Friday, January 28, 2011


Lucy got sick again last night. Before this winter hit we had been very lucky in the health department. She hasn't had any ear infections or strep, and she would maybe get throw up sick once a year. So far this winter she has had 2 sinus infections, a skin infection cause by the sinus infection, and has been throw up sick 3 times. Then the MRI scare on top of that. Thankfully she is a good patient. I cover the living room in blankets and towels so that clean up is easy in case I don't get to her in time. Her timing for throwing up is very predictable. Last night I was able to listen in her monitor from my room and get to her room in time so that she made it to the trash can. That lead to a much easier clean up and since I didn't have to change sheets and clothes she went right back to sleep. (unfortunately I didn't sleep all that well)
I don't know why she is getting sick so often. The meds she takes for her JRA are immune suppressants and they haven't made that much of a difference before but I'm beginning to wonder if for some reason they are causing her immune system to be extra weak. We are almost to a point where we can stop the meds but she's not quite ready. I wish we could just stop.
I'm feeling more worried for her and really wondering why she is getting sick so often.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Last Thursday we made the trip to Children's for Lucy's MRI. So many emotions and nerves go into taking your child into the hospital, handing them over to a doctor, letting them put your child to sleep and you walking away. Considering all of that, we had a very calming experience. The staff and doctors were amazing.
Once we got in the back she changed and then headed to the toy room to pick out a toy. She chose a Snow White puzzle. She didn't want to sit on the bed so we turned on Disney to help. She was really curious about how the sound come out of the hand held speaker.

After doing the puzzle a couple times they came back to get things rolling. Everything went smoothly. When she woke up she was a little weak but returned to normal within an hour or two. We never got a direct answer about when we would hear the results so Kevin called Children's on Monday and a someone let him know exactly what we wanted to hear. Everything was normal. Big sigh of relief! So it looks like that's just the way her eyes are.

We were so proud of her though everything. She was such a good patient and a very cute one!

Sunday, January 09, 2011


And here they are... She's pretty stinkin cute! They have taken some getting used to. They've been hidden, chewed on, thrown in a parking lot and bent. We've only had them for 2 weeks! Thank goodness they are flexible and durable. If they last a year it will be miraculous. We think they make her look older.

Chirstmas Pictures

Preschool Christmas Program: Take note- first and probably last time Lucy isn't the shortest in her class. It helps that it's a 3-5 class.

This was the face she made while playing the drum. She means business!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Christmas Teaser

We left the camera at Nana's house so the only picture I have is what my sister posted on FB. We had a wonderful and relaxing holiday. I'll write more once I can add photos.
Photos in Lucy's new glasses coming soon!