Saturday, October 30, 2010

NO more no-nos



I have never seen this much determination in a baby. Davy is supposed to be wearing these arm bands(no-nos) to protect her from disturbing Dr. J's handy work. As soon as we put them on....she takes them off. I tried just about everything, except maybe super glue.
Lucky for us, there is an awesome family that goes to our church, who also had a daughter with a clefty. They told us about some other arm bands that are way better. Not only did they order us a pair but they came over and showed us how to use them too. So we are saying C-YA to the no-nos. Her new arm bands stay on so much better. Thank you guys!

8 comments:

MindySue said...

Just remember, that determination to succeed, that innate stubbornness, will be a blessing later in life.

She's looking fabulous and I LOVE THOSE SHOES...and the headband...and the BABY!! She's so stinkin cute!

Melinda said...

It seems like she could whack herself pretty hard with those no-no's! I hope the new ones work a lot better, she looks so fantastic! Gosh, she is darling!

Debby said...

She is so cute. Love her headband. How long on the no no's. Poor thing. Reminds me of my Dad in the nursing home. He kept find things to cut off the band that locks the door. His dog stayed with him in the nursing home so they finally put the band on the dog's color since he carried the dog everywhere. Los of determination for sure.

Beth said...

Soooooo I want to see a picture of the new arm bands. You know she has some smarts to figure out how to take those no no's off.

tharker said...

Is it wrong for me to love your sweet little Davy so? She just has me smitten!

So glad to hear that the new arm bands are working well.

Jewels said...

Aren't we so blessed to have a ward family who's there when we need it? It's so great to have someone step up and say, "I've been there, let me help."

Ainslie Beattie said...

Hi Ruth - I have been following your blog for a few months and I jsut wanted to say, having read through your whole hospital visit in the last few weeks that you, your hubby and your darling Davy are an inspiration to any parent. your celebration of your little girl, no matter what, and your deep understanding of her current pain and how you are helping her just make me so honoured to be able to read your story.
thankyou so much for sharing...and she is just divine!
Ainslie

Cassi said...

My sister sent me a link to your blog. Hope you don't mind. My 8week old has a cleft lip/palate and we just had his first surg. Its nice to find others with common ground. :) We used a device called "honey cuffs" instead of the no-no's and it is a wonderful contraption! If you have any other surgs that require your little one to keep her harms away from her head or face thes are a MUST HAVE! Thanks for sharing your story! Take care!
Cassi