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My Granddaughter Neurosurgeon Appt on Monday!

Well, this blog is several days late, and probably a couple dollars short as my Paw-paw used to say, but here it is!
My youngest granddaughter, kristie, was diagnosed w/ a chiari malformation in mid May 2013.

What brought us to this point is the fact she was having migrants so bad, that she was turning purple crying in pain! She was sent to Oschners hospital in New Orleans to see a neurologist who was going to diagnosis her migraines after viewing her MRI.

The neurologist is a very dry man in the fact, he says what he has to say rather bluntly then leaves out! My daughter, Becky, had taken her BFF to this appt as I had a pain management appt that I couldn’t miss. Come to find out kristie, had other chiari symptoms that we had taken her to our local pediatrician for before, yet it was always brushed off!

Symptoms off top of my head was her choking on a cup of milk, to the point where I was ready to dial 911. Her body aches and pains were called growing pains. Her speech going from very clear and understandable to barely understandable at times, was diagnosed as her “being silly”!
The neuro surgeon wants an MRI of her neck, if her spinal fluid is backing up there, then surgery is our only option!

If the spinal fluid is not backing up into her neck, even though there’s not treatment for chiari, we do have options!

We didn’t get the “misdiagnosis” that we were so hoping for, but at least now, we do know what we are definitely dealing with, even tho kristie future is still unknown!

Thanks for letting me ramble on,
Later,
Reba

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Good Saturday Morning to Everyone!

Hello World! It’s Saturday morning. Any plans for the weekend? Sleeping in (I wish I was)? Getting out and about enjoying your day?

How’s the weather? I know I ask too many questions for this early in the morning, but they are all revelant on my end, so I just go ahead and make this my first post for the day.

I wish I was sleeping in. My two daughters and I went on animal rescue yesterday, we had to run up north of Baton Rouge and we were gone for like 10 hours. Between, me waking up feeling terrible, the grandbaby who had to ride along being grouchy, Lauren, my youngest daughter having allergic attacks, my oldest daughter, Becky, doing her best to keep everyone healthy, us not having a clue as to where we were going and the GPS got us lost, and the fact that every 10 minutes someone was hungry, thrist or had to potty, we are lucky to have arrived home in the same 24 hour day.

The rescue group is called Rat Rescue, it’s in the town of Walker, kind of northeast of Baton Rouge. Don’t let the group’s name fool ya, we were not there to adopt the rats. Anyways, the group is run out of the founders home. She needed people to help her foster or adopt out her rescued pets. Becky and I took her a donation of a cage and some old bath towels. The family had cages stacked 3 cages high for the animals, mainly rats. She had rats with fur, rats without fur, small rats and she had big rats. I am not a fan of rats at all. I guess it’s the tail that gives me the hee bee geebies!

I do not like Baton Rouge, I can drive most any other big city, New Orleans and Dallas included, but something about Baton Rouge just gets confusing in my head. I have tried to drive Baton Rouge twice alone, while I was a truck driver and the results were always the same, I ended up lost, even though Louise, my GPS was fussing at me to go left. Heck one of the places I ended up, wasn’t even recognized by Louise, she was just as confused as me. SO I no longer drive Baton Rouge, even though if I get on I10 it’s a straight shot thru, I still do not go and I have extended family there, they come visit me here, in my neck of the woods.

I was always raised with animals. I had dogs, cats, iguanas, rabbits, lived on a horse farm twice, and helped run a dog boarding kennel for a couple of months. Once I was married and a Mom we had dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and chickens. The rabbits were always my favorite animals for whatever reason. So the fact that my children have a love of pets and a desire to help should be no surprise at all. As a family, 3 of our dogs were rescues, as well as 2 of the cats.

Becky was there to adopt an adorable 4 month old guinea pig, named Lee Lee. She’s white w/ patches of black and dark brown. Very well behaved and going to make a great addition to Becky’s home, she already has a baby girl guinea pig about the same age, Cinderella. Now Cinderella might have a princess name, but she tends to get a little unruly and bossy at times, so how those two share a cage will be interesting to say the least. My daughter also has 2 rescue hamsters. The first is a huge teddy bear hamster that she found on facebook. The hamster was only being fed celery and according to the post, if someone didn’t come get the hamster that day, the owner was going to let it starve as she couldn’t no longer afford hamster food. This hamsters name is Hammie, I.e. Hammie Hamster. Of course now Hammie is well fed and living in her own cage in the lap of luxury. Not only was hammie a rescue, but she’s also a special needs hamster. She came to Becky blind in one eye.

Becky also took in two fosters. The fosters are rabbits. When the rescue lady pulled the one rabbit out of a cage, my heart almost skipped a beat. It was a tri-color angora rabbit, my most wanted and desired rabbit of all times. He’s absolutely gorgeous. His colors are brown, a tan and black. His cage mate is also being fostered by Becky, and she’s a harlequin, mainly black w/ spots of brown and tan.

So now that Becky has her new pets to care for, I am a day behind on homeschooling lessons, even though Lauren did bring books and work on some lessons while traveling. I am also backed up on doing laundry as well as getting this house cleaned and in order. SO you ask how will I be spending my Saturday, now you know, just as I spend the other 5 days of the week, cleaning, teaching, doing laundry and caring my family and the cats. I will be back later, to post another blog,
Thanks again for the read, have a wonderful weekend,
Reba