29 December 2008

Stepping back in time: July 2007

My cousin found some of her older photos and gave me copies and I was thrilled to see these ones of our children in the snow. You see we do not often get snow here in South Africa, and even then only certain areas get it. We had to ride 2.5 hours away from home to a Mountain pass to see this little sprinkling of snow but the children were thrilled. Can you see how they have grown?

27 December 2008

December collage

This is the first time I'm trying this, I made a collage in Picassa, of all our December holiday pictures, as there were so many. Let's see if we can see them all nicely like this...
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04 December 2008

Bouncing back!

I am pleased to report that Emma did so well with the surgery. She suffered quite a bit the first day from pain but today was much better. She is eating and drinking as normal now, and is her cheery self. I really felt God was there holding our hands. Unfortunately, she was last on the theatre list, and we were surrounded by 5 other squalling post operative toddlers, enough to break even steel nerves. Once I'd taken her to the theatre I returned to the ward for a cup of tea and I was shaking!

But she did so well. We were able to pray through it all and even in the theatre as she "blew up her balloon". Medical staff at this hospital were so caring of the child-parent relationship and God blessed us with friendly caring staff.

In the end the ENT surgeon inserted grommets and removed her adenoids, so we should see an improvment in her sleep apnea and hearing loss soon.

Thanks for all the prayers and concern.

We are off to the beach tomorrow. We are very excited as we'll be seeing my brother and his family from Australia. We have not seen them in about 3 years and they have not even met Shelley or Amy. The children are so excited to see their cousins.

01 December 2008

Emma-lee surgery

Just a brief note to say on Wednesday Emma must go to day hospital to have surgery that will hopefully improve her hearing and sleep apnea. Her adenoids must be removed, and they may insert grommmets (tubes) but we'll have to wait and see what the ENT sees.
We'll update as soon as possible. Not too keen on the anaesthetic but it's essential to get the adenoids out in these cases.