Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thank you Maria's!

We've been home almost one month now! Things are great. The first week home was the toughest. Luke just froze when we got here. He was terrified of the dog and cat, and I guess the whole house. For the first 3 days he wouldn't get off the couch. Now he is happiest when Drake and Lila are home. When they are at school he asks all day when we can go get them. His favorite things to do are jumping on the trampoline and riding the (John Deere) Gator.

We got his medical records from Maria's Big House Of Hope (founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman), and they were very eye opening! We do not think our sweet little boy would be alive  had it not been for Maria's. He was taken there at almost 2 months weighing only 4.4 lbs, and suffering from pneumonia. Yes, 4.4 lbs. at 2 months. 2 months later he was hospitalized for 14 days with pneumonia again, and was treated in NICU. Had he not been at Maria's, I'm not sure he would have been sent to the hospital at all. He received so much love and care at Maria's,  and they beefed him up to 18 lbs by the time he was 18 months. Unfortunately, he had to go back to the orphanage at this time. Then, for the next 18 months, he only gained 4 more lbs. so sad. He seems to be doing well now, and has gained 4 more lbs since he has been home. He has not visited the pediatrician yet, so I'll post again after that.

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