One Small Miracle Followed by One Big Question Mark

Savannah Hope's Journey

April 3, 2014

Today we celebrate one small miracle in Savannah Hope’s Journey. Today is our two-week benchmark for no resuscitation.  Moving forward, if she’s born while the balloon is still in-place, they will make every heroic effort to save her life.  Today is the most important day to date since her tracheal occlusion surgery. Continue reading

How to Dye Hay

how to dye hay for sensory play


Today we’re demonstrating how to dye hay for sensory play and crafts.  It’s eco-friendly, inexpensive, and reusable.  Hay or natural wood excelsior is a filler generally used for decorating baskets or flower arrangements.  But, it’s also a wonderful non-food sensory material that sculpts, glues, and absorbs colors quickly and beautifully. Continue reading

UCSF Fetal Treatment Diagnosis: Are We A Candidate for Tracheal Occlusion?

Savannah Hope's Journey

March 17, 2013

We arrived at UCSF Fetal Treatment Center on March 6, 2014 at 9:00 am.  Today was such an important day for us.  After receiving the life-threatening diagnosis from our ultrasound, we didn’t really have a lot of answers—mostly questions.  We knew the LHR, lung-to-head ratio was the most important factor in determining her current condition.  Ideally, we didn’t want to be a candidate, but we wanted a second opinion. Continue reading