Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Beautiful Baby Girl....

I intended on taking this photo for my own private collection. I try to take a photo before each of Love's laser treatments...just a record of sorts for myself of where we have been and how much progress we make after each treatment.

When I first saw this photo....it took my breath away(you can click on it to enlarge). I still can't believe my cheap-o camera captured her sweetness...of course Love easily brings out the sunshine :)

Love has her 4th laser treatment at 6am in the morning. I am thankful that we have one of the best pediatric dermatologist as her doctor. I am thankful we are at a very well staffed and well qualified hospital. I am thankful that Love generally does very well after each treatment and deals well with the pain. I am thankful that we have gotten incredible results and made great progress. I am thankful that we have wonderful medical insurance that affords us the entire treatment for a measly co-pay. We have so much to be thankful for...I don't want to take any of it for granted.

I just want to reiterate that we are in no way having this procedure done because of Love's appearance...she is beyond beautiful. It is merely in hopes to prevent further complications and risks later in her life that could be painful or cause problems for her. Trust me when I say that we love her birthmark...it makes her who she is and was one of the very facts that brought us together as a family. She is by far one of the biggest blessings to ever be bestowed upon the Harris family.

We would so love it if you'd agree to join with us in praying for miss Love. It bothers me for her to be put under so much in her short time with us. She has been put to sleep 4 times already...in 10 months. Ideally, I'd love for her to be under as short a time as possible, awake her happy little self with no nausea, and no pain, with remarkable results. But, I would take alive and well in a heartbeat. I know, it seems like I go overboard before each treatment...I'll be honest...putting her under, when I really think about it, freaks me out a little. I do know God is in control and present and His love for her far surpasses mine (isn't that awesome?)...and that is enough for me:)

Love you guys!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

What a sweet post. I will remember her in my thoughts and prayers today. (My daughter has a PWS birthmark too.)