After attending Jordan World Circus, thanks to the Starlight Children's Foundation, @ the Puyallup Fairgrounds...Summer LOVED the ponies, elephants, and especially the high flying acrobatic Ariel princesses (her favorite...she kept saying "printhess, ahh, ahh, ahh (like Ariel's singing) 3-12-2011

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Summer!!

You've come a long way, baby!
Summer started out at just 2 lbs. 11 oz., had NEC,
5 surgeries, pneumonia, pulmonary hypertension, infections, jaundice, and more...
She spent her first 3 1/2 months in the hospital, then came home with oxygen, TPN, and Lipids.
She has been off oxygen since January and has grown out of her pulmonary hypertension, been weaned off lipids (IV fats) for quite some time, shows no sign of liver disease, and has been weaned to only 12 hours a day on TPN through her IV!
Summer weighs in at 19 + pounds of happiness!
We are so blessed to have this little ray of sunshine in our lives...
We love her more each day :)
Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Though she is still on her feeding tube and IV, Summer has made huge progress toward weaning off of them...these pictures were taken a few days ago when I had to change her feeding tube out...I take every opportunity I can to take shots of her cute little tubeless face :)
Summer is such a lucky birthday girl, ha ha...we are headed to Children's for appts.this morning, then home for a big celebration with friends and family...
She actually gets to eat her birthday cake too...well, that is, if she figures out what to do with it :)

1 comment:

  1. A Very Happy Birthday Sunshine, wish we where there to spend it with you. Hope you figure out that cake and have a whole lot of fun eating it.