I hope to write more when I’ve had more than the four hours of sleep I’ve had over the past two days. Right now the world is reeling around me and I can hardly keep my eyes from closing.
But I want you all to know how God has been answering your prayers for our girl!
Our trip home went smoothly, with the help of many kind airline personnel along the way.
Katie handled the travel beautifully, with very little fussing. The only part she really yelled and hollered about was having her diaper changed on the hard plastic pull-down changing “table” in the restroom on the airplane while there was turbulence.
Thank you to every one of you who have been praying for her during this very stressful week.
She’s an American citizen now.
She was admitted to critical care here in CHOP and is right now falling asleep under several warm blankets.
Best news of all?
In only four days with an NG tube, getting mama’s milk, she now weighs more than she ever did in her life before. She began the week at 4.8 kilograms, and is now 5.1 kilograms.
Nurse Adam Boroughs keeping an eye on Katie’s vital signs during the flight~
Katie is a survivor.
Amy Peterson, nurse at CHOP, friend of the Boroughs, and adoptive mom, met us at the airport and drove us to CHOP.
Dr. Susan Friedman, Katie’s CHOPADOPT doctor, also met us at the airport with a big hug. She didn’t sleep at all last night, waiting through the flight with us. She has gone way above the line of duty and done a super job of coordinating every detail of Katie’s care plan.