Close to Home 
Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 09:28 - General
Posted by Administrator
I read the first part of a blog yesterday and it interested me. I was at work so I printed it so I could read it better. It hit close to home. More like it hit too close. I made it through a few paragraphs and had to stop. It is not an article I can read while at work.

Worth reading:

Many of the items Julie describes I also do with Christina. Makes me think about that precious time I spend with the princess.

Photos from the hospital. 
Saturday, March 03, 2012, 12:58 - General
Posted by Administrator
Here are a few photos from Christina's last hospital visit.


A couple of the doctors.

Christina and Mommy

Hospital Wagon Rides

Being Productive 
Friday, March 02, 2012, 10:17
Posted by Administrator
The snow that came really set me back with stuff around the house. And I had more pictures than usual.

Today I shall get caught up. Laundry almost done. Dishes were done so there is not much more. Pictures uploaded to Christina's blog. Snow blower broke and is fixed. Ugh. I am not a fan of small engine repair.

Next put the laundry away and then send more thank you's.

Polar Plunge 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 09:09 - General
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Christina has been feeling much better. She has expressed herself with her five year old attitude. Definitively a good sign.

We went to watch the Polar Plunge. Mommy and Crystal jumped for Team Squishy.

Christina has been doing great with reading and math. And the weather has been clear enough to walk outside in the gait trainer.

I will get some pictures up soon.

A Must Read 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 11:17 - General
Posted by Administrator
This site is a must check out.

Every story of being in the hospital is different. After reading a few of the posts, I can tell you that there are many similarities with my own story.

Enjoy. And be ready to shed a tear.
Same stuff 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 09:19 - General
Posted by Administrator
Not much change, but wanted to post something to try and get back into the habit.

Christina is feeling better. The parent/teacher conference went well and was informative.

I am fighting off a cold/flu. Very ready to play with the princess outside.

Parent Teacher Conference 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 09:15 - General
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Christina's parent teacher conference was yesterday. Christina is a joy to have in class.

Christina does well with the other children and they enjoy interacting with her.

I also got some new ideas for tools for activities. And we are coming up with a game plan for Christina's iPad.

Christina is continuing to feel better and I think is read to go back to school.

Coming Home 
Friday, February 17, 2012, 23:51 - General, Christina, Doctor
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Ahhh... it is good to be home.

Christina is feeling much better. We must keep an eye on her for a few weeks, but I am confident the princess is done with this round of sickness.

It was nice to snuggle with Christina, but I'd rather not have her in the hospital. Maybe Christina and I can have some extra snuggle time every few weeks. It was very peaceful resting with the princess when she was not in pain. I did not sleep well, but is was very peaceful in its own way.

Christina's diagnosis is serum sickness and drug eruption caused by the antibiotic she was taking for the respiratory sickness she caught the week before.

It was so hard on Christina. She was in so much pain and discomfort. Christina was quite the trooper and did her best in the hospital.

Feeling Better 
Friday, February 17, 2012, 23:26 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator
Woo Hoo!

Christina was discharged from the hospital today. What a good feeling to go home. We're not out of the woods yet, but well on our way.

We'll keep a close eye on the princess. This hospital visit kept me worried for way too long.

Christina is feeling much better and will be back to par soon.

I can't to get our walking in and some outside time.

Hospital Update 
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 11:00 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator
Christina's diagnosis is serum sickness and medication eruption. Both of them caused horrible rash like stuff all over her body.

Good news first. Christina's estimated discharge is Friday. The rash is almost completely gone. The swelling is down. The pain is managed. Christina's tone is ok.

Unfortunatly the amount of meds to keep her comfortable is still an extreme amount.

We have switched to almost all oral medications. Christina will be on a steroid for a few weeks at home. There is also the possibility of a recurrence for up to six weeks. It can be just as debilitating be we are hoping not.

Dr. Taniguchi stopped by; it was good to see a familiar face. I explained what Christina was going thru and he agreed that the Valium was a good choice to manage her spasticity.

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