(See below for the Christmas reference :) ).
This morning I got a call from a VERY sweet woman in a position to make decisions... and she APPROVED US FOR COVERAGE FOR EMMA'S CONTINUED THERAPY!
Yes, this is our Chirstmas Miracle for our little Ukrainian girl (and yes, she's still Ukrainian not just by heritage but by citizenship too as Ukraine recognizes a dual citizenship until the age of 18-- at which time she can "choose" her citizenship... but that's not what we're talking about here is it? LOL)
Now... we continue to pray for a grant that I applied for which would fund a 3 week INTENSIVE therapy program for Emma which is supposed to accomplish what would typically be established over the course of a YEAR! What a gift this would be for our big girl, she has SO MUCH potential, but finances are holding us back as it is $4500 for this 3 week course.
In other news, Emma scared me really good by shoving too much food in her mouth and choking. I reached in and got what was visible, but she was still uncomfortable and not breathing quite right. I tried to give her a drink, no go. She was breathing, but obviously not RIGHT. I turned her upside down and hit her back a few times (infant Heimlich) and nothing... I put her back down, not sure she was REALLY choking... maybe just upset that she had? But I tried again... HARD. SOMETHING was wrong...
Sure enough, out comes a wad of bread almost the size of a golf ball. THAT wasn't in her mouth! YIKES! Though she wasn't interested in finishing lunch (understandably), she did sit with me a while and about gas me out (swallowed a good bit of air I'm guessing) and eventually decided she loves me again and snuggled with me a minute... then drank a bottle of milk.
I know she packs her mouth but I hadn't caught the first pieces going in that got lodged... I only noticed the bits she still had in her mouth. She hadn't choked before (not REALLY... tho we've had to stop her from packing her mouth already) and I guess we either have to STARE at her or give her only a bite or two at a time for now... SCARY!