Thursday, April 15, 2010

my lil Princess

Many people know how upset I've been over Virginia's face. The mother in me hurts to see my baby hurt. The vain person in me hated getting asked "What's wrong with her?!" Like my lil girl had a horrible disease. And I got it from everyone. People I knew, people in line, random people. My answer was always the same, "She has eczema. She's fine. Yes, I'm sure it hurts. Yes, I'm doing what I can. No, the doctor hasn't said much."
Saturday night as my lil Princess was CRYING from the pain, I could no longer take it. Her face was looking terrible, she was in obvious pain, and her tears were breaking my heart.
Anyone who has every seen Virginia knows she is a very happy and pleasant baby. She smiles at everyone, she's only truly upset when she's hungry.
Saturday her face was looking like this. Bright red, splotchy, oozing sores. I saw sores on her that I thought looked like chicken pox and I called my Mom. Mom also thought they looked like it, so off to the ER we went. Maybe they thought I was silly at first, but then they started looking at her and were baffled as to what was wrong. They didn't know.
Another doctor was called in. Have I mentioned I'm not a huge fan of female doctors? Cuz, I'm not. Men are more level headed. Sure women are compassionate, but give me a man in a time of stress. The male doctor brought in a female. She hinted at fleas! Whoa....what?! No. I check Meda, she doesn't have them. I've seen flea bites, that was NOT it!!!! I was insulted. I was annoyed. I felt dirty and stupid!!
They decided she had several things wrong and precribed some meds to be picked up in the morning.
V hated the meds!! She would gag herself and throw up! Lovely.
But they were helping.
The sores were drying and her appt was set for Wed with a family doctor.
I was happy to hear she was seeing another doctor, not the one who told me to "keep her slathered in Eucerin, and if you can't afford Eucerin, use Crisco" Twice I'd been in and seen this doctor, twice that was what she told me.
I saw the other doctor, he told me...............don't put anything on her except an ointment to keep the infection away!!! He said she didn't have all the things the ER thought, but he could see why they had thought she had them. He said, Yes, she did look like she had chicken pox, but it was infection b/c of the eczema. An appt was set up with the dermatologist!
Her smiles now make me smile so much more to know she's not hurting!!!
I look at the beauty in this little girl and it makes me want to cry b/c of the pain she's been in and she's been happy through it all (well...except Saturday) She's not fussy, she's a beautiful lil girl who has a smile that will melt you!
The doctor said there will be no scarring and she'll be cleared up soon!!!!!! Praise the Lord!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Here is Nehemiah playing Peek A Boo with his sister. I love this video! :)

In other news, I switched Virginia's formula after a suggestion from Alex, and my friend, Paula Ross. Miss Virginia's face looks sooooo much better!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

And now, Nehemiah

Nehemiah will be turning 2 soon! He's no longer a baby, but sometimes it's hard to not treat him like one.
Last night was his first night to sleep in his new toddler bed, he's not too sure about it. I think if I went to check on him right now he's not gonna be asleep in it.
He's still a sweet lil boy who loves to please. Well, unless you're Joseph. Then, he's likely to tell you, "Joseph, DON'T!!" Can you tell who teases the kids?
Miah loves all his Aunts and Uncles, and cousins, and grandparents.
He still likes to boss Adaliah around, but I'm trying to work on that, so far, it's not working too well. *sigh*
He loves playing peek-a-boo with his lil sister and his greatest delight is having her laugh at his antics.
He thinks horses are some of the coolest things around and will talk about them to anyone who will listen!
Nehemiah does not like his picture being taken anymore. And will do most anything to avoid it, but he loves to say he's sleeping and will proceed to close his eyes and lay his head down as soon as the camera is in his sight.
Poor lil guy has a sun burn from the hours he was outside today.
His vocabulary is becoming larger everyday. I've learned to watch what I say in front of his b/c he DOES repeat!! Not that I've said anything that I don't want repeated, but I tend to tell the dog to "shut up" when she's whining or barking, and Miah has picked up on that. My brothers think that one is funny and have got him to say it again.
I love watching Nehemiah grow and learn new things everyday.
I am blessed with my happy lil boy.