Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ferris Wheel bound!

Friday we went for a walk down Broadway and went to the 3 story ToysRus. Sarah found the giant ferris wheel in the middle and wanted to go for a ride so Mommy and Sarah went while Riley and I watched. Yesterday we went to David and Debbie's house for lunch and afterwards went to central park to play. David and Debbie are friends of ours that we met up here at Dr. Waner's office. Here is a picture of Sarah on the ferris wheel and a picture of us in the park.

Friday, October 8, 2010

In the Park

Yesterday was a great day! The weather was perfect so we spent the day at central park, one of our favorite places! We took the girls to the zoo and then found a grassy area with large rocks and spent the rest of the afternoon playing and relaxing in the shade! Riley took that chance to lay back in the stroller and nap in the breeze! Sarah used her wonderful imagination to entertain us with songs and skits...we thought we would put one up of her singing....Enjoy, God is Good!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

This morning I got up and made bacon,egg,and cheese bagels. I asked Sarah if she wanted one and she said "no daddy I want some pizza" well we had a slice in the fridge so Sarah had a very healthy breakfast.Ha.
She is feeling good with just a little bit of pain from the stitches. Here are a few pictures from this morning. The red area on her face is from the fraxil laser and it's shiny because it's slathered with bacitracin ointment.
God is good.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Surgery was Successful!

Today was surgery day and was very successful. Dr. Waner was able to take a good portion of scaring out of Sarah's lip and bring the lip out some to help make her bottom lip look more full with what he described as a certain way of stitching it up. Dr. Waner also did some fraxil laser to help smooth out the scaring on the rest of her face. Sarah woke up from surgery the best a three year old could wake up from surgery and after some serious promising and bribery we were able to get her to drink some pediolyte and eat some crackers. We arrived back at the apartment a few minutes ago and all in the Porter house are in need of a nap. Thank you for your prayers and would like to say a special thank you to Hometown Hero's back home. Here is a picture of Sarah post surgery and a picture of Sarah with Dr. Waner a few minutes after surgery.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Back in the Big Apple

Today we flew back to Manhattan for another surgery for Sarah. Our flight landed around 10 am and we were in Dr. Waner's office by 11:30 for a visit with him before surgery. We got a picture of Sarah and Dr. Waner which is one of the few one's we have of them together. After the Dr. looked at Sarah she told him thank you, when he went to shake her hand goodbye she went and gave him a big hug. I think it caught him off guard and was pretty cute. Surgery is tomorrow and is scheduled to start at 10 am. Please pray that surgery goes well and that the Dr. does the best possible job he can. God is good.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Stardust after surgery...

Sorry this post is a little late, we realized we had forgotten to put this one on! Sarah did very well this morning getting her stitches switched, talked to Dr. Waner, and he doesn't know what the next step is until we send him some pictures in a month to see how well she is healing, so we will find out later.
But she did well, a little grumpy girl, but shes doing much better!
But we did take Sarah to the Stardust Diner the day after her surgery...and of course she enjoyed it! While the wait staff was getting the music ready to play for the next song, Sarah took that opportunity to sing herself! One of the waiters started to joke that he was going to take a microphone to Sarah! She was singing so loud and having a ball! She did it in between all of the breaks! Her songs were "ABC's" and "Old McDonald!" Here's a picture or two while we were there!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Out and About...

When we come up, we always try and do things for Sarah, at least something everyday, when the weather is warmer, we go to the park, and the Zoo, etc. But when its cold we have to find different things to go and do today we decided to take our candy loving little girl, to the very popular and famous "Dylan's Candy Bar" it's not much different from other big candy stores, but its neat and has some really cool things, and its been around for a VERY long time! Sarah was in love! She started to walk around just touching the bins full of candy and looking at everything, and then when she figured out we were letting her pick some candy to go into her bag...well that was all she wrote! She really enjoyed it, and it was a cute place to go and do something for the day! On the way back, we stopped to meet a few of the horses that line up with their buggies waiting to take people on a carriage rides...Sarah and Fredia Joe (the horse) really took a liking to each other! On the way back, right as we were walking up to the apartment building, i looked up and saw Sarah fast asleep on top of Chuck's shoulders! It was a nice day to get out and walk around!
Sarah goes back in to get her stitches switched out in the morning at 8 a.m. Please pray that all goes well, and the pain afterwards isn't too much!
God is Good!

Snow day Continued...

Well we took off with the girls in their "bubble cart"! They were so snug and warm all bundled up and protected from the was so nice knowing they were comfy enough to both take a nice nap before the museum. It was very interesting to go, we got to see the Titanic exhibit and the Leonardo DaVinci exhibit. I mostly wanted to do this little blog entry just to show you some neat pictures...i took some really neat ones so its going to be hard for me to pick just a few! Thank you so much for praying for Sarah! Enjoy the pictures! Chuck pushing the girls...and a little lady feeding "her" birds! It was so cute! And a picture of the stroller, with the girls asleep inside once we got to the museum...the cover was covered in snow!!
God is Good!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday is Snow Day

We woke up this morning and already had 3 inches of snow on the ground. We are supposed to get up to 18 inches total which is fine, as long as we can leave Saturday. Friday, Sarah is going back into the hospital to get her stitches replaced with dissoluble stitches for the trip home. Today we are going to try and go to the Discovery Time Square Expo and see the Titanic and DaVinci exhibits. The Expo is only 15 blocks from where we are staying so we think we can make it. This is a picture of Sarah at Magnolia Bakery Yesterday. Her chin looks so much better.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Surgery Day...

Today was a little different than the other surgeries that Sarah has had...instead of going early in the morning, we went later in the afternoon at 12 to be there for her surgery at 1. It was different because Sarah had to go most of the day hungry, instead of sleeping through most of the hungry part! She did good though...
They called us back to pre-op a little after 1:00 to get Sarah ready, and Sarah, Riley and Daddy sat down to watch some Veggie Tales on the DVD player we brought with us! So cute!
When getting dressed in her gown to go back the the operating room, she wanted to keep wearing her tutu! She was so cute...and I'm sure the most fashionable little 2 year old back there in a hospital gown!! (Chuck takes her back, so he took it off for the surgery once she was asleep)
Surgery lasted a little over an hour and Dr. Waner came out to tell us how it went, at first Sarah was supposed to get dissoluble stitches that we could go home with, but when Waner started working he realized that the plan of what he was going to do and how he was going to do it needed to be changed, so she got regular stitches, and on Friday we are going to go back, and they will do more laser (they did some today) and take out the regular stitches and replace them with the dissoluble ones; for us to go home with.
Sarah bounced right back, and was drinking her juice out of a cup and eating goldfish in no time!
Thank you all for your prayers, and love!
God is Good!

Sarah's Surgery

Hello everyone! Just wanted to put a post up to let all of you know that her surgery will be today @ 1 pm. We dont know how long the surgery will be right now, but please pray that she has a safe sugery with no complications. Thank you!
God is good...