Thank You Gifts

Louanne on Mar 4th 2015

Thank You gifts

Mike wanted to make thank you gifts for the surgeons and their awesome nurse/coordinator Emily. We loved the ornament he made for Dani’s 1st Christmas and so he decided to make them a desk version. I think they turned out amazing!

Thank You gifts

Thank You gifts

Before Mike attached them to the bases.

Thank You gifts

Before Mike sprayed the varnish and attached the ladybug felt bases.

Thank You gifts

Just perfect!

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First 2 weeks of February 2015

Louanne on Mar 3rd 2015

Photos from the beginning of February. Most of my time and concentration was spent trying to keep Dani busy and not hurting her very fragile femur! Nadia and Amelie were a great help with this and I am so thankful for how much they look out for Dani.

1st 2 week Feb 2015

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My mentor moms from church delivered Greek food and cookies the day after Dani’s surgery. My friend Kristy had her sister leave a bag of goodies on our porch to keep Dani and the big girls busy. We are so loved!

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Dani couldn’t walk for a few days after her surgery so I took her out in the stroller to enjoy the weather.

1st 2 week Feb 2015

1st 2 week Feb 2015

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Homeschool Convention.

1st 2 week Feb 2015

1st 2 week Feb 2015

1st 2 week Feb 2015


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1 Year with Dani!

Louanne on Mar 2nd 2015

China Day 3 - Gotcha

Dani on her first night with us. March 2, 2014

China Trip 2014 - Day 10

Dani with us 1 week. March 9, 2014.

April 5, 2014

April 2014

Pre surgery fun

May 2014

May 29 - June 4th, 2014

June 2014

Nadia's 7th Gotcha Day!

July 2014

Last 2 weeks Aug 2014

August 2014

Day 1&2 - Beach 2014

September 2014

October 9, 2014

October 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

November 2014

Dec 1- 14, 2014

December 2014

January 2015

February 2015

We love you Dani! You have brought so much joy to our family!

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Surgery – Feb 5, 2015

Louanne on Mar 1st 2015

Feb 5, 2015

On February 5th we had to take Dani up to Texas Scottish Rite to have all the metal removed from her pelvis and femur. We were scheduled for a day surgery and I was ready to get it over with and her to be past all of these medical needs. We were the first surgery of the day and once we were checked in they came to get her at 8:30 and we went down to the cafeteria to have breakfast. After breakfast we spent some time in the gift shop waiting for the beeper to go off to have us come back.

Once back in the day surgery area we could pretty quickly hear her crying. They rolled her bed over to us and said she was fine until they asked, “Do you want to see your mama?” Then they said she started screaming hysterically. I tried to hold her, but it wasn’t working so Mike took her and they gave her a shot of pain killers because she couldn’t calm down. It was really sad. Once she was calm and they watched her have a couple cups of juice they told me I could go her her medicine from the pharmacy so we could leave. We got to leave fairly soon after that which was great. I knew she would do better at home with her sisters. (Thanks to my Aunt Paula for staying with the big girls for the morning)

Dr. Podeszwa said that the surgery went as well as it could go. He also let us know that he took out all of the bad scar tissue in her leg in an attempt to make the scar look better. I thought that was a really sweet thing to do since it had a bad keloid look to it after healing the first time in a body cast. He asked us to keep her from jumping off the furniture, running, jumping or playing on playground equipment for 2-3 weeks. Oh boy.

Feb 5, 2015

I snapped this photo after Dani woke up from a very long afternoon nap. As long as I didn’t move her or bump her leg, she was a happy girl.


She started out needed to be snuggled up with me, but later in the day she was happy to lay on the floor and play. We let her watch TV and the big girls played with her and she slept all night!

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