Tuesday, August 12, 2014

All About Tiny P...

Tiny P is almost two years old, and she is waiting for us in the Hunan province... this is the same province that baby J is from, but our tiny P is in a different city in a more remote area. In fact, her area is so remote I am unable to find out much about her orphanage, and I haven't come across any other families who have children from her area. This is a little unusual...with little M and baby J's adoptions, I found many families who had adopted or were adopting from their orphanages, and there were many pictures of their orphanages online to give us a sense of where they were.

The only sense we can get of where tiny P is at is through pictures... and we have been fortunate to get some good pictures of tiny P!



We are so thankful that this process has been a faster one. Many international adoptions take much longer, and we have been through two previous adoptions that required longer waits. Our journey to tiny P has been a bit quicker because of her health, and we have been fortunate to save time on many of the steps along the way.

She is a tiny thing, but not too tiny... she is being well taken care of, and is generally healthy. When she has become sick, her caretakers have sought medical care for her, and we believe that they must have her best interests at heart.

When tiny P came into care, she was very ill...


Our precious tiny P was hospitalized, and her orphanage advocated for her to have a surgery that would keep her alive, and help her grow and be healthy until she could be adopted. We will forever be grateful to the person who fought for our tiny P.

Tiny P has a complex CHD (congenital heart defect). Her unique heart also comes with some unique anatomy differences...

In a "normal" heart there are two chambers, called atriums, and below those chambers, there are two ventricles, a left and a right. Well, if you picture half of that "normal" heart, you will be close to what tiny P's little heart looks like. She doesn't have two sides to her heart, as she has a single ventricle and a single atrium... she has half a heart. She also has a few other things going on with her heart, and we will find out more in the coming months when we get her home. In addition to these things, tiny P's heart is on the right side of her body.



What does this mean for Tiny P?
It means she has a very special and unique heart...

It also means that she will need further surgeries to help her continue to grow. We have an idea of the surgery(s) she will need, but we won't know exactly when it will happen or what it will entail until we get her home... but get her home we will! She is our daughter, and regardless of what her future holds, we are honored that we get to be her family, and we cannot wait to get to her!



4 comments:

Paula said...

She is precious!!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Prayers and continued blessings for her special heart. She's beautiful.

Anne Trent said...

Congratulations, she's absolutely gorgeous!

Renate said...

Oh my what a sweet face. Praying for her sweet heart.