Progress with school and physical therapy

On : 29 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Jian has completed almost two weeks of school now and is loving it overall.  She is excited to go “to work” and is slowly warming up to a few friends there.  She insists on eating the school lunch (to my dismay) but says that she likes it and gets full.  She really likes her teacher […]

Jian started school!

On : 20 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Almost exactly 2 months after meeting her parents, Jian experienced another huge transition.  She started school!  We were all very anxious about this, whether it was the right thing to do and the right time.  I have been taking her to the school as often as possible this summer to gradually introduce her to the […]

Jian Jackson: The Prequel

On : 11 August, 2013 | Category : How this all came about

It has occurred to me that most of you have followed our journey while in China and after coming home. Some of you followed somewhat the year before bringing Jian home.  But many of you have never heard the story of how Jian came to be a part of our family.  In case you are […]

Some questions answered

On : 8 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Well, we had to reschedule the MRI after all of that trouble.  All because she chewed a piece of gum that morning, which I did not know isn’t allowed.  So it is rescheduled for a week from tomorrow.  We had her measured for a wheelchair and should get it within the next couple of months.  […]

More doctor’s appointments

On : 6 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

This is the week of the most appointments we have had since we have been home.  Today, Jian is scheduled to have an MRI of her spine and pelvis to determine exactly what is going on and help the other specialists determine the best course of treatment.  She will be sedated for it because she […]

Coming out of her shell

On : 1 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

We have had another good week so far.  Every day I can see progress with how comfortable Jian is with me and Daniel, and as a result, with the people around us.  She informed me this week that she is “BaBa’s girl.”  (Daddy’s girl.)  She woke up one morning and wanted to go to work […]