June 22, 2011

We love Summer

Roasting hot dogs and S'mores in your back yard with your best friend = Summer!

Mom finally blows up the pool and lets you wear your new swimsuit that you have asked more than a 100 times to wear = Summer!

yes I know, she's a Diva!

June 10, 2011

Our Girl

If you are here visiting from Kelly's Korner Blog, Thank you!

I linked my blog to her special needs families entry, and wanted to give you an easy to read version of our daughters SN.

We adopted Jadyn from Jaingsu China in August 2009. She was 2 yrs. 4 months old and weighed a tiny 21 pounds.

Jadyn was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries, a large VSD and Pulmonary Stenosis. We consulted with 2 pediatric cardiologist's and was told she would need 2 open heart surgeries to correct the defect. Also that she would have a single ventricle her entire life.

She had open heart surgery 1 month to the day after we brought her home from China. She was in the hospital for a short 72 hours.

She went in the hospital with oxygen saturation's at 77%, she was blue and had very little energy. She came out of surgery pink and with her oxygen sats. around 84%. She had so much more energy.

She would need one more surgery once she hit 32-34 pounds, that was 11 months later.

Jadyn had her final corrective surgery in July of 2010, this surgery put her oxygen saturation's at 96-99% made her as pink as you and I and gave her the energy of any other 3 yr old.

She was in the hospital for 8 days.

It has been almost a year now since her last surgery, she is doing great.

She visits the cardiologist every 6 months for a check up and takes a baby aspirin daily. She also takes a low dose of high blood pressure medication, not because she has high blood pressure but because they want her BP very low, it's less work for her heart that way.

She has no restrictions, but she is still a Single Ventricle child.

Checking into the hospital for her first surgery

Jadyn today

I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have on our experience with a SN heart child.

June 02, 2011


We took a day trip last weekend, just to get out of town for a while.

I love waterfalls and have been anxious to see Snowqualime Falls for a long time now.

The hiking trail is closed until 2013, but they have a great viewing area.

The pictures don't show just how big it is. It was beautiful.

To make the trip even better we stopped at the outlet Mall on the way.

It was a fun day!

Jadyn loved seeing the "big water"