With Thanksgiving around the corner, I realize how very blessed we are.
Avery is doing very good!!! She is taking her medication well and her weekly blood work looks great. She does have a running nose and cough that she's trying to fight off. It's hard for her but she's not running a fever, which is great.
She is still not walking but is standing by herself, walking along the furniture and taking several steps so I'm sure before long she will be running around. Since having her transplant, she is on a normal diet and off of formula so we said good bye to her bottles. She doesn't miss them one bit. She love to drink out of a sippy cup like her big sister. She is still eating a lot. When she wants more food or juice.. she'll say "MO, MO".
She's very happy and is always trying to make us laugh. She is so sweet and brightens all of our day. She is very attached and LOVES her Daddy. If Alexa goes near Raul, Avery will start screaming from across the room and crawl over to them and then pushes Alexa away. Raul loves it!!! She's only Mama's girl when Raul isn't around or if she's tired or not feeling good. If I'm holding her and she sees Raul, she puts her arms out and starts saying DaDa. If one of us is gone and when we return home, she hears the garage door open and she starts jumping and laughing. She's such a joy and blessing!!
Some people have asked if Avery is still on Dialysis.... The answer is no. Since she had her kidney transplant, the new kidney is doing it's job very well. She is on 9 medications daily and will continue to be on medication for the rest of her life so that her little body doesn't reject the new kidney.
Raul is doing good!! He will be returning to work next week.
Alexa and I are doing good as well. I'm suppose to go back to work Dec. 4th if we find a babysitter for Avery. At this moment, I still do not feel comfortable leaving her and going back to work but I my leave of absence expires, this is very hard for me. I can't imagine leaving Avery.
Have a great holiday!!