Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Prayer Request

A note form dad:

Like a lot of you know Lucy has had a slight limp with her left leg since sometime around May. At times it gets better and at other times it looks a little bit worse. A couple of weeks ago she woke up from a nap and wouldn’t or couldn’t walk. After a little while she began to walk again, but with a big limp. Over a three day period she would go back and forth from walking to not walking, the whole time seeming to be in at least a little amount of pain and having a slight fevor. During this time we saw several doctors, but no one was quite sure what was going on.

Yesterday she started having the not walking episodes again. It obviously bothers us to see her in pain and to not have much of an idea why it is happening. Luckily Motrin seems to make her feel better when she is having an episode. The latest theory is that she may have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and to be honest the symptoms she has matches what we found out about on the internet.

So, after consulting with her doctor we decided to have her go see a pediatric specialist in that area. The only problem is that it is extremely hard to get into see a pediatric rheumatologist. Then once you get in there they have a hard time diagnosing it. Then on top of all that there isn’t much they can do for it once they diagnose it. So it would be really nice if you could be praying for Lucy and the rest of us during this time.

Thank you very much!

Kevin, Mandy, Lucy, and Simon

PS. By the way our little friend Ruby is doing really great, thanks for your prayers on that one!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Thanks for Waiting

Sorry it's been so long since I've gotten around to updating my blog. We have just had a pack summer. I thought I would just take a minute and let you know what I've been up to theses past couple of months.

June- On the 12th I turned the big 2. We had a party at my Nana and Pawpaw's house. It was so good to see friends that I don't get to see very often. I also had a little neighborhood get together here at my house. I'm so lucky to have such great neighbors.

We also took a trip to Texas. It was big fun. We stayed with Aunt Susan, Uncle Jose and my cousins Austin and Zach. I think one of my favorite things was going to the movie theater for the first time. We saw Curious George and I laughed out lound! While in Texas we went to a family reunion and Mom, Simon and I got to meet some of our family for the first time. They are all such wonderful people!
July- Daddy took at trip to New Orleans with the church and I stayed home and help mom with Simon. Mommy took us to Nana and Pawpaw for a week of spoiling! While there we went to COSI with Madi and Luke and had a great time at Kid's Space. This is Mommy's new favoite place to take us. Here we are splashing around. They had to scoot me away from brother because I was getting him soaked.

Mommy and Daddy also took me over to the Grove at MVNU to take my 2 year pictures. They turned out great!

The summer was also spent watching Daddy play softball. Here's Ella and I enjoying the game.

August- It's a blurr. Trips to the Zoo, playing in the back yard with Simon and all those sort of things. I do love the zoo. I love seeing anything I can get close to. I really love the monkeys.

Well that's my summer in a nutshell.

I'm continuing to blow the socks off everyone. I'm always learning new word and signs. I still love to read and sing. I say the cutest e i e i oh that you have ever heard. Speaking of reading .. the other day I was playing by myself and Mommy heard me laughing so she came in to see what I was up to and I was just sitting there reading a funny book about a dog. My parents are still amazed at how lucky they are to have me as a daughter.

I take another trip to Children's on Friday so they can check out my leg/foot/hip. I've been walking with a little limp and it doesn't seem to be fixing itself.

To end the update I thought I would let you all see some pictures of my adorable little brother. These are ones Daddy took of him at the park. He's now 7 months old. We get along great!