Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Exhausted

I can't find my camera and our cell phones are too hard to see that there is even a person in the picture. She is the cutest little thing. She is very sick, she coughs and snots constantly. She has breathing treatments every 4 hours and 3 other meds in the morning that we get to force down. She NEVER cries and that worries me. She called me Mama and my DH daddy immediately. She is very clingy and insists on being held only on her terms. She won't drink a bottle if we are holding her, she slides off to walk around with it. I am worried. Don't get me wrong, she is sweet as can be but it is obvious she has been neglected.

She is into everything. I was so unprepared for this that I am running around like crazy trying to get things away from her. At the same time, I have to get the house ready for a visit from DFCS. They were called in when she tried to pick up the baby. They accused Jade's mother of many things. Her mother is terrified that they will drug test her and have her work a plan. She said she would sign her over to us before she did that again. I have a feeling this will be long term if not permanent. I know she wants to parent but with DFCS stepping in, she will not be able to get it together enough for them. She is not in foster care but they want to check things out b/c of the accusations made. They are transferring it to our county so I expect a visit within 24 hours.

I promise to make a serious effort to find the camera today. Oh Heather, I almost forgot, b/c she is not a foster child I am only required to get her mother's permission to post her picture.

8 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh wow, this is so exciting :-) you are the best person for her...thank God she came to you know so you can work on getting her help before it is too late.

Have fun...oh and thanks for reminding me how hard it is to have a baby baby...I wonder if it is too late to retract my order??? Kidding!

Wendy said...

Oh boy, she shows all the signs of attachment problems. Poor little peanut! She needs you so badly!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I am sorry I though your other kiddos were foster children too. I am a picture nut! and have a very active Flickr site, that is why I was asking. I guess my Flickr page will have lots of blurred out little faces lol
Thanks for answering me :)
Heather

Kelly said...

My prayers are with you at this crazy, exciting time. Can't wait to see her. If anyone can help her with her attachment problems you are the woman for the job.

Paula Perry said...

wow, sound like she's not been loved much before. I am so glad that she is with you now.

My name is Andy. said...

Good luck!! and enjoy that little girl!

Marthavmuffin said...

Wow another girl. So will you continue to strive for another boy?

Innocent Observer said...

I don't know where all my comments went. I left some earlier. Huh.

I can't wait to see pictures of Jade. My heart is heavy thinking about how neglected she must have been, but so joyful that she is finally in a place where she will learn to attach and be loved.