Just 'cuz I want you to see how good our girl looks:
What a beautiful sight! (And, just to reassure you...those braids have been unbraided, washed, and rebraided many times!)
I was very hesitant to take Belle to the Wild game on Saturday, but her big brother fought for her cause...told us that she'd be comfortable, not "exposed" to many people, and we could wheel her in via stroller.
So, we did. She was VERY happy to get to go (I was originally planning on staying back with her...) and it was great to get together with family!
She's been more active, having MUCH less pain (basically getting by on just ibuprofen), eating yogurt like it's going out of style, and even got outside for a bit yesterday to watch her daddy burn our field:
Still needs to gain some weight back, and work on her energy levels, but we're doing very well!
Today marks the first day back to school for her in over 2 weeks (thankfully they were on spring break for part of the time she missed..."thankfully" for her not having to miss as much school, not "thankfully" that she was sick for spring break!), she is just going for a couple of hours, due to previously scheduled dental appointments!
Tuesday will also be a 1/2 day for her...I don't want her to get worn out. I'm expecting by Wednesday, she'll be ready for full days again...although I am not the type to hesitate to keep her back or pick her up early if she needs it.
Once again, thank you ALL for your thoughts and prayers...they were/are very much appreciated!