Newest development

Hello all!  🙂

Ana recently started to flip from her back to stomach.  This is something we have been waiting for a long long time.  She also recently started to sit up from lying down on her stomach.  We were all very elated to see her develop so much.  🙂  The final product was something quite unexpected: when I put her down in her crib on her back, I found her randomly sitting instead of sleeping.  Since she doesn’t know how to go from sitting to lying down, I once found her stooped forward from sitting position and sleeping.  Poor thing.  Good thing she is so flexible.  🙂  One time she kept on waking up in the middle of the night and started to wimper.  I left her for a while and went to check up on her and she was sitting in her crib in the dark.  After it happened two times in a row, I knew I had to do something.  So, I came up with a brilliant idea!  🙂  I put a pillow in her crib so she wouldn’t have a room to flip over!  Now she sleeps squished in between the rail and the pillow.  It was really the only thing I could do.  Hopefully she’ll learn to lie down on her own and I can take the ridiculous pillow out of the crib.

We are so pleased and thankful for her continual development!  I think she’ll start to crawl soon!!  🙂

So excited,

Maria

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Surgery date set!

God has answered our prayers again! 🙂 We got a second opinion from the surgeon and he also agreed that we should get an MRI, but the pediatrician decided to do ultrasound first because the size of the lump is decreasing! 🙂 So she doesn’t need anesthesia two times in a row! 🙂

The surgery for her palate is set on Jun 13th. Hopefully she won’t be staying in the hospital for too long after the surgery. Her bday is coming up on the 20th too! 🙂 Can’t believe she’ll be one year old soon!!

Thankful,
Maria

Lump in her leg

Hello, everyone. 🙂 The KOs have moved and purchased our first home! It’s been a hectic few months. For those of you who are out of town, please come visit us and we will actually have a room for you to stay!

We have been doing well– since the last time we posted there has been many ups and downs– but overall, we are thriving as a family. 🙂 We are still a frequent visitor to the Rady’s Children hospital (although not as nearly as much as before!), but my hope is to not visit it at all one day. 🙂

Recently we discovered a lump in ana’s thigh. We still need to get a second opinion from a surgeon, but primary wants to get an MRI of the leg to rule out some serious diagnosis. Getting an MRI at this age would require anesthesia which we would love to avoid. She has gone under so many times already! Ana has been growing so well considering her health condition other than getting hospitalized a few months ago for a pneumonia. We are hoping and praying that the lump on the leg is something benign and would resolve on its own. Please pray for her! God has been so gracious in answering our prayers in the past. After all, Eliana means God has answered! 🙂

Ana’s palate surgery is also coming up. It’ll probably be sometime late this month or early next month. She’s still not been eating by mouth, but hopefully after the surgery eating will be easier for her. For now, the palate surgery is the last surgery planned for her! The cardiologists originally said she would need another heart surgery, but now she may only need a catherization done instead of an open heart surgery! Praise the Lord! 🙂

Ana will be turning one soon.. I can’t believe she is already 10 1/2 months old. Her life since the beginning has been a story of God’s faithfulness in the KO’s family. May God continue to use her to awaken my dull and distracted soul and to remind me of eternal hope in heaven!

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