Tuesday, January 09, 2007

My brave little girl

Mei Lin had her ear tubes put in this morning. She was soooo good. She was smiling all the way! She laughed and giggled as I carried her to the operating room with my hair net on and scrubs. She thought that was just the cats meow. It was a very short procedure, and the doctor said that there was a significant amount of fluid in her ears and it has probably been there for quite some time. Meaning, everything she has been hearing these past few months has all been muffled. I hope that now that it is done, her speech will develop more and she will start to use more of her words. She was quite upset when she woke up from the anesthesia, and we heard her first "real" cry for her mommy and daddy, it broke my heart and I found it hard not to cry in front of her.

Tonight she is spending her first night in her big girl bed. We have found that her crib is just too small for all the rolling around she does, and our bed, well...she beats me up in her sleep every night...so, we are done with that. Hopefully this works out for us.

Mei Lin's footsteps at Tianamen Square in Beijing.

My Aunt Lorraine past away in her sleep last night, she was 52. I was always nicknamed "Little Lorraine" all my life because of our strong resemblance. She was a beautiful artistic person, who has suffered greatly these past few years. She has been suffering from dimentia and it has been very hard for the family. Her husband passed away suddenly from a heart attach in July. I take comfort in knowing that they are now up in heaven talking and laughing like they used to. Please pray that their children find peace in knowing that.


Anonymous said...

Big Hugs for a very brave Mei-Lin, I am sure she is going to feel and hear so much better now:)

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as they deal with their grief and their loss.

Kennedy's mom said...

Glad to hear everything went so well at the hospital. Mei Lin is showing us all how to be brave!

Sorry to hear about the death of your aunt. Thinking of you all.

dianne said...

So glad to hear that everything went well with the pocedure.

Sorry to hear of your families loss,God bless.

Saint John,NB

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Nat I forgot Mei Lin was getting this done....what a cute, brave girl!! I'm so glad that everything is OK and hopefully this will help her out. Have you noticed anything yet with maybe her being not so loud (that was my cousins problem).

And I feel terrible about your Aunt...sorry to hear that!!

I hope you are both doing OK and I'm thinking of ya!!!

Check out my blog...did a few posts today....

ladybugmommy said...

Hi Nat...sorry to hear about your Aunt passing away. I have an aunt Lorraine that I used to be compared to all the time when I was younger. I pray for your family and wish them comfort.
It sounds like Mei Lin was very brave...hopefully the procedure will be helpful and make a difference, it sounds like it will. Thanks for your posts on my blog as well, I feel your support. I appreciate that.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear all went well with her tubes. I hope the progress is painless.
love that you took a pic of her footsteps.

Anonymous said...

ps. Sorry to hear about your Aunt

Anonymous said...

hey nat so very glad to hear that everything is going so well you are all truely blessed she is a very special little girl but you guys are also very special parents me and randy wish you all the best all our love