Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fun at Grandma and Grandpa's

We are still recovering from our long trip up to Wisconsin! We drove through the night Friday night and slept all day Saturday. I don't think we'll do it again anytime soon, we were all TIRED!

The weather is MUCH cooler here than in Mississippi but it feels nice now. Addy is the only one brave enough to swim in the lake but the rest of us are content to sit on the beach and watch.

Last night we made a campfire down by the lake and roasted marshmallows. Riley loved them!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

giving props

Riley has been so much happier since we started giving her Miralax every day. Many, many poops later and she's eating like normal again. Her seizures are pretty much gone too. Yay. Makes for a much happier mama!

Friday, July 11, 2008

doctor visit

We met with a pediatrician today. The main purpose was to have her get to know Riley so she can write prescriptions for therapy as needed. She also sees another girl in town with Rett Syndrome so I felt good about going to her.

She pretty much confirmed that Riley is having seizures, since Riley had one in her office. I've noticed an increase in the last couple weeks so I'm glad we had this appointment scheduled. Riley has also been more crabby the last couple weeks and she thinks it's due to constipation so we're supposed to give her Miralax every day to see if that helps. Maybe it's all tied together and hopefully the seizures will decrease too.

She put a call into a neurologist here so we can have a 24 hour EEG done for Riley. She'd like us to wait to start any medication until then but it depends on how long the wait is. I really only notice the seizures in the mornings and they only last a couple seconds so I'm not too desperate to start medicating her yet.

The good news is Riley is back on the curve for both height and weight. She is 37 inches and weighs 25 pounds, 12 ounces.

Riley also got the chicken pox shot so she'd be all caught up for school. Brave girl only shed one small tear. I had a waiver signed in Georgia saying she didn't need anymore shots but I don't have the energy to figure out how to get that done here so I just had the shot done. At least she's done until she's 5!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

better late than never

Happy Fourth of July!

The day was pretty low-key. We are usually up in Wisconsin at this time but we're going up late this year. No parade for us this year, but we did go see the fireworks!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Riley and I just enjoyed a rare moment of sitting outside listening to music just the two of us for about an hour. Morgan is napping and Addy is supervising her Barbie dolls who are swimming in a sink.

so sweet

Morgan took Riley by the hand this morning and was walking her around the house - it was so cute! Of course this was after I told her no 4 times for pushing Riley, but still. She also loves to feed Riley bites of cereal or whatever she happens to be eating. I see a good little caretaker in our future!