TODAY IS OUR LAST DAY WE WILL ARIVE HOME ON FRIDAY AT 7:30 AT NIGHT. ALSO WE HAVE GREAT NEWS THAT CAME ON OUR LAST DAY!!! THIS MORNING THE DOCTORS CAME IN TO DO A FINALE CHECK UP ON LAYLAH WE HAD JUST WOKEN UP AND WAS FEADING LAYLAH WHEN THE DOCTORS CAME IN THEY BEGAN THERE LIGHT TEST WHEN LAYLAH STARTED FOLLOWING THE LIGHT INSTEAD OF HER PUPILS JUST REACTING AND THATS ALL NOW SHE WAS FOLLOWING THE LIGHT THE DOCTORS GOT EXCITED STARTED SAYING SHE CAN FOLOW THE LIGHT AND I WAS IN TEARS SHE COULDE ACTUALLY SEE THE LIGHT AND FOLLOW IT. I IMEDIATLY STARTED PRAYING THANKING HIM. SO WHEN THE DOCTORS LEFT THE ROOM ME AND TERRY TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS AND GOT OUT THIS BALL THAT WE HAD GOT FOR HER THAT LIGHTS UP SO WE PUT IT TO THE SIDE OF HER AND SHE TURNED TO LOOK AT IT I CANT EXPLAINE THE WAY THIS MAKES ME FEEL. IM JUST VERY THANKFUL TODAY TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL GOD WHO DOES WONDERFUL THINGS. WHAT SHE CAN SEE RIGHT NOW I DONT KNOW BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THE OPTIC NERVES ARE GROWING AND WE ARE SO HAPPY. CANT WAIT TO GET HOME TO MY BIG GIRL OH HOW I MISS HER I PROBEBLY WONT LET HER GO FRIDAY!!! WELL CANT WAIT TO SEE EVERYBODY LOVE JENA TERRY AND LAYLAH!!!
March 13th, 2008
TODAY, TERRY CHECKED LAYALHS MOUTH AND THERE ON THE BOTTOM WAS TWO TEATH WE WERE SO EXCITED!!! JUMPING AROUND SINGING AND CARRYING ON!!!WELL OTHER THAN BEING VERY HOME SICK THATS ALL . WE LOVE EVERYBODY.
March 7th, 2008
I HAVE NOT BLOGGED SINCE LAST FRIDAY, SO HERE IT IS ON MONDAY THE DOCTOR TOLD US THAT LAYLAH NOW COULD SEE LIGHT OUT OF HER LEFT EYE AND THAT THE RIGHT EYE WAS PROGRESSING. WENDSDAY SHE GOT HER FOURTH STEM CELL THIS MORNING THE DOCTORS CAME IN AND EXAMINED HER EYES AND SAID THAT SHE COULD NOW SEE LIGHT OUT OF BOTH OF HER EYES. BECAUSE HER PUPILS ARE REACTING TO LIGHT WHEN IT IS SHINED IN TO HER EYES WE ARE VERY EXCITED!!! AND THANKING GOD FOR HIS WORK . WERE ARE JUST PATIENTLY WAITING NOW. EVERY ONE GIVE MY BIG GIRL A KISS CANT WAIT TO BE HOME!!!
March 6th, 2008
TODAY LAYLAH GOT HER THIRD STEM CELL. EVERYTHING WENT WELL THEY DID THE IV IN HER HAND THIS TIME AND GOT IT FIRST TRY THEY ARE GOOD WITH DOING THE IV’S. WE LOVE EVERYONE!!!
March 1st, 2008
THE DOCTORS CAME IN AND CHECKED LAYLAH’S EYES AND SAID THAT HER PUPILS WERE REACTING TO LIGHT FAIRLY GOOD NOW AND THAT SHE SHOULDE BE ABLE TO SEE IN TWO TO THREE MONTHS. SO WE ARE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT!!! STILL SHE HAS 3 MORE STEM CELL TO GO SO ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND THEN!!!
March 1st, 2008
WELL LETS SEE WE DID NOTHING!!! BUT I DID FORGET TO TELL YOU ABOUT SUNDAY. WE WENT TO HOOTERS YES HOOTERS IN CHINA!!! THE FOOD WAS GREAT AMERICAN FOOD THANK YOU JESUS!!! THE HOOTERS GIRLS WERE ALL DRUNK THEY WERE ALL HANGING OVER US AND LAYLAH AND ALL THERE BREATHES REAKED OF ALCOHOL. BUT THE FOOD SURE WAS GOOD!!!
February 27th, 2008
I’m sorry i have not updated the post in a few days this last weekend was very hard for me. alissa had a little break down wanting me to come home. i almost had a nervous breakdown. it is the first time i have ever been in a situation. where i was not able to do anything for my baby whom was crying for me. it was the worst feeling ever besides finding out about laylahs conditions i have ever felt. something a mother could ever truly understand. so i have been kind of trying to get through that. well Monday laylah had her second stem cell. everything went well nothing really big happened to tell, other than we miss everyone.
February 27th, 2008
today the doctors came in and said that laylahs eyes were about the same. ayou know i did not even come into this expecting to see changes in a day but after justin seeing the next day,I’m kinda of just expecting her to see right away and she isn’t. well i need to give it time they say it could take up to 6 months to even start seeing changes. so now I’m trying to put myself in slow down mode and keep telling myself it will come in gods time whenever he sees fit and however he sees fit. we are just going to keep believing in him and praying. mommy misses you oh so badly alissa and i love you. we love everyone!!! lets keep praying and believing in the only one who can make difference in my precious baby angels life!!!
February 22nd, 2008
today laylah got her first stem cell. she did fine she already had the iv in so all they had to do was to hook it up. it put her in a euphoria state at first she just laid there laughing and smiling at nothing. then afterwards she was hyper wld not go to sleep. exciting news laylahs first word she says ma ma now its so sweet she says it when she is crying. makes mommy feel nice and warm inside. not really much else went on today. miss everybody so much!!! were doing good!!! i miss my big girl!!! everyone take care of her for me. if anyone wants to email me they can. love us!!!
February 22nd, 2008
well first i want to start of with the good news!!! Justin the 9 month old that is here with onh got his first stem cell yesterday. today his mom and dad whom we have made really good friends wth came to our room to show us what Justin was doing he (((CAN SEE))) after only one day thank you god!!! ow what a mighty god we have!!! Justin has been blind from birth has never seen anything now can see everything oh hallelujah i have chills just writing this right now. im so excited everyone keep praying my baby’s turn is coming up. we are just so excited for justin the doctors and everyone here are in amazement it has never happened this quick. so here’s the difference between justin and the rest of the children with onh that has had this done he is the youngest. and tomorrow laylah will be the youngest of praise god he is a beautiful miracle worker!!! im so excited!!! all of the doctors have confirmed wich you don’t need doctors to confirm putting a toy in front of a boys face and him grabbing it. he follows the pen light perfect its beautiful to witness this miracle and i cant wait for laylahs. well today we started out with doctors again and then went to therapy where we worked on laylah sitting up and her relaxing her muscles in her hands and arms. the nurses were all speaking in chinese and giggling at terry. they told him that he was shy. they told terry that his ears were big at the bottom and that meant that he was a man of luck and that i also was a woman of luck when they said that i thought of jessica stokes thought she might like that. they told us that when they say laylah that means sleepy in there language. so after therapy we had to go to the rt mart for water wth justin and his parents. when we went to the grocery section the smell is more awful than you cld ever imagine it is the smell of dead there in front of me was black chickens beside normal color chicken we were wandering why was the chickens black like they were dyed that color or somthing. then i look closely and one of the regular chicken legs had turned black it was were they were so old they had turned black. the smell of rotting meat i think will never leave me!! so later on at dinner time i cld not eat meat and don’t know if i ever will again!!! well today has been really hard for me missing alissa i want to be home with my baby badly who ever reads this tell alissa once again i will be home soon and i love her most’es we love everyone cant wait to be home where there is real food…
February 20th, 2008