Battle with Right-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

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Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

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Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Patterson Family Professional Photos

I have to give credit to Emily Buck  for these amazing photos of my side of the family.  We actually had fun doing these pictures even though it was 110 degrees outside.  We drove about thirty minutes to Anthem az to take these.  My brother and his family where here from UT so (on very short notice) we decided we needed new pictures with the two new comers Whitney and Alyssa.  Anyway it was totally worth it! Thanks Emily!

Whitney, Alicia, and Thomas Montgomery

Tim & Jess Hedgecock

Mindy, Derek, Brad, and Alyssa Patterson

Thomas, Whitney, and Alicia

Colton, Dad, Mom, Brianna, and Clayton Patterson


Proud Grandparents! 

This one is so fun!  

Beautiful pond in background

Whitney Kaholumehekainani Montgomery 

Thirteen months old

six siblings from youngest to oldest

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gastrostomy tube Surgery

This past week has been super busy... after my family from UT left to go back home.  I started school, taking one class at the local community college in efforts to get my associates in general studies (AA).  I went to Tuscon with my mom and Whitney to see a new feeding therapist and dietitian to help with the blenderized diet.  I think that drive was worth it!  We'll be going back again in a month.  And of course, Whitney got her G-tube! 

That went really well, considering it's a surgery.  There were no complications and Whitney is healing nicely! She's not needing as much pain medicine anymore.  We really just tried to keep her comfortable and entertained.  She slept alot in the hospital and liked riding in the wagon.  She preferred to sit on the chair instead of her crib.  We got to go home the next day in the late afternoon.  I will take a little while to adjust to the G-tube.  She still throws up everyday.  I'm really excited to do some blenderized diet and get real food in her.  I'm just really freaked out that it might pull out on accident!  I'm extra cautious around it and very gentle with little miss Whit.   It is really so nice to have that NG tube off her face.  Now every time I see I think how beautiful she's like a new her!  She not quite on her normal sleep schedule yet.  Things should be going well in a few weeks though. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Week with the Patterson's


A couple Saturday's ago my family went to the Musical Instument Museum.  It's new and was pretty cool.  Took about half drive and of course Whitney had to throw up when we got there.  They give you headphones and you just listen to music from different countries. 

They had a room where you can play the instuments!  Whitney loved that!

 my siblings...and rhett and a random kid in the back jamin' out!

I let Whitney borrow my headphones to listen to some fun music!