Miriam’s last expansion in November went perfectly. She healed well and was back to herself in time for the holidays. Her health has been good so far this winter, except that she has begun to make a lot of noise in her breathing while she is asleep. Sometimes it has sounded like typical snoring; other times, it has sounded raspy and there have been strange clicks and pops. We are hyper-aware of any strange noises from her airway because of the fibrous granuloma that grew in her larynx after her first VEPTR surgery which nearly choked her to death. Thankfully it was removed and has not been a problem for the last three years, but as the strange noises continued we decided to take her back to the ENT for an evaluation. Based on some recordings of her night breathing, he decided she probably has enlarged adenoids and ordered an x-ray to check. When the nurse called with the results, she said that according to the doctor’s notes Miriam’s adenoids were not only enlarged, but “enormous.” So tomorrow morning she is scheduled for adenoid removal, as well as a scope of her throat to make sure there is no change in the area where she previously had that growth excised. Please pray that the procedure goes smoothly and her breathing and her sleep will be improved because of it.

In happier news, Miriam’s amazing imagination led her to win first place in the entire district at the second grade UIL creative writing competition. She never ceases to awe us with her brilliance and creativity, not to mention her fantastic attitude despite all of her procedures.

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  1. Mary Carsten says:

    Continuing prayers for Miriam!

  2. Grandma Mary says:

    Praying always! Love this girl!

  3. Penny Zent says:

    Praying that this will take care of her problem and there will be a VERY easy recovery!Love you guys!

  4. Lisa Cimino says:

    Prayers that all goes well! She is so precious!

  5. Abeea says:

    Praying for a joyful attitude and protection and healing. Praying for the doctor and staff too! Keeping you all in our hearts with lots of prayers. So proud of our girl. Love you so much.

  6. Aunt Mary says:

    Dear Miriam,

    We are praying for your safe and speedy recovery. We love you and your sisters with all of our hearts.

    Aunt Mary & Uncle Carlton

  7. Dawn Erina says:

    I pray that God may bless Miriam and keep her in the palm of God’s hand. She is such an inspiration. Her parents should be proud of themselves for the absolutely beautiful little souls that they are tending: Miriam, Cecelia, and Hildi.
    I love your girls as if they were my grand daughters.
    Granny Dawnie

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