"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Friday, December 7, 2012

Finally . . .

Katya woke up this morning looking the most like her normal self that we had seen all week! So it appears that Dr. Carson made the right decision to be patient just a little longer, rather than rushing to a hospital admittance for IV antibiotics--which was pretty much what the local med pros were thinking might be the most prudent thing to do. So hopefully Katya continues healing and we can be done with this episode!

You want more great news by any chance?? Sure, you do?! Ok, we are so excited to be able to tell you that Katys "Hip Talk" came in this week to the school, so if she can go to school next week, she should be able to start trying to use it!! If she can successfully master that, it will be such a hopeful door for Katya's future!

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On the home front, we are enjoying growing several of our own herbs this winter. We have basil, cilantro, and parsley growing. Two of them are nicely potted in pots I found at the thrift store. The other still awaits a pot. I am especially enjoying the smell of the basil . . . oh it smells so good! Growing our own herbs is very satisfying, and makes me long for one of those yummy Ukranian pizzas liberally covered with fresh snipped herbs that Charity and I enjoyed so much when we were there!

Like this:




And the iced tea loaded with mint leaves . . .




And then there were the unique bread sticks . . .



And the interesting menu choices . . .

Don't you want try the Pizza with tuna, corn and onion?! (I have to confess that neither Charity nor I brought ourselves to try that while we were there . . . there were always choices that seemed much more appealing to us!)



 
Yes, a chunk of our hearts are still in Ukraine. . . God willing, someday . . . I will go back to help some how with orphans. In the meantime, I stay busy taking care of Katya and my other kiddos.


2 comments:

Hevel Cohen said...

Pizza with tuna, corn and oion is routine. Europeans are much more creative with their pizza than Americans. :D

Hope Anne said...

So we noticed, Hevel, as we saw that option and others that were "interesting" offered from one pizza shop to the next. ;-) Maybe on another trip. . . . Charity did try and really, really liked the chicken and peach pizza, and has since recreated it here at home. ;-)