Friday, October 8, 2010

Purna Returns!!!

Hello all Purna fans... She returns! Well today was Purna's three month post opp appt. So not quite sure if I feel like it was three months ago or yesterday. I think Purna thought it was a long time ago tell she saw all the doctors walk in the room. She freaked out pretty quick. They took her head specs and you would of thought she was going into surgery again. Weird how she just senses something and knows. Her head size is now in the 50 percent from the 20 pecernt she was in before her surgery. So that is good and now her brain can grow grow grow!!!

Other than Purna being really upset at first her appt went just fine. It was short and sweet. The nuero surgen actually said when he first saw her " wow does she look good I could not even tell right away which side was the fused side, the curve of her face is already straighter" so that made me feel good. But then her plastic surgen says well you can see her nose still slants to the right. It's so suddel I hardly even notice and I'm the mommy. My point is that is how detailed this surgeon is. She know so well what she is looking at. And then again this makes me happy with the chioce we made for Purna. They said she will be a good three years old before her skull is fully healed and closed up. So intell then she is like Frankenstein baby with her bummpy plates sticking out the side of her head. I don't mind at all when I see them to me that is a reminder every day that this is behind us and she is a healthy happy girl.

Her eyes look great now. They are still a bit uneven but to most would never notice. Her right eye is still a bit pulled tight and still has some relaxing to do. You can only really tell when she is looking down or her eyes are shut. So I guess if that stayed that way Purna will never see it, being she will be looking down or have her eyes shut.

Her hair has grown back fast. And boy o boy is she blonde. She kinda has a comb over but it goes fowards like a comb foward so you really can't see the scar on the top. However it is pretty red down the sides. Being her hair is so light you can see it. People always think it's a headband mark. But as soon as her hair is long it will be less apparent. I think I ended up finally taking out the lasted burried stich about a month and a half after. They really hung around for a while I'll tell you.

Purna is walking now. Which as you parents know changes the "flow" of our life as we know it. And if we had a nickel for every time our babies fell with this learning process we could retire in about a week. Now add Purna falling 20 times a day.... I'm not getting nickels I'm getting heart attacks!!! So I did what any good paranoid ( with good reason I tell myself) mom would do and got her a little safety helmet to wear. Ok before you all start judging I only put it on her when she is walking or falling around the house, when she rides her little push bike and playing with other kids who throw toys. It's not like I'm going to make her wear it to her first day of school... Just tell the day before. And for the record I can see her pluse beating on the top of her head so this makes momma bear a bit nervous. And one more thing... It has cute bunny ears on it so she is fashion foward when she wears it. This is all how I'm justifing putting a helmet her. The doctors say she does not have to wear anything but what I think it's come down to is it's for me not her. But I'm sure you all figured that one out.

So what other exciting things about Purna since I have all your attention. She can say: mom, da, cat, dog, bird, and what's that. I do have very sad news to report however...the degalws are no longer. Yes sad I know. She is using sign language really well now which cuts down on the winning alot! She can sign: more (which she also used when she wants food and is hungery), all done, tired, and she made up a sign for my iPhone when she wants that, you know when she has to facebook or call random people in my contacts which happens daily. Sorry

So it's been a very succesful passed three months I would say and our sweet Purna is doing great. Not a day is taken for granted with her. Her next appt is not for nine months, that will be the a year. They will do and eye exam as well. So now she is just ready to be a toddler!!'
Here are some more current shots of her and video of her walking..... yes with her helmet!

You can see in this shot how her right eye on the outside corner still folds under a bit.

Purna's new friend Carlos Santana.

The walker!!

YouTube Video

She gets her dancing skills from her dad,.... Clearly!

YouTube Video
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  1. YAY! She looks so awesome guys!! And just have her wear that helmet ALL of the time if it keeps your heart at ease! She is a precious piece of your life and your job as her mommy is to protect her and you have done a wonderful job of that in the little one year of her are doing great girlfriend!! Thanks for the update. She is a beautiful little angel and I am so happy that we are a part of her life!! Love and hugs to you all!
    Courtney, Aaron, Evan and Ryan :)

  2. Thanks so much for the update!! She is soooo beautiful.

    Her progress is amazing and it shows what a wonderful job you're doing. You just keep on doing everything you need to do to love and protect that little noggin' (Does anyone but me remember our moms calling our heads that?) Keep posting updates, I love seeing them!


  3. Heather, thanks so much for the update! It is amazing how much she has healed and grown. I love the picture of her sleeping she looks so adorable.
    Keep up the good work and always listen to your Mama bear instincts they NEVER lie.
    Lot's of love to all of you!!!!
    Love, Robin & Family

  4. Thank you so much. Beautiful to see. Keep up the good work mom & dad. The little ones are so precious, don't blink, cherish every moment. We look forward to the updates. Love you all, Tim and Karen:)

  5. Purna, your impression of Big E dancing and falling at your Mom & Dad's Cinco de Mayo parties is spot-on!

    So excited for a Purna Blog update! She is a beautiful, healthy little angel and we can't wait to watch her grow up with our girls and her buddy Ferruccio.

    We love you guys! ~ The Tomasetti's

  6. Purna don't worry helmets are cool! Great to hear things are going well.
    Chris Ray

  7. Hi Guys & Purna Power My Co/Worker & I just checked out your Blog How Cool & Crazy that it has been Three Months she Looks amazing!! Good Work To You and Joe you guys are Great parents as I have experinced it first Hand we look forward to many more updates Much Love! Norissa & My Co Worker Renee