Today, after 5 days, Delaney was finally able to take off the dressing the surgeon applied after he removed Delaney's broviac. Her site is healing up extremely well, although she still has skin discoloration about 4"x6", due to the chloraprep (used to help reduce bacteria on her skin that would cause infection) and the weekly dressing changes. But we know her skin color will return in time. Little Miss Fierce has been able to play with water once again. With her little brother Merlin, she was able to play with a water gun, water balloons, and simply play with water in a small bucket, without worry. It was so nice to see such a simple act of playing with water, bring so much joy. And finally, after 11 months, Delaney can can take a bath, a shower, or go swimming again. Her eating and food aversion have remained the same, but Delaney works hard everyday on her food therapy. Delaney's intense physical therapy is beginning once again, now that she has overcome some big hurdles this past month. Delaney remains in good spirtits and and is enjoying regaining some of her freedoms of a childhood agin. Thank you for all the prayers love and support. As always... GO TEAM DELANEY!
"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"