Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sarah's Stitches Come Out

Today we got Sarah's stitches taken out of her cheek. The doctor's had to re-stitch her chin because some of them came out. It was a deep wound because they stitched on the inside and out. But overall the procedure went well and her new stitches look better then the first one's. I put some pictures from this week on with this post. One is of Sarah at the Central Park Carousel, one of Sarah walking in Central park,one of Sarah just standing there watching TV, and the one in her orange dress is about an hour after getting her stitches out on her cheek. Her chin is still bloody from getting more stitches.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thank You

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in the Tony Mull Poker Run this past saturday. I wish we could have been there. I hope our letter portraid the way we felt about everyone involved. The countless hours put in to preparing this run were (from my point of view) a real task. This community has continued to help my family and I. All I can say is All the glory goes to The Lord I beleive these events for Sarah is his work.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Day after surgery and ten rounds later

The reason for the title is very evident in some of Sarah's pictures. I think we can really call her our little fighter cause she looks like she went ten rounds in a boxing ring. Last night was very challenging. We tried to put her in the bed with us but she could not get comfortable with the arm restraints on. Kim ended up laying on the couch and rocking her to sleep about midnight. I say midnight in a significant way since we started the process around nine p.m. Wanted to share these photos and then were of to the doctor's for a checkup.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

August Trip: Big Changes

We just got back to the apartment. Today's surgery marks a significant step in Sarah's progress. Dr. Waner and Dr. Levitin took the scar off of her cheek next to her nose and they also took the scar off of her bottom lip and chin. They did this by cutting out the scars and then stretching the skin. She has about 15 stitches on her cheek and 8 below her bottom lip. Now the hard part starts with keeping Sarah from rubbing her face. She has little braces on her arms to keep her from touching her face but she is not liking them at all. We have antibiotics for her wounds and tylenol to keep her from to much pain. Overall the day was a success so it's up to mom and I to keep from damaging what the doctor's have fixed. I don't know how we are going to do it but Dr. Levitin told us to try to keep her from even crying so that the stitches won't rip so wish us good luck.We will be here until late next week when they will take the stitches out. I will update soon. Thank you for the prayers, God is good.