January 17, 2011

These pictures you're about to see are Jadyn's idea.
She wanted you to see her "house" and her donkey. We got this donkey while we were in China.

She could not ride him then, she just didn't have the strength or the oxygen level that would allow any rapid movement of her legs.

Fast forward 17 months, she jumps on this guy all over the house. Which really brings me to the subject of this update.

6 months ago yesterday, Jadyn had her 2nd open heart surgery. She was put on a medication called coumadin, it's a blood thinner. This medication really scared me. I did a lot of research on it...which I really should not do because that usually makes it worse. Her cardiologist didn't give us an option, she needed to be on this medicine for 6 months.

Along with being on this medication came blood tests, usually every week while they tried to maintain a balanced level in her system. That balanced level was just achieved in December, so needless to say she was poked alot. She became very brave and would tell anyone she saw in the Doctors office that she wasn't going to cry today.

Along with me giving her gum after a poke, and the Doctor giving her a Princess sticker and band aid, it made it all worth it in her eyes. Whatever works!

I'm happy to say, yesterday was the last day our girl will take coumadin.
No more crushing pills and mixing them in cherry medical syrup
No more blood tests
No more giant bruises on her legs from bumping herself
No more watching what fresh veggies we feed her
No more coumadin clinic!

We are so happy about that!

Can't forget the "house" pictures.

This is our great find from one of my favorite stores after Christmas sale $3.00
She loves it!



She is amazing and brave and so are you! It's been a long tough battle for all of you to get her to HEALTHY! Lots of hugs!

The Vickerman's

Yeah! That's wonderful news! so glad to hear that she 's doing so well! and what a relief it must be to not to have to worry about her medication - yeah!!

knittin' mama

That is great news! Love the house, too.


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