Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rui Zhi


They took her off the respirator last week and was making plans for her transfer to a palliative care facility.....then SHE WOKE UP!!!!


From Guillame at Bethel:

Dear friends,

On friday morning we found Rui Zhi, a 4 year old girl who has been with us for 6 months, unconscious in her bed.  We called the ambulance and they took her to the largest Children's Hospital in Beijing.  Today she is still unconscious and has a brain edema.   It's a swelling of the brain.  We have no medical history and the doctors think it could be genetic.  It was very sudden since thursday she was totally fine.  The doctors are not optimistic, she has difficulty breathing and her vital signs are not regular.

Our medical staff is there 24-7.  I was there this morning with some of the BBQ staff because the doctor called to let us know that her status was critical.   If you believe in God, please pray.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Here are just some of the items Angela and I are bringing to China with us!!
Lots of warm sleepers, cloth diapers, nursing pillows and jumpers!

6 more days and we're off!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A blog post is WAYYY OVERDUE!

SOoooo sorry!!!

Wow.. time has flown by, and I really need to catch up.

where to start...

We had a wonderful christmas, we were able to spend it at home, and my dad came up to stay with us!
It seems all we did was eat, eat, drink wine and then eat some more!!

 We headed out and choose our "perfect" christmas tree!  As usual Frank let the girls drive the truck around!!

Getting ready for x-mas eve mass.   Frank still has yet to learn how to tie a tie!!

My most recent news is that I'm heading back to China, March 1st for 13 days!!!
I'll be going with another adoptive mom, Angela, Moya, Cathy and Ian (our camera guy)
Cathy is Gracie's mom, and I'm looking forward to meeting her.  We wil fixing up Gracie's Room First Hugs Program, replacing the matts, building shelving and fixing the window and heaters. (and whatever else that needs to be done)
We had a fundraiser today and raised 400$.
 Angela made an amazing Dragon Cake that was the hit of the fundraiser!!

 Shan Resturant donated dumplings, and pork on a stick, and Classic Touch donated all the tea!