Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I am not a radiologist, but her left radius does not look good.  Is seems to be very crooked and not completely healed.  Her right looks really straight (I'm guessing that is a good thing?).  I will FedEx to Dr P today, so hopefully we will know something in a few days.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Healing In Progress!

The good news is that Annie’s bones have almost healed.  The bad news is that we cannot schedule a fixator removal date until her bones are completely healed.  That means we have had to wait another month, repeat the x-rays, then schedule a surgery date (assuming she is completely healed).  It makes sense, it’s just  that this whole process is far more drawn out than we were originally thinking.  What we thought was going to be a 2-month fixator hell is turning into more of a 4-month fixator hell.  In the grand scheme of life it is no time at all, but in the here and now, it is dragging by painstakingly slow.  I am just so thankful that she is too young to remember any of it!! 

When I was preggers we used to refer to her as BGT…as in baby girl trouble.  She definitely continues to live up to her name.  Would you believe that stinker actually choked, aspirated on her vomit, and ended up with aspiration pneumonia?  I didn’t even know such a thing existed, but leave it up to BGT to school us about it!  The choking incident happened while we were in the car and she panicked, tilted her head back, and pretty much gargled on her throw up.  Some obviously made its way to her lungs, thus causing the pneumonia.  Crazy I tell you!  She had to be put on clindamycin (an antibiotic used to treat “serious” infections) and have breathing treatments 4 times a day for days (have I mentioned how much I hate Xopenex?  MAKES. KIDS. WILD!!!!!!).  

Here’s the silver lining……Annie is the happiest she has been since before her surgery.  I mean downright happy!!  It makes me wonder if her little body was working overtime trying to fight off infection from her fixators and previous 2 infections and she just didn’t feel good.  10 days of antibiotic later, blissfully happy!!  It warms my heart to see her little personality back in full force! So, we go for x-rays on Monday and PRAY that she is all healed up and we can schedule an off date.  Dr P is out of the country the last 2 weeks in June, and his schedule is of course full the first 2 weeks, so I am not sure what the plan will be.  All I know is that if they are ready to come out, come hell or high water, those things are coming out! 

Alexander has somewhat turned a corner with his behavior lately, thank goodness.  I was starting to think we were going to have to ship him off to Military preschool or something (just kidding of course….I can’t stand being away from him for more than one night).  He is still jealous as all get out, but he is keeping it better under control (knock on wood).

The lights of my life......

Future helicopter pilot perhaps?

Annie and her wagon date Grady :-)