Saturday, January 12, 2008


Today Kaidence celebrated her very first Christmas. I left the tree up for the special occasions but took it down late this afternoon. We did the whole thing starting with her presents and a special Christmas Breakfast. Kaidence of course didn't get to partake of that part of it. kaidence loved being around her family. McCaden and Camden woke up with nasty coughs on Friday morning (great timing) and so we have not been able to let them too close to Kaidence and it has been hard for Camden to understand. We had a reporter call yesterday and ask if they could do a story on Kaidence and our family. A photographer from the Desert News came and took pictures during everything this morning for an article that they will be doing this week. They think it will be in Tuesday's edition under the "Mormon Times". (too bad I was too tired to wake up and do my hair this morning, it will forever haunt me in the article). I am sure he thought that I was crazy because I made him wear a gown and mask. Kaidence has done great. Things are going pretty well. We got lock boxes today for all of her medications because I was worried that the boys would get into them. Her oxygen sats have done great at night. She seems like she needs suctioning less and less. I do her respiratory therapy 3 times a day regardless of whether she needs it, but most of the time she hasn't needed much suctioning. I do however make sure she gets very cleaned out before going to bed. She loves sitting in her Bumbo chair and playing with her toys on the tray. A note to her nurses: she cries every time I leave the room!!! I think that she misses you! OK, maybe I miss everyone too. We love you all and Kaidence wishes you a very Merry Christmas!


Dixie said...

I am so excited for your family. What a fun time you all had today. It is great to hear that she is doing so good. I will be looking forward to the article on Tuesday. I can't wait to see how she is doing in a few months. Your family has been such an inspiration to all of us. I appreciate your testimony, and the ability to share it with all of us.
Love Aunt Dixie

Anonymous said...

What a fun day it was for your family. Merry Christmas again. I will be anxiously looking for the article in the paper. It sounds like she is doing great. I bet it is so nice to be home and not be living at the hospital. I hope that the boys get feeling well soon. I am looking forward to seeing those pictures. Love to you all, Aunt Deb