I have had some spotty internet the last few days
no Book of Face
barely any email
It's where I'm at.
I feel shaky.
I bolt upright in bed in the middle of the night shouting things like
Get me batteries for the mouse.....STAT!
It's not pretty folks.
To make matters worse.....
we got new pics' of our little man yesterday
and I couldn't share them with you.
The sheer travesty of it all.
Let's ammend that situation shall we?
Yes I think we shall.
May I proudly present Joshua, our Joshua & Elisyn.
All very sick heart kiddos.
All waiting for their families.
All being sustained by the grace of God until we can get there.
Funnily enough this is kinda what our own 3 Asian sensations will look like.
Joey is about the size of Elisyn.
Jacob the size of Joshua P
the size of Joshua.
Though Jacob will be 3 months older than Joshua
and Joshua only
4 months older than Joey
this is what our youngest trio will resemble.
.....minus the pigtails.......
we don't so much do pigtails around here.
Joshua thought that was funny.
Heres' what Andrea, the mom that is there now had to say about our kiddo.
We returned from the orphanage a while ago, and I was able to see your sweet son! He is a handsome, joyful, polite, and playful little boy! He loved his presents, as you will see in the photos!
I took video of him for you, but unfortunately I can't seem to upload video onto my computer here so you will have to wait until I return to the States on the 29th before I can send it to you.
He is a good height. I took a photo of him next to my eleven year old daughter so that you can compare. She is petitie, and wears size 8 clothing.
He is definitely cyanotic. His lips are blue, and his nailbeds (both fingernails and toenails), are blue and there is noticeable clubbing. However, he was active and very alert. I asked about the oxygen, and they brought in the orphanage doctor to talk with me. She said that he was complaining of stomach discomfort. He was examined by a pediatrician who thought that he might be having digestion issues because of the lack of oxygen. So they started him on the therapy for an hour a day and apparently it is helping. She also said that they give the heart kids oxygen during the hot summer months to help them manage the additional stress that the heat brings.
The orphanage is top notch. It's the fourth I've visited in China, and I was very impressed. They truly seem to love these kids, and there was so much warmth. I feel that our children are blessed, under their circumstances, to be in this particular institution."
This adoption is like a puzzle.
A little bit of information here.
A little bit of information there.
And all we can do is try to put it together the best we can.
The stomach/digestion info is interesting.
His referral file makes mention of the fact that he has been hospitalized before with digestive track bleeding.
But that's all I know.
It's like being handed a puzzle piece and having no idea what to do with it.
So that's where we are at.
Day 12 of the wait for LOA
and wishing I was better at puzzles.
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