My Face may be different, but my feelings the same
I laugh and I cry, and I take pride in my gains
I was sent here among you, to teach you to love
As God in the heavens, looks down from above
To Him I am no different, His love know no bounds
Its those here among you, in cities and towns
That judge me by standards that man has imparted
But this family I have chosen will help me get started
For I'm one of the children, so special and few
That came here to learn the same lessons as you
That love is acceptance it must come from the heart
We all have the same purpose, though not the same start
The Lord gave me life, to live and embrace
And I'll do it as you do but at my own pace

Jodie's Journey by Granny Engela!

Hello World - I am 20 months old!

Hello World - I am 20 months old!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Operation number three

After Jodie's g-tube removal the surgeon said that the wound will close on its own within 7 days. After 7 days it still didn't close so I called the surgeon again who replied that we should wait another 10 days. I did not feel comfortable with this at all so I booked Jodie with the wound specialist, she had a look at the wound and placed a comfeel plaster on it and said we should return in a weeks time to have it removed and that it will be closed after then. Two days later Jodie was in so much pain, the plaster was pitch black and she was crying.... so back to the wound specialist we went. When she removed the plaster she immediately said the wound was corrosive, I was sick to my stomach when I saw what happened. There was seven small little holes around the big one... The hole inside Jodie's tummy was still open and stomach acid was eating away at her skin, a keloid also formed. My advise to all mommies... please let the doctor close the wound in teather when he removes the g-tube. We went to the surgeon immediately and he booked us in for closure of the gastrostomy the next day. Jodie was struggling with bronchitis again and we felt really uncomfortable with anasthetics. But with God's grace everything went well and he placed a stitch inside her stomach and glued the outside closed. The anetathist was really brilliant, Dr. Gouws, we've used him everytime Jodie's had to go for an op. He even came running out of theatre to ask me for a bottle to comfort little Jodie, and afterwards he came to see me to make sure she's ok. Well, the wound still looks sore and is red and swollen but I am sure it will take a couple of days to heal.. We will visit the wound specialist again in 2 weeks time to get silicone sheeting placed on her wound to ensure the scarring isn't too bad.


  1. Wow, what a scary time. Praise God Jodie is ok and everything is healing now. I'm praying for a peaceful 2010 for your family!

  2. aww praying for Jodie too. Happy New Year to you.