John’s surgery lasted much longer than planned because of waiting for the pathology report to come back. It was a fast growing skin cancer but very localized. Doctor said he has a 40% chance of getting it again on his hand, but will have to deal with it when it happens. They cut deep and it’s not pretty but he is doing well tonight on pain medication!
He received a new puppy today. Haven’t given him a name yet. He came with the name Smoody but that isn’t going to be his FOREVER name! LOL The puppy is 5 1/2 months old. With two BIG dogs in Haiti, we wanted another puppy that was a little bit older. John had thought Gus might be his last dog. John has always thought he would not live a long life. But his Great-Grandma Gardner used to say that too and she lived to be 102 years old! LOL
When Laurie sent me this photo on my phone, I told John that he better not have a HOTDOG in his hand feeding that puppy! He said that it’s pizza crust. He called it “bonding”! LOL Probably the first time the puppy’s ever had table food!
It looks like they are getting along just fine!
Sonia arrived back at GLA this afternoon with her host family. She looks great and I will send a photo tomorrow. She has grown a lot in just the short time she has been in the States! This is a photo that her foster mother had on her Facebook. Sonia looked at us like she knew us but wasn’t quite sure how she knew us! At least she didn’t cry! LOL
Pray that she does well back in the nursery tonight.
IBESR and ADOPTION NEWS
IBESR spend another full day here today looking at all for the children’s dossiers and registering the children. They will be back tomorrow. I think they are in the “N’s” now! I hope they can finish tomorrow. If they have to do this for 700 orphanages, it will take them years to get them all done!!!!
I forgot to tell you that we had a dossier finish in the Ministry of Interior and go for passport printing! Can anyone believe that? It is very difficult for me to believe it when adoptions were taking 2 years and now we’re getting into passports in 7 months! What a blessing this is for the children and the adoptive parents. Adoptions seem to be moving along fairly well and I hope they keep moving as well as they are now. Some of the reason has to be because there are fewer adoptions sitting in IBESR waiting for approval.
I am working on getting a couple of proposals sent out this week. It’s nice to see children being proposed to families. Just wish we could find families for some of our sibling groups and little boys!
Posted on Thu, July 21, 2011
by Dixie Bickel