Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our climber!

Here we go with another first for Miss V. Since the button is no longer a concern, she's started climbing. Today, she was able to get up onto the couch without any help! I think she's aged (as far as development) about 15 months since May! Take a look at our climbing monkey...

*** Make sure you pause the music & you can hear her say "can't."***

After we took this video, her & Gabby were climbing all over that poor couch! (I say poor couch 'cause the silly thing is nearly 40 years old - no joke!)Its just so much fun to see her doing "normal" things.

On another note, here's a picture of what Vaeh's stoma looks like:

She had broken out in a rash after her cath, but we weren't sure what its from. Jon & I think it had something to do with the stoma dressing they put on, but the tape that we have to put on it keeps it from healing up. Its already closed from what I can tell! They said it may ooze/seep for a few weeks, but she hasn't had any drainage from it so far. So, my guess is that we're well on our way to having one less hole!


Monica said...

yey, veah!! nurse monica is beyond proud of you, and so impressed at the beautiful little girl you have become.....since the days i took care of you as a teeny baby. great job, tina, you must feel such relief as tubes are a thing of the past!!

Kathy said...

I can't wait for our turn! I can't believe how far she's come in such a short time! She's amazing!!!

No tubes...I'm still in AWE! Super excited for you guys!!!

Vanessa said...

YEAH! As soon as I turned on the video of Vaeh, Arianna climbed up on my lap and was all smiles. When you cheered for Vaeh so did Arianna. It was the cutest thing! I'm SUPER proud of you Miss Vaeh!

Her stoma looks great. She could just be allergic to whatever tape they put on her. I know Arianna's face would get like that with certain tape that the nurses would put on her face.

(((Big Hugs)))


(thats a mesage from Ari to Vaeh)

mina said...

Freedom! Love the video!

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

Look at her! Its amazing what can be done without all of the "extras" holding you back. Although this means more work for you, isn't it awesome how far she's come!

Amber said...

Yay Vaeh!!! I'm so happy for you all. :0) I seriously can't wait to see Vaeh and Gracie together...Vaeh's little voice is SO sweet!

Josh, Carley and Kaitlyn said...

That's amazing how quickly it closed up! I can't wait for the day when we can kiss the button goodbye. She's so cute when she says "Can't" haha...precious! Kisses from Kaitlyn!!

Lee Family said...

Boy it looks great other than the rash, You know she might have an allergy to the tape I know Logan is. Every time we go in the hospital he breaks out in this very bad blistery rash from the tape.

OK now it is Logan's turn to get rid of his Tube, J.K. some day though.

Wendy said...

Hi Tina,

I loved seeing the video of your big girl! She's just too precious! She and Emma would be so cute together....

I can't believe how quickly her hole closed up! Wow! That's great!

No more tubes for Miss Vaeh...she must love her new freedom, and I'm sure you do, too!

Give that adorable girl a big hug from us! We're so proud of her.

Lots of Love & Prayers,

Wendy (& Emma, too!)

Anonymous said...

Hey guys. Hope you are doing great!
Love ya! Neveah's hole looks awesome.


Mami Adame said...

Aaawww! I'm with Kathy, can't wait for our turn. She looks and acts like such a big girl! How tall is she? And she sounds so cute! Just a tiny bit jealous ;)

The Portas said...

Now it's climbing up on the couch? Amazing girl! The video is adorable. She is just the sweetest.

One less hole...YAY! I still can't believe it's gone!!!

Nevaeh said...

Yay for Vay! It is good to see she is doing so well. You are in our prayers as always.

Nevaeh J's Mommmy