Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Avenue of the Saints

1. Sophia's biopsy for Hirschprung's disease was negative!
(her new diet with more fruit, Yo Baby yogurt, and no bananas is working wonders!)
2. Sophia had surgery on her eyes today. (both eyes - tear duct probe, left eye - Strabismus muscle surgery) We are finally at home, resting.

We spent the weekend at a Bed and Breakfast in the Amana Colonies (Middle Amana) Iowa in celebration of M's little brother's graduation from the University of Iowa. After no internet access for days, and a huge change of plans, Sophie and I drove from IA City to St. Louis on Sunday by ourselves {on the Avenue of the Saints} and stayed overnight in the Parkview Hotel. As her surgery was in the morning we set our alarm and woke up in the middle of the night for a sweet potato picnic (as she was not allowed to eat after 1:30 AM). This morning RK and Braska Bear met us at St. Louis Children's Hospital and spent the day being our cheerleaders/gopher/chauffeur. They are staying with us for a few days, so its turned into a slumber party! We are blessed with wonderful friends. According to the docs the surgery went well. We won't know for 3 months if the Strabismus surgery was a success and we return in a week or so for a follow up appointment.


prairie girl said...

What beautiful girls you all are! I am glad you are all home safe and sound. Thank heavens for girlfriends!

JRS said...

prairie girl-
You know all my girls are gorgeous (yours truly included). Thank heavens for girlfriends indeed!

amy flege said...

Oh I wish you would of told me you were going to be at the Amanas! I would of stopped down and we could of met up! I only live 25 min from there! Hope the eye surgery went ok!!

JRS said...
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JRS said...

amy flege-
Darn! Next time, ok?

Anonymous said...

Praise God that things went well. Thank you for housing RK and Braska while they were back in Champaign!

Jan (Braska's Grammy)

JRS said...

Jan (Braska's Grammy)-
We love your girls. It was our pleasure.