Saturday, September 1, 2007

Thanks to Jadey Girl and her family.....

The first of the Helium gifts has arrived at our house and as you can see by the smile on her face, Sophie is absolutely overjoyed. Jadey Girl and her family made cards for Sophie, her favorites are the ones from the baby Jadey girl. They also included some cosmetics and of course a teen magazine which she has not put down since it arrived. Her walls are plastered with everything she could tear out of it.
Thanks again to everyone for their well wishes, thoughts and prayers. Jadey Girl I really can't thank you enough. This made her week, in a week where getting a smile outta her was proving damn near impossible.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's Coming!!!!!!!!!

Yes it is that time of year again! Time for my favorite holiday EVER!!!


Every year I morph into a child once again (a child with a bank account) and go mad in the stores buying the creepiest, scariest, grossest decorations I can find and I then spend days, if not a week, setting up the perfect display.

I will definataly be posting pictures of our decorations once we get them up......

Is the beginnig of September too early to start?

BOO to you all!!!!!!!!


Monday, August 27, 2007

An Update and Pictures of Daughter's Surgery

Ok so here are the pictures that I promised. The first two are of the brace that she will have to wear for the next six weeks....The next two were taken minutes before she and Carter (the bear she has had since birth) went back to surgery and the last one is of the scar on the back of her shoulder. She also has two small scars on the front but I couldn't get a clear picture.
A little background here....when my daughter was born she was 9 1/2 lbs., much bigger than was expected, and it ended up being a very difficult birth. She essentially got "stuck" and in order for her to be delivered they had to use every available tool to get her out. This resulted in her right shoulder being dislocated and all of the nerves and mucsles on the right side of her neck, torso and arm to be stretched and torn. She was completely unable to move her head to the right and had no movementin her right arm until she was about 6 months old and then it was very minimal. It remained that way for the last 12 years and it took that long for me to convince the doctor's that my daughter's condition was not going to "fix itself" as they kept telling me it would.
So for 12 years her shoulder has been dislocted. When they finally did ex-rays and found this they said she needed the surgery she had on the 22nd to repair it. The had to carve out her shoulder socket because bone had grown into it to the arm bone could not go into the socket. They also had to lengthen muscles and nerves in the back of her shouler and shorten ones in the front. They now say that she should have 80-90% mobility.
She is doing much better now....down to only a few pain pills a day. A new problem has developed though....we now have to deal with bed sores that are developing under her brace....I am going to call the doctor today and see if we can take the brace off long enough to put a shirt on underneath the brace to help prevent them.
A big thanks to everyone for their support and thoughts.