UPDATED: MAY 2010
1. That she will continue to take steps towards development in all areas
2. That we will find the right answer to her continuing reflux issues
3. That she will get stronger and stronger at holding her head up for longer periods of time
4. That we find the right choices towards Isabelle's schooling needs
1. The she has started smiling more.
2. That she has become so much more content than we ever expected
3. That she is sleeping better through the night
4. That she has taught us so much in such a short time
5. That her little brother Wesley is starting to recognize her and attempts to interact with Isabelle more
6. That our family has been blessed and enriched by having her a part of it
Our first born, Isabelle was born 12 weeks premature. She weighed 1 pound 14 ounces She really did well her first few weeks of life. Then one day the doctors called and said it appeared that she might be coming down with an infection. Isabelle had come down with an intestinal infection which resulted in her losing 1/3 of her small intestine and all of her large. During the time of her infection, Isabelle's blood pressure plummeted causing the doctors to administer many strong medications at one time. These two occurances in turn caused there to be severe bleeding in her brain. We have been told Isabelle may never be able to walk, talk, feed herself, or even sit up on her own. Isabelle spent 6 1/2 months in the NICU. In that time, she had 3 surgeries all on her intestinal area and also had a G-Tube placed. Even though Isabelle has shown significant delays, her dad and I still find joy in celebrating all the tiny steps she has taken. God has taught us so much already including the true meaning of unconditional love and the power of prayer. She is one of the greatest gifts given to our family.