Saturday, February 26, 2011

This is the area where Gracie was found.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can” John Wesley

Geoff's New Buddy

Meet Mr. Brown - the security guard

Pictures from Haiti

This is Marie Mica reading the Rockford Independent story about her that ran last week- it made her feel very special and famous. Marie Mica is 15, and gave birth to a boy just before Christmas. A very sweet and quiet girl.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Geoff in haiti today

keep an eye on the HIS HOME 300 blog for information and pictures from Geoff while he is at HIS HOME

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where there is a will, there is a way...

If there is one thing Grace has, it is WILLPOWER!!!! (That's Megan making the call)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Follow-Up Appointment

Today was Grace's follow-up appointment. There was good news and bad news. The good news is that Grace's hip looks great. It is right where it should be and the bones have started to mend. Her reachable stiches were removed. The bad news is we will be back in the OR March 9 to get spica cast number 2. No, no, not for the second hip. We are still on hip number 1. Grace's doctor is so pleased with the direction her legs are being held, he wants to do it longer. The second cast is mainly due to the stench factor that will be upon us by that time. The second spica will be a bit smaller and allow some movement with her legs. She will be in that cast for another 4 weeks. Yep, that adds up to 9 weeks. The surgery for her second hip (left) will be in 1-2 years. It will involve cutting the femur and putting in a plate and screw. I'm getting ahead of myself, though. One at a time.

Last night, for the first time in 9 nights, Grace slept for an extended period. Up until last night she slept for only 1 1/2 hours at her longest stretch. She is usually up whinning every 15-20 minutes. Most nights we are up 13-15 times. We are hoping this new sleep thing will continue. Everyone is pretty groggy around here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Throne for the Princess

Thanks to our friends, Paul & Sally Wetters, Grace has a custom designed new chair and table. No more eating lying flat on her back like a Roman. Play-doh here we come!