Friday, January 16, 2009

One Day At A Time

Here are some new pics of sweet little Mia. I had the chance to go to one of Mia's weekly appointments on Weds. and let me just say, "wow!" I got a small glimpse of what Mimi's life is like trying to take care of Mia and all her needs and then being home and having 2 other children and a husband and home to care for. That woman is amazing! She has so much on her plate and handles it all so gracefully and makes it seem effortless. I know it's not effortless and some days she is just getting by but she truly is one remarkable mommy,as I'm sure most heart mommies and others with serious medical conditions have to be.
Mia's appointment went pretty well. There were some minor hiccups...i.e. a long time waiting, no lab orders and a low battery for her feeding tube to name a few. We worked through them though and it was wonderful to spend some time with Mimi and Mia again.

Here is a picture of Mia getting her echo. If you'll notice she is looking at the screen, watching her angel heart! It was precious to see!
Mia is still on many meds and I was amazed at how Mimi could just rattle each one with it's dosage off the top of her head. Mia is getting stronger and bigger with each day. If I remember correctly she was just over 12 pounds at her appointment. Life for the McDonald family may not be a piece of cake all the time but I know they are enjoying being together as a family once more!


Lindsay Dean said...

I agree that Mimi is a Super MOM!!! I am so glad to hear that everything looks good with Mia and that she is as happy as could be. I love seeing pictures of the little sweetie. Thanks for updating us!
Heart blessings from a very cold Michigan!
Love, Suzie
Lindsay's Mom

Flin Lambson Family said...

I am so glad that Little Mia is doing so well and I am thankful that I came across this blog. Her story has touched my heart and strengthened my testimony. I hope all continues to go well!

Anonymous said...

Found your site through leelous and Kayleigh... What a beautiful and amazing daughter you have!! I will add her to my nightly prayers for Kayleigh!!!

Rebecca and Baby Kenna in WV

Shelley Eggett said...

Such a beautiful little girl! I just love her big smiles. Her scar looks amazing too!

Jill said...

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We'll keep your information up on Daisy Donates for as long as you need!

God Bless!!