Sunday, August 14, 2005

Still doing relativly "good"

Still doing relativly "good"
Originally uploaded by fireater.
You know people often ask me how Abby is doing these days and the reply I get to give them lately is "really good". That response is a little misleading in some ways though. I mean yes, side effect wise... she is doing outstanding, no mouth sores, no major hospitalizations, no heart problems, the list goes on and on. But I think I've also gotten used to some crazy things that I see as pretty routine. 2 blood transfusions in the last couple weeks, a extremely low platelet count last Thursday that made us drop everything and run her down to Denver, the effects of the last low platelet count expressed in her crooked eye gaze from that retinal hemorrhage last winter, not being able to take Abby out to public places until her counts come back up... Oh I could go on and on, but the point is that I just consider these medical procedures, like monthly spinal taps, routine and normal. Kind of weird what we can get accustomed to huh?!

Anyway, now that we are getting a bit more rested and normal around here, I'm starting to think a little bit more about how the whole DI experience effected us as a family. And all in all, I think we came out relatively unscathed. Medically, yes Abby did great! Anna, has gotten a little more demanding of our attention, expressed in very commanding renditions of her favorite songs... loud renditions, and any silly thing that she can do to draw our attention that way. Tiffany and I have faired well too, mostly just glad to not be soo tired anymore and very ready to be able to take Abby back over to our friends house and such, back into the world. We love our house, but what joy it would be to sit on our other friends couches with our girls again. Sounds kind of funny but we definitely miss that interaction.

Other than above, things have been relatively "normal" in their own sort of way. We did take a little trip up the Big Thompson Canyon and then up towards Glen Haven to play near a smaller creek. The girls loved it! That is what the picture above is from, it was a great time, we'll have to do it again before the summer slips away.

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