"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

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Follow up on hair loss

Connie saw the pediatric dermatologist today for that hair loss he was experiencing a month or so ago. It took awhile to get an appt. and of course wouldn't you know that by the time the appt. rolled around we aren't seeing it much, if at all. It's certainly nothing like it was in the middle of May. She asked some background questions and determined that the cause of the hair loss was likely the body's reaction to a stressful event such as an illness several months prior. He did have Mono and croup and various other illnesses over the winter so that makes sense. The term for it is Telogen Effluvium. No more follow-ups are required. He was, as always, a good boy and very cute at the appointment.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Home Again, Home Again

We arrived home from Texas safely after 10+ hours in the car yesterday. We went down to visit with family, celebrate a niece's birthday and spend time on the farm. Celeste says she'd like to move to Texas now, Connie wishes to live on the farm and Mary Kathleen never wants to see another grasshopper as long as she lives! Traveling with four kids is a bit stressful. Now I know why people say they need a vacation after their vacation! Overall though it was a success and plenty of memories were made.

Cece posing before Daddy took her for a little ride on the 4-wheeler

Celeste and cousins starring in "Rockband" on the Wii

Mary Kathleen hamming it up at the pool

The boys all ready to swim. Now one just has to wake up!