Wednesday, October 29, 2008

{open those babies up!}

I got some good news from my Mom yesterday! On Friday it is very likely that rather than donning her Halloween costume, our Cal Gal will be in surgery. They would like to tack up her eyelids for her. And in the next few days following, they would like to get her home!

As far as I believe things are not entirely set right now. The Opthamologist would like to be able to do both eyes at the same time {there are large benefits in doing this} but he is unsure if the left eye is healed enough for that. We would definitely like to see both of them done and are praying that there will be substantial healing to her left eye prior to the surgery.
This procedure is reversible and will not inhibit her from regaining her eye functions. We feel it will really benefit her through her continued therapy.

My Mom has definitely begun to get homesick. Although Callie can't really tell us, I know that she is missing her brothers and sisters in a big way. And her nephies too of course! We will be very glad to have her home. There are things to be done to have the house ready for her return. My parents are busy making lists, finding what she will need and mentally preparing I am sure to take over Callie's recovery. She will have therapists up here in the mountains but the constant care of Callie that the hospital has given, will be surely missed at times. They have been absolutely WONDERFUL!

So that is what we have to hope for within the week. I just want to make a huge Welcome Home sign and string it across the streets of Show Low for our little miracle girl. For sure there should be a marching band, baton twirlers and maybe a small circus! Yeah I am that excited for her to be coming home. After all she has been through it seems that would be a small portrayal of my excitement!
Thank you so much to everyone who has kept Callie in their thoughts and prayers. As well as to those who have generously donated to her cause. We are so truly blessed!

Oh yeah so my Dad's birthday is on Saturday but I think we will wait to celebrate it until they are home since Callie will be recovering from her surgery. I was thinking that since little California will miss getting to see everyone in their Halloween lovelies and she herself will miss out (and I did make her the cutest little witch tutu...sigh) that it would be fun to do my Dad's party kind of Halloween themed. What do you think? Is that lame? Well if you think it is a fabulous idea then what kind of games have you played at Halloween parties? I know one thing for sure, there MUST be homemade rootbeer!

5 comments:

The Yarn Barn said...

hey ashley,
i am glad to hear sweet callie is soon to come home. i feel like i know her just through your blogs. i wish i could be in showlow the day she comes. i would put on a circus forsure.haha...also i got an email from a cousin of yours or something and she said i could get that 15 dollar scrapbook cropper. i told her to call me or leave it at your house but she wont email me back now so i was wondering if you have heard anything. i really wanted it and hope it is still around. if you could let me know that would be great. thx, brandi

LORI said...

YEA FOR CALLI! I AM NOW ON MORE ANTIBIOTICS, AND AM FRUSTRATED TO NOT BE ABLE TO COME AND SEE HER.HOPEFULLY BEFORE SHE GOES HOME...AS FOR HALLOWEEN GAMES, A FUN ONE WE USED TO PLAY IN MY CLASSROOM (SURE, IT WAS 2ND GRADE, BUT WHO AMONG US DOESN'T WANT TO BE A 2ND GRADER ON HALLOWEEN??!) WAS THE POWDERED DONUT ON A STRING GAME. TIE STRINGS THRU THE MIDDLE OF A BABY POWERED DONUTS, AND HANG THEM FROM SOMETHING HIGH AND WHERE THEY CAN SWING FREELY (THINK SWING SET). MAKE 2 TEAMS (OR HOWEVER YOU WANT TO DO IT) AND THE TEAM THAT CAN "CATCH" AND EAT THEIR DONUTS FIRST WIN! VERY, VERY MESSY AND FUN, AND THE KIDS LOVED IT!

LORI said...

OH, I FORGOT THE PART ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO USE YOUR HANDS TO CATCH THE DONUTS--HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK...

Lilly's Life said...

So glad that things are improving. Good news indeed!

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