Monday, January 26, 2009

Book Update

I have been going through so many picture for the book. I am so excited that this large project is almost done. What a great thing for my children to have. They will understand how strong they are and how much we love them all. As I understand it there will be a lot of pictures in the book. I am very excited for you all to see. With there being more pictures the date has changed to May. I hope!! Everytime I think we are close something happens.. Life is funny that way. Kendra and Maliyah's birthday is coming up and they can't agree on the best theme for the party. I am just excited to make their invitations. My sister-in-law Amy is getting married and she is allowing me to make her inviations. Its a fun hobby I have. I hope everyone is doing well and that you are all healthy. Talk to you soon. Love The Herrin's

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Maliyah doesn't need a new transplant

Maliyah doesn't need a new transplant. They remove a kidney that never worked, it didn't even have kidney tissue in it. It was a sac like fluid inside, but I could of been causing the pain. She is doing so much better!! We are so proud of how fast she has recovered from the surgery. She is back at school and the teacher says she is the best she has seen her in a long time. I had to take Kendra to the ER yesterday because of throwing up, she needed IV fluid. When we were gone Allie got out and was hit by a car. One of our neighbors saw it. SHe told us that Allie ran and she jumped in her car to find her but couldn't. So when Jake got home he went look, I did as well, but we could find her. We left our back door open a little just in case she could make it back home. Courtney was up crying that night. At about 12:30am Allie came walking into the house. We jumped out of bed to see if she was ok. Everything looked good, other than some large cuts on her. I took her to the vet the next morning. They did surgery to close some of the larger cuts and to clean everything up well. Needless to say Allie is now our Miracle Dog!! We love you Allie. I do have to add that as soon as Allie walked into the house she ran downstairs to sleep on Kendra's bed. The kids were so happy!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Update on Maliyah's surgery

Hi Guys!! Maliyah had surgery on Thursday. Doctor Meyers called us on Tuesday and she had the surgery on Thursday. She is doing really well. I was very surprised how fast her bowels are recovering. She had 3 surgeries in one. She had a hole in her bowel that was fixed, a kidney removed and than bladder stones removed. Her incision is pretty large. Her ribs are doing much better. I hope she will be able to return to school soon. I am so proud of her!! All the kids are doing really well. Kendra is doing her crutches at school instead of her walker. Austin and Justin are enjoying preschool and playing at Grandma's when mom is at the hospital with Maliyah. Courtney is still dancing up a storm. She was really sad when everyone went to the movies on Saturday and she had to go to dance. When I was at the hospital I got a call from Jake because they had gotten a flat tire on the way to the movies, on Saturday. He was able to get it fixed fast and make it to the movies on time. He is so great!! They had a great time.