Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Each night LynnMarie laughs ridiculously when she gets her bedtime bottle. The darker video is of her getting a bath. She LOVES to splash and even tries to stand up during this one. She is pulling herself up to standing at will now! Tomorrow is her first appointment with the orthopedist.
Friday, May 22, 2009
So almost 2 weeks ago we packed up and left for central Florida for a little get away and to witness my sisters wedding. As you can see below, she was gorgeous. Although Michael couldn't walk with his camera he took some rocking pics... It was so nice to see family and introduce LM to some more of the people who have loved and prayed for her. It was a week of firsts. lets see if I can remember.
-First time meeting cousins and aunts and uncles
-first time meeting great grandpa and great grandma
-first time having chik fil a ice dream
-first time swimming
-first time getting herself into a sitting position
-first time making the nnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sound
-first long road trip which she was awesome in and sang to us almost the whole time. cant wait for her to hit the 20 pound mark so we can turn her around although I hear the weight thing may change
-first time seeing a raccoon in grandmas back yard
Oh there are more pics coming, I think I took over 3oo just with my little camera..This is just a taste of what is to come!!!
Lounging around? I could get use to this. Mom and Dad lets move to FL!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Please pray for the Chapman family as today would have been Maria Sue's 6th birthday. What a year they have had!!! 2 weddings, 2 graduations and burying their sweet little girl. Pray that God pours peace over that family over the next few weeks!
Also pray for the Freeman family, who lost sweek Kayleigh last night. If you have not been following their story, click here and prepare to be encouraged!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I will have a month of home care administering IV antibiotics for a staph infection in my blood stream (not contagious).
I have received 4 units of blood and will be monitored by a hematologist to make sure my anemia is under control. The likely cause is being on a particular antibiotic for a month. A side effect of Bactrin is red blood cell production stoppage. Unfortunately it takes 4 months for a red blood cell to be made, so it will take that long to see if things are fixed.
I have a cast on my right foot reaching to just below the knee. It is to protect my foot from damage as it is in a fragile state due to diabetic neuropathy, specifically they call it Charcot foot.
I am however, HOME!
Thursday, May 07, 2009
As for my health, hey struck a significant blow against my anemia yesterday when I received 2 units of blood. We are narrowing down the cause of the anemia which may be related to a drug I was on for over a month recently. The problem is it takes 4 months to produce a red blood cell, so e have a way to go to know if we got it.
As for my foot, the infectous disease specialist has gone from a shotgun antibiotic method to a sniper rifle. By this I mean he was throwing a lot at it, knowing some would hit, but know he knows exactly what he needs to target, so e are on one specific IV antibiotic and I will definitely have to continue for 6 weeks after I am discharged.
We still don't know when that will be, but we are hopeful it will be before Tuesday so we can make our trip to Orlando for Amy's sister's wedding next weekend. If we can go, we will be taking it very easy and we don't know what my mobility will be like but it will involve crutches and maybe a cast.
Monday, May 04, 2009
We do not know anything except the doctors want to be aggressive since he is diabetic. I know right now he wants comfort and healing.
This has impacted play time with baby and I want him to have that back soon. So pray. Please pray that the antibiotics work their hardest and kill any infection and leave the surrounding tissue healthy. Pray that all the drs and nurses and techs are kind and wash their hands.
Pray that although we know the desires we want, that God will be glorified and will pour His peace over the Christopher family.
Friday, May 01, 2009
So Alycia and I emailed and facebook chatted and found out she would be in Atlanta. What are the chances that she would meet this baby that she has prayed for over the last year! We were excited to meet Alycia and her girls and we decided to meet at the aquarium where Sophia demonstrated what a great big sister she could be, Audra showed me what a mature high school graduate (well almost) she is and Alycia and I walked and talked. Alycia told me it was like all of this came full circle. You should have seen their faces when they saw LynnMarie. They did call her ChunAi for a while and that made me smile because you see, for a year, she was ChunAi to so many, prayed for by so many. Alycia reminded me that so many people around the world was praying for this sweet creature in front of me.
God has really orchestrated events since that Tuesday night that I learned about my sweet girl She makes everyone smile .
I received a wonderful email from LM's caregiver and had to share with you this line about our meeting this past week.
I was so thrilled to see that the Father gave her a splendid inside meeting with the love of her heart and her new family. All of us are one part of the puzzle of this little girl's life
She is oh so right...