Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Allison and Jordan

So, I am a little behind on this post, but this weekend we celebrated Jordan's 3rd birthday( Sept 12th) and Allison's 8th birthday(Sept18th).

We had a wonderful time with the family. Allison's theme was butterflies and Jordan's was Thomas. It is so hard trying to find a theme to fit a boy and a girl, so they each get their own.

Happy Birthday, Allison and Jordan!! You both are special gifts from God.
Enjoy the video of Allison and her very special birthday gift.......I just love her reaction. Once again it is these moments that make us realize what a wonderful gift CI's are, when she can express in words her excitement over a birthday gift.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

3rd and Final

Yesterday, Allison had what we hope will be her final surgery. This time it was her right ear. Once again the doctor cleaned out the cholesteotoma and removed her ear drum( which was paper thin and not really doing her any good, due to her hearing loss).
She was in surgery about 2 1/2 hours, not nearly as long as the surgery on her left ear( 3 1/3 hours). Her doctor said she did great. After about 1 hour in recovery we were able to see her. Allison was in some pain, but was given some pain medicine and was able to get up and go to the bathroom. We were able to leave around 12:45 and home by 1:30.
Allison is very cranky, a sure sign that she is not feeling the best, she is usually a really happy girl.
She is happy that everything is done and is now looking forward to our mini vacation in Oct.