Sunday, March 25, 2007


Your prayers meant a lot and Isabelle is recovering very well from her dental procedures. I don't know that I would bounce back as quickly as she appears to be after 3 removals and 16 root canals ...
Yesterday she seemed almost completely back to normal. We are planning to bump up her program this week so hopefully her time off gave her enough rest for the week to come.
I plan to get a toothless pic of her asap, when I do I will post it.
Matt and I were talking this morning again about how healthy Isabelle is. She is just such a little fighter, strong & healthy! We are blessed.
"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall." Psalm 55:22

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

It's Over...

Whew... what a day. I am so glad that is behind us, particularly Iz.

We arrived at Deaconess Hospital early this morning and they took Izzy in the room to prepare her for the surgery about 9:00 a.m. They were so sweet to her, they put a warmed blanket on her and gave her a pink bunny puppet. She acted very calm and relaxed as they wheeled her to the surgery room. The dentist was very sweet and let us know as soon as he was finished.

The worst part of the day was coming into the recovery area to see her afterwards. She was crying so much it was heartbreaking. Her little mouth was so swollen and her eyes were as well. She was scared and coming out of the anesthesia. I finally maneuvered around the IV and monitors to hold her and after an hour of crying she was finally ready to head home. We put her Dora DVD on for the ride home and she was pretty calm.

I waited about an hour to try to feed her anything and she was hungry. Her little mouth looks so odd to me now, without her front teeth. She looks like a snaggletooth, it will be cuter when the swelling goes down. Of course she is always precious and beautiful to me... with or without swelling :) .

This is the pic Matt took on the way home with my

phone camera.

Kind of blurry but you get the idea...

Thanks to everyone who prayed for her. One comment the dentist said was how amazingly she did with the whole thing and that he could tell she was incredibly healthy. She is. I praise God daily for her good health. She is on a very nutritional diet too, along with JuicePlus nutritional products. She is the healthiest of all our children.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Izzy Update ~

Just thought I would write a quick update on Isabelle tonight...

This is Spring break and I think Izzy is really glad to get the break. She did really good last week in the walkable with Camilla. Kathy said she initiated some steps and that she held her head up nicely. She also spent circle time with "her boys" in the stander. Barbara commented that she seemed to really enjoy being able to see everything going on.

Isabelle shows us interesting things every day. She is quite a girl!

Thursday Izzy will be having her dental procedure. She will be having three teeth pulled in the front, and then all of her teeth will have baby root canals and caps. The front two will have white, the others will be silver. We have been waiting so long to get this done and I am just ready to have it behind us. She will be anesthetized. We are supposed to arrive at Deaconess Hospital at 6:30 a.m., they will prep her and probably begin by 10 a.m., The dentist, Jerome Miller, said it would take him a little more than an hour. They will keep her for observation for a couple of hours afterwards also, that will probably be until 2 p.m. Please pray that everything goes really well for Izzy and for her comfort and safety. It is difficult to imagine taking her to a hospital. We had so many sad times at hospitals in the beginning of this journey, but we now know that our sad days are over and it's time for many happy days. Thanks for your prayers (in advance!)

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." John 15:7

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Isabelle is doing really great. She continues to do better and better with the assisted crawl. I think there is some confusion about what exactly that is so I thought I would describe this exercise. We begin with cross patterning which takes three people. One person at each side moving the arms and legs alternately and then a person turning her head. After 5 minutes of cross patterning she does about 20 ft. of assisted crawling in which she is put on her tummy and we raise one arm above her head and bend the opposite leg, we then instruct her to push with her leg. Each push we alternate sides. She pushes every time we tell her too. Me and Bailey were doing this last night and telling her that soon she would be crawling into his room getting into his stuff (neither of them can wait!). We got her stroller fitting finished and I don't know how long it will take but I am very excited to have a lighter weight stroller.
This is the stroller we have chosen (with Camilla, p.t.'s help :) ...
Izzy's will be raspberry colored.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]. Mark 11:24

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Izzy's Tuesday...

Just thought I would write a quick update on Izzy's day at school...

Niecie was very excited today when I picked Isabelle up today. She was doing her vision and instructing her to look at the right side but the object was on the left side. Isabelle kept looking at the right side and Niecie finally said, "Isabelle, you have to do this!" and then realized she was telling her the wrong side. She apologized and then told her to look at the left side and Izzy did and then looked to the right when asked. Niecie said that she gave her a "finally you get it" look! Niecie was excited and sees too the ability and intelligence of Izzy!

She just keeps on showing us how smart she is which is so exciting.

She did great again last night on the assisted crawl. I think she gets better every day at it.

Thanks for keeping those prayers going up for Izzy! God is listening and answering with a "YES! and AMEN."

But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us--by me, Silvanus, and Timothy--was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. II Corinthians 1:18-20