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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What a night- AND WE HAVE AN UPDATE!

So forget the fact that I came home from AWANA tonight to a neighborhood full of police cars and ambulances. My favorite was the police hummer that said "This vehicle was paid for by your local drug dealer". There was a serious altercation down the street that did not end well for those involved and SWAT had to come out. It was crazy. All the adrenaline made my hungry so I heated up my 10:00 pizza snack and opened the computer to find MY UPDATE FROM LADY BUGS N LOVE!!!!

Here is what it said:

Hi Ginny,
I just got the updates today!!! Below is the translation:
> 1. Is she standing alone or walking yet?
Yes, she is talking alone.
> 2. Is her speech development consistent with other 2 year olds in the orphanage?
Yes, her speech developments is consistent with other 2 year olds in our orphanage.
> 3. Does she show signs of mental retardation?
No.
> 4. Are her elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, or feet involved in her condition?
All growing (developing) well.
> 5. Does she drink from a cup or bottle?
Bottle.
> 6. Did she receive the pillow we sent her with our pictures on it?
Yes.
> 7. Are there any other new diagnosis or complications?
No.
> 8. What does she eat and drink? formula?
She takes a bottle of formula each morning and evening. She can eat rice, steamed egg, noodles, fruit, crackers.
> 9. Is she on any medications that I should bring with me?
She gets cold sometimes. Maybe some cold medicine, just in case.
> 10. Does she interact with the other children like a 2 year old should?
Yes.
> 11. Does she have a radius - this is the forearm bone on the side of her thumb and would indicate a possible cause of her wrist drop
She doesn’t have a radius.
12. Her updated measurements:
Height: 78.5cm; Weight: 9.7kg; Head: 45.5cm; Chest: 47cm; Teeth: 16; Foot: 12cm.
13. three pictures are attached.

Knowing that she does not have a radius narrows down a lot of the syndromes. I will be doing a lot of research over the next few days, but I think this is actually good news from the perspective of other complications. Will be a little tougher to treat however.

I so wish I could post the pictures, but I have to wait until we get our RA. Just one more reason to pray that it arrives VERY SOON. In the pictures she is holding the pillow we sent her. It melted my heart.

Thanks for your prayers.
Ginny

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Yay!! I know this must have really lifted your spirits!! To have new pictures is just priceless!

Come on RA!!

Blessings,
Jenn

Cheri said...

Awesome news Ginny! I guess I know who to go with to ask for updates on Evan. :) I can't wait to see some new pictures of her. Maybe this is just the start of good news for you!

Barb Hardeman said...

What awesome news Ginny. Is there anything too difficult for our God? Can't wait for the RA to come (I'm not sure what it is but I know it's significant). I'll keep praying...

Kathy said...

Yay!! It is always such a blessing
to get more info. and especially
new pictures!
Praying for our RA's to get here!!

Melissa said...

Great news! Praying always!

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