Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing you.....

A very safe and Happy New Year!

We are all doing great, the kids had a fantastic Christmas and I'm happy to say they are finally both over their colds. Thats right no school means no runny noses, to the germos....LOL! I've not downloaded my pics yet from Christmas so I'll get those up soon. No big plans for New Years, staying in watch the fireworks out the backdoor by myself. The kids are usually fast asleep along with the hubby :)
So hoping your day is more exciting than ours. Oh and my goal is to not wash clothes on New Years day seems its true what they say. Whatever you do that day is what you will do all year long, and washing clothes has become a daily thing for me...ugghhh not a favorite. Funny story is Caleb had brought home his reading homework a few weeks back and the book was called My favorite Hobby. It was about a girl who didnt know what her hobby was. At the end she finally figures it out. So I ask Caleb what his favorite hobby is and he says Art. Then I ask what he thinks mine is and he actually said Washing Clothes, he then said well you must like it because you do it all the time....LOL! Oh silly boy, thats what I love about them the most! So heres to 2009 a new year full of many more silly days, new words for my Cami, Loads of fun camping and lots of love!

Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Well its finally here and I made it! The gifts are bought and wrapped and are lying under the tree and I can finally relax and enjoy Christmas Eve and Day! I've baked all day today and cleaned my house so its nothing but rest, love, and relaxation with the family! The kids are so ready, Caleb has been rolling down the days on his Christmas place mat in the kitchen and he was overwhelmed with excitment when he got to move it down to just 1 more day! Cami is just curious to what all these boxes are under the tree but she has been so good and not gotten into them she just browses by and looks with a sparkle in her eye. Cant wait to see their excitment it makes all the Christmas shopping and bad traffic and rude people worth it all! Although Jen I think I would have been outraged at someone smashing in my mirror in a Wal-mart parking lot and not leave a note. You know I've had a car run into my car while trying to park and they kindly left me with white streak marks about a foot long along the left side of my car while I was in the Dr.s office they too just left me with the gift of it and them no where in site....ugghhhhh!!!! Come on people these vehicles arent cheap and its the Holidays, slow down will ya!

Anyhow this season has really flown by and here we are about to approach a new year! Can you believe that?? I mean we are about to celebrate Camerans 4th Birthday in less than 2 months and also approaching is her 2 year seizure free mark! Man I tell ya I just dont know where the time is going to! Oh forgot to blog about her latest. In school they where practicing for their Christmas Program(which sadly got cancelled because of our snow day) but they worked really hard with them on some songs. So they had sent home a letter with the songs for us to work with them on. Well one of them was Jingle I started to sing it and my girl shocked me and started to hum the EXACT tune.......WOW, I was impressed. So ask my girl if she can sing Jingle Bells....Why yes she can she might not be able to sing the words but my girl can hum it and thats just as good as anything! She KNEW the tune!
She has also been putting lots of mubo jumbo words together, you never know what you are gonna get but its sure cute to listen to. She really tries to carry on a conversation with you. She has got the I wants down, I want and points to what it is that she is wanting. Her fav word is still ByeBye and Daddy! A new one and its sweet, I asked her the other day if she was hungry and she said UnGee for hungry she siad it over and over. I just love it, huge progress she is making. And it makes Caleb so happy, he'll say momma momma did you hear Cameran she is really talking! I told her to say this word and she said it, I taught her something huh. I LOVE IT!!!! Such excitement here in our home this Christmas!

We wish everyone a warm Christmas, sad we wont be seeing a white one this year but theres always one next year, right?

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

All I want for Christmas....

Is my 2 front teeth!

Hooray he finally lost his other front tooth last Wednesday the 10th. And I have to say I have never been happier to see that thing go. He had whinned the last time that night after supper about having to chew on just one side of his mouth in fear of that thing falling out.
So after he was done I told him it was coming out that night no matter what. , I wiggled it, he wiggled it and then his daddy wiggled it. He didnt wont the paper towel near his mouth because he knew we were gonna try to pull on it. Finally I just held him down and he started screaming and his daddy put his hand in his mouth and Caleb went Ahhhhhhhhh...then said Ohhhhhhh all in the same sound because it was that quick that thing was out. I looked at Jason and he said its out I said what? He said all i did was barely squeeze his gum and that thing just popped right out. Caleb was jumping for joy, He said well that was easy, yeah right....LOL! Now he is set on his daddy pulling the rest out because it didnt even hurt.

Talk about him having a lisp, it was hilarious....

Well because that tooth didnt come out till bedtime I told him he didnt give the toothfairy enough time to bring him something. So she came Thursday night, well I tell ya when that boy woke up all I heard was the sound of his pit pat feet running back and forth on the floor full of excitment. I could tell he was wanting so badly to come in there to show me what he got but it was a snow day for the kids so he didnt want to wake me so he kept coming down the hall and standing at the end of the bed checking to see if I was awake yet. It was so funny. But man did the boy get some good stuff for that pain in the butt tooth...come on folks I had to play it up to make it worth the others to come out easier.

Anyhow he got an art book, glitter art glue, an electric pencil sharpner and 2 mini staplers. He said she must of known that I want to be an artist when I grow up! Dont ya just love it????

So speaking of that snow day, man was it pretty. 3 inches is what we got that night along with a big slushy, icy mess so there was no school that day. You know us southern folks go pure crazy on a small snow like that its not like we get it that often...LOL! I know Jen you are probably thinking no school because of 3 inches, funny huh! But people panic here.

In the below picture in his hair is 2 snow flakes, the front one was huge. We couldnt get over how big the flakes where.

Needless to say it was beautiful watching it fall that night, the flakes where so HUGE, Caleb said wow momma its a blizzard. So I said go get your shoes and coat on so I could take them out, so off they ran fast and grabbed their stuff I got them dressed and went to the back door and as soon as I opened that door I said look Cami its snow and no sooner did I get those words out she screamed in fear of it and turned the opposite direction and ran crying. She hated it, wanted nothing to do with it, I couldnt pull her in that direction, she didnt even wont to look out the window at it :(
The only picture I got of her and this was after she stripped in fear she wanted those clothes off in a hurry so I couldnt take her out. She was terrified!

Not sure why it scared her. But Caleb loved it and I got some cute pictures of him in it. Guess it'll just take a few more snows to get her use to it and right now its looking like its gonna be a good year for it. So maybe just maybe we will have a white Christmas!

Here he is measuring the snow! This is part of his weather machine he got for his birthday!

On to other news, Camerans EEG results finally came in actually it was last week but it was a busy week last week. But her test came back normal, no seizures seen. So excited about that. Unfortunately since she has been so sick with this never ending cold she couldnt have her MRI today. So it had to be rescheduled for January. She ended up having to go to the Dr. twice last week for this horrible cough and runny nose but never a temp. They ended up having to switch her antibiotic because the amoxicillin wouldnt work. This new med doesnt seem to be helping much either, her cough isnt occuring as much but it still sounds very wet and nasty. But they say her chest still sounds clear. So I guess its just all sinus stuff. But since she is coughing it would cause her to move during the MRI which you cant do and also since they have to put them to sleep a cold makes there stats read lower and they dont like that so it was a no go. So hopefully since school is fixing to be out she can get well. Seems its going around up there in her class. So 3 weeks out for school should do the trick, she goes on the 12th for her MRI thats the day they start back to school so the timing worked out pretty good. No chance for her to go back to school and pick up another germ before the test....Fingers Crossed!

We've not seen anymore "absent seizures" so hopefully it was nothing. They do however want to check her blood this Friday morning before her GI appointment. Its to check her Depakote levels we've been instructed to not give her any meds before the blood test and just bring them with us and give them to her after the test so they can get an accurate reading. I guess just to know if she is still tolerating it well and if so if a seizure should arrise they can up the med.
Cameran still continues to do so well in school, talking up a storm, she impresses up daily with her skills. So happy to have our Christmas Wish to finally come true and have our girl talking this year and seizure free!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Oh I forgot here is her lovely picks of her pink eye. Poor gal had it in both eyes. I have never seen it personally, so I didnt know what to expect. She was crying pink/red tears I felt so sorry for my girl.

On the 2nd day her eyes where swollen shut took them 3 hours to be able to open them.....Ouchy! That was on her EEG day too that almost got cancelled once we got down there. But they let us go ahead with it since the Peditrician told us not to cancel.

I dont know about you but that hurts my eyes just looking at these!

Monday, December 08, 2008

No results

Just wanted to drop in and say I still have no results from her EEG. I have called and called and I really am beginning to think those receptionist have no idea what they are doing! I keep getting the run around and the wrong messages relayed and passed to the wrong offices. So folks I give up, I'll just wait till next week when we go in for her MRI to talk with the Nurse in person maybe then we will get somewhere. Man I miss our old Neuro, hes still in residency hes so close to having his office up there. So our countdown is beginning now till we see him again. Hes so fantastic at getting right back with you in minutes time. Man I miss those days, but thankfully we had him full time during her worst time!

Camerans eye this week is much better man did it ever look bad last week.
And this week she has a minor cold consisting of a cough and clear runny nose....ugghhh! Does it ever end? And Caleb well I'm still waiting for his stinking tooth to fall out. The boy wont let me touch it, screams and crys if my hand even gets near his mouth. He would rather go to the dentist and have it pulled maybe I should tell them what they actually have to do to him to get it out....Can you say needle. They did that too him last time to pull his first 2 stubborn teeth but he had no clue. You would think getting $10.00 from the tooth fairy would be enough for him to let me pull it out. Nope he will not budge, so for now we will listen to him whine every time he takes a bite of his food and bite down only on the left side of his mouth in fear that it might fall out....LOL! Kids arent they crazy?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Good News, Bad News!

Well its always good to start off on a good note so lets do start there. First let me say we had an amazing Thanksgiving with both sides of our families. It was really great to see everyone and the food was all so yummy!

My family-Back row is Me and Cami, my mom in the center, My oldest sister Angie and her daugther Natalie(2yrs) in front of her is her other daugher Cheyenne(12yrs), and then there is Caleb(the only boy) and my youngest sister Kelli! Arent they all beautiful I love this picture. I miss you guys already and cant wait for the next visit!
Cami has been babbling up a storm and not really babbling anymore its all really starting to come together now. She is saying basketball(b-b-baw), spongebob (b-b-bob), Car(caw), Purple(pupl), thank you(tankdo), Night-night(just as it sounds she says it perfect), water (wawa), I want, Done, book, ball, ready go(weay uh), 1,2,3, she will go uh, uh, uhhhh....but hey its counting and its mimicing so I will take it. Got a few new little surprises from her she now calls her Dada- let me spell it exactly how it sounds cause she drags it out....Dadeee Dadeee so cute all you hear all day is Dadee Dadee Dadee Hi Dada, Bye Dadee, Dadee Go byebye....she loves her Dadee!

Next was a good surprise for my mom, while down visiting her Cami walked over to her and said Mawmaw(thats what the kids call her), it was perfect, it wasnt forced or asked she knew who she was it was so great. Now back at home she will see things that remind her of her mawmaws house and say her name.

Next shocker really happened on the drive down to my familys, Cameran was flipping through her NEW favorite book "Pinkalicious" well let me just tell you its such an adorable book. Its about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes her whole body turns pink and she cant figure out why. Lots of graphics in it, with the mom and dad, the house, outside, bath time a little of it all. And we all know my Cami LOVES LOVES LOVES books. Well she was flipping through the book and came across a page and she said Mama...Duckee and she was pointing to the middle of the page and there it sat a rubber ducky in the bath tub. I was so excited that she new what it was. I said yes Cami that is a ducky and a ducky says quack quack and she goes MmmmMmmmm(growling sound) it was hilarious. More happenings from this wonderful book is she associates the man in the book for her daddy because he wears a hat just like her daddy. She pats her head and says Dadeeee. And the top of toppers was she flipped to a page where it shows a big picture of the little girl chest up solid pink holding her hand out and Cami said Mama getting my attention(dont you just love it) she showed me tha page of the little girl and I said she is pink Cami and Cameran held her hand up and was flipping it back and forth studying it trying to figure out why she was not pink........OMG that is amazing to me that she reconized the difference.

Oh speaking of did I tell ya that at school they have those peg puzzles of different shapes, colors, animals and such and yes my girl can do them now!!!! Go Cami! So lots of great news!

Now to the bad.....Bummer! Where to start let me just start off on an easy one if you will. Well its not so easy for the hubby.....LOL!
Remember that pretty little truck he got about 2 weeks ago. Well we drove it on our trip to Louisiana. And if anybody lives south dont take this offensive but yalls roads just suck!!!!!! They are bumpy, uneven and rocky! And rock being the main word in this next sentence. Yes you may have guessed it by now.....A rock flew up and hit his windshield and made a crack starting out about 4 inches. Let me just say that thing kept going and going and going. Now let me tell you when this happened, it was about 3 hours into the trip in good ol Alabama(not the worst state of bad roads, Arkansas takes the cake for that one) but still I had to listen to that crap the rest of my trip......7 freakin hours at that! Men and their vehicles.....teehee! Me I'm just like a car is a car and it can be replaced but stress me out would ya we havent even paid the 1st note on that thing and here we are already having to replace the stinkin windshield. Which mind you aint cheap!!!! Ugghhhh....

So on to the avoided subject but this is what this blog is for our many ups and downs and this is a BIG downer! Seizures....the worst word in my vocabulary! I hate it and I hate even talking about it because it brings back so many bad memories. So this go round we think they are absent seizures. Her teacher called me one day a couple of weeks ago that they think Cami had an absent seizure. Said they where in the middle of an art project and she was happily participating when she just stopped! They called her name and was rubbing her face and got no response and seconds later she snapped out of it and was back to her project. Take it back about one week prior to that and here at home me and the kids where loading up to go out and she had just gotten on her coat and shoes and was walking into the kitchen and she just stopped I said come on Cami and I got no response...I said Cami....still nothing, I had to have said her name 6 times with no response clapped my hands, waved them in front of her face not even a blink then all of a sudden she blinked and looked around smiled real big and was out the door! So seizure or no seizure???? We know she had one in her sleep a few weeks back.
She goes for an EEG bright and early tomorrow morning and really it couldnt have come on a worse day. Why well my bad news just keeps coming.
Today she woke up with one crusty eye that looked like it had been sewn shut. I tried my best to wipe it clean but it was just to nasty and man did she ever kick up a HUGE fuss! So anyhow after we got back from dropping Caleb off I checked her temp because she had a pretty good cough as well and her temp came back as a low grade of 99.4 so I kept her home. Good thing becuase both of her eyes kept getting worse and worse, gunky, oozing stuff out of them. So I took her to the Dr. and yes my girl has pink eye in both eyes. And man does it look painful and disgusting...Caleb actually describes it as runny green boogers.....thats a kid for ya, but the boy is right. She will not let you wipe it, she goes crazy if you even get close to her face with a rag. Its very contageious but he gave us some drops to put in them 3xs a day for 7 days. Said she will be contagieous up to 24 hours after the first eye drop has been given so she should be good to go back to school on Thursday. But the way they are looking now I just dont know. Tonight before she went to bed they looked like they where bleeding, light pink tears actually. They are all swollen and red. I feel so sorry for my girl but all I can think of is who is gonna be the 2nd one in our household to get it!!!!! This ought to make her in a chipper mood tomorrow morn for her EEG! Yay me!!!!

I'll keep you all posted on how the test comes out. Not making any promises on how soon considering the above but hopefully I'll have it up by this weekend :)
Glad to see the other kiddos doing great....And Go Dawson on your 180+ days seizure free and your new walking skills thats amazing buddy! And Madie, girly you will be sf in no time, seems you are making great progress and getting so close to being on less meds, then mom watch out she will be impressing you every day with her skills, just you wait! Just try to keep those nightly awakenings to a minimum us moms need a good night rest everyonce in a while ;)...LOL! Its a nice thought anyways!

Have a good rest of the week!