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BamaKathy
09-26-2010, 05:41 PM
My little granddaughter, Claire (http://www.babyclaire07.blogspot.com/), was born with a hole in her diaphragm and underdeveloped lungs because of that. She had surgery at five days, and has done really well. Now she is a happy, active three and a half year old, and she has reherniated. This time the surgery is more serious, several hours, chest tube, etc. because they have to use an artificial patch.
I'm asking if some of you would be willing to make her a card, that I could give to her at the hospital. I know she would love them. She likes all the typical three year old things--Dora the Explorer, YoGabbaGabba, Sesame Street, etc. About any cartoon or child show character, or an animal (she loves dogs and kitties), or anything with bright colors.
I would ask that you not put anything on there like lace or buttons that she could pull off. Just paper collages, paint or drawings.
If you would, I'll be happy to make you something in return, if you want. PM me for the address. Thanks, Kathy

Added Edit: Her surgery is Oct 7th, but I can give you the address to her home, and you can mail them there. We will all be back and forth to the hospital to take them.

xstitcher
09-26-2010, 06:19 PM
Kathy I would love to make a card for Claire!

I want nothing in return except for you to give her an extra kiss and hug from me!

Will pm you now for more details!

Pennyquilter
09-26-2010, 06:19 PM
I pm'd you.

JAD
09-27-2010, 03:45 AM
Kathy, I would be honored to make her a card. Please email me her address. All you need to give in return would be updates of her surgery.

cdraz/ceedee
09-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Exactly what JAD said......pm me the details please!!

mrubyjean
09-27-2010, 08:11 PM
Kathy, I'd be happy to make a card for Claire and don't need anything in return.
Please PM me the mailing info.

ICraft
09-27-2010, 11:00 PM
Thought I sent you a message last night but apparently not since I can't find it anywhere - ugh! Anyways I would also love to make a card for Claire and you need not send anything in return - well except for an update about how she's doing after her surgery. Please PM me the addy! Thanks!

topacelot
09-28-2010, 03:10 PM
Sure, please pm her address!

Ayjchan
09-30-2010, 03:09 AM
Please PM me her address too! I hope the surgery is a success =)

miss
09-30-2010, 06:23 PM
pm me the address; I'm sure I can come up with something :)

Pennyquilter
09-30-2010, 09:28 PM
I mailed mine to Claire today.

BamaKathy
09-30-2010, 11:13 PM
Thanks so much. As we count down to the surgery, we are all nervous. I know Claire will love the cards. I really appreciate those who made them.

Skyjules
10-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Claire is going be so excited to get so much fan mail!
It's fun to make art for kids - I'm mailing tomorrow!

(and of course don't make a card in return, just updates of her fabulous healing progress!)

BamaKathy
10-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Thanks!

Ethereal_sheep
10-01-2010, 08:41 PM
I'd love to work on a card for her this weekend! Please PM me her address :)

Stephanie
10-02-2010, 04:42 PM
I'd like to make her a card too if you'd send an address. quick clarification: are we to send ATCs or make a greeting-card style?

BamaKathy
10-02-2010, 05:38 PM
I was thinking ATC's but if you want to do a greeting card instead, that would be fine, too. I'll PM you her address. Thanks.

Joss
10-03-2010, 10:10 AM
of course i will make her one today, nothing in return, will be praying for her to get well quick! xx

mrubyjean
10-04-2010, 03:53 PM
Mailed my card today.
Sending all good thoughts for Claire's surgery!

miss
10-04-2010, 06:15 PM
I mailed mine today, too.

cdraz/ceedee
10-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Geez, I am so slow....might even get mine mailed today.

BamaKathy
10-05-2010, 09:05 AM
That's ok. She will love them whether she gets them in the hospital or when she gets home. She'll be recuperating for awhile.

Stephanie
10-05-2010, 11:17 AM
my card went out to your granddaughter yesterday :) hope it gives her a smile!

amyfaerie
10-05-2010, 12:55 PM
please PM me her address, Kathy, and I'll make her a card. could you add, if you don't mind, what color her hair is? :)

BamaKathy
10-05-2010, 01:01 PM
I'm going to post their family's website. http://williamsfamilytn.blogspot.com/ Surgery is Thursday. Thank you all for cards, thoughts, and prayers. Kathy

Pennyquilter
10-05-2010, 03:08 PM
Claire is a darling little girl. Thanks for the web-site. Nice family pictures.

BamaKathy
10-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Claire is in surgery. The doctor says it could take up to six hours. I'll keep you posted.

Pennyquilter
10-07-2010, 04:22 PM
Prayers are with you BamaKathy and with Claire and family!

BamaKathy
10-07-2010, 07:50 PM
It's been four and a half hours and she is still in surgery but they assure us she is doing fine, and so far they have been able to do the surgery laproscopically, which is very good.

BamaKathy
10-08-2010, 08:52 AM
The surgery wasn't over until very late last night. She had a very uncomfortable night but seems some better this morning. Still is wheezy and they are doing a chest xray, as they had to deflate one lung during the surgery to operate. The cards were coming in, but she hasn't been alert enough to open yet. I know she will love them. Thanks for all your prayers.

lazyshadows
10-08-2010, 10:37 AM
Kathy,my thoughts and prayers are with Claire.

Please pm me her address,and do tell me her favorite colour:)

I will send out a card as soon as possible for your little angel!

ICraft
10-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Oh that little angel - I'm glad to hear she's doing a little better - probably good that she's still a little sedated - I know how 3 yrs old are. This way her body has some time to start healing before she's bopping around. Thanks for updating us - hope everything comes out good with the xray. (I was a nurse for years before I stopped working.) Sometimes it takes a bit to get things back to normal after anesthesia - especially with a lengthy surgery. I'll be checking back in for updates.

Hugs to the entire family!
Dena
Hugs to

Joss
10-08-2010, 06:15 PM
thanks so much for letting us all know. thanks heavens the surgery is over. my cards are on the way with lotsa warm wishes for her speedy recovery. thinking of you all at this time.

BamaKathy
10-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Claire is running fever today, so it looks like she may not get the chest tube out today as planned. She did sleep last night after they put her on the morphine pump. First good rest she's gotten. She may get to go home Monday??? She has gotten so many cards and she looked at them yesterday and smiled! She'll want to go back through them when she feels a little better. Thanks to all of you.

ICraft
10-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Glad Claire got a good nights rest once they got her on some medication that probably kept her more comfortable - how about you and Mommy - bet you haven't been getting much rest either - thanks for the update - hope her fever resolves quickly. Take care - all of you.

BamaKathy
10-11-2010, 02:30 PM
Had a turn for the worse yesterday, got dehydrated on the IV! Doctor is running tests. Still not feeling like sitting up at all. Definitely not going home today or tomorrow.

smokeysmom
10-11-2010, 03:04 PM
I'm a bit late, but just saw this post. I, too, would love to do a Sesame ATC for Claire, could you PM me her mailing address please? Nothing in return, please, just know that little Claire is in my thoughts. Best wishes:)

BamaKathy
10-13-2010, 01:35 PM
Claire is so much better and is being released to go home today. Thanks for all your prayers and I know Claire appreciates the cards and gifts.

mrubyjean
10-13-2010, 05:26 PM
So happy to hear Claire is on her way home! :jiggy:

ICraft
10-13-2010, 11:37 PM
So happy to hear things are going so well - I know all of you will get a better night sleep now that she is home.

xstitcher
10-14-2010, 12:34 PM
Forgot to post I mailed a card to Claire on Monday!

Hope it gets there soon.

BamaKathy
10-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Thank you so much to all of you for sending them to her. She is still having some complications from the surgery (was in the ER last night) but is much better than she was. She made some ATC's today from her markers and stickers. If you sent her a card (my daughter is working on a list for me so I can leave feedback) and you would like one of Claire's cards, please PM me and give me your address and I'll send one out. She would love to give one back to you for your kindness. Kathy

xstitcher
10-19-2010, 10:51 AM
What a sweetie!

I just want to snatch her up and add her to my collection of blond granddaughters!

I would absolutely love to recieve an ATC from Claire! (Even though this is supposed to be a RAK.) CHildrens ATCs are always treasured here.

BamaKathy
10-19-2010, 11:05 AM
I'm sorry. I left ITrader ratings for everyone that sent cards, but then I got an email saying I can't do that, and that they had been removed. So, I'll just have to say we are so grateful, and you are all wonderful.

Pennyquilter
10-19-2010, 03:05 PM
So happy she is home and what lovely pictures of the beautiful little girl.

Joss
10-19-2010, 03:55 PM
She is looking so well, I am thrilled to hear this news. I would love to have one of her cards when she feels up to it.

cdraz/ceedee
10-19-2010, 06:31 PM
Great news that she is doing well, she sure is cute!

ICraft
10-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Oh Kathy - you know that none of care about the Itrader points. We only made the cards with the hopes of cheering up your little angel during her recovery - the smile on her face in those photos looks like it may have worked.

BamaKathy
10-20-2010, 07:33 PM
Anyone that would like a card of Claire's that has not already sent me their address, please PM me, and I will get one out to you.