Friday, April 13, 2012

At last, some pictures

This post will mostly be pictures of the last two days. It will give you a bit of an idea of how these days have gone, and what she looks like now. Now that the swelling is down, her head doesn't look like the size of a 12 year old. She's always had good-sized cheeks, but now, chipmunks will for sure be jealous over the one cheek! :o) Both expanders already have some saline in it. There is one picture that will show her incisions. It is not gruesome, but I just thought I'd warn you in case stuff like that makes you uncomfortable.

In her new pajamas from the hospital

Even Patches has a nametag! You just can't see it, it's around his neck.

Ahhhh, the "10 beer" medicine starting to kick in

Each incision has about 8 stitches that are deep and will disolve on its own

Her first visitor, Uncle Arie, who brought her a cheetah (lion/tiger to her) and a Winnie the Pooh balloon. Later that night, at 3:30, Keziah declared to me that her lion was her favourite and she loves him :o)

A rough afternoon and evening which meant lots of snuggling

Slept away most of the visit from Opa and Oma, who brought her lots of activities that will keep her busy for the next few weeks. They also brought us some Swiss Chalet!

Feeling MUCH better this morning! The expander on her forehead is the largest, with it going from above her right eyebrow all the way past her hairline by about 2-3 inches. Her cheek expander goes from her jawline up to just below her eye. The second picture was taken two days ago. This is just the beginning of the changes!

Chocolate milk!!! Brings the gleam back into those eyes (and that mischievious glint?)

Finding the Play Room

"I don't want to go home, mom! I like the special TV!!"

Her day ended with a visit from Oma and Opa, who came bearing gifts, which included KFC!

Next week I will post about the next steps on this journey, but for now I am going to bed, looking forward to a quiet night without any IV alarms going off. Thank you once again for all your prayers and comments. We were clearly held in God's hands and were given the strength that was needed. The amount of prayers going up before God's throne on our behalf has left us feeling somewhat overwhelmed. What would we do without the communion of saints? That in itself is such a blessing.


  1. Thankful with you that you are all home and that this leg of the journey is done!! May God continue to give you strength and peace! You can really see Keziah's sweetness shine through!

    Brad and Deb

  2. So glad things have gone well so far. God holds us and our children in His hands. Heather

  3. Thankful to hear that all has gone well sofar. You've been on our minds and in our prayers constantly this week and we continue to pray for strength, courage and trust in our Heavenly Father for you all.
    Tim and Elly and family

    For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand, it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."
    Isaiah 41:13

  4. Thanks so much for the updates...hope you sleep well!
    Rich and Cynthia

  5. What a trooper!! So precious.....Praise God!!

  6. May the Lord provide you with strength in the coming weeks (years) as you go through this journey with your daughter. May the Lord provide Keziah with strength also as she goes through this change in her life. take care and thanks for the update.

  7. Hope that little girl gets better! She seems to be happy and full of life.