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JULY 22-Update 2011

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The girls are getting bigger, we had an incident where Charissa threw a ball for the dog and the dog was on a long yellow rope, the rope caught Katalyna on the back side of both knees. She was rope burned Severly on the left leg and minorly on the right. It was about  a week and a half ago, and I had to QUADRUPLE her medication, administer tylenol, and the she also took pennicillin by mouth. It was about 1/2 to 3/4 inches deep! I am still nursing it. I had to put bactroban on it , then a burn pad(it`s like a jelly pad) ,then a non-stick gauze pad, then wrap her leg 3 inches above the knee all the way down a couple inches below the knee with wrapping gauze.I continued her  4x`s dose of Cortef for all these days. It was the most awful sound to hear her cry and howl such a blood -curling scream when I changed the dressing. For the first few days it would stick to the healing wound.

 Poor  Hope Baby Girl! I cried for her as I knew how it felt-and it looked even worse. I hope the scars will heal, and it is on the back of the knee, so it won`t be noticed as much. Another thing was that she had to be bathed by hand, as I could not put her in the tub. her long beautiful brown/auburn hair was getting very dirty and greasy, and just yesterday night, I finally believed her wound had healed enough to put her in the tub. she`s fresh as a rose now.


The gauze and dressings were alot more expensive than I thought, with over $ 200 dollars for all the special nonstick pads, and wrapping gauze, and tape etc.. That`s why your donations are so important! for this was just the first incident, i am sure there are more to come -unfortunately- and band-aids are NOT covered by any medical plan. Nor is the gas, to go back and forth to town to get more of her LIFE-GIVING Cortef. We of course went through 4- times the regular amount, and needed refills 2wice!!


Just a note- Katalyna has been walking around with a cloth with the STRESS-FREE all soothing ODOR ANGEL scent on it, and she says`MMM GOOOD`

she really enjoys it , and she is very relaxed and calm. So Sweet Baby Hope.Its great to know an un-biased opinion of the ODOR ANGEL.It also does wonders in her baby garbage-bin in her room it blocks the diaper smell until I can get rid of it...when I want. ODOR Angel to the RESCUE!!


Charissa Grace is being a typical 4 yr old. every night at 7:00 I ring this old brass bell that I Have, and say SCHOOL TIME. she comes to the table and does numbers letters, coloring , and problem solving out of  a Diego Workbook. Then I stamp the top with a-Neater Please, A+, Great work, or a very good thinking- Stamp. She loves it!!! After all, school starts soon for her-September.  She is very excited, and I have taught her words like-FOCUS and Concentrate, so she can follow along at school, and hopefully do better by knowing how to Focus.


K. Hope 3yrs






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