Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tomorrow is Court!


We got two more visits with our little jelly bean today.  She coughed quite a bit at one point this morning and it was a little scary. She sounds like a cat having a hairball. She was crying when they brought her to us, but settled when it was time to eat….and wow did she eat!! She sucked her bottle down in 8 minutes! A record….I’ve never seen her so hungry before! We got a huge smile out of her today! She still seems to be under the weather a bit but at least she isn’t as sad as she was when she seemed really sick. Her fever was back up to 101.6 tonight L

We did get a chance to meet with the director this morning and although we don’t have all of our questions answered, we do know a little more. Apparently at the moment she has bronchitis…which makes sense. No history of pneumonia which makes me worry less about aspiration, but not rule it out completely. We know that she had an ultrasound of her heart on October 4th and at that time it was determined that she would have immediate surgery!  However right after that appointment we committed to adopt her so they agreed she would have better care in the U.S. I am so happy they didn’t attempt surgery here…my heart just knows she wouldn’t have made it through with  the differences in mecical care along with how fragile and tiny she is.

We are still unsure of what her heart defect is, which was one big question I was hoping to get answered. We were told they would give us all of her medical records after court tomorrow to have translated in the capital while we are home for our 10 day wait (I’m hoping I can get a copy and see if I have any luck getting them translated over the 10 day wait….getting Zoya’s records translated proved to be quite the task and we still only got bits and pieces of them translated). I was very happy to have my questions about her being in the infirmary answered though. She is in the infirmary as we suspected. When we asked why we were told it is because she is very weak and fragile due to her heart condition and very susceptible to getting sick. The director also told us there is a smaller ratio of babies to nurses and the staff in the infirmary is more highly qualified to care for children with medical needs. So at least we know she is in the best place she could be here.  Although, I can’t say I’m not terrified about taking her out of there into so many new germy environments after spending her entire life in a sterile environment. We also did not find out what heart medication she is on but they promised to give us the name before we take her out and give us enough of a supply to get her home.  We asked about having the ten day wait waived again due to her need for surgery and her fragile state and we were told it is not possible in this region L Several years ago it was allowed if the child needed surgery but since then the law has changed and this region makes no exceptions. It is obvious our little girl is in need of your continued prayers…I am terrified of the trip home, with her, I won’t lie. I will likely be doing the trip alone so prayers for her health and my peace can start now J
I’m not sure if I will have time to update tomorrow after court before getting on our train.  So if you don’t see any update at all that’s hopefully good news! Praying that this time tomorrow we’ll officially be Mila’s parents! Tomorrow we are hoping the judge makes what we already know in our hearts official.  At 4:30pm (10:30am Eastern Time) we will stand before a judge and petition to become Mila’s family.  If you could stop and say a prayer for us around that time we would really appreciate it. 



27 comments:

  1. She keeps looking healthier! Thanks for putting court is 10:30 am out time! Will pray during court. Sarah, she is so beautiful! Congrats, mama! Tomorrow's your big day!

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  2. So glad that you were able to get some information. Terrific news that you will get even more after court tomorrow to take with you.

    Well you know where I will be at 10:30 tomorrow morning on my knees praying that's for certain.

    Oh the pictures today absolutely priceless!

    Looks like your talk with her was pretty interesting, she was paying attention to every word. :)

    Love you all! Praying for Mila, court tomorrow, safe trip on the train, safe plane ride home.

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  3. I will get it on the prayer chain...With you in spirit, Liz

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  4. I can just imagine the angels singing in Heaven as SO many prayers are sent up for your sweet pea! I can't wait for it to be tomorrow morning to really step up the prayers (not that I am waiting to pray, but you know what I mean :)!) I am again amazed at how Mila is changing day by day. She seems so much more aware of her body and space around her, and her eye contact with you is just so precious! PRAISE GOD!!! Ok...so we wait, and pray, and rejoice with you!!! (((BIG HUGS)))!!
    Anne B.

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  5. I couldn't help but comparing the pics from the first time you met her, and today. I think she looks at you in a different way. I think she knows you are her parents. She seems much more relaxed and confident.
    Praying that time will fly by, and you will get her home soon! Love;A

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  6. She is so precious! We will be praying for you during that time!

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  7. I hope sweet little Mila feels better soon and praying that all goes well with your court hearing tomorrow. Mila is so precious... The way she looks at you is the sweetest thing ever!

    Pam
    She's Our Butterfly

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  8. Wishing you all the best for tomorrow. You will be in my thoughts all day.

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  9. Would you mind messaging me an address that I can sent something for Mila? sampsondunn@gmail.com :)
    Tomorrow is the day... I can't wait

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  10. I'll definitely be sending positive vibes your way at 9:30a.m. my time! I just love her expressions, those blue eyes just melt my heart! I wish those 10 days could be waived... I don't get why they are even there :( Sending lots of love your way too! xx

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  11. I will be praying for your court date, your rough train ride, trip home and both of your girls!

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  12. Mila is so alert - photogenic, too, and definitely one of the cutest little jelly beans I've seen lately.

    Prayers - yes, of course, and for all of you during the ten days as well as during your return trip and Mila's journey home and everyone's continuing "journey" once you're all together on this side of the Pond. But most especially, prayers tomorrow, which is already today where you and Mila are right now.

    Your blog is so rightfully named...many hearts are hoping with you right now.

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from Mila's country

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  13. Our continued prayers are with you guys always. I will pray especially hard tomorrow at 10:30. You guys will have so many people praying for you at that time that it just might shove the judge off the bench (ha!ha! only kidding). But if you feel something special know it is everyone sending their wishes to heaven for th Basile family. I know there are alot of people up there as well putting in a few good words. Mila is so beautiful - she is a gift sent by God - you can se it in her eyes and expressions. Love to all.

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  14. We will all be praying especially hard for you guys tomorrow morning. I think you will have so many prayers that it just might knock the judge off the bench (ha!ha! only kidding). But if you feel something special you will know it is everyone sending their wishes up for the Basile family. I know there are a lot of people up there putting in their requests as well. The pictures of Mila are beautiful. She is truly a gift from God - you can tell just by looking at her eyes. I especially love the picture where she is pointing upwards to Heaven as if she already knows she has a forever family forever! Good Luck - God Bless all of you.

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  15. Praying hard with you. I can't wait for you to be officially named her family.

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  16. She is absolute perfection. Praying for court.

    Brooke
    www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

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  17. Your little girl is precious and I have you in my prayers. I am Jerad's mother and I have
    enjoyed reading your blogs and seeing all of your
    sweet pictures of Mila.
    Terri

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  18. Dear Sarah and Shawn,
    I have been following your blog so closely, and I'm so happy for you that you're within hours of court! Your daughter is beautiful and your love for her shines through every photo. I'm glad she's feeling a little better, too.
    I am a retired family practice doc, and two of my children have special needs, one with DS and one with a metabolic disorder. You've probably already looked into this, but since you've not posted about it, I just have to speak up. Some babies with heart issues have difficulties due to the lower oxygen levels in airplanes at altitude. Please, please, if you've not addressed this with your pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, could you email me at esdehority@aol.com ?? I would love to help in any way I can.
    Elizabeth S. DeHority, MD
    Charlotte, NC

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  19. I'll be praying for you - I've set my alarm so I don't forget while I'm at work! :)

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  20. I will be praying for you still!! Praying all day but especially at 9:30 am my time!!

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  21. 7 minutes until court!! Praying for you all and that Mila stays strong and well cared for these next 12 days!!

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  22. Loving God, Father to ALL, who promises to not leave a single one as an orphan, please pour out your favor upon Sarah, Shawn, and little Mila, as their plea is heard before the judge. You hear their plea, God, and you know their hearts. Give this judge wisdom, compassion, and love, so that your precious daughter, Mila, will officially become a part of her forever family....all for your glory!!! In Jesus' MIGHTY name we pray!!! AMEN and AMEN!!!!
    So excited for you right now!!! (((BIG HUGS)))!!
    Anne B.

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  23. I am a new follower of yours, I started following after finding it from another blog several weeks ago. This little girl is so precious and it sounds like she is in need of desperate medical care.
    As I write this you are most likely in Court, so I am praying with all my heart that the Judge WILL waive the 10day wait when he/she is told of the immediate medical need of this child.
    Please update when you can.

    Sheila

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  24. Actually I just remember you adopted Zoya a couple years ago. I did follow your blog through her adoption with her and for a while afterwards, but I lost some of my blog address', and then after finding this blog I was able to link back to Zoya's blog too. I am so thankful for you guys going back and getting this sweet little one. I kow that she is in good hands, after all look how well Zoya has done at home with a loving Mommy and Daddy.

    Thanks again!
    Sheila

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  25. Said a prayer just now for the positive decision of the judge! She is already changing so much right before the eyes of all who have seen her. She belongs at home with you two and Zoya. Can't wait to hear the good news.

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