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Wednesday, February 28, 2007






RECOVERING ...We were up early and found out that they were able to move Kianna's surgery up. At 9:00 she was wheeled into the operating room. It seemed like forever before the Doctor came out to tell me that the surgery was over and she was fine. She returned to her room quickly. She was in some pain and the medicine made her sleep most of the day. She needs to be on IV antibiotics for 72 hours to prevent infection, so we will stay in the hospital until Saturday. Kianna woke up late this afternoon and played some tonight and had a liquid diet of broth, jello and juice.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007








IN HOSPITAL.. Kianna and I entered the Banner Thunderbird Hospital this afternoon. We are in a room that has a couch that makes into a bed for Mom. I was served dinner, but Kianna is on a liquid diet and had to settle for jello and an ice pop. She kept looking at my salad and I felt terrible. Kianna is in a great mood and so far, has undergone 3 irrigation treatments and had an IV hooked up. She is such a good sport and misses her sisters. Her surgery is scheduled for 10:30 tomorrow morning.

Monday, February 19, 2007

POSTPONED... Kianna woke up this morning with a horrible cough. The Doctor examined her and had a chest x-ray taken. She has viral bronchitis and her surgery has been postponed for another week. She is having breathing treatments and coughing a lot.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


KIANNA... When I decided to adopt a third daughter, I chose to adopt a special needs child. Kianna was born with a small congenitial perineal fistula. A fistula is a tube like opening. After we arrived home from China, Kianna saw many pediatric doctors. In January, she underwent a surgical procedure that determined the fistula was attached to Kianna's rectum.
On Tuesday, February 20th, Kianna will be admitted to Banner Thunderbird Hospital. The next morning they will "plug and seal" the fistula. The surgery itself is not complicated, the dangers are rejection and infection. Kianna should be in the hospital a few days. Once Kianna recovers this should never affect her again.

Saturday, February 17, 2007





HAPPY NEW YEAR... This afternoon we celebrated the Chinese New Year at the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center. The girls enjoyed the stage show and rides. We had a fantastic lunch at the Golden Buddha Restaurant. We spent time in the Chinese gardens and took a lot of pictures.

Saturday, February 10, 2007






HARD ROCK INVITATIONAL... The week started with Caeline getting sick. She missed two days of school with a high fever(105) and pneumonia. She is feeling better and was able to perform with her dance company.

Every year AZ Sunrays hosts a gymnastic meet at the Civic Center, with gymnasts from all over the country. Between sessions their dance company performed and both Mariah and Caeline had a fabulous time. They got to be on the floor with all the gymnasts and enjoyed every minute.

When it was over we walked a few blocks and joined friends at Heritage Square. Families With children From china was celebrating the Chinese New Year. It was a fun day!

Saturday, February 03, 2007





HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAELI... Caeli celebrated her 6th birthday yesterday. Her class went to the Chinese Cultural Center (they are studying China in school). Caeli had her favorite food for lunch, Chinese food.

Today Caeli had a party at Pump-It-Up with 23 of her friends. They played on inflatable slides and went through the obstacle course. After all the fun they ate cake (which Aunt Pam made for her)and ice cream. She is so excited to be 6!

Thursday, February 01, 2007




DAISY GIRL SCOUTS.... On Tuesday, Caeline became a Daisy Girl Scout. The ceremony was so cute and Caeline was so excited. There are 10 girls in her troop and Aunt Jodi is one of her leaders. She looks forward to the meetings each week.