Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"The Loss of a Prince"

I have a link on my sidebar to Baby Ethan. I have followed his story along with "Princess Ashley". These two babies have One thing in common: They have spent most of their little lives inside hospital rooms. Through the past year, both of these babies (while having two totally different problems) have almost followed the same paths. When one was doing well the other would perk up. And when one was down, well, the other would have some kind of problem. Two very different hospitals, and they have never met. Ashley seems to be doing well, even with a few setbacks. Baby Ethan was diagnosed with Leukemia at 2 months old. Over the past year God performed a few miracles in Ethan's life allowing him to make it to his first birthday. Apparently over the past few months, things changed and I suppose God was ready for him to become his Angel in Heaven. He lost his battle with Leukemia and went to be with our Lord this past weekend. Although, this news is so terribly sad, He can now be "at HOME"! He will suffer no more pain. I am sick for his parents. I just do not believe I could ever be as strong as they 'seem' to be. If you have followed either of these babies, the one thing that has been consistent with the two of them, is their families' faith and strength in God, our Father. I am so inspired and amazed at their abilities to hold things together and find the Peace they need to carry on. I do not believe any of our children should suffer for any reason. I know HE has plans for each and every one of us, but it doesnt make it any easier for me to understand why they suffer here on earth. I so Pray for Ethan's family as they make their way back home and say goodbye to that little guy. I cannot imagine what pain they must be enduring at this point. Please, if you read this, check out both of these sites and just say Prayers on their behalf. I know there are so many others, and I would not want to leave any of them out, these are just two babies that I have felt very close too.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Princess Potty or Diapers? Which one will she choose?

We are starting to work on Potty training with Little Missy and it is not going so well. My five year old was so easy, and I just knew this one would be even easier! NOT! Miss priss decided at the age of 2 ½ that she was going to wear panties, and she did not want them to get wet. “A Princess cannot walk around with wet clothes”! So I bought panties and we have had 2 accidents in 3 years.

Now, little miss has turned 2 (February) and her sitter sits her on the potty and lets her wear “pony panties” for about an hour. She has yet to go; but, she loves to wipe. AND LOVES TO FLUSH! I went out about 2 weeks ago and bought her a soft, pink, princess potty seat that goes on the big potty. We all made a HUGE deal over this. Miss Priss even said, “I can’t wait to use your potty, it is soooo pretty”… thinking this would get her stirred up because she doesn’t like sister doing anything that she can’t do! I told her “look at your big girl seat”. She looks over at it and then points to big sister and says “that sissy’s”. I said no baby that is your very own princess potty. She stares at it for a minute, then looks up at me and in a very “matter of fact” voice says “No, ME WUR BIPERS” (me wear diapers)!

So much for that potty seat!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Chiropractor --Part II

We were very skeptical at this point. But we listened to the things he had to say about antibiotics and surgical procedures and it all made sense. "Let the body heal naturally, the way God intended for it too"! That was the statement he said over and over. Wow! What a concept! We went the first two weeks 3 times a week; then decreased it to two and then 1. We also went during her "FLU TYPE A & B" period, of which she felt a little better afterward. It has been a little over a month and her ears are very clear, NO coughing, and we have not used any inhalers or medicine for any respiratory episodes. She is free and clear. We took her back to the ENT so he could double check her. He did some sort of graph drawing of her ear, and a hearing test... Said she looks great and no surgery is needed at this point. My husband said he looked a bit shocked! I do not know if it was adjustments or time; but, whatever it was, it WORKED!!!! Thank you Jesus!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A CHIROPRACTOR? You have got to be Kidding...(Part 1)

Ok, so I thought about things today and I suppose I can give this blog another try. I am just SO… not good with words, and never have too much to write about.

CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS? Who would have thought?! My 2 yr old has been suffering with allergy asthma, chronic ear infections (w/ruptured drums a time or two), and acid reflux. We went for several months with little to no sleep, because she was either coughing profusely or waking up crying from pain or stuffy nose. She was taking singulair, 2 different inhalers, zyrtec and whatever else we could poke down her to help her to sleep and feel better. Something had to give. We finally got a referral to the ENT (ear, nose, & throat) doctor. He is a wonderful man. He has treated me and my mom and we just love him. On the date of her visit, I was told to give her “yet another” round of antibiotics and they would schedule her for tubes and adenoid removal. Both ears were full, and fluid was filling her little eyes from her adenoids. WHAT? I cannot go through anymore hospitals with this child. Even though, I know this is such a minor surgery, I just could not see her in another hospital. I would relive her infant stages. So, I left that office determined to find an alternative to a surgery that was: ONE: Expensive, TWO: a temporary fix, and THREE: in a HOSPITAL! I had heard rumors about chiropractic adjustments for all of the symptoms she has had; but, honestly, thought those people have lost their minds! NOWAY WAS ANYONE MESSING WITH MY BABY’S SPINE! But, I researched this on the web, through medical doctors, and through friends; decided, well it couldn’t hurt. We might be out $40 here and there with no surgery, so what the heck? We made our appt……..