Wednesday, May 5, 2010

We had Madalyn's first birthday a couple weeks ago on a Saturday night... April 17, 2010. How fun was that!! She is such sweetie and a funny girl! She is getting up on her hands and knees! She is gonna crawl soon and she is starting to do the army crawl. She knows how to get where she wants! She is sitting alone, babbling and becoming her own little person. She is figuring out that she can be funny and loves to "play" with Justin and laughs and giggles with him! It is so sweet!

Here she is one year ago, less than a day old and facing surgery for Duodenal Atresia (an intestinal blockage) and Tracheal Esophageal Fistula (her esophagus was connected to her windpipe). She was really lucky because alot of kids who have surgery for this end up having surgery at least 1 more time because to reconnect the lower and upper part of the esophagus usually needs some time (for the child to grow bigger). They were able to fix that right away, but not without problems. She ended up having an emergency gastrostomy during the surgery because she started to aspirate from fluids coming up through her esophagus and going into her windpipe... She has been through so much and she is such a trooper! Then she had open heart surgery on Nov. 25, 2009, at 7 months at the Children's Hospital in Denver. They really are the best there!! We cannot say enough good about them! What a precious little ladybug!!!!

This is our little sweet heart one year later! What a difference a year can make! Thank you Jesus, for this precious child! What an unexpected blessing she has been, and continues to be......
We love you Madalyn Grace McKie Westbrook!!!

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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.