Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ivanna

Ivanna - sweet little girl. We are coming for you...

No pictures ... please.

A little tongue thrust.


A little younger. Notice how small and tiny her legs appear.

She is doing something that is common among those with Ds that have not had Physical therapy: tripod sitting.

I can't wait to dress her and let her hair grow. To kiss those cheeks and hold her tightly: never letting go...


Ivanna. Our sweet little girl. I wish that the orphanage did not shave the heads of the children who are more ill, but they do. I am not entirely sure why - maybe it's because they are mostly in their beds, and so perhaps it makes caring for it easier. Anyhow, this is why her hair is so choppy and short even though she is older. They routinely shave the heads of these little ones.
Ivanna needs to come home, badly. As many know, she has ASD (heart condition) requiring care by a cardiologist and most likely; surgery. She is four and a half. Her birthday is in November. She is also blessed to still be at the orphanage. If she is transferred she will not do well. This is due to her health not being great to begin with. Her muscle tone is very low. This paired with her heart condition has no doubt been the reason she is not walking yet. Once transferred she will more than likely be left to a crib to live out her life. My prayer, right now, is that she will NOT be transferred. She NEEDS to be saved, she is worthy of being cared for. I can't wait to hold her and whisper, "It's okay now, Mommy has you..."






6 comments:

Tay :) said...

Oh, how I long to read the blog titaled "they are home"!!
Sweet girl, hang in there! Mommy and Daddy will be there with you soon!
Precious girl, you will soon have some one to kiss you good night, to hold you tight, to love on you with a love so pure!
My prayers are sent out to you all xoxox

Jenny B. said...

Sweet angel girl...I can't wait to see how she progresses with physical therapy and a mother's love!

Jessica said...

wow... she so desperately needs to be loved on...

Jenny said...

She is so beautiful!! I wonder why they tripod sit? I am so happy beyond words that you are bringing these sweet babies home to give them a life. Please call on me for help in any way that I can!! I would absolutely love to babysit anytime you need as you work to get everything ready to bring them home. Love you guys!

Mcarthur Mile said...

I can't wait to see smiles on theses kidos faces. We are praying for God to provide the way quickly.

The Casaus House said...

Phillip and Charrissa...Josh and I have been so touched through reading your story to bring these precious children home. Please know we're praying and praying for them and for you as you prepare for them. Adoption is such a beautiful and wonderful gift of God that not only has He bestowed on us but has allowed you to bestow upon children in need. (I was adopted too!) These children are always heavy on my heart and I long to meet them. Praying for you!!! Let us know what we can do to help. :)

 




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