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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Random updates!




My church has decided to start the Good News Club at the local elementary school! I'm very excited about this, and have been praying it would happen. However, now I'm stepping WAY out of my comfort zone and will be doing the Bible lesson each week. I'm not sure how many kids will be there, but if the Christmas party is any indication we're looking at close to 75! (We had a Christmas party to see how many children would show up, and they were begging us to come back!) So, I'm very nervous/excited about it finally happening! I also think it will be a great tool in getting children to our Awana program and then possibly Sunday School! I have been working on my lessons that I will be teaching. The first lesson is on Ruth, and doing what's right. I thought it would be good to try out the lesson on Ethan, he was excited to hear a story. So, about five minutes in, he said "mommy, you're scaring me"! HA! OK, so maybe I need to work on it, because that wasn't exactly the outcome I was looking for! I can do this, I know I can!
On another note, Elise has this horrible diaper rash. I have tried baking soda baths, Vaseline, powder, lotrimine, A&D ointment with mylanta (all recommended by the doctor) and nothing has worked so far. I'm not sure what to do, the Dr called in a prescription but it was $200! Needless to say, I will call for something different. If anyone has any other ideas let me know! I have also let her walk around without a diaper, that isn't helping much either. Yesterday, it was funny because Elise walked to the living room with nothing on, and I came in a few minutes later. Ethan didn't have any clothes on either! I said "Ethan where are your clothes"? He said "Sister is naked, aren't we taking a bath"? Ha!

The kids are so funny! Elise is really starting to have a little attitude! I'm not sure where she's getting it, I'm guessing her daddy! Her vocabulary is getting better and better, but she only talks when she wants. She has also started giving kisses, and a lot of them, especially when she is crying to get out of bed. I will go in her room to check on her, she says "up", I pick her up and she kisses me! So, sweet, and I fall for it every time! She also carries her baby everywhere she goes along with a particular blanket. It's so funny to me, because when we leave, she says "baby, baby, baby" to make sure I wont leave it at home.

A funny story about Ethan, a couple weeks ago, after dinner, he was walking funny, I said "Ethan, go to the bathroom" he said, "mom, that's not the pee pee walk, that's the silly walk"! OH! I didn't know!

Updates on Elise: She had an MRI on the 4Th, the Dr called and said her brain looks really good, didn't see any signs of CP, but they did diagnose her with Chiari Malformation type 1. We will do another MRI in 6 months to see if there are any changes. Chiari malformations (CMs) are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. When the indented bony space at the lower rear of the skull is smaller than normal, the cerebellum and brain stem can be pushed downward. The resulting pressure on the cerebellum can block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord) and can cause a range of symptoms including dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, vision problems, headache, and problems with balance and coordination. There are three primary types of CM. The most common is Type I, which may not cause symptoms and is often found by accident during an examination for another condition. The Dr seems to think it will not change, but will keep a close "eye" on her.
This is all I've got for now!


2 comments:

Lynelle, Joe and Jairus said...

silly mommy -- don't you know the different ways to walk??? :)

McEndree Chronicles said...

Have you tried "Dr.Smiths"? It is a miracle ointment. It is not a prescription but they do hide it behind the counter alot of times. You will have to ask for it if you can't find it. It is great stuff!

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