Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Merry Christmas from the Elsaessers!!
We had an amazing Christmas this year with a few surprises (: After a wonderful (healthy) Christmas Eve, our foster daughter had a bad temp all day on Christmas... followed by her and Evie getting RSV. If you don't remember, RSV was what landed Evie in the PICU for a month, on life support for 8 days when she was an infant, so we were pretty worried. We stayed home, did a lot of breathing treatments and never needed supplemental oxygen (praise God!). I got a cold about a week later, and this past weekend we all had the stomach flu! I'm not sure what it is about this winter, but it seems like everyone we know has been down with something.
So instead of outings and playdates over Christmas vacation we slept in, played at home, Lyla and I painted her room purple, and had lots of snuggles. It was surprisingly relaxing and a welcome break from the normal hustle and bustle of the holidays. We all needed that long break!
School has started back up again and the girls and both girls are doing great. We are going to try sending Evie 3 days a week instead of 2... her teachers think she will benefit from the extra day. We will see how it goes and if she has enough physical energy to do it.
Other than seasonal illness we are taking Evie to see her neurosurgeon tomorrow for a check up. Her last skull surgery was just over a year ago (hard to believe) and he will check things out. I was a bit concerned about her last x-ray so I am interested to see what he says.
A pretty boring update, but boring is welcome around here!! (: Love you friends, hope you had a blessed holiday!