Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rowan Turns Four and Broviac Removal

The first major event this last little while was that our sweet, amazing first born turned four!  I am constantly falling in love with this sweet, crazy girl again and again!  I can’t believe how fast she is growing up.  Whenever I pick her up from places like playschool or Sunday school, it takes me a while to locate her.  I realize I keep scanning the room for my little toddler Rowan, after a few seconds I remember to scan the room for my little girl Rowan (usually the tallest kid in the room!) 
Purple birthday pancakes!

Not too please with her blue birthday pancakes.
We had a wonderful Rainbow birthday party for Rowan on Saturday.  Lots of people were able to make it!  There were 10 kids and 5 babies and they all seemed to have a great time.  Luckily the weather cooperated!  We had lots of room in the yard for all the kids to play.   And a big thankyou to Rick for taking all the pictures that day!
Bouncy house fun!

Slip and slide!

The kiddie pool was a big hit too.

Auntie Gladys was Daphne's buddy while mom and dad were busy hosting the party. 

She loves her bear "Peachy."  A gift from the ward when she finally left the PICU. 

Cake time!

You can't have a rainbow party without a rainbow cake!  Hope you are not afraid of consuming lots food colouring!

Dessert number two.  Rainbow Jello!  Thanks Cathryn for spending the day setting 6 different jello layers!

The next week we had nothing planned.  Unfortunately Daphne’s broviac broke again on Monday.  This time we choose to have it removed not repaired.  This took quite a bit of waiting around.  We couldn’t get OR time until Thursday.  This was a bit annoying, but on the other hand it feels so much better to not be an emergency case.  Once we were in the procedure went quickly.  We left the hospital at 1pm. 

This will mean Daphne will have to get peripheral pokes for her weekly bloodwork.  Friday’s bloodwork went really well though.  Instead of going to a local lab we will be driving to the Stollery where the lab technicians have more training and experience with little ones. 
Rowan tagged along for Daphne's bloodwork.  She was such a good sport.  Daphne cried and fought a bit when it came time for the poke, but the lab techs found the vein fast and in no time she was back to her usual happy self. 

Removing the broviac feels like a real step forward.  We are really encouraged by how well she is doing.  Now if only she could get more interested in her sippy cup she could lose that NG tube as well.

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