October 6th 2008 8:38 pm
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Wow!!! With each week that passes.... I can only think.... WOW!!!
Emma is doing SO WELL!!! The progress she has made and the changes that she's exhibiting just amaze me!!
9 weeks old today - she is a beautiful, bright, curious, alert, JOYFUL little girl!! I feel so blessed to know her!!
Her lil' eyes are doing much better.... no conjunctivitis lately and she's doing well with drops and ointment 5 times daily.
The soft palate cleft that was repaired during her very first surgery when she was just 36 hours old - remains in tact and I don't think she'll have any problems with that as she grows.... YAY!! One less battle to endure!!
The hard palate cleft is widening and growing deeper as her facial development progresses.... but hopefully in a matter of several more weeks, this will be a thing of the past - as her surgeon works her magic!!
The cleft lip and nasal deformities will be repaired in a follow up surgery once the palate is brought together and fully healed.
I heard from Emma's surgeon today and though it was a very brief contact, she did tell me that she had consulted with a double boarded surgeon / dental specialist in Virginia and she advised that together they had come up with a "game plan" for Emma's procedures!!
She kinda' left me hangin' as far as details... but I hope to hear from her again soon... otherwise, we'll consult with her on the 16th when Emma returns for her second puppy vaccination and regular check-up.
Lots of fun stuff going on with our Dogster family and Emma lately!!
You know she has her own lil' group now and we've got all sorts of fun activities going on over there!! Come by and join us!!
The wonderful furs of the "Black-And-Tan Dogz Of The World" group have chosen Emma for DOG OF THE WEEK!!! YAY!!! So we've been prancin' 'round about that all day!!!! =)
The folks at PetAg (the manufacturers of Emma's formula... and wonderful people who have and continue, to donate the formula that Emma has survived on since birth!!) - have included a story about Emma in their monthly newsletter!! So exciting!!
AND the fabulous crew of The Chihuahua Connection Magazine not only chose one of Emma's photos as runner up in their photo contest, and for placement in their 2009 calendar.... but they also are publishing Emma's story (written by our dear friend Sammi - Emma's webmaster) in their winter edition!!! FUN!!
Lastly......... I've been contacted by yet another news team here in OKC who is also going to do story on our girl!! This should air in the next couple of weeks!!
It's been so exciting here (but absolutely exhausting!!) with everything going on and all the interest in baby Emma as she continues to thrive................ we have been SO BLESSED by the continued outpouring of love and support!!!
The constant prayers goin' up for Emma are holding tight and lifting her up in one awesome way after another!!
I will forever be indebted to all of you for your genuine concern, generosity and compassion!!!
Much love to all.............. enjoy your week!!!!
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