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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Update 3

Well I am sorry for the lack of information.

Communication has been hard and I have thought very hard about what to post.

Grace has been in and out of the hospital with Fitsum. Fitsum has had respiratory, fever, and a intestinal infection. Fitsum was released from the hospital and then last night readmitted. The last email I got from Grace was that when Grace had Fitty home she only slept for an hour at a time and only in Graces arms. She couldn't suck from a bottle and only drank from a syringe. Grace was having to take her to the medical facility twice daily for antibiotic shots. This was very difficult for her, she took Fitty back to a new hospital, a children's hospital, closer to the guest house. Fitty was readmitted and diagnosed with malnourishment. Grace has been consumed with Fitsum's care and has only gone to one restaurant, the store once for formula and to see Genevieve one time, other than that she has been at the hospital and taking care of Fitty. The family she is traveling with says that there is a lot of down time and the kids get overwhelmed easy as they have really never ventured out of the orphanage. Miranda was able to visit with Genevieve and she is warming up to them. Genvieve is a doll apparently and steals the show at the orphanage she is staying at. Also Grace picked a name for Fitty, but I am going to keep you in suspense as I think that should be her news to share. I like it, very cute and it fits her.

3 comments:

Malia'sMama said...

I hope that little girl (so glad it is NOT going to be Sophie/Sophia!!:) gets strong and healthy and can go HOME with her Mama Grace and big sis.

Kim said...

The name is very cute and it is not Sophia! although I like Sophia too. I think this name fits her.
Kim

The Smith Family said...

We are all praying for you grace and Addis. I love the name and can not wait for grace to explain the meaning behind the name but i bet it is very important. Can't wait to see pics of Addis, mom and Sis. For Miranda i have to say "You go girl!" handle your business!!! Ha! Ha! i am awaiting your return for all the juicy information