Meili avoids the beach!

It was a long day of driving but we finally arrived in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida! Even though our tired bodies were screaming to stay in bed, the rolling waves were calling from the beach so off we went, first thing in the morning, to see if Meili would like the sand. To our knowledge,...
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Meili’s Orphanage on Google Maps

I was messing around with Google Maps last night and was able to locate Meili’s orphanage in Jiangsu City. If you go to Google Maps and type in the coordinates of “31.921248, 120.302143″ you will be taken to the exact location of the orphanage or you can click on the image below…...
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Surgery Afterthoughts

Meili continues to improve and has regained her laugh today! The post operation experience is still as unpredictable as ever but all signs appear to point towards significant healing. We finally got confirmation today that ALL the plumbing is back to normal and operating at peek capacity. One of Meili’s nurses explained the process of...
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Discharged!!!

We are thrilled to announce that Meili was discharged this morning at 11:30am from Scottish Rite with the nurse saying, “She is doing AWESOME!”. The picture above is our tired princess hugging Minny Mouse tight on her way home. I got an excited call this morning from Tracy at the hospital telling me she was...
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The Amazing Little Treat

It is amazing how quickly you can get the attention of Meili with a little, colored piece of candy smaller than a dime. Like a tornado to Kansas, Meili is drawn very quickly to the tiny treat pinched between our fingers. In fact, from across a loud room she can hear the clanging in the...
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A Week From Today

Just a short week from today, Tracy and I will be huddled in the corner of some waiting room at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital waiting for word on our little Meili. As with many children on the “Waiting Child List” in China, Meili was born with a third degree (complete) cleft lip and palate –...
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