Rummage sale!

You know, all too often we focus on the bad and forget about the good. So I end up posting when Namine has surgery, or is sick, or something goes wrong. But the point of her blog is not just to document and communicate her problems and issues, but also to tell people about how awesome she is, how she grows, and all she learns.

Namine’s palate

It just rolls off the tongue: “Namine’s cleft palate.” For nearly two years, it’s been that way. So whenever I say it or type it, it’s still those three words. But no longer! It’s been a week since her palate, no longer cleft, has been repaired.

Post-coming-home thoughts

Now that we’re home, I think we can breathe a little easier. I fed Namine some applesauce and pureed bananas (neither of which she ate much), but I think that after being used to feeding herself, it’s somewhat frustrating to be fed by someone else again. We are willing to remove her arm restraints while […]

Going home!

Kids, it’s official. They discharged Namine this morning, and now we’re going home! Nothing has really changed, as far as Namine’s condition. We’ll keep you posted on how she’s doing.

Sleep, perchance to dream

Namine is asleep, at last. Since we’re here in the hospital, and she’s feeling so crappy, we have temporarily suspended our rule that Namine is to nap no later than 5, maybe 6 in the evening. We came to deciding on this rule, as all parents come to decide what is best for their children: […]

The path to recovery

Namine is asleep, so I think now is as good a time as any to update everyone on how she’s doing. The hardest thing a parent has to do, I think, is sit and watch their child in sickness, knowing they can do little to lessen the pain, and nothing at all to improve their […]

A turn for the worse

While the cleft palate repair itself was successful, Namine has developed complications. She has had a lot more blood than the doctors expected in her stomach, which is making it upset. She almost threw up once, so they gave her something to ease the nausea. She also has quite a bit of blood in her […]