Friday, January 23, 2009, 18:05 - General
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Poor Orion.

I dropped Orion off at the vet this morning. He was scheduled to be neutered and to have his front claws removed.

Christina and I will pick him up tomorrow morning.

I feel bad, but it is for the best. I would hate to have Christina get scratched. She pets Orion nice most of the time. Sometimes though, she grabs and pulls his fur. Orion is very tolerant.

The girls are sleeping as I just came home. I hear Christina stirring. She must know I am home.
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Same 'Ol Same Ol' 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 06:57 - General
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Not much new. Angela's birthday is coming up.

Christina is doing well. She tries so hard to do things. I wish I could make it all better.
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Hospital Trip 
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 13:27 - General, Christina, Doctors
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Well, we made it home in one piece.

Christina's appointment went well. She had Botox in her calves and Phenol blocks in her thighs. Dr. Engel also checked Christina's eyes while she was under.

The nitty gritty update :
Christina's optic nerves did not develop entirely. They will not get worse or better. This, along with the brain processing, is what hinders her vision. We still will not know how much she sees until she can tell us.
The Phenol took effect right away. Christina's legs are no longer in a scissored position. They are a little spread out and she needs to learn to use those muscles all over.
The Botox will peak in about three weeks. I am confident it will help her as much this time as it did last time.

We were able to see Bonnie and Becky while we were at Childrens. We also ran into Dr. Perdue, Christina's first doc at Childrens.

The car ride there on Tuesday night did not go well. Christina had a different cry this time. It was more like she was scared. I felt so bad for her. Angela and I took turns holding her hand and that helped.

Christina and I had a chance to use the pool at the hotel on Wednesday after we were back to the hotel from the hospital. We also called Amber and Mark and had the chance to visit with them.

We stayed Wednesday night and came back on Thursday. With the time of the appointment and the Phenol being something new for Christina we felt it was better to stay another night.

The car ride home was typical. It was so good to be home.

On a very happy note, Christina is getting better with my putting her down for a nap. Today again, I was able to lay down with her in her bed and put her down for a nap. she is asleep all by her big girl self.

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Prep for the week 
Saturday, January 3, 2009, 15:49 - General, Christina, Doctors
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The weekend brings us to getting ready for another trip for Christina's appointments. Christina has her next round of Botox. We are also starting Phenol blocks.

I am a little concerned as always when we try something new. It is the next step to help Christina overcome the tone in her legs.

We talked with Dr. Tanaguchi about her arms and he is willing to start Botox there too. I am afraid that will be too much new for Christina. Angela agreed. We also asked her therapists, I wanted to be sure it was the right decision. We will plan on Christina getting Botox in her legs and arms on the next round.

Cheers, little firecracker!!!

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Sunday, December 28, 2008, 22:06
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Christina, my little fire cracker, was wriggling her way towards a toy with Angela. When I came into the room, I sat on the couch to watch. Christina lifted her head up to look at me and smiled. She started to turn towards me and gave up on the toy. It was wonderful to see her wiggle and inch along.

It is a special feeling when she tries so hard to make it to me. Christina is one very special girl.

Lots of hugs and kisses to you Christina!!!l
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