With all of our new arrivals at the end of last year, there are some precious little faces that have hardly been seen on this blog yet. Elliot's foster-sister is one-year-old Leila, who arrived back in November, and was able to move out to live with Jim and Vicky at the beginning of December.
Leila was born with an ENT defect, and has already had surgery to remove a tumor from her lung. Her orphanage was struggling to take care of her, so they asked if we would be able to help. We think you'll agree that Leila is in very good hands...
Jim and Vicki had already fostered nine New Day children before their current two charges. Of those nine, three of them were born with ENT defects, like Elliot and Leila. They are experienced and well-equipped to handle special feeding, lots of drool, and post-surgery care, as well as possible speech-delays.
Best of all, they do it with such tenderness and love!
We're encouraged to see how well Leila and Elliot are growing and developing...
...and it's fun to get a glimpse of their little personalities. Doesn't Elliot seem to be asking his mama if he can put the shape in his mouth? (which, by the way, is exactly what he proceeded to do).
Leila would write down her own measurements, if only she could figure out how to make the pen work!
Well, Elliot and Leila, goodbye until next time. We're so glad that you're in such good hands.