Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Health Scare

As I wrote before, Isabella was born on June 8, 2005. We found out she was ours 12 days later. In July, though, we had a major health scare as we received a call that Isabella was very ill. Her eyes were swollen; she was lethargic. They didn't know what was wrong. Her foster mother was instructed by the adoption agency to take her to the doctor immediately.

Kevin and I were frantic. We didn't hear about Isabella's health status for a whole week. Each day we called the agency for an update but no one could tell us anything. They just told us to wait and see. During our wait we received photos of Isabella in her ill state. We could see her swollen eyes and reddened face. The photos made the wait even worse.

Finally, 10 days after the health scare call, we learned Isabella was better. She had a bout of heat stroke and it was caught early. She was going to be fine. Below are the scary photos we received when Isabella was sick.

3 comments:

Kristy LaVella said...

Hey guys,

glad to see all is looking up. we are so glad you put this page up so we could keep more closely updated. we are praying and hoping for you. we look forward to future updates.....

Kristy, William, Kaylie and Makenzie

Anonymous said...

Jen & Kevin,
Thanks for posting this blog. We will look forward to all of the updates and new pics you post. You are both so strong and have been through so much. We will continue to pray for Izzy to be home SOON! God has a great plan for your family!!! Love ya both, Chelsea, Rick, and Nicholas

Laura said...

Congrats on starting the blog... our family and friends LOVE our's! I can't wait to check in on you guys! You and Isabella are in our prayers. :)