friends, then, and now. . .
Rose on the left, and Bella on the right.
Photographed in our hospital room in December, 2003, about 5 months before Rose's transplant.
Rose and Bella play hilariously together whenever they meet. Their common experience (both born with biliary atresia) isn't exactly on their agenda. Dancing is, as well as cuddling, and falling over.
The time has come now for Bella - she requires a liver transplant.