Update 11/15/2011, Elizabeth – Beware the fist!

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Well, it has been a while since the last post of Elizabeth and we wanted to send you some recent news and pictures of how she is doing. (Click on a picture above to see it full sized).

We are greatly encouraged by the doctors visit. We have noticed that our girl is much more active lately. She is moving her arms and legs constantly, trying to fly off somewhere it looks like to us.  She also does this thing with her hand (her left hand mostly), where she will put it straight out and make a fist….then she will wave it around, hoping for someone to get into range.

You can see in the first picture above that she is letting Kaitlyn have a taste of her fury (although I think Elizabeth may be smiling there). The second picture, I love, she is focusing on her mighty fist—even giving the stinky eye for a great mean look. (I imagine her saying: You want a piece of me, punk?). She has had a number of fights with herself, as you can see from some of the pictures where she has scratched her head and face. That last picture she is hanging out with me in the office, some of her recent battle scars have healed up a bit.

The last doctors visit was Nov 14 and Heidie has posted this information about the doctor visit:

Dr. Puntel (heart Doc.) was “astounded” at Elizabeth progress… last night she rolled over on her tummy 2 times all by herself, she is eating 5 to 5.5 oz in under 20 min and babbling constantly… all those “signs” tell the Dr, that she is months ahead of a “typical infant with Down Syndrome”. He said “she is sooo strong!”

We looked at her heart and there is not 1 sign of heart failure. (With your prayers she has by passed all “normal” markers…we were to expect heart failure by now). So we continue forward with great encouragement… She will remain on the oxygen and Surgery needs to be done before she is 6 months old. (Jan 20, 2011) So it will most likely be done in January some time. We will meet with the surgeon next.

Thank you for all your love, prayers and faithfulness.. we will keep you posted.

PS: Here is a note from Elizabeth (sort of):

If you are going to shop online (especially for Christmas stuff), make sure you check out Dad’s store at http://faithgiftstore.com.  Dad’s store has lots of cool Christian Stuff, like Christian Books, Music, and all kinds of great Gift ideas.

I do understand that you would not always buy just from his store, but if you do buy anything from Amazon, then make sure you click this link first to go to Amazon:


that way you help me out (by helping out Dad).

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6 Responses to “Update 11/15/2011, Elizabeth – Beware the fist!”

  1. andy and shirley pinter

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of Elizabeth with us.

    You will be encouraged to know (as we are)that Andy’s very simple
    prayer each morning is ” Lord, heal Elizabeth”

    Since I am now 76 and Andy almost 80, we have put our name in for
    a two bedroom apt. Times are changing! Love from Andy and Shirley

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  3. Shirley

    I was thinking of you folks today thinking I would have to get in touch and see how everything was going. She is such a beautiful little girl and I am sure you are all enjoying her immensely. It is so great to watch all the new little things they learn. Looking forward to seeing you sometime in January. Love and prayers Aunt Shirley.

  4. Teri, Rod, Bryan & Kylee McBride

    The pics of your little angel Elizabeth are beautiful!

    We are so glad to see she is making such progress and getting stronger. The Lord works through us all and the power of prayers is a testiment of faith in numbers. Elizabeth is a gift from heaven our prayers will continue for Elizabeth and your family. All of our love and blessings…
    The McBride Family
    Rod, Teri, Bryan & Kylee

  5. Tim and Elouisa Lavin

    We are SO delighted and greatly encouraged by this report! Praise our great and loving God and King!! He is in the miracle busines so we pray right now for a miracle healing of Elizabeth’s heart that surgery would not be required at all! In the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen! There is nothing impossible with God! Have a blessed day! All our love, Tim & Elouisa

  6. Ann Webb

    Thanks so much for the update. It is SOOOO encouraging! Elizabeth (my middle name, by the way) is beautiful!

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