Sunday, January 19, 2014

~*Ana Update*~

We only remained home for two days until we needed to leave again....the ice storm we weren't expecting hit our county hard. We lost power until Christmas Day. 

We spent one night at a hotel then spent the next 3 days at my parents house. With eleven people in a small house you would think it would feel crowded but it worked out well and we had a great time.....

That is, until we all got sick! 
Stomach flu.....and bronchitis. 

Our littlest guy was hit the hardest with two antibiotic injections and oral antibiotics when those didn't kick it.

As for Analina, she was most affected emotionally by all the upheaval. She begged to go home the entire time we were at the hotel and, while she did relax at Nana's a lot, by Christmas Day she was ready to be home after dinner. 

 She was not able to walk until 10 days post op. Her stamina was severely affected and she spent most of her time sitting in one place. She is now able to walk carefully and slowly. She could do stairs by crawling up them or sliding down. Once in awhile she would gets a spurt of energy and walk up/down them. 

While she seemed happy enough it was difficult to see her diminish so much. She gathered all her favorite toys and would sit in her fave chair and play there....her cohort in crime is 3 yr old Peanut and they are so sweet together. She is back to limited strength in her right leg....we have a walker for her to use when she's up to being out and about.
Playing "walker" with Ana, who was having an energy spurt!

Her drain was removed at her post-op appointment and she was so scared she screamed bloody murder! I felt terrible for the Ped's Plastics Doc. We couldn't hear to converse about how well it was healing. However, her incision is healing up superbly! We are so grateful she's not had any issues with the incision. Her drain was looking iffy for a few days (oozy and angry red) but I treated it quickly and those symptoms calmed down.

Now, one month Post-Op, she is doing very well. The headaches are nearly gone, she complains less and less of back pain, and her energy is slowly returning. When she's tired it is obvious and her ability to balance and walk is affected. She will dip real low when she steps with her right leg as that leg is weaker than before. 

We are so grateful for her healing! We are so happy that she is trusting us, again. We are so happy she is our sweet princess girl! 

John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


  1. I'm so glad to hear things are going well for her and hope and pray she continues to gain strength!

    They are both adorable, by the way!

    1. Yes, they are double trouble, those two are! Peanut is the brains behind the naughtiness, usually, and Ana quietly goes along with it....They keep me laughing!


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