So...we've been back in Princeton for quite a while now. Deysi has been recovering nicely and the graft site on the back of her thigh is pretty much totally healed. She can shower with the help of a plastic bag and an extra set of hands, and can almost dress herself. Her face is also almost totally healed, though we are continuing to slather it with Vaseline, per doctor's orders, just in case (hence the headband in every picture--it keeps her bangs from turning into a greasy mess).
Our days have looked a lot like this:
(snow, ice, indoor activities, repeat)
But it does mean we're getting a lot of school work done!
We had a lovely visit from Melia West, Deysi's baptismal godmother and a former Hogar volunteer, who flew all the way from California to visit!
snowballs into the Delaware Raritan canal
two beautiful faces
gift shop at the New Jersey Aquarium--the most interesting part was the prank section--
don't ask about the squirty rings or the disappearing ink!
nun...attacked by shark...head first
...and very silly!
We are now back in Boston for stitches removal (tomorrow at 11am). We came up a day early to avoid being caught in the snow (again) and are currently watching the flakes fall from inside our warm, comfy hotel room (instead of from inside the car, thank Goodness!). We are hoping that the size of her bandage will at least be a bit smaller (perhaps allowing long-sleeved shirt sleeves on?) and that we will be heading back to Princeton on Thursday at the latest.