Monday, April 26, 2010

Remember to breathe

Sometimes the whole process of adoption can be very overwhelming. With domestic adoption it was kind of nice waiting for a baby to be born and never knowing when. Ok, who I am I kidding? It was stressful and nerve wrecking but in the end we got Jack, a perfect newborn. Financially it didn't kill us. This international adoption is killing us. It is official that starting next month you know have to travel twice to Ethiopia for adoptions. This really did add thousands of dollars to our expenses. Honestly, there is NO WAY that we can afford all of this. What are we thinking?? I am kind of starting to panic. Where the heck are we going to get this money? If anyone has any ideas for fundraisers please let me know. Right now, I see everything in $ symbols. We are saving every last penny!! This will all work out right?

Friday, April 23, 2010

dang cat!

Who know that a cat bite could cause sepsis within 24 hours? In 15 years of working with animals this has never happened to me. Yesterday, I was helping spay and neuter feral cats and on the 47th cat, I got nailed. I immediately started antibiotics and cleaned the area really well. Even though the area was swollen, I had no idea of what was about to become. Even after 3 doses of antibiotics at home I have landed myself in the hospital for the weekend. So far they have pumped 5 bags on antibiotics, many pain pills and injections into my stomach and I still feel like crapo. I cannot sleep because I keep turning in the light to see if the infection is going down as I want to get home so bad! There is so much going on the weekend. 2 birthday parties, a cool zoo event and best of all a whole weekend off of work. I was really looking forward to spending the weekend with my family and friends. Please pray for me as I struggle with this infection, so far it has taken over my body and it attacking some of my internal organs.
Nighty night bloggerville, I need to try and rest up.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Wowza! It sure has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. As it stands the Summer Of Hope program will NOT be bringing kiddos from Ethiopia this year. We were heartbroken when we heard the news and did not know what to do next. We really felt in our heart that this was the child for us.
After much searching, praying, talking, an international adoption agency has agreed to let us adopt her!! The whole thing is really backwards, as far as traditional adoption goes, but we and the agency are going to make it work for us. Wahoo!! The agency that we are using has gotten some bad press lately but I will say they have been GREAT with our family. So as it stands we will hopefully be adding a 7ish year old beautiful Ethiopian girl to our family very soon!!