Lost Tooth, May 17 (Saturday)
WOW! This is one proud girl, she lost her first tooth. She was so excited that she wanted to call everybody she knew to tell them of her lost tooth. It won't be long before a second one comes out. Alice carefully placed it under her pillow, and unfortunately the tooth fairy forgot about her tooth, but she managed to come later in the day while Alice was busy playing.
Clinic, May 19 (Monday)
Tyler had taken Alice to clinic today for the normal routine check, she received an infusion of Pentamidine (preventative antibiotic) which she receives monthly. All went well and her counts are great. She will not return for two weeks, we anticipate the next visit to shed more light on her hemolysis situation. A few days after clinic the NP called and informed us that Alice no longer requires Amlodipine (blood pressure med). The is another step closer to where we want to be. So, currently she is only taking 6 oral medications and zero regular IV infusions. It's hard to believe things have become more simple. When I think of where she was a couple months ago it makes my stomach churn, and I find it hard to imagine the amount of work it was....phew, so glad we are past that!
Buckle Fracture, May 20 (Tuesday)
Just a regular day jumping on the trampoline, nothing outrageous but somehow Alice landed funny on her leg after leaping over a small stream of water that was dripping from the trampoline mat. When she came in she was crying as if something was wrong, but she quickly calmed down and took a nap. We thought nothing of it. Once she woke from her nap she continued to complain of the pain. She did not want to walk on her leg, we iced it and elevated it for the evening and decided that if it still hurts by morning we would take her in. Tyler and I spent the night taking turns gently rubbing and icing her leg, pain killers didn't seem to help. Finally by 6 a.m. she was spent and we took her to the American Fork E.R. They took some x-rays and stated that she had a very small buckle fracture on her Tibia (left).
For the next three days she wore a temporary cast for support. She watched plenty of movies with her leg iced and elevated. We saw the Orthopedic doctor on Friday, they could hardly see anything on the x-ray. Because of her fragile condition, the doctor decided to hard cast it, better safe than sorry. Likely she will be transferred to a boot by our next visit and will only need to wear that for a short period of time.
|Waiting in the E.R. for the x-ray results|
|A nice new wrap|
|Home with baby carrots and a movie|
|This is a picture of the computer screen...it's hard to see but there is very little evidence of a broken bone. The supposed fracture is mid calf on her left Tibia.|
|Off with the temporary.|
|New pink hard cast with a walking shoe.|
Talent Show, May 22 (Thursday)
Natalie begged to be in the school talent show. We actually made the sign up deadline, the last day of course, but we made it. I was totally impressed with myself that I actually made a deadline of any sort. Natalie chose to do some of her favorite magic tricks for the talent show. She practiced hard and did a fantastic job. She didn't seem nervous at all. We are realizing that she has a passion for acting. Maybe it's time to enroll her in a play or something. I won't post the video of the talent show because it's too shaky, Evie was all over my lap while I was trying to film. Also Matthew's class did a dance, it was so cute and Matthew did great.
|Little magician in training.|
Keeping up with Matthew and Blair
Matthew has been working hard to become a better baseball player. His coach has given him some great opportunities to pitch, and Matthew is becoming more confident at the plate. Tyler truly enjoys his time playing ball with Matthew, and Blair when he feels like joining them.
|On deck ready to bat.|
Blair asks me at least 15 times a day to play chess with him....in fact anyone who walks through the door is invited to play chess with Blair. He loves it, and is becoming quite the player. He has yet to beat me though. It won't be long and he will be the president of the Chess club, we need to find a club first. :)
|Blair and Tanner in a heated chess game.|
|Evie at the dentist. Alice was concerned for her so she grabbed Evie's hand to provide her some comfort.|
|Grandpa and Grandma Duncan (Lisy's Grandparents)|
|Bunkers came from Colorado, they have three little boys buried just across the lane from Grandma and Grandpa Duncan. (Lisy's nephew's)|
|Sending boats down the creek by Grandmother's house.|
|Evie is determined to never look at the camera. Those who know Evie know that she doesn't give in easily.|
|Blair, Landon, Kymball, Matthew|
|Injured Pals...Aunt JessIKA.|