Friday, October 30, 2009

update on Feiley

Hello all -
Wanted to update you on Feiley- She is adjusting wonderfully. The first 5 days or so were filled with crying, jet lag, insecurity, sleepless nights, and a very tired mommy. Now, she is as sweet as candy. She smiles on demand, loves her brothers and daddy, says mama mama ALL the time, plays independently (yes, mommy sometimes walks away for 5 minutes or so to do laundry, clean floors, ect.). She eats anything in sight and is sleeping 12 hours or so night. She still has a cold and cough and sometimes needs a breathing treatment. This has been going on for almost a week and we are ready for it to go away. Now, for the past two days, we have had doctors appointments to evaluate her development and heart condition. As for her development, she is delayed but they do not see any need for therapy right now. They want to give her a few months to catch up on her own. With her heart condition, the hole in her heart is small but is causing some leakage. There are also 2 other areas of her heart that are not working properly which may be caused from the hole. They have put her on two heart meds. for the next two weeks and then will evaluate her again. They did ekg's today but will redo in two weeks. The chances she will need open heart surgery are high at this point since there is some leakage. The cardiologist believes if he can close the hole, the other two areas in her heart that are not working properly will fix itself- they hope. This is not what we wanted to hear even though we suspected all along she would need surgery. We ask for your continued prayers that God would heal her heart well enough for NO SURGERY and if that is not the case, that she would be fine after her surgery. We are so glad she is finally home with us and we can help her get better. She is such a doll. We know everything is going to be alright and we have great confidence in our cardiologist and most of all our GOD.
Love to you
Cathie and Chris and Fei Fei

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