Thursday, July 28, 2005

Loose Ends

She's fine. In some pain now that the hip is moving, but that will ease over the next couple of days. She no longer smells like a zoo or appears to be shedding her shell now that she's had a bath. She isn't moving the right leg yet, but I am hopeful that as the pain lessens that will change. No more surgeries are scheduled for now, and she doesn't have to see that doctor until November, when he will make sure her hip is still in place and take a baseline x-ray of her spine (AMC patients often develop scoliosis, although we don't think that will be an issue with her).

After she stops hurting, the swimming pool awaits!

We are going to stay with Carlos. I put the quotation marks around his name after realizing people didn't realize he wasn't actually Catie's uncle--more like unofficial godfather. He's one of my oldest friends, and I have stayed with him plenty of times, including the time that led to me meeting Big Daddy. And considering the old apartment, I was not sure his new one would be big enough or appropriate for keeping Peanut there. He has assured me that it is, and I believe him. I wasn't implying he isn't nice to stay with--he is, and I had planned to come back and visit him another time if we didn't stay with him this time--just that I might have more time to relax and be pampered if we were in a hotel. Despite--or perhaps because of--having lived in New York City, I still have this fantasy of being there with some actual money and enjoying all the fancy stuff money can get you in that city (not that I currently have much actual money, but I have enough to eat which is more than I can say for when I lived there). But, as Carlos is planning on babysitting Peanut while we attend the wedding (it is smack dab in the middle of her nap, which is why she won't be coming as it wouldn't be fun for anyone), it will certainly be easier for all of us not to be shuttling back and forth between a hotel and his apartment.

That's it.

6 comments:

clover-elf@sbcglobal.net said...

Yaaaay! I imagine Peanut's THRILLED, poor baby.

I actually have scoliosis, so if you somehow don't know anyone who does and you need to know anything just in case, e-mail is below!

clover-elf@sbcglobal.net said...

...or above.

Julia said...

Yay! The swimming pool awaits! Who is happier? You or peanut.

Have a great little trip away...

Day Dreamer said...

Enjoy the trip! Sounds like a good call on where to stay. I've read your blog before, but never posted, I don't think. Anyway, hope the swimming pool is fun for both of you. :) Hope the pain is not too great or linger too long.

With Prayers,
Sam

Heartmom said...

I came over thru SpecialNeedsMom who is a dear friend of mine! I have really enjoyed reading about your daughter and can also share in some of your heartache and frustration. My daughter is also a special needs child who has been thru so very much in her short 4 years (transplantation, terminal disease.. etc)

I blogrolled you and will be back to follow you and your family on your journey.

Anonymous said...

Oh, right on! I'm so glad she's OUT of that darn cast. Happy day. Enjoy your time away, this has been such a stressful couple of months for you. Hugs...

--Michelle (Waiting for Julia)
And thanks for the good wishes, we are SO excited!!