Thursday, January 20, 2011

Patches and Billy Bones

Last week I took some time to do a few projects with the kids. James decided he wanted to make a cat like the cat Daddy had when he was a boy. Thus, here is Patches:

I suggested a fish to Andrew, since I had seen one recently on another blog. Out came Billy Bones:
We're receiving more snow here! I think snow in winter is our new normal! Otherwise we are keeping busy with company, school, and chores.

Laura has had two long appointments at Riley this week. Fortunately, most of the news is good and everyone is very pleased with how her heart is functioning. She's being weaned off the two heart meds! She'll continue to have regular checkups and we pray that her cardiomyopathy will remain stable and not worsen over the years. That is the only concern as far as her heart goes, but as I understand it, the chance of it worsening is there, but only slight.

Everyone is also pleased that Laura is nearly 14 pounds now and catching up on her development! We have to keep up with the round the clock feeds and not let her go more than 6 hours between feeds, so that is a bit tiresome, but understandable. We're just waiting for the date for her nasal cyst surgery and the only "bad" news is they want a g-tube (direct port to stomach) inserted at that point so she can keep up with her feeds post-surgery.

And now I must go get my little pumpkin dressed for the day.....


Lovella ♥ said...

I am amazed at what your kids can craft. They have some serious talent in their bones. It's good to hear that Laura continues to develop and grow and gain. That is wonderful news and hopefully that port won't be too uncomfy for her.

Heather said...

Very cute - I see your felted wool scraps are being put to good use! I am so please to hear of Laura's progress - praise the Lord!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

They are so cute!

Speaking of cute, glad to hear Laura is better. :)