Friday, May 21, 2010

update and play day

My friend Susan made one of my dreams come true this week. I've always wanted some pictures mommy daughter pictures of Ellie and me. Noah and I have some adorable shots from when we modeled for Sear's portrait studio, but I didn't have any pictures of Ellie and me. Susan met us at the college field station and we basically played around and had a picnic as Susan created these amazing photographs. I'm so grateful for such a beautiful way to remember this special year Ellie and I had together while both the boys were at school all day.

Noah's appointment went well yesterday. We were able to make it there early and happily without anyone getting car sick (the prayers worked). We were even able to check Ellie into the sibling care center, which was so cool she wants to go back tomorrow. The doctor wants Noah off the medicine to see if he has grown out of the seizures if he has a normal EEG. She was so matter of fact, like it was no big deal, but instead of making me upset it put me at ease. We can do this. As she said, "no one should live their whole life on medication", yes a doctor said that. So she immediately made an appointment for an EEG and we were whisked away to another part of the building. The EEG technician was so much better than others we've worked with, it pays to go to a children's hospital. So we are still waiting for the EEG results, but mostly likely we will start taking him down of his med starting next week. More prayers are needed.

Then we had a lovely day in Pittsburgh. Trader Joe's, the strip for lunch and the Children's museum. It was probably too much, but fun.

Thanks for all the kind words, nice thoughts and prayers you've been sending our way.


Amy B. said...

What wonderful photos and captured memories! I love Susan's style - so rare to find.

I'm so happy to hear that things went well for Noah at Children's. Here's to no meds and no more seizures and a terrific year ahead for your little guy and the whole family!

Great to hear that your dreams came true!


Dani said...

I'm so glad everything went well at Noah's dr. appointment!! I'll keep him in my prayers.

I can't wait to see you next month!

The pics of you and Ellie are BEAUTIFUL!!!