Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Finally, a moment of quietness. Both babies(as I have started to refer Rex and Faith as) are sleeping. I was unprepared for the craziness four kids can stir up. On our pick up trip I was taken back by the serious physical delays Faith was experiencing. I knew she would be delayed, but this much was a bit of a surprise. So I've been trying to deal with four kids, while my mind worried about Faith. No one gave me a manual on her when I left Guatemala, it reminds me of when I left the hospital with my first child, the hospital forgot to give me a manual. I'm still kinda ticked about that. ha ha.

Faith is definitely grieving. Some days she eats and some not, some days shes happy as can be and some not. When I brought her home she wasn't sleeping through the night, eating baby food, crawling, sitting, etc.. She has started to roll over much more and seems to be getting a little stronger. My pediatrician sent me to the neurologist to have her evaluated. The neurologist saw no apart signs of Fetal alcholism, brain damage, etc. He felt her delays are due to lack of stimulation and neglect. Although she was in a foster home, she did not get what she needed physically or mentally. She is also in the 50% for weight, for a 4 1/2 month old. (Faith is 11 months old). He said not to worry because everything seemed proportionate. Non-the-less I am very relieved to finally get some answers about her future. The Dr. recommends that she start physical therapy within the next few weeks. He predicts that Faith will catch up quickly. On Friday we see the pediatrician for a full physical.

All is coming together as God had planned.

On a sad note, we had to put our 2 year old Saint Bernard to sleep. He went crazy. He bite three people, one being a child and has turned on my husband and our other dogs. No shelter would take him and our vet said we have no other choice. The entire family is morning him right now. We love you Ralph and will see you again someday


Master of Chaos said...

Great job with the blog site. I know I rag you for your blog time, but I can see you and your fellow blogers need each other. Love you JR

Master of Chaos said...

Great job on the web blog. I know I rag you for your blogging time, but know that you and your fellow bloggers need each other.

Kim said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dog. They are very important members of the family. Good to hear of Faith's milestones since she has been home.

Kerri said...

I'm so glad you got good news from the neurologist. Hopefully, Faith will be able to catch up quickly now that she is home with you.
I'm sorry to hear about you dog. I know that must have been so tough.
Kerri and Ruby

Heidi said...

I'm sorry about your dog. I always thought St. Bernards were gentle giants. You must be so relieved after your discussion with the neurologist. I just know she will catch up in no time now that she is in your care.

Grandma Honey said...

We are so happy to hear the neurologist said things will improve with love and attention. Faith has come home to a very loving and amazing family. You are all lucky to have one another. God has truly blessed you!!!!