If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
What a night- AND WE HAVE AN UPDATE!
Here is what it said:
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?
> 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?
> 6. Did she receive the pillow we sent her with our pictures on it?
> 7. Are there any other new diagnosis or complications?
> 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?
> 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.
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