Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Staying busy...

We are continuing to stay busy with Isabelle. Her new program continues to get easier and we are gradually getting things done so that the front room can be her "therapy room". Our next step will be to recruit some volunteers and do more sessions of her program daily. I know that she is already making improvements and I am excited to see how the next weeks and months go. We're planning a trip to Ponca this week to get in some hbot dives. I have been struck with some kind of allergy thing so I am waiting it out... and my birthday is tomorrow!!! So, we'll probably go Thursday.
I cannot believe school is starting Monday (August 13). The Summer has flown by and I will enjoy having our quiet afternoons back, but also miss having all my little helpers around. The four of them will be in four different schools... Isabelle - Choctaw Elementary spec ed preschool class... Emelia - Westfall Elementary 3rd grade... Bailey - Nicoma Park Junior High... and Amanda - Choctaw High School ... UGH!
We went Monday to pick up Izzy's new AFO's. They are butterfly patterned with purple straps. Quite fashionable foot splints. Today we went to a different dentist for a second opinion. This dentist pretty much agreed with the first, that she needs crowns on every tooth in her mouth. The combination of the grinding right after her accident with the inability to have water without thickener for a time while being fed by mouth has caused her teeth a lot of problems. I brush them probably six times a day or everytime I feed her anything and am now able to rinse with water. She has just recently become able to drink plain water without gagging so that helps... she also takes fluoride tabs... but, it is too little too late. I guess we will try to do it with a sedation cocktail in office and see how that works, otherwise we will have to do it under general anesthetic... I was very upset after the appointment earlier today but Matt reminded me that it is all good and that God is in control. I know that, but it is nice to have a partner in life to help me remember when things seem a little too much ...
Please continue to pray for Izzy's program to help her brain make new pathways and to wake up dormant cells... also please pray for her dental problems to work out.
We appreciate all the prayers offered up for Izzy and our family. It is what has made the biggest difference in this whole situation.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Annie,

Will be praying for Izzy's teeth and the procedure. It's hard when it seems like there's "something we could've done" to prevent it, but Matt is so right..God's will is being revealed to us one day at a time. I'm excited to hear about gains you are seeing from her program - I know what a commitment that is for all of you! She looks TERRIFIC, especially in those precious birthday pics. And speaking of birthdays...I hope you have a great one yourself today!! May the Lord bless and keep you, make His face to shine upon you. May this year be one of abundant, overflowing blessing in your life!

Your surfing sister -
Tiffany

OKGardners said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANNIE ...

You and your family are a remarkable group. Keep up the good work. The payoff will be great!

Love, BETTY and ED G.

Luke's Mom said...

Hi Annie,

I will be praying that the dental work will go smoothly and that everything will work out great!

I pray that God will bless you with a wonderful birthday. I know that the best present would be a miraculous touch for Izzy, just know that is what I'm praying for and won't stop until it comes.

Love in Christ,
Sue

Gabby's Nana said...

Dear Annie,

Hi! I'm Gabby's Nana (Dana's mom). I was very moved by your precious words of encouragement to my kids. I will be praying for Izzy daily, along with my prayers for Gabby. You mommies with these angels are special women... strong, compassionate, lovers of God, women of great faith. Wow! You kind've remind me of another woman who gave birth to a very special Child, and, had to watch Him suffer.. His suffering brought life to a dying world. And Gabby and Izzy and thousands of other children who are going through these fiery trials with the help of awesome mothers (and daddies), are helping countless numbers of people in this world as they watch the power of God at work in your lives. Our Father sees your heart and knows exactly how you feel, because that special Child was His Son.
Let Him wrap His huge arms of love around you and hold you up when you begin to feel weak and tired!

Love, Gabby's Nana

Bonnie B. said...

Happy Belated Birthday Annie!! I hope you had a good day. I am praying for Izzy's teeth as well as her transition back into school. Please please let me know if there is anything I can help you with girlfriend. I love you guys and am praying daily for Izzy and your family.

Your sister in Christ,
Bonnie B.

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