Brian's jaw reconstruction is occurring this week. Please keep him in your prayers as Thursday and the days following approach. He will be in ICU for at least one night and hospitalized for about 3-4 days.
I have every confidence all will go well. Brian is so much stronger than he used to be. I asked him the other day if he was nervous about it. His words, "What's there to be nervous about?" "I am ready." He is so much braver than I would ever be. He has been through so much in his 17 years, that this is one positive hurdle we have been waiting for.
I already warned him pictures would be taken. I promised I wouldn't take any pictures right after the surgery, but would wait a day or so. We are excited about the outcome and I am hoping I can be one of the first to take him out to eat when the jaw is all healed to see him take his first 'real' bite of food.
To read more about why Brian is having surgery check out my other blog www.lifewithcms.blogspot.com There is some history there of Brian. I have yet to update and put more of the last 17 years on there, but it is a start.
My name is Debbie. I am married to Mike and the mom to three wonderful boys Brian, 24 yr, Nico, 14yo, and Luca 9. This blog started during the adoption journey of Luca, who came home in 2008. Brian was adopted from the US in 1992 and Nico was adopted from Guatemala in 2003. I live in Troy, Missouri. We also have a dog, 3 spoiled cats, and a flock of chickens. We are a homeschooling family. I love all the precious time with my children. I am adding additional blogs as our lives change. I started a blog detailing Brian's condition, congenital myasthenia, to help others. I am now starting a blog to document our homeschooling years. While I plan now (2016) to try to keep up with the other blogs I am also adding Wildtree!
February 21, 2007 signed with agency, COTW. February 21, 2006 mailed documents off to Luthern Family Services to start the homestudy May 23, 2007, unknown to us, Baby King - named Jose Miguel was born. October 2007, Homestudy completed and sent to BCIS October 18, 2007 received 171H in the mail and faxed to COTW. October 18, 2007 (2 hours after faxing 171H to agency) received referral of beautiful Jose Miguel October 24, 2007 POA and dossier to Guatemala Paperwork in translation. November 19, 2007 DNA taken Novvember 26, 2007 DNA complete November 27, 2007 Found out the case is in family court November 29, 2007 DNA shipped to Guatemala December 3, 2007, DNA arrived at Guatemala (in Pre-Approval) December 26, 2007, entered PGN (without PA, but wanted to get 2007 date on paperwork) January 19, 2008 Pre-Approval received, 46 days February 12, 2008 Approval from Central Authority February 19, 2008 Put back in PGN March sometime: Kickout for medical update on Luca March 24, 2008 Back in PGN (Holy Week had PGN closed) PGN shut down for a month through May to conduct birthmother interviews. Birthmother interview, May 16, 2008 PGN OUT! June 5, 2008 BC previo from Guatemala City RENAP, June 20, 2008 BC Resubmit, June 23, 2008 NEW BC July 10, 2008 Passport July 11, 2008 2nd DNA taken July 16, 2008 2nd DNA results to Embassy July 28, 2008 PINK July 29, 2008 Embassy appt August 5, 2008 Home at last August 7, 2008