Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Update on Paige

We went to the doctor today for Paige again. The results for the x-rays were normal. They did some blood work and Paige was so very brave. She didn't shed a tear. She talked to us through the whole ordeal and lingered on the promise of a lollipop after it was over! Her blood count was done while we were in the office and showed that there were no preliminary signs of cancer. It doesn't completely rule it out but gives us a good idea that that's probably not what it is. They sent the rest of the labs off so it will be a while before we hear back about those. They are testing for signs of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. That can be treated but not necessarily cured. Still, better than cancer. So, we're still in somewhat of the same boat because we don't know what it is. However, we are able to mark some things off that it's not. Thank you all for your prayers and help so far, and please continue to come alongside us in prayer as we find out what the cause is.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Paige's Leg

This picture cracks me up! She was laughing so hard!

Anyhow, as most of you know, Paige has been limping for about 3 1/2 weeks now. I took her to the pediatrician last Thursday and she recommended we try a few days of giving her Motrin 3 times a day to see if it was some sort of inflammation or tendonitis somewhere. Well, as of this morning she was still limping, so our next step was to get some x-rays of her whole right hip and leg. She did great and was such a big girl! We have to wait for a radiologist to read it and we should know more today or tomorrow. We will be going back to see the pediatrician tomorrow regardless. Please pray with us that it would be something simple and easy to treat. There are lots of possibilities to narrow down what it could be, which in turn makes me very nervous. Being a nurse is to my detriment in this case because I know too much! She is not complaing of pain at all, but sometimes children won't express pain even if they have a broken bone. We love her dearly and it makes me so sad to see her limp. We pray that we would know something quickly and will be able to treat it promptly.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Me and My Girls

Well, in light of the upcoming Mother's Day, I figured I would muse a little bit on just what a gift it is. I have to remind myself of the good things alot, because we most definitely have days where I'm about to pull my hair out! I love, love, love having girls. I like to dress them alike, and do their hair, and love on them like little girls should be loved on. They really do make my life better. Having them has never made my heart feel more vulnerable. I know that the Lord has ultimate control over their lives, and my job is to mother them the best way I know how. To love them dearly and to guide them to the Lord with an open hand, fighting the urge to hold on very tightly! The tears flow more easily and the laughter comes more quickly. Sometimes it's frustrating when I'm trying to get ready for work or to go somewhere and they are attached to each leg, making it very difficult. On the other hand, I realize that they long for my attention, always, and don't understand why they shouldn't be the most important people in the world! They look to ME to kiss their hurt away. They look to ME to dry their tears. They look to ME to hold their hands. They look to Me to feed their little tummies. They look to ME to laugh when their being silly. They look to ME. And fortunately I can look to the Lord to sustain me and to give them all that they need. He chose ME to love and lead these beautiful girls through His guidance. What an amazing job! A job that I continuously feel most unqualified to do! Thank goodness He is there for me to guide me with the ultimate Handbook! So, to all the special mommies out there who can relate, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Very Similar!

Who's Who? I've forgotten already how similar Paige and Annalee look at the same age. They looked just alike as newborns, but as Paige has grown her look has changed and I forget I guess. Paige was a little chubbier than Annalee though! I can't believe how fast their growing. I'm literally afraid to blink!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Little Miss Manners

Yesterday, Paige, Annalee, and I went to Target to get Paige a new swimsuit. This weekend I'm taking Annalee to spend the weekend with my mom and Paige and I are going to spend the weekend at the beach with some friends of ours. Well, Paige was very excited about her new swimsuit. We picked it out and made our way to the check-out line. There was a lady in front of us that the cashier was still ringing up. Paige very impatiently says "I got a swimsuit!" The cashier giggles and says "Oh good, I'll even put it in your own little bag". This makes Paige even more excited. She announced two more times that she has a swimsuit still before the lady in front of us was finished. Well, alas, it's our turn. She rings up the swimsuit and hands it to Paige in her very own bag. Paige in response says "Oh, thank you!" We finish geting the rest of our stuff and Paige says "Bye" which invokes Annalee to start her continuous "Bye Bye". As we were walking away, Paige ran back up to the cashier and said "Oh, thank you so much for putting my swimsuit in my bag"!

It was a very cute event, but the Lord again has taught me to be thankful even for the little things. Bagging groceries is what the cashier has to do all day, but my little one made her really smile and feel good about what she was doing and recognized what she did as important. Ahh, the lessons I have to learn!