Today, March 21st, is World Down Syndrome Day, because 3-21 is symbolic for 3 of the 21st chromosome (Trisomy 21 = Down syndrome.)
Ella is doing WONDERFUL today. We were supposed to spend the night in the hospital last night, hooked up to an IV making sure she was well hydrated. Well, during the move from recovery up to her room her IV failed, (Ella is an incredibly hard kid to put an IV in and also to draw blood from) so the nurse said she wanted to see if Ella would drink on her own before they torture her and try to start another IV. Well, Miss Ella drank like a champ, 3 adult size cups of apple juice, and ate a big lunch of mac and cheese and peaches and then proceeded to get down and run the halls of the hospital stopping at every nurse and saying "hi!" So, I asked the nurse if she could please call Ella's doctor and ask if we could go home, and of course he let us. Ella did have a roomate in the hospital, a little guy that was 26 months that had the same surgery she did and he was screaming in pain and refusing to eat or drink. As usual Ella has proved herself to be an incredibly tough girl!!! I was afraid today would be rough and that she would be in a bit of pain. NOPE. You would never know that she had anything done at all.
Here is a video I came across on another blog. It's Sarah Palin talking about what the Special Olympics means to her family. (Regardless of what you think about Palin you should watch this video, it's sweet.)
Happy 8th Birthday Colin!
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