"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, February 23, 2009


Took Mary Kathleen to her follow-up with Dr. Kane (plastic surgeon) today. He said her incision looks great and just to keep it moist with neosporin or vaseline. She was very social and told him all about the bracelets she was wearing and her Max and Ruby shoes and he invited her to his house to see all the bunnies out in the yard. She told him how Belle likes to eat bunnies too:( He said she couldn't be any cuter.

As for her hives, she's been taking Claritin since last week and hasn't had a single rash or bump or lump of any sort. She has complained about pain in her feet but nothing visible is wrong with them. Interesting note: ever since we started her on the Claritin, she has had a very noticeable tic where she twitches her eye(s). It is virtually constant. Back in the fall she started with a throat clearing tic of sorts that the doctor told us to ignore completely. That one has stopped and now it has manifested into this eye blinking, twitching thing. Doctor Davis said that if the hives were from a virus, it should be out of her system by now so we are stopping the claritin and will watch to see if they come back. We are also hoping that as the claritin leaves her system, so will the blinking. Dr. Davis' nurse, Chris, said it best when I was on the phone with her Friday, "She continues to be a mystery."

My mom got results of the MRI on her back and the spot they thought might be bone cancer is not! Praise God! It is just arthritis that has dissolved that portion of her spine. For now she is holding off on any surgical procedures while they schedule multiple back surgeries for my dad this spring. Remind me not to get older.

Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. This journey called life would be a heck of a lot harder without all of you in our lives.

p.s. Yesterday I took the kids to the Valentine Party for the heart families at Children's Hospital. I couldn't take pics there b/c I was too busy with two kids trying to do crafts and snacks and everything else, but I did get a couple of pics of the two of them in the car on the way home. I think the pics speak for themselves! Well, the pics will have to wait because I can't seem to locate the camera at the moment and I need to go to bed. Now you have something to look forward to for the next post!