Emily had her monthly appointment with the nutritionist today. She continues to do well. We only have to make one change: give her about 2 more ounces of water a day. We need to do that because, as I have mentioned a time or two before, she grows like a WEED! Here are her latest stats:
Weight - 28 pounds 1 ounce
Height - 35 3/4 inches
She gained 13 ounces this month and grew 3/4 of an inch! That bumps her up to 95th percentile for height and about 75th for weight. She has stayed steady with her height/weight percentile so that is a good thing. She continues to eat about 60% of the calories that a child her size would typically need.
As you can see from these pictures, 60% is working pretty well for our tall girl.
I also wanted to give an update on the car saga. We thought it was over when we picked up our car about 2 weeks ago, but we were mistaken. When Mike was taking Emily to aqua therapy the other day, the engine light came on. He took it back to the mechanic to have it checked out. The car had been running fine so we both figured it would just need a minor adjustment. When Mike called the mechanic the next day, he was told that valve #4 was not firing and the engine would need to be replaced again. Thankfully, we don't have to pay for the second engine. The mechanic told Mike "This one is on me". Praise God! So we are back to driving our 14 year old Honda for the next week or two. I am so thankful for that car - I don't know what we would do if we didn't have it!
While I am rejoicing about Emily's growth and the fact that we don't have to pay for engine #2, my heart is heavy today. Emily has a friend Aidan that is about 2 weeks older than she is. Our families met through the First Steps program and they have been such a blessing to us. Well, Aidan has been in the hospital for about 12 days and is having a tough time. His mom gave a few details about the situation on her blog. Will you please pray for Aidan and his parents, as well? I would really appreciate it and I am sure they would too. Aidan has doctors and nurses caring for him right now, but we know that God is the One that brings healing. He can do things that are beyond medicine and beyond the limits of the human mind. So while my heart is heavy, I trust in the Creator of all things to bring about the healing that is needed.