Overwhelmed is putting it lightly...lots to deal with, lots to catch up on, and lots of pictures to post. Below are 19 photos, and it was hard to keep it to less than 50! Life is slowing down a bit and I like it that way. For some reason blogspot is downloading my photos in draft form as computer language and not actual photos, so I apologize for the lack of description for each photo but I can't seem to find the patience right now to sort through the language. The pictures are not in order, again I apologize. So here you go:
(the post below was written over the last couple of months, I have updated some)
Wow...well since last I signed in lots, and I mean L.O.T.S. have happened! Kate and Mallory are now 11 months old! How in the world did that happen?! Jack is learning about five hundred new things a day...currently he is insisting on calling Daddy "Tom". I get a huge kick out of it every time. Kate is crawling everywhere and has mastered getting up and cruising around..unfortunately she has not figured out how to get down by herself, so after being very proud of herself when she stands up the excitement is short lived as she starts whining to be helped down. Mallory is now rolling both ways and is really getting better at being a supported sitter. She has had a couple of stays at Children's Mercy. The long story short version is that she is a silent aspirator (two aspiration pneumonias in one month), has delayed gastric emptying, acid reflux, and urinary reflux...fun times. She has been a super trooper through all of the tests, needle sticks and overall sickness. After her last aspiration pneumonia we stopped offering her anything oral, all feeds are via a gastric tube. Amazingly enough, she doesn't seem to mind not having the oral feeds. I find that somewhat sad but know it would be worse if she screamed for a bottle.
We decided to get a GT/Fundo which is a port in her abdomen that we feed her through and the fundoplication is a surgery that will prevent her from refluxing and throwing up..a super bonus! Her stomach is still somewhat sore and I am hoping the healing is almost complete.
Well, I think I am done with the over-the-top catch up...hope you aren't too overwhelmed with the large amount of pictures and content..I will (I WILL!) not let it get this out of hand again!