Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Monday, September 12, 2005

home again

Praise the Lord we were able to go on the camp in Suffolk after all. Victoria benefitted from the fresh air and exercise (!!). There were plenty of people to take over finishing the feeds while I organised the children (80 to 100 of them I think) with country dancing. It was a great joy to see the improvement over the week and also to witness the sheer joy on the faces of many of the children. One morning they were all there early, eager to start. Victoria seems to have grown but she won't be weighed until Wednesday. This weeks appointments include a hastily-organised cranial osteopath appt. and one with the GP on Friday at which I hope to prompt the Dr. to find out when we can go and see the Brompton surgeon and find out for sure when the op. can be done to fix Victoria's heart.
when we went away I had milk and the haberman feeder ready for Samuel to adminster while we travelled. Then I had to go back to the syringe and tube becaseu she wouldnt' feed very well from the bottle. Next couple of days V. did very well with the neonatal orthodontic teat and then she went off that so I tried the haberman feeder again. She has been using that all the time for the past 2 or 3 days and normally does OK. the handy thing about it is that I can squeeze the reservoir to get some into her and that often starts her off sucking and swallowing again.
Plans are that David will start schoolwork this week and the rest of us next week - that means I have to find a slot to do planning before Sunday.


  • At 9:11 PM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    It's good to hear that you had an enjoyable week at camp and that Victoria Lily has been feeding well. We'd love to learn some country dances some time.... it looks like such good fun and excellent exercise at the same time.We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks' time,

    Love from Sue and the Perks


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