and all of your prayers.
Beth and The Troops
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The hospital called to give us last minute information and instructions...
We check in at the hospital at 11:15 tomorrow morning. I would guess that Lucey's surgery will be around 1:00 p.m. She cannot eat after 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Since Lucey does not always like to eat breakfast first thing in the morning and definitely not at 4:30 a.m. we opted to keep her up a little late this evening and give her a snack at 9:30. She cannot drink anything after 9:00 a.m. This may be a challenge. Poor thing....this is going to be hard.
Adam was packing for the trip and Lucey got a kick out of crawling into the suitcases and bag. She loved Adam toting her around in his bag.
So here we are, in 10 min. heading to St. Louis for the first of many surgeries of her facial reconstruction. Just looking at her you would never know the major deformity underneath that bright, beautiful face you see when looking at her. It's truly amazing. She is missing so much of her upper and lower jaw that she will need bone grafting in a few years to create a jaw. She does not qualify for distraction. She does not have a mandibular joint. There is facial tissue missing as well.
Thank you for your prayers today as we travel and tomorrow as she has her surgery. I will try hard to post an update. I have no idea what to expect tomorrow. I have been encouraged by those of you who have shared your stories about your children who have gone through similar medical situations.
Tomorrow Lucey with have her lateral cleft lip repaired and her ear remnant removed. We are going the ear prosthetic route with Lucey. I'll explain more about that in another post.
I know I still have not shared the rest of our St. Louis visit from back in May...My friend's took care of me and I have some great photos I want to share....but the day at the hospital was difficult so I have been dragging my feet on revisiting that place in time.
Also, Christian has strep throat again. This is his third time in 8 weeks. We are concerned about him. He is a trooper. Please pray for his healing.
Thank you again for your prayers....
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am not a huge breakfast in bed kind of girl but I knew Ron would just love it! I got the troops up and together we made Ron a fully loaded omelet, coffee cake, grapes and St*rbuck's pressed coffee.