Thursday, October 20, 2011

What a Year!

Today is the one year anniversary of Anna's surgery to correct her Annular Pancreas.  It has been a year of ups and downs for sure and here we are a year later with a fiesty, healthy, beautiful 2 year old.  It is only as we look back and understand and deal with all of the lingering issues that we realize how sick Anna was and we had no idea.  Through it all she has been so resilient and seemingly has let it all slide off her back like just another day.

Anyway, not to make the occasion over dramatic here are some pictures from the last year of little Annabella:

just out of surgery
she was attached to so many tubes and wires to deliver nutrition, drainage, vitals, pain meds, etc etc 
Getting her gtube started
Then a switch to a gtube (one of our best decisions!)
Lost her gtube right before bed and we had to take her for a late night trip to the ER
Day Hospital Feeding Program.  Hopefully her last big medical hurdle.
And here is a picture of Ben and Anna yesterday.  You would never guess what she has been through.  You would never guess there is anything wrong with her.  But I do find it pretty funny that the kids test their vitals signs on a regular basis LOL Here is Ben taking her blood pressure, which Anna calls, "A little squeeze".


Ashley said...

Looking for a LIKE button. Her hair got so curly that it almost looks like you special ordered them during surgery. ;) Your children are just beautiful!

Katherine T. Lauer said...

That is precious. I bet these kids know a thing or two about playing doctor.