I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who emailed, posted to my FB/twitter, etc sending well wishes for our family. As some of you know my 3yr old had a bad fall on the playground last month at preschool and knocked her noggin for a loop and broke her sweet little nose. She's been having scary side effects since that would suggest neurological trouble. A last minute DRs appt Friday ended us up admitted to the local children's hospital for 5 days. We made it home late last night, but it'll be a long road ahead of outpatient care. The CT scan, tons of blood work (seriously this kid is covered in 30+ bandaids from IVs and blood draws), 2 sedations, and MRI tests all show that her post concussive syndrome will get better with time, but for the next year or so she has to wear a helmet...unless she's laying/sitting for long periods with hand-to-hand supervision. She wasn't having it at first, but after learning she could sticker that puppy up to her heart's content...she LOVES it!
Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, the tests showed a problem in her sweet little head (the pituitary gland to be specific) that is wreaking havoc on lots of her other systems. Something we would have struggled to get to the bottom on more and more as she grew up, but now we accidentally happened upon it and can be very proactive to minimize the affect it has on her life. So I'm definitely counting it as a blessing! A long road ahead of us, but I'll take manageable and treatable over the alternatives you will see in a children't hospital for sure!!!!
I love this blog as well as my time away from the stress I find in paper crafting myself. So I don't plan on anything changing here. I also have enjoyed every bit of my work on my design teams and my own challenge blog. Although I have been a bit slow in mailing stuff out, commenting and responding to messages, I am still getting there. I can't imagine ever giving any of this up, especially when I am more thankful than ever for my sweet little peas and this hobby is all about them!
I just wanted to thank you all for the support. And Ms. Allie wants to thank everyone who came and visited her during our week at the hospital and who called, emailed sweet messages and sent her cards. I promise you that you all made what was an otherwise traumatic week for her, a lot brighter.
♥ The Skinner family
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