I am embarrassed to see that I haven't posted in so many days! Yikes. Lets see, so we took the train to Kiev on Sat. night and got here Sun. morning. The train ride was a rough one for Ember and she cried much of the way. That was sort of the beginning of her coming to terms with her new reality. Since then she won't eat except maybe a spoonful or 2 of oatmeal. I've not given her any American food so I think she's just to sad and scared. She will drink at least. She also has run a fever for a couple days and today (Tues.) is the first day fever free. When we are in the apartment she shuts down completely. She will fuss or cry until she lays down and she'll shut her eyes and shut out the world. I think she would lay there all day trying to sleep her time away if I let her. If we go out then she is fine and she jabbers and smiles. The minute we're back here, its avoidance-ville.
The last 2 days have been busy with Embassy appts. and medical visits. All formality. It is basically long spans of time waiting and a few minutes of paperwork. Today Ember was issued her Visa to enter the US.
Tomorrow is our big day. We are being picked up for the airport at 4:00 am and we should arrive HOME around 6:50 pm. I'm nervous about keeping her happy for such long flights. Since she won't eat I can't bribe her with food, since she can't move her arms she can't play with toys...poor girl.
I can't wait to be home!
Notice how she carries her left leg! Straight up in the air!