Heart Breaking Journey
Our sweet little great-granddaughter, Amelia, has been diagnosed with a genetic disease, SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), which is also a progressive disease. Little Millie cannot move her legs, can only slightly move her arms and is unable to move her head. Because she has trouble swallowing, she now has a feeding tube and is on 02 to help make her breathing easier. She has bright blue eyes, long eyelashes and a sweet ready smile that melts your heart. To meet Millie is to love her!
This is a quote from her mom, our granddaughter Samantha: “God trusted us with this amazing and precious little princess...His baby He loaned to us. We will fight for her and love her with everything we have. She will have the best. Please try not to feel sorry for us. We have one of the biggest honors and joys we could ever ask for: being Millie’s parents.”
Millie is very lucky to have Samantha and Justin Phillis as her parents. Please keep Millie, Sam, Justin and their extended family in your thoughts and prayers as we travel this journey together.
Maggie’s favorite Dog Treats:
(These are the ones her puppy sitter, Pat Rose, made for her)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup water if dough seems too dry to roll out
Put all ingredients into mixer and blend together until thoroughly combined. Roll out on a lightly floured surface, about 1/4 inch thick, cut out in a bone shapes, bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Bones will be soft.
I double the batch so I use a can of broth and a jar of peanut butter. I freeze them and take out as needed. Maggie gets 2 per day. I used chunky peanut butter once and she didn’t like it. She spit out the peanut bits! Enjoy our summer weather!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.