We are adopting two adorable girls who have a little something extra, Down Syndrome!
We are excited to add them to our family.
We will use this blog to update family and friends on our adoption progress and fundraising efforts.
Just joining us? Click on the 2011 posts in the archive to find out why we are adopting the girls.

Family Update!

Oh my goodness how the girls have changed!  They have been through so much in such a short time.  Here is the cliff notes version:

*Did a whole BUNCH of medical tests.  Discovered the her medicals from Russia were 100% bogus.  She does not have hydrocephalus, she does not have a heart defect, she is not current on her immunizations.  Also they said her eye sight was normal and we discovered she is legally blind.  They also said her hearing was normal but she has moderate hearing loss in one ear.  Basically threw them away because nothing on the Russian medicals were right!

*Discovered she had sleep apnea and was aspirating fluids.  Got her tonsils and adenoids removed and it solved both problems.

*She had chronic ear infections and so we put tubes in her ears.  It seems to have worked.

*She had surgery on her eyes and now she can see!

*She is now standing, cruising furniture, eating like a champ and loves to dance.

*She adores her family and we LOVE her!

*We had almost no medical history on her so there wasn't much to be wrong.

*Did an echocardiogram to discover that she had a massive AV canal in her heart that was repaired in Russia.  So grateful they did that!!

*Discovered she had sleep apnea so we also had her tonsils and adenoids removed.  Solved the problem!

*She had tubes put in her ears for chronic ear infections.  Not sure how well they will work as she has another ear infection right now :(.

*Had a ton of medical testing done and she is basically healthy!

*She has learned soooooooooooo much since coming home.  She knows a ton of English and American Sign Language.  She has learned the family rules and is such a good girl.

*She has bonded to her family, loves living on a farm and her family thinks she is absolutely adorable.

1 comment:

  1. So excited to read your updates! Can't wait to see pictures. Glad you are getting medical issues resolved or at least diagnosed correctly.