One year already--hard to believe! This past year has been filled with celebration, exhaustion, and many, many milestones! We can not begin to explain the amount of gratitude we have towards the health and development of these 5...for so long we heard it couldn't be done and here we stand today proving that it could! We couldn't have made it this far without each and every doctor, nurse, friend, family member, volunteer, or word of encouragement. Thank you to everyone who got us where we are today!
I feel like it needs to be said again how amazing the cake was...not only did she provide a beautiful cake but also 5 little smash cakes as well! They each acted differently about them...Brooklynn and Jade both face planted into theirs at one point, Leighton was very hesitant and even started crying once he became a mess, Giovanni was shoveling it in by the handful and Kensley was very reserved while she slowly ate her cake. I think its safe to say though that they all enjoyed them! It was great to be able to celebrate such a big milestone with so many friends and family!
Amy was over tonight so of course I took advantage of having an extra set of hands around to take some pictures!
Brooklynn was transported to Akron Children's Hospital after 4 breathing treatments and a shot of steroids failed to make her breathing less work-like for her. By the time we got there though things had fully kicked in and she was doing much better. Her oxygen was monitored for a few hours and was then sent home with more steroids and an inhaler. There is a chance that she could have asthma and catching a cold causes her airway to become restricted however asthma is hard to diagnose at such a young age. It sounds like this is just something we are going to have to keep an eye on for awhile!
Poor Brooklynn came down with another respiratory infection...only this time it's worse:(. We are waiting for transport to arrive to take us to Akron Children's hospital right now. They are going to hook her up to some oxygen and get some fluids in her-hopefully won't have to spend the night!
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.