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Worse News Came Down Wednesday!

Good morning, well almost good afternoon here in sunny, HOT, southeast Louisiana. I hope everyone is having an excellent Friday and has lots of plans for the weekend to come.

Wednesday, my grand daughter, Kristie, had an appointment w/ her neurosurgeon in New Orleans. It was the get the results from recent MRI to see if the spinal fluid is backing up into her neck. After all the prayers we had with us, I was sure hoping the results of the MRI was going to be more welcomed results than they were.

Unfortunately, the MRI results were not what we were expecting. Her chiari malformation has severely blocked her fluid flow, so surgery is our only option. Aubrie’s symptom of choking on nothing, has also only gotten worse, so Dr said to monitor her 24/7 to make sure she doesn’t choke. He was really an advocate for the surgery, he feels one of these times she will choke, and we, as her parents and grandparents, won’t be able to help her pull out of it.

So her surgery has been scheduled for 8/22, we have to be at the Oschner’s Hospital in New Orleans for 5 AM, surgery is set for 7.

I am babysitting and cooking lunch, I will post more in a few, I am also reading/liking/commenting on the blogs I follow.

Later,
Reba!

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How’s Your Tuesday going?

Hello World! Greetings for the swamps of Southeast Louisiana. How’s your Tuesday going? I hope this post greets you in the best of health and spirits. Today started off bad, I had my GYN appointment, which was very painful on many levels, but that’s behind me now.

My hysterectomy is scheduled for 6/5. I am trying to get everything done and ready to go for me to be down for about two weeks. I am hoping that my granddaughter’s Chiari brain surgery can wait at least til I have recovered enough to go to the hospital to stay the length of her hospital stay. Kristie will see the neurosurgeon on 6/3, so we will know from there, when the surgery will be and what we should expect.

Lauren has another art class at the library tonite, so I am sitting outside on the deck, typing this blog. Again, weather is nice and warm, light breeze blowing, sun is going down and no mosquitoes are out, so yea at this moment life is good today.

Dinner will be either egg or grilled cheese sandwiches, depending on what Lauren wants when we get home. I usually throw something into the crockpot on days when I know I won’t be home most of the day, but the day started off late, since Lauren and I both overslept, so we had to dress, eat breakfast and out the door we went for me to make my doctor’s  appointment.

I am not a Mom to swear off processed foods for my child, although I do monitor the amount she has because so of those additives in the processed foods have been known to cause allergies and with her mental state, I don’t need any other problems. So, 90% of what is fixed in my house is fresh or at least out of a box. I tend to stay away from those tv dinners. Not only due to the additives, but with Lauren growing so much, so fast, it would take at least two of the smaller dinners to fill her up.

Ok, I guess that’s about it for this babbling session,
I hope everyone has a great evening,
Reba