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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ballet Girl!!

I signed little miss up for Miracle Dancers, a dancing class.  We have missed the first three weeks because of that great big pink cast (I couldn’t get her in her costume!).  So today I dressed her up and we headed for the studio.  Poor baby whimpered – she thought I was taking her to yet another doctor’s appointment, but NO!  When we got there and she saw all of the other ballerinas…heaven!  She pranced and spun all over.  All of the little girls LOVED her!  She’s so small!  She’s so flexible!  And she had a blast! 


Made this Mama’s heart happy to see her in there with everyone else!  Way to go my dancing girl!


After class, she was so happy, she did this little dance for me.  She is such a little miracle!

(turn down your volume, otherwise you have to listen to all of the mothers in the lobby!)


Monday, September 28, 2015

And the cast is (finally) off…


Sweet girl.  She was terrified, she was sick, then the hospital wanted no part of dealing with her airway, then we were re-scheduled, so the fourth time, that cast finally came off. 

Sweet thing wouldn’t even be calm after versed.  They waited and waited and ended up just taking her back still screaming.  She was just too worked up.  They let me walk with her all the way to the surgical doors, but I couldn’t go in with her.  It broke my heart.  It was our third time in that same OR department in four weeks.  Everyone recognized us and try to love on our girl, but she was too scared.  She knew where she was and what was about to happen.

She wasn’t really even totally ever under.  They just sedated her enough that she was gone, they took off the cast, removed the pin, and then let her wake up. And she woke up MAD!  But once she realized we were taking wires and tubes OFF, and once everyone left her alone, she crashed hard on me and slept and slept.

I felt so terrible as they took her away screaming.  This was not her fault.  Not that any of her many surgeries have been her fault, but they have been a by-product of her health, her DNA, the way she was knit together.  It is what it is.  But this one, this one was from me.  I caused this one.  I broke her bone.  Yes, it was totally an accident, but how guilty I felt (and feel).  Once again, Bella is having to go through something she didn’t ask for, that she didn’t deserve.  I thought of our Savior – sinless (like Bella), suffering for something someone else did (in this case, me).  When He died for us, He cried out.  He did it because He loves me (and all of us). 

Anyway, poor girl.  So grateful that is over.  Her finger is healing nicely.  She can have baths again (yeah!)  Her nail has started to grow again and she’s starting to use her arm again.  Love you, my amazing girl!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Our Week

Well, Bella’s cast is still around.  She got sick the night before removal, so we had to re-schedule.  The hospital has already rescheduled that one as well.  They are afraid of her airway, so we will head downtown around lunch time on Monday  - third? fourth? (losing count) times the charm, I’m hoping!

I saw this cheap drum set at the store and got it.  They love it!  I thought Brother would like it, and he does, but it’s the girls who go crazy with it!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Camp Crooked Creek

Bella’s class went to Camp Crooked Creek.  She had so much fun!


The Selfie Queen – it’s too bad no one loves this kid!! Smile



Boating and fishing


Exhausted on the way home


Sunday, September 20, 2015

So Far in September

After her accident, her therapists brought over this giant very pink fox.  It now sits on her bed.  We brought donuts to thank them for all of the help they gave us!


Bella got another set of tubes – this time the longer lasting kind.  Hopefully they will last!


Playing in the backyard


We have been keeping a food log of all the food Bella does (and doesn’t) eat.  We’ll see what her dietician says!


Going out to eat


Grandma and Grandpa came to visit.  Saying Good-bye!



Playing with Sammi


Checking out Mom’s new office


Bella is currently obsessed with the show “Barbie, Life in the Dreamhouse.”  But she has a hard time saying  “Barbie.” So to ask for her Barbie show, she’ll bring me something Barbie related  - a Barbie doll, a closet, a car.  She cracks me up!  She has discovered if she sits on the car, she can make it go. :) So funny!

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At a Fall Festival

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Dancing to the music


That cast was supposed to come off on Friday.  There was no way she was going to sit still enough for them to remove it or the pin in her finger.  So Monday morning, we will head to the hospital for a little happy juice and the official removal.  (Here’s hoping it goes well!)