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Delisha’s Trip- Day 3 & 4 (Surgery and Initial Recovery)
Cuddles, teamwork, and coaxing a sleepy child to eat constantly.
Kids are resilient and the surgery went as expected, Delisha is recovering quickly, but it’s still rough on the body. And vomit is still gross even when it comes from a cute face. I feel a little nutty from lack of sleep and spending hours on end with little body that demands to be attached to mine as much as possible. But I’m happy. The Sena family is beyond gracious and helping me out tremendously, so I am by no means doing this alone. I’m just one part of the “Team Delisha.”

Delisha’s Trip- Day 3 & 4 (Surgery and Initial Recovery)

Cuddles, teamwork, and coaxing a sleepy child to eat constantly.

Kids are resilient and the surgery went as expected, Delisha is recovering quickly, but it’s still rough on the body. And vomit is still gross even when it comes from a cute face. I feel a little nutty from lack of sleep and spending hours on end with little body that demands to be attached to mine as much as possible. But I’m happy. The Sena family is beyond gracious and helping me out tremendously, so I am by no means doing this alone. I’m just one part of the “Team Delisha.”

Delisha’s Trip - Day 2 (Pre-surgery day)

First time eating icecream, the  easiest doctor appointment ever, and a trip to the Children’s Museum.

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Our attempt at selfies on the plane.

Delisha’s tiny suitcase is 1/2 pull-ups, 1/4 gummy vitamins, and 1/4 clothes ranging in size from 2Toddler to 8Girls. I never knew that there are cultural differences in packing and I ended up declining most suggested items to bring, but gave into the gummy vitamins and a hand towel for “just in case.”

Delisha’s tiny suitcase is 1/2 pull-ups, 1/4 gummy vitamins, and 1/4 clothes ranging in size from 2Toddler to 8Girls. I never knew that there are cultural differences in packing and I ended up declining most suggested items to bring, but gave into the gummy vitamins and a hand towel for “just in case.”

Delisha is so excited for the trip that she missed the sleeping element of nap time today, instead yelling out “Alli?…. Alli?” as I packed her suitcase in the other room.

Delisha is so excited for the trip that she missed the sleeping element of nap time today, instead yelling out “Alli?…. Alli?” as I packed her suitcase in the other room.

Exciting news!

I have been given the amazing opportunity to accompany Delisha to the U.S. this summer.  I worked (and fell in love with) her during my recent Peace Corps service and she has been like family ever since. I’ll head to Grenada to pick her up in a couple weeks and then we’ll be here until the end of August.

This is possible only because of the generosity of the incredible Ariel Sena, her family, and a group of medical students at the St. George’s University Medical School.

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