Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, we sure did. about 2 weeks ago Tris lost her 2nd tooth, so all she wanted for Christmas was her "Two Front Teeth" :) It's so cute!! She loved opening her presents & opening Maddys for her, what a good big sister. This year she is into Thomas the Train & My Little Ponies. Maddy enjoyed playing with the bows & wrapping paper as you can see in the picture.
May God bless everyone with a happy & healthy new year to come.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


2 ambulance rides - $1,500 each; 3-4 EKG's - $2,150 each; 1 talented surgeon - $25,000; Total for a 12 day stay in the hospital NICU, PICU & IICU units - about $225,000; 1 smile from Maddy - PRICELESS.

I received a detailed summary of the past year from our insurance company and all I can say is that I'm thankful for insurance, they paid a large portion of this.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The worst birthday present

Happy 7 mo Birthday Maddy! Here is your present: Ear infection with a perforated eardrum, sinus infection, nasty wet cough, and to top if off a red, raw, sore throat.

Maddy & Tris both had colds about two weeks ago, and besides a cough that lingered for Maddy both recovered, or so I though. They both had a scheduled apt for a flu shot this morning, so when we got there I asked the Doc to give Maddy a once over because of her cough. The Doc says she has probably been fighting this since her cold two weeks ago. The little sinker NEVER complained, never had a fever, was not overly cranky, ate perfectly fine, and slept fine, she was even smiling & giggling as the doc was examining her. How am I supposed to know something is wrong unless you tell me, you little stinker! Talk about a tough girl! I enjoy having an easy going baby, but this is a little crazy. If I had all those things I'd be crying!!!

Well anyway, Tristyn got her flu shot, Maddy will have to wait about 3 weeks to get hers. We got Maddy started on an antibiotic, which she will have to be on for 10 days. Looks like the start of another great cold season!


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