March was a busy month at the Zimmerman home and especially for Miss Lucy!
At the beginning of the month, our big pre-school girl received her very first "report card." It is this Mama's opinion that her teachers are simply smitten with her and thus the glowing report card. While she enjoys going to Chinese pre-school, Little Missy often hesitates to participate or waits 'til candy bribery is pulled out to coax her into answering questions.
On the 17th of the month, we were blessed to celebrate Lucy's very first birthday at home and with her family! After watching her big brother Kaden blow out ten candles on his birthday cake on the 7th of the month - she needed no prompting when her special day came. She is excited to be FOUR and quickly shoots up four little fingers to let others know just how old she is.
|Daddy brought home some of Lucy's favorite Chinese food|
especially for her birthday!
|Now she and her Mom-Mom can bake cookies together!|
|Isn't this the best umbrella - a special gift from Lucy's Aunt & Uncle|
|Happy 4th Birthday Lucy Kim!|
On April 3rd when we got into the car to make yet another trip to Hershey Medical Center, she told us several times that she wants to stay with her Mom-Mom (Grandmother)! She has caught on that when Mommy, Daddy and Lucy get into the car (meaning no other siblings), most likely she's headed to see a doctor! She's about had her fill of doctors!
All of the appointments in March were in preparation for our return visit to the neurosurgeon on April 3rd. This was our "pre-op" visit. Surgery to de-tether her spinal cord is scheduled for Thursday, April 10th! The surgeon has told us that surgery will be about 3 hours but with prep., anesthesia, etc. to expect about a four hour procedure. Her incision will be from the bottom of her rib cage (on back) to the top of her buttocks. Dr. Dias expects that we'll be in the hospital anywhere from 2 to 4 days. We've been told that keeping her pain manageable will be a part of her recovery while at the hospital, beside the obvious recovery from the actual surgery and healing.
We are again coming to "Team Lucy" and asking you to please pray for Lucy, our family, and the medical team that will be taking care of Lucy Kim.
Lucy will be somewhat limited as to what she will be able to physically do while she is recovering. I think that getting "real mail" to open would be a lot of FUN for Lucy girl. If you'd like to send Get Well Wishes to Lucy, my parents will be happy to receive mail on her behalf and DELIVER to Lucy each day.
c/o Searfoss Grandparents
914 Rabbit Hill Road
Lititz PA 17543