Sunday, July 26, 2009


Well once again time has gotten away from me. It has now been two months since Travis became a part of our family. He is doing amazingly well. I of course had hoped for an easy transition for him, but in the back of my mind I anticipated a very long and difficult road. I can honestly say that it has been very easy, maybe too easy. I kind of expect things to start to go badly at anytime, but for now it is wonderful. He is smart, funny, cute and extremely loving. He is exactly as I had imagined he would be.

His health of course is always an issue. Although he is so much healthier then I thought he would be. But due to not being properly transfused in China his spleen is huge and may need to be removed. Right now we are trying to transfuse him monthly to see if his spleen will shrink. He does so well with his tranfusions. He doesn't cry or fuss when they stick him for IV's or blood draws. He is just amazing. His hemoglobin when we got home was 5.0. We now have him up to 12 and he looks so pink. I love seeing his pink little lips. I hadn't realized how pale he was when his hemoglobin was low. As for energy, he is always busy. He was still very active when his hemoglobin was 5.o. I guess he had just gotten used to it. I was a little worried about how active he might become when we got his hemoglobin within a normal range, but Grace does a good job of wearing him out for me. He loves his sister. He is like a little parrot and will mimick everything she says and does. I think he is going to miss her when school starts in August.

Well here are a few recent photos. I've included a few of Grace learning to ride her bike without training wheels. She is so proud of herself.


  1. Way to go, Grace!!! I can tell a difference in Travis' lips in the pictures from China and the new pictures. I wouldn't have noticed, though, if you had not pointed it out. He is too cute!!

  2. I love the pictures of your cute kids!! Glad to hear hear Travis transition has gone so smoothly and that his health seems to be improving! Hopefully his spleen will shrink soon and won't have to be removed.