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Thursday, August 11, 2011


This is a good shot of KT's progress as of this week. She's not in any significant pain, though her nose bleeds a little with each turning of the screws. Today, she is enjoying a Cincinnatti Reds game. And she's VERY excited to go to a pro tennis tournament in town on Saturday, where she's lined up to get a few professional autographs!

Depending on her Dr appointment next Monday, we hope to start driving home to Utah on Thursday, 18 August. G'ma & G'pa head for home today, and they'll be sorely missed - their spiritual support has meant SO MUCH! Aunt Rache is staying to help finish out this last week and will drive home with us at the end of next week. We're grateful to her, too, for helping us out since I (Dad) had to get back to work. Today is the first day of school for teachers, so things are pretty hectic here. Plus, I've had to move my entire office because our JROTC program has grown so big, we outgrew the old place!

Keep your prayers going. Pam is still pulling a big load back East taking care of KT. I feel bad that I had to leave them alone back there.

We are very pleased with the way the airway has opened. KT has started to eat some soft solids, and she thinks they taste WONDERFUL! She says applesauce if very out, and root beer tastes YUCKY. But it's nice to see her start to enjoy foods. Her olfactory senses have also increased tremendously, so she's starting to complain about smells she's never noticed before. We still have another month, at least, until she gets her "halo" removed.
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  1. Oh my goodness Katie! A whole new world coming your way, new smells, tastes, new looks. you are starting to look like your sisters. I hope recovery continues to go well so you can go home and have some fun after this long, hard summer. You deserve it! Love you!

  2. I'm just in shock! I tried to post on your last update, but it didn't go through. Katie's progress is so amazing. I'm so happy for her and for both of you -- it's been such a long bunch of surgeries, but for so much gain.
    Katie is giving me so much hope for what Dr. G can eventually do for Faith --> like smelling!! How cool is that?! I don't think Faith can breathe through her nose at all right now, even though she doesn't have atresia - just no space for air to pass through.
    Anyway, thank you for the frequent updates!! Hang in there Katie, so close now!