This is an extra special Christmas and we are so thankful that the Marys are here to celebrate with us!
It has been a very long year, but we feel so blessed to have all of you supporting us. We can’t thank you enough for all of the love.
Just to give you a quick update….Elizabeth has been off oxygen and the nose feeding tube since the surgery. It is nice to be able to breath through your nose 🙂
She does need to put on some weight. She has only gained 3.5 lbs since she left the hospital in August and that is not enough weight. She is also having trouble keeping down her food when she does eat. Both of the girls have reflux pretty bad but at least Ellen is able to keep her food down most of the time. We are going to meet with a ped GI doctor next week to discuss what we should be doing with Elizabeth. They might need to put in a G-tube (feeding tube that goes in her belly). This sounds scary, but apparently it is not that bad and it would be a good way to put some weight on little Elizabeth.
All things considered, the girls are doing great! They get so much attention from their brothers and sister. It is really great watching the older kids love on their little sisters.
Megan, Michael and Nicky have been such great helpers and very patient with holding, feeding and changing.
A special thanks to everyone that attended and helped with the event over Thanksgiving. It was a huge success and a night we will never forget. So much love and support in the room. Thank you Peter Clune for putting this together. Thank you Vicki Staples! Thank you Licks! Thank you John O’Leary! Thank you to everyone that was on the committee!
We will do a review of 08 and post pictures of the girls with Santa and pictures from the event.
Please say a prayer for Andrea Husong and her family right now!!! Thank you
We hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and experience the real joy of the season!
PS-We are expecting number 6 in June. More exciting news!