Well Ava has been in a very good mood the last 24 hours. It is so nice to see her little spit fire personality back! She is so smart, this little lady. She knows how to take her own temperature and how to put the stethoscope on her chest and tummy for us to hear her with it. Funny huh? She has also been taking her own IV pole along with her where ever she wants or needs to go. She is a character that is for sure!
For those of you that want to know and see I have decided to show you her stomach. I didn't post it before because I thought it wasn't appropriate however I feel that now you should see for yourselves her true condition. It is not a very good thing to see so if you are at all squeemish look away from your screen now!! She is no where near healthy. She is still a very sick and fragile little girl. Her Hicman line makes her at a huge risk for infection. Her open belly has to be protected at all times. I just wanted you to know that just because she is home doesn't mean she is well. The great thing about being home is that she is in our nice, warm, safe invirnoment. She needs that right now more than ever! Don't get me wrong she is doing very well for the stage of this she is in right now. God has been good to us and we are so thankful to Him!
(See she does still has her belly button it is on her right side!)
I've had a very hard few days. It seems like when you are down that is when the enemy (I call it the devil) sends extra hard things your way. I try to rise above it but I am human and things naturally bother me. I know that this is just what I have to handle at the moment and as many a good friends have reminded me, "THIS TOO SHALL PASS!" I just trust that this is all part of God's "Master" plan!
I took a few pictures with the girls over the weekend. They are such amazing daughters. I owe God so much for blessing me this well! So here we are. Unfortunately we left Daddy out so his time will be later. It was all about the girls!
Thank you all for your continued support. I often bring this song to my mind when I am going through hard times.
"I Know who Holds Tomorrow." This is the chorus
Many things about tomorrow I don't seem to understand,
But I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand.
That is so true we can't be sure of what lies ahead we just have to have the Faith that God is there and He will hold our hand through all life brings our way. He knows and He cares.
(One more thing...My dearest cousin Mindi went in for surgery this morning. Will you all say a prayer for her that things go well and she heals fast? "Mindi we love you!")