Monday, July 21, 2008

Another Hannah update...and iPhone news!

Hannah had another exam under anesthesia on Friday. I was all ready - even had gotten a prescription for some Valium for her so she would be calm when we went into the procedure room. Well, so much for planning ahead. I gave her the Valium at 6, since her appointment was scheduled for 8. Plenty of time to 'get happy' and still be happy! Wrong! They were running 2 1/2 hours behind schedule. By the time it was time for the procedure the Valium had totally worn off (it was only 2mg). The upside was that we had WONDERFUL anesthesiologists this time. They were patient and even gave Hannah's baby a mask to wear. The transition to the mask was much smoother this time. They also gave her something so when she came out of it she was a bit less combative - still definitely angry and combative, but not for as long.
Results - all stitches are out, we 'graduated' from the trauma surgeon and are moving on to the lens doctor. We will also be going to the pediatric ophthalmologist to have her vision evaluated soon...we know she can see, we just don't know what the 'measurements' of the distortion are yet.
I have been thinking a lot about this injury. I am hopeful that things will be as close to normal as school approaches (and it's on it's way soon). I hate that my little girl has become so introverted and shy...mostly because the light irritates her eyes. I miss her being happy and carefree.
Now, for something completely different, after much careful research and whining on my part, Stan let me order the new iPhone 3G. When it became apparent that I was going to lust after every iPhone I saw, and that he could get away with an anniversary/birthday gift all in one, AND our cell phone bill would only go up $5 a month, he relented. I have been waiting with baited breath for it to ship since last Sunday, and, this morning, it has shipped and should be at the store tomorrow after 3pm! I can't wait!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hannah update and Vacation

Today Hannah had another check up.  We're going to have another eye exam under anesthesia next Friday and hopefully get the last of the stitches out.  She is also now patch/shield free, much to her dismay.  It's going to be a big adjustment for her.  I also asked that she be given something before her exam to settle her down so we don't have a repeat of the hysteria from last time.  Hopefully that will help.


Now for the fun stuff...we spent 2 weeks in Syracuse, IN at my mother's cousin's house on the lake.  It was a blast.

The girls favorite part was the beach...and the playground there...

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Emma and Hannah loved the Amish bonnets I bought them in Shipshewana...

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And my FAVORITE part was going here:

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as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

I had the Philly Chili - super yummy!

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We had so much fun...even Great-Grandma played Nintendo Ds!!

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

By special request...

Some pictures of Baby (and Hannah)...