July 2010

  • Coughing fits are nothing to sneeze at

    Namine was up all night a couple nights ago, coughing and hacking. She didn’t seem to wake up much – a few times crying, but I was able to sooth her back to sleep – but I doubt she got much rest. Last night was much better, she only coughed a couple times. She slept through the night, too. I know she’s feeling better, because she’s trying to remove everything from the entertainment center again.

  • Plastics appointment

    Namine had an appointment this morning with her plastic surgeon, Dr. Denny, the man who did her jaw distraction and cleft palate repair. He has declared her palate completely healed, and she can eat whatever she wants again. Well, within reason.

  • Fever, but less

    Namine’s fever is lower now – down to 99.3. She’s definitely still sick, as her manner and crabbiness would indicate, but it’s still a small comfort knowing she’s getting better.

  • Fever, still

    Quick update. Namine had a fever of 103.8 last night, but it’s down to 101.3 now. She’s not eating much more than puffcorns and M & Ms, but we’ve been supplementing her with Pedialyte and water. Good thing, too, because she’s uh, been losing liquid, if you catch my meaning.

  • Fever

    Last night, Namine had a fever of 103. We called the doctor, and they said not to be overly concerned unless her fever topped 104. This morning, her fever was only down to 102.5. So we took her in to the doctor’s office, and they said to keep an eye on her, but we don’t […]

  • Club foot repair canceled

    We got a call this morning from Children’s Hospital. Due to the weather, Namine’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Thometz, would not be in today. As a result, her surgery is canceled. They will reschedule sometime early next week.

  • Movie night

    Jess, Namine and I went to see Marmaduke at the budget theater yesterday evening. Of course we’d never taken Namine to a movie theater before; we didn’t know how she’d do. But we figured, hey, it’s just $2 per person and Namine herself was free, so why not give it a try?

  • Not long now

    Just 5 days left before Namine’s foot surgery. It occurred to me the other day that we don’t even really know if the procedure has a name, exactly, other than “foot surgery.” I mean, of course it probably does, but the ortho doctor hasn’t told us what it might be.

  • Mostly a test

    I think some blog settings needed to be changed. We’ll see if the post thumbnail shows up this time.

  • Happy birthday Namine!

    Namine turns 2 today! She’s come so far in such a short time, but it doesn’t feel like a short time. We’ve been through so much, and she’s just as strong, if not stronger. Judging by how sassy she is lately, she is definitely 2. I think she’s most likely eat more cake this time around. She eats constantly.

  • Will cross-posting to Facebook work?

    Just a test post. I’m writing this from the WordPress app on my Droid. I want to see if the Facebook cross-posting still works.

  • In step with orthopedics

    I would have liked a little more notice than this, perhaps, but it’s still nice to know ortho hasn’t completely forgotten about us. We got a call last week saying they wanted to do Namine’s foot surgery (feet surgery? It does encompass both feet) this month, on the 23rd. I guess the opening just became available recently. (They originally wanted to go with the 13th, which was okay with us too, except they didn’t think there was enough operating room time, so they gave us the 23rd date instead.) As I understand it, the 23rd is still a tentative date, as they still need to figure out what time they’ll start operating. The initial time, I think, was 4:30 in the afternoon, but now they’re going with sometime around noon.