Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mothers Day, Dedication, Visitors and Dr apts

Daddy feeding Sandra

G Ma wondering how she can sneak Hannah into her Suitcase!

Uncle Don playing with the girls!

Aunt Joyce feeding Makaila!

Uncle Don feeding Hannah!

Sandra telling G Pa and Evan stories!

Evan babysitting all five girls! What a great cousin he is!

It was so nice to have three people feeding! For once we were not out numbered!

The girls Dedication!

So much to update. Where do I begin? Josh’s Mother’s Day gift to me was to go get family photos last Friday. The pictures turned out great. So, look for them in future posts. The girls got all their money together and got me a diamond and ruby necklace. It is beautiful just like my girls. Saturday night (rather Sunday morning; 3:30 am) family arrived! G Ma, G Pa, Aunt Joyce, Uncle Don, Kenny (Josh’s brother) and Evan (our nephew) drove down from Missouri. We were so excited to have family visit. On Sunday, we had the girls dedicated at church. It was a wonderful service and the girls did great. It was so nice to have family here to see the girls and help out with the feeds. The girls absolutely loved the extra attention. Maxine (our dog) had a great time too. She had more people to play with and extra crumbs off the floor.

There have been so many doctors’ appointments lately. All four girls went to the plastic surgeon for evaluations on the shape of their heads. The doctor wants to give them a couple more months before he decides on helmets. But right now Makaila and Sandra are the ones he felt might need them. Samantha he felt should change as she grows and starts to sit up more. He does want a second opinion on her arm (the IV burn). So, she will see another surgeon for that.

Samantha and Makaila went to see the eye doctor. Long story short; Samantha is going to go to a different doctor for a second opinion. You see; we are having a problem. Our insurance sends us to a general doctor and then we have to get an out of network referral to a pediatric doctor. Same thing happened for ENT for Makaila and Samantha. Samantha has not passed her hearing test on her left ear after 5 attempts. She is scheduled for surgery (to place tubes in her ear) on Tuesday because he THOUGHT he saw fluid. But he did not have the capability to do further testing if he does not find fluid and she would have to be referred to another doctor to have another sedation. I am putting my foot down and our primary pedi agrees with me. So she is being referred to a pediatric ENT.

This coming week Samantha has a cardiology surgeon appointment, physical therapy (for neck, shoulder and arm) and another eye appointment. So I am glad that we are canceling her surgery on Tuesday. I am still having medical issues and am having a procedure done on Thursday. So many appointments! Luckily, Josh is on a three week break from his MBA program right now.
Thank you all for a wonderful visit and the extra hands with the girls! We miss you all already! Come back soon!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. So nice to have so many eager helping hands. Poor Maxine has to get back into the old boring routine with just you guys...just kidding. I'm thinking she will soon be wishing for the old boring routine when all the girls are upright and very mobile.


Manana and Papa

Kelly Trullinger said...

Glad you had a nice Mother's Day! They are so beautiful! Enjoy!

Building Life in AK said...

I bet Mother's Day was overwhelmingly filled with joy for you. It looks like you had a lot of help with the family, and I hope you guys are managing having 2sets of hand on deck.
Good luck with all of the appointments.

Debbie said...

I am soo happy you had such a fantastic Mother's Day! It was a long time in coming for you. Wish I could have been there with you, but you know I was there in spirit.

Have a great weekend! It's Rhody days here, that is always fun!