We really started this blog to keep track of our life in Dubai, and now it has taken a turn! We are in Houston, TX, staying at a friend's home. All the kids are with me, Chris went back to work in Dubai. Julia is getting chunky and lots of attention from Aunt and Grandmas. Laurel is in the NICU at Texas Children's Hospital. The doctors are still running tests on her - trying to figure her out. So far, her MRI shows area of her brain that didn't develop quite like it should - but her seizures are under control with medication. They tried removing the ET tube today, and she did not like it. The ENT looked at her throat - all normal anatomy. Her eye exam was good, her lungs are good. They were doing an ultrasound of her kidneys when I left today. One of her hip joints is out of the socket and both her feet turn in, so orthopedics, PT and OT have been by to meet her. Lots of labs have been drawn and sent off to check for diseases/syndromes/conditions/etc. Kinda like looking for a needle in a hay stalk. On a brighter note, I have held her twice! Grandma got to hold Laurel when Julia got jealous and decided she needed to eat. She is such a sweet baby - just like her sister!
We are so thankful for our family and friends that have been here to help, brought food, and sent their love and prayers our way. And for the greatness of our God - His comfort is like no other.