Its hard to believe that over a month has passed since my last update! Well, Miss Gracie continues to be her awesome little self, and true to most 2 year olds, she is running her Mommy ragged! She is signing more signs than I can even think to count, and she is doing some good talking too- although we are really working on that part. She squeals (more like ear-splitting screams) frequently these days and I am considering investing in some earplugs. :)
Healthwise, she is still doing great. We are on a 3 month schedule for her follow up visits and she has had no problems as far as post-transplant status is concerned. Her hernia is still with us, although we have finally gotten scheduled for our repair surgery on October 19th, yet another month away. As it turns out, we will not be removing her ear tubes as we had hoped to do while she was already in surgery. Hurler kids tend to have some slight malformation of their Eustachian tubes and are therefore more prone to infection. Since the eustachian tubes do not finish growing until at least the age of 7, we have quite a ways to go until we find out what will ultimately be the result. Our ENT says that if the ear tubes should fall out on their own and we see no signs of infection, we can see how well she does without them, but he recommends not removing them right now. So, there you go. Gracie is also scheduled to kick her last post-transplant medicine by the end of the month and we are so excited! It just goes to show how far we have come from last year. We have so much to be thankful for.
In other news, we are hoping to close on our new house in a few days! Another exciting adventure!!! We are so thankful that our friends and family gave us so much support during Gracie's transplant which has enabled us to take this wonderful new step in our lives together. Without your help, we would still be buried under a mountain of medical bills. God bless you all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.