Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Two Month Update

Has it really been 2 months since Rae became a member of the Dear family?  These 2 months have been a whirlwind of doctor visits, sickness, learning English, and many other crazy things going on in our family.  Rae is understanding a great deal more English than she is saying. She is getting use to being around more people, but still a little shy around males.  She loves to write her name and copy words from books or either off the screen while her dad is preaching.  She did manage to say an almost complete sentence in English this week - "Rae, no apples".  We were going to McDonald's and from the backseat she popped up and said that basically she did not want the apple dippers, but french fries.  We know how much she loves those.

A couple of weeks ago our church blessed with a "shower" for Rae.  She was a little overwhelmed with all the people and all the presents she received.  We are truly blessed and thankful for the outpouring of love on this little girl. 

As far as her health right now, she is doing great.  She has her first permanent tooth coming in, so that is exciting to see.  We had her next appointment with her hematologist today.  Her platelet count is still low, and they cannot seem to find the genesis of it.  Dr. Ranalli is working hard trying to find out taking it step by step ruling things out before jumping into a bunch of tests.  He said she is quite an anomaly and has doctors from Boston to Texas trying to figure out as well. So right now we are trying iron supplements for the next 4 weeks to see if this works. We are thankful we have found Dr. Ranalli, and that Rae is receiving the best care.

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