Monday, April 25, 2011


I think she thought we were there to play....

photo session

they gave her this sweet little bear to play with while she was being poked and prodded

I hate gettting blood taken - needles make me ill!

LOOK at this on my sweet baby's arm - wow - it was a lot of tubes

she was a brave little girl - she didn't like it on her arm but she didn't complain.....


but then they gave her the sedative and she was OUT!

trying to wake up but not quite strong enough to lift her head!

Juice to make sure she was feeling alright

She walked out to the car all on her own (she looked a little tipsy and was VERY happy)

Most of you know that Annabelle has been diagnosed with epilepsy - her seizures are very minor in comparison - mostly they are slumps and baby tremors - usually triggered by being picked up (i have NO idea how that triggers them) we have been consulting with neurologists to get them under control and either have horrible side effects to the meds (she was in a fog and VERY whiney on keppra) or no great result getting them to stop - we are afraid they are going to cause memory loss and/or her ability to learn will be affected - after getting off of keppra she learned where the "A" on the braille writer is and moving on to the "N"!!!

soooooo we had an MRI done to try and figure out what is going on....I was very nervous considering they had to sedate her to get this done but the wonderful nurse on the phone reassured me that she would be ok and i could trust them so off we went - WOW were they right - the nurses were AMAZING - they were very patient with ME (annie was very good and calm) obviously i took lots of pictures. They knew what they were doing and how to do it with the least amount of trauma to Annie and me.....we were in and out in less than 2 hours! she was up and walking within 20 minutes of being out of sedation....we won't get the results of the MRI until we meet with the neurologist in May and can discuss what the next best route is but we have the MRI out of the way and I can't say enough about MUSC!!! it was wonderful (IF you can get past the fact that your sweet 7 yo with epilepsy has to have an mri - which i'm still a little miffed about)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Annie watching Dora Egg Hunt while laughing outloud...

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Don't you wish your teacher was cool like...MINE!!!

Annabelle's sweet teacher said she needed to talk to me this morning - immediately i thought "Oh great - what did she do now?" and THIS is what she gave me - she is making picture quilts for all of the parents! CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!?!?!?!?!

Look at my cutie pie....she is so sweet!

Her kindergarten graduation picture....ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? how caYute is this picture?

Her first day of school...ahhhh

When she gave this to me i could be one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever gotten - she put a lot of work into this and loves these kiddos like they are her babies!

How amazing to have a wonderful teacher who loves me and my baby so much!!!

Thank you Ms. Caille - you ROCK!!!

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