Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The last post.....

This blog is FULL! I guess I write more than I thought! So this is the last post here, but I have already started another blog, please continue to follow our story there, and continue to pray for our family. Thanks!!!
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Happy Birthday my Sweet Doodle Bug

I can't believe my little miracle man is 5 today! I look back on all that we have experienced, all the sickness and fear, all the questions, and am reminded that God has walked with us through all of it. I am thanking God today for this amazing little boy, and for the priviledge I have had in being his mom. I have learned to be a better person, a better friend, and most importantly my faith has increased. Thank you God for this little boy, and thank you Sammy for being who you are. I LOVE YOU to infinity and beyond.........

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Joint Hypermobility

I took Sophia to a rheumatologist on tuesday of this week. Because she has been having the joint pain for almost a year, and the orthopedic doctor does not believe it is structual we got referred to the rheumatologist. She was absolutely wonderful. She does not believe that Sophia has arthritis which is such an answer to prayer. There are a few things that are concerning to her though: the fact that she is stiff and the pain is worse in the morning, the fact that she had that undiagnosed eye pain in the same time frame as when the joint pain started (I guess this is very typical presentation of rheum. arthritis in someone her age). But her physical exam looks good in terms of saying that it is not arthritis. She did however say that she has some hypermobility of her joints. And therefore we will be going to physical therapy to see if we can strengthen her core muscles and help stabilize her joints better. We also will be going back to the pedi opthamologist to have a special test that is specific to rheum. arthritis too.
So we will just continue to pray that this heals and she feels better. Swimming this summer has seemed to help so hopefully between swimming and the PT we can strengthen her so much that we can resolve the pain.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July weekend!

Happy Birthday America! It is certainly a blessing and a priviledge to live here. I am so thankful to have amazing doctors and health care, a wonderful job that helps to support our family. Freedom to worship my God and King. Freedom to wear what I want, go where I want, and do what I want. I am thankful that God has blessed me so abundantly and that I can proudly say that I am American. I am thankful that my children can go to school and playgrounds and play without fear. That we have enough food to eat, and clothing to wear, and a beautiful home to live in. I pray that in the coming year more Americans will remember that God is the founder of this country and that He has blessed us so abundantly.
A special thank you to all those military men and women out there fighting to keep America, America! God bless you and thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!