We were able to visit the orphanage yesterday and take pictures of your sweet boy! We were taken to his classroom where he and about 7 other children were sitting around a table. They were playing a game with one of the nannies. She was holding toy animals and they were saying the names and sounds of the animals. Then, she would cover the animals and take one away and the children had to figure out which animal was missing. Your son is so handsome and smart. He was joining in and answer the teacher. He said hello to us and good bye (in English). The director said that he now requires one hour of oxygen every day and wanted to make sure you have a way to provide that while you are here in China.
This is a new development for him.
I think he looks great.
So much better than I had anticipated.
This picture was taken in late April of 2010:
You can kinda see how blue his gums & lips are and how ashen he looks.
And this from 3 days ago:
His color looks.....well......better! The news that he is on oxygen was news to me......not surprised I guess as I had obviously anticipated that this would probably be the case eventually but nonetheless....its hard to comprehend that he is over there deteriorating and dealing with this alone and I am over here.....waiting.
Every single picture we have of him, his mouth is open. I think it's easier for him to intake more air this way.
Every single frame of video we have of him his mouth is open and he visibly struggles to take a deep breath every few moments.
Adoption will break your heart.
I know it's breaking mine.
But better that........than to not try and save his.
I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you John 14:18