Sunday, November 26, 2006

A Happy Thanksgiving

I am sorry for not posting an update sooner. Emma came home from the hospital on Tuesday night and was able to join us at home for Thanksgiving. It was her first big holiday out of the hospital and it was great. We spent the afternoon at Nana and Papa Ford's house. There were 13 of us. Emma tasted a couple different things and liked them. She really liked gravy because of its saltiness. She kept licking her lips. In the evening we headed over to Uncle Braden and Aunt Kelly's house for their first Thanksgiving at their home. It was nice to be able to spend time with both sides of the family. The rest of the weekend we just enjoyed spending time with Emma at home. We took her to the park today to go on the swings. She loves being outdoors. I promise to post some new pictures soon.

Monday, November 20, 2006

A Long Winter

It looks like we are in for a long winter with Emma. She was admitted to CHOC on Friday again with pneumonia after only being home for 12 days. She was doing so well and then started throwing up again constantly on Friday. As we expect to be back at the hospital a few more times before the end of winter we are trying to get a porta-cath to make setting up IVs easier for Emma. Since she has spent so much time in hospitals, her veins are shot and it can take up to 10 pokes to finally get a good one for the IV. This would be a long term IV starter surgically placed under her skin. They are used a lot with cancer patients. We are crossing our fingers that she can be home for Thanksgiving. The only holiday she has ever been home for is the 4th of July. We would be very thankful if she wasn't in the hospital this year.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Sorry for the delay on an update. Emma got home from the hospital last Monday and she is doing well and is very happy to be home. We got an amazing new camera on Friday after dropping our last one. Here are some new pictures.
Emma at 16 months

Emma and Mommy

Emma sleeping on Auntie Katy

Emma and Riley

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Fun Pictures

Emma and her friend Riley.

Our Frog Princess!

Emma in daddy's hat.

Family photo at the pumpkin patch.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Still at CHOC

Today marks a week back at CHOC. Emma is feeling better and is acting more like herself, but the doctors want to run some more tests. It looks like she will be there a few more days. They want to check and see why she is not growing as fast as she should be while she is still there. She also had a low heart rate last night so they would rather be extra cautious.