Saturday, January 26, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Lorelei had calmed down and Josh and I went to look at pictures of the scope and speak with Dr. Tenjarla while Grandmama and Grandaddy attended to Lorelei. The doctor showed us several pictures (as you can see below-sorry, but they are not that gross). What they found was that her duodenum (where the stomach empties in to the intestines) had enlarged lymph nodes. You can see in the pictures below the bumps but it is not supposed to look like that. These enlarged nodes could mean one of three possibilities: 1. Food Allergies; 2. A bacterial infection; 3. A cell infection. We will know more in 1 week after the biopsy's come back. They also found some Gastritis in her stomach, which is caused from reflux, and she is back on Prevacid now. The doctor explained that the enlarged nodes seem to think this is why she is not wanting to eat, becuase it hurts her, and thus she is not growing. We will see an allergist if this is the reason. If it is not allergies, then we will have to see what the doctors has in store for Lorelei next.
I feel okay about the results. We will see if this leads to helping Lorelei grow or if it is just one more thing that they have found that is a piece of the puzzle. Thanks for all the support and prayers! It was a long day for all of us but we are through it for now.
The first two pictures are the enlarged nodes and the other pictures are of her stomach and esophagus. Some pictures show the gastritis and other show a normal inside.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
We also had a snow day! Paxton and Lorelei have never seen the snow so we let them go out and play when it first started and then later in the evening we walked up to Grandmama and Grandaddy's house and got to enjoy the beautiful snow. It did stick but not enough to close anything down. Anyway, I got a couple of cute pictures of the kids in the snow. Of course no good ones of Lorelei because she is too busy moving! Lorelei kept saying "Snowflake, snowflake!" And Paxton was SOOO excited and danced around!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
For all of you keeping up with Lorelei's health, you might have known that we had a GI check up this week. This was the one where we were told last time (October) if she had not grown sufficiently she would "have bought herself a scope." Well, looks like Lorelei went ahead and bought herself that ticket for an endoscopy. We visited with her sweet GI doctor yesterday and once again Lorelei has fallen down on the charts for growth. She did gain some weight and grow a little bit taller but not sufficiently. The doctors want to see if there is anything going on in her that could be causing this. A scope is where they put her under anesthesia and put a camera down into her stomach, look around, take biopsies (small amounts of tissue), and then she will come out of it. It is an outpatient procedure, thankfully, but it will take a lot of the day and the procedure will be done at the Children's Hospital in the operating room. We are not sure yet when it will be done, maybe as early as next Friday. I will let everyone know when we know.In addition, they have ordered some labs drawn, which we didn't get done yesterday due to child care issues.
Lorelei and her three new best friends:
Snow White, Dorothy the Dinosaur, and Minnie Mouse
Monday, January 7, 2008
If you can't tell that's his "Happy New Year" hat!
-33lbs, 39 inches
-New Year's Resolution: "To eat more candy!"
-Knows 25 sight words and is starting to read simple sentences. Yesterday in church I wrote the sentence "I see a dog," and he read it perferctly!
-Loves to play board games, especially Hi Ho Cherrio! (thanks aunt Jessica!)-loves to play http://www.starfall.com/ on the computer in addition to others
-He is very much into pretend play: We play "Giant" ALL the time. "The giant is coming to get me, the giant is not obeying, the giant is asleep, etc." He likes to play daddy and feed Lorelei's babies, it is too precious!
-Since we took the clock out of his room, he is sleeping until 7:30-8:00 in the morning! Hallelujah! We had a clock in his room and he knew when it said 7:00 he could come to our room, but he begin staying up so late at night just watching the clock waiting for it to say 7:00, so we finally took it out and things have been so much better.
-He is making better "big boy" choices at home, we are working on school!
-Loves to teach his little sister colors, letters, how to whisper, you name it, he wants to teach it to her!
-He loves to sing "Blessed be the name of the Lord" and "Shine Jesus Shine!" and other Christian music that he has made up- it is too precious to hear your child singing to the Lord like that!
-Finally likes to watch TV- this is a first for us because Paxton has never really cared about it before.
-Paxton is the sweetest child! He loves to love others and I really see him growing up into a little boy now!
-23 lbs (ok, not quite but close enough), 30 inches? (on a good day!)
-New Years' Resolution: To gain weight and grow taller (ok, that's my resolution for her)
-She talks in little sentences and phrases now, some of my favorites are:
"It's a race!" - whenever we go anywhere
"I like it!" -referring to songs we sing or certain toys.
"Get it." - a demand for whatever she has just asked for (apples, Dora, Snow White, etc)
"I can't find it!"
"Where's Daddy?"-whenever Daddy leaves her sight
"I love you!"
"1,2,3, Wake up Jeff!" -from the Wiggles
"I don't know!"
"I'm fine"- whenever anyone asks: How are you?
"Nooooooo!"- ok that's not my favorite but one I hear a lot now.
-She can count to ten if you say it with her.
-Calls every color "yellow"
-She loves Princesses, Dora and Minnie Mouse
-Lorelei sleeps with 7 pacis, a pink blanket and Dorothy (from the Wiggles) Minnie Mouse and Snow White
-Loves books and can sit and listen quite well to very long ones.
-Lorelei is still finicky about eating, she eats just little enough to make us sweat!
So those are the updates on my precious little ones. They will be having a new first cousin (Uncle Matt and Aunt Jessica) in June making a grand total of 8 first cousins! We hope that 2008 will be another great year for us and for all of you as well!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Other days, we toured the town, art studios and many local restaurants! Yum! The kids loved getting in bed with Nana and Papa in the morning and at night! Josh and I were out on New Year's Eve and when we got home all 4 had been in the bed sleeping! Needless to say, we have been adjusting back to the "normal" routine, which includes two small children taking naps and going to bed on time and in their own beds. What a bummer we parents are! I am thankful that the kids could have so much fun with their grandparents and be spoiled!
The Banana Slide!
Smelling flowers in the garden
Playing with the recycled tire.
The water center; That raincoat didn't do a lot of good keeping him dry.
Paxton played in the water center a long time! He loved the fishing pole and net.
Pink pajama ladies!