Quick Family Update

Things are absolutely crazy over here, as you can probably imagine. There are a million little (and big) details to take care of when seeking medical treatment out-of-state. Big things like insurance and plane tickets, down to little things like how to fit all the feeding equipment and supplies for a two-year old in a carry on bag.

I have a few photo shoots to finish up and am trying to get caught up around the house before we head out. Thank you Carolyn for helping me finish my laundry room today!

Adalia is loving attending to Community College. She enjoys the classroom and school work. Her favorite subject so far is Biology.

Judah and Tilly are keeping up on their computers and Enoch is sailing through his seventh grade year (he’s halfway done with is math already!). Kalina, if not sailing, is at least making steady progress.

The five “school kids” are enjoying their school experience so far. Jubilee has been to a birthday party for a classmate already and the others have all made friends.

Avi and Mordecai now both have IEP’s. After testing, the school agreed that Avi does indeed have some learning disabilities. The school has been awesome working with my kids. Every time I go to an IEP meeting I feel like we’re on the same team.

The three Liberian kids are all still at Job Corps about 45 minutes away from us. Keziah is close to finishing, but feeling apprehensive about what is coming next. She is welcome to come home but at twenty eager for a little more independence.

Apollo developed a fever on Sunday and was miserable for days. It finally seems to have abated. His g-tube site is looking better, but not perfect. He is officially weaned and nursed for the last time October 6th! We are also in the throes of potty training.

I am hoping to keep updating from Texas. If we are at the Ronald McDonald House, I should be able to update from there. I have a few guest posts lined up for while I am gone as well. If you are a writer/blogger and would like to have a post featured here, send me an email.

Off to bed for this tired Mama.

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11 thoughts on “Quick Family Update”

  1. Continuing to pray for you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ and for your trip to Texas

    Love the top photo of Kalina and Apollo ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a good nights sleep too, you deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love ya’ll, God Bless

  2. Thank you for the update Renee. You come to mind frequently, especially when I’m awake in the middle of the night taking my potty-trainers to the bathroom, and I pray for you often. I’m glad to hear the schooling is going so smoothly for everyone! That’s wonderful, especially considering all the activity going on in your lives.

  3. I’m thinking you are absolutely crazy to potty train before Texas! The thought of airline travel with a new pottier would send me running for the hills! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Heather, we certainly won’t stress about it on his trip. He’s been ready since before his birthday in June, but I couldn’t keep his tube out of the toilet! We are doing it because he is asking to wear underwear, using the toilet and saying he’s a “big boy”. I imagine it will all go by the wayside once we are gone and he’ll most certainly be wearing a diaper on the plane!

  4. When traveling with a young child you are allowed an extra bag—and I imagine there are also exceptions when traveling with medical equipment. Call the airline and discuss with them or check the FAA website. Even with the current difficulties in air travel they tend to be very accommodating to families with young children–especially when traveling for medical treatment.

    1. bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Yes, he can have a separate one for his feeding supplies, it’s just there’s a limit to what *I* can carry ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I’ve got it figured out, it’s just a huge pain between cans of formula, syringes, sterile water, medicine that needs to be kept cool, etc…at least we don’t need to take his pump, since we ditched that a month or so ago!

  5. I was just at Texas Children’s for a conference last week and thought of your upcoming trip there. Prayers for smooth travel, wise counsel, peace, and discernment.

  6. Aw, sounds like you guys are busy! I just found your blog the day of Apollos surgery in Oct and have been praying for you all!
    I miss my little guy nursing, but it sure is nice to share middle of the duty, so I have mixed feelings on the issue ๐Ÿ™‚

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