Tuesday, March 24, 2009

On the Mend...

Daniel is such a trooper. As if he hasn't been subjected to enough medically already, he flew through pneumonia with flying colors. He's still currently on the nebulizer meds twice a day, but he finished his oral antibiotic Monday and he looks and feels much better. He still has a leftover cough, but I am no longer following him around with tissues to blow his nose.

Granny (Troy's mom) came up on Saturday afternoon and took over playing with Daniel and then spent the night and played with him until noon Sunday. I was so grateful to her for the much needed break. There's only so many indoor activities and we had been couped in the house, besides the doctor visits, since the past Tuesday evening. Granny even brought her Cricut and I got to sit at the table and cut things out for scrapbooking for over an hour. Thank you Granny!!

Monday morning we finally ventured out to meet a family, who lives within about half an hour of us, who had adopted a little boy from Russia about 5 months ago. We had a wonderful visit, sharing photos and talking about our experiences while the boys played. They played parrallel to each other inside the house, but once we let them outdoors with a couple of tricycles, they had a blast following each other around. Boys just love to be outside!! I had such a nice time and we are hoping to get together again soon to get the boys some more outdoor action at a nearby park. It's so wonderful to be able to meet fellow adoptive parents!
Today he went back to daycare and he immediately started hugging the other children, especially the little girls, two blonds in fact. Oh my, heartbreaker city!

Here are a couple of photos of Daniel and Will (his new Russian friend)!


19 comments:

Jenny and Randy said...

So glad to hear Daniel is on the mend, and how wonderful to have another Russia family nearby as friends! Not only is it fun for the parents, but it will be great for the boys when they are older to each have a friend who shares his unique background.

Carolynn and Steve said...

So very very glad to hear that Daniel is feeling better!

Yay!

Jane and Jim said...

I'm so glad he's feeling better!
He looks fantastic-

Joy said...

I am so glad that he feels better. It stinks to be sick.
Joy

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

I'm so glad he is doing so well!

Jane said...

So glad to hear he is feeling so much better.

Jill said...

I took cookies to school for M's bday today and Daniel was sitting right across from her. He has THE sweetest smile. I'm so glad he is feeling better. Hmmm...I bet I can name the blonde girls! Mari has a couple blonde boys in her entourage!

Jill said...

One more thing...you scrapbook? I love it but never have the time. We should get together and scrap. I really, really need to work on Mari's lifebook (let me rephrase that to say START on M's lifebook!)

Dede said...

Glad that Daniel is feeling better and found a new friend.

Becky and Keith said...

So, so glad your little dude is feeling better! He looks like he's having a great time with his new friend. :-) He's definitely a trooper and seems invincible! Glad you got to scrapbook (can you tell me what "scrapbooking" is again? I used to know... :-)) and have some YOU time. Miss chatting!

Craig and Phyllis said...

Glad to hear that Daniel is feeling much better. I'm sure it was so much fun being with another adoptive family. And scrapbooking! I was feeling good because I can see all the boys pictures on the computer screen! The thought did cross my mind that I will probably need to print some of them and actually put them into a book for them! : )

Stephanie and Dennis said...

Feel Better Daniel!!!!!!!!!! I hope all is well. He is such a cutie!

ana and russ said...

Glad to hear he is on the mend. He is such a cutie!

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

So glad to hear he is back up and at em'. Although, I think all of us moms of sons would hope the 'blondes factor' could hold off for about 25 year! He is such a handsome boy. I just marvel at how much he resembles you.

Teresa said...

Hi Rachel,
I am so happy to hear that Daniel is feeling a lot better!-What a great time he had with his new friend from Russia! I cannot believe how big Daniel got and he looks great!
Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog. I will definitely check in from time to time to catch up.
Take care and All The Best!!!
Teresa

Kim said...

Great news that Daniel is doing better! How scary that must have been!

It is so great to meet up with other AP's isn't it! Such cute photos!

Chris said...

So glad to here Daniel is on the mend. That is very cool that Daniel got to meet a little Russian buddy, and that you got to spend time with adoptive parents who get it.

And Granny's are awesome!

Vicki said...

I am glad that Daniel is recovering and that you were able to have a break! Nothing more pitiful than a sick child, poor guy. How neat that you were able to hang out with another adoptive family (f/Russia no less!) - looks like they made fast friends!

Shane & Marie said...

Poor Daniel. He is one tough guy. Glad to hear he is doing well. That was nice of granny to give you a much needed break. How nice that you got to meet up with another family. I will email you shortly.