Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Her Latest

Sorry this one is side ways – oops!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bella the Beautiful

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Bella wants to be mobile.  She is determined to figure out how to move.  It’s so fun to watch her become.  She has been on the vent more than off lately.   I have been wondering of late what we will be working with once she is off the vent for good.  What will she be like?  A really bad asthma little girl?  Will it slow down her development because she’ll have to spend so much effort and energy breathing?  I’m just worried.  I like where we are.  The future, being unknown, is still frightening to me.

Meanwhile, her PT said to get a walker (the play kind, not the gait trainer).  It gives her another position upright and where she can learn to move her feet and put weight on those little legs.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bella’s Week

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Sweet Bella – ultrasound of her liver showed that it was enlarged.  That wasn’t very surprising.  It also showed that she has stones in her gallbladder.  Ran that by her PCP who told me that it was up to GI, but they probably won’t do anything about it unless it causes a problem. 

Had to stop in and see her PCP – we were not doing well and headed to sick.  So two meds later, we are seeing an improvement.  It has been really cold – and that wheezing.  Ick.  We got our hands on an inline passy-muir valve.  Her other passy-muir valve she has to be off the vent to use.  That just isn’t happening right now.  But this one you can use while using the vent.  Now that her antibiotics are kicking in her secretions are more manageable and she is able to use it!  She loves to make noise!  I about need a valium every time we use it, though.  But I am getting used to it and she is getting used to it. 

In other news, this kid is so excited to move!  She is learning to dance – her version, a little wiggling of the shoulders and sometimes the trunk.  So fun to watch!  And that mat is coming through again.  She is scooting – she is using momentum to scoot that little bottom across her mat to reach toys!  So thrilling to witness!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My beautiful, happy girl


Here’s to exploring and learning and developing every day!

Thankfully not much to write this week.  It’s been really cold, so we have had some lungs complaining.  But we have been home.  We have been warm.  And we are grateful!


Playing with sissy – always makes my heart happy!

This mat is magic!  She will put her hands down on it.  Implications……we are  starting to learn the beginning skills that will one day be crawling!  Yea for the magic mat!