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

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bella’s Week

IMG_7262Our nurse has bangs that are swept over to the side (reminds me of the skater cut when I was in high school).  She was so delighted that she got Bella’s hair to look like hers!                                         






She is just so cute!                                 Swinging with Lizzy


Delighted with herself – piano playing           Making mat man


Playing with sisters                                     Learning to go DOWN – not as fun!


PT brought over some e-stim to try out on her leg.  That right leg can’t kick.  We thought we would try it and see.  I asked them to do it to me first, and no, Bella won’t be using e-stim.  I did not like it.  How would she understand what we are doing to her?  And that poor thing has been electrocuted enough in her little life.  When you are sedated and paralyzed, nurses pass a current through your body.  If you respond, you aren’t deep enough.  I hated that!  Twice a day for way too long she was shocked and didn’t flinch.  So, no, we aren’t going to shock her little muscles now.  Mama has too much emotional baggage for that to be successful!



  We love you too Bella!

Phrases I have heard repeated this week, “She’s back!”  (so grateful!)   and “She’s feisty!”  Yes, she is!


Donna Leavitt said...

I've missed hearing about your family lately. I am glad Bella is feeling better. I hope everyone gets well soon.

Heather said...

Why is it that your girl is looking SO grown up?

I love the swept bangs .. Zoey's go that way... so much so that she no longer has bangs,just swept to the side all the time!

I love the picture on the post below with the id sticker in her mouth ... shows her feisty little spirit through and through.

You know, I have a dream of getting to your great state there before long and I am going to find you all and get my hands on your miracle girl.I promise you that.