Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Cute sister story

Just a cute story from when Yolanda was still here.

The day that Charlotte had her first blood transfusion was a long day of sitting in the hospital. (Yolanda was at her Opa and Omas house) The transfusion took three hours with a half hour after to monitor her. Every 15 min for the first hour they had to do a blood pressure check, we call them "arm hugs." Charlotte does not really like arm hugs that much but we found if we sing a little song during them it holds her still enough to get a reading. The nurses usually picked a song and although we had quite a few different nurses during the day we ended up with Twinkle Twinkle little star a lot. She would happily stick out her arm and we would all sing twinkle twinkle.
Later that night we got Yolanda back and we were getting the girls ready for bed, they were playing around snuggling into the blankets and playing peek a boo. Then Yolanda sits up and says "OK Charlotte, lets sing a song." Then she starts to sing Twinkle twinkle little star.... and Charlotte holds out her arm, waiting patiently for someone to come and wrap the arm hug band on her.
Here they are at the RMcD House, waiting for Ice Cream. A lady from Marble Slab came in to "make" ice cream for everyone, it was great! The kids (and their parents) all got their choice of ice cream blended their choice of toppings. What a treat. Its hard to be away from home for so long but all the activities and things going on at the house sure help us get through the long days.

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