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Friday, December 23, 2011

A long over due update!!

So sorry that it has been so long since my last update! it has been non stop with doctors and everyday normal stuff! Amelia is doing AWESOME! At the beginning of December she had a really bad cough and nasty nose and stuff that had us rushing to the hemoc's office. Which thankfully did not bring any fever or a stay at the hospital, just a bad cold virus that was doing its best on her very weakened immune system. It took her a very long time to get over it, but her white cells and ANC count took a bit of a hit from the virus so we are keeping her away from crowds and such for the time being, meaning the plans to attend Christmas eve church services have been nixed as we are more than sure that it will be extremely crowded.
About a week after we went to the doctor she got to be an extra in a movie being filmed right here in New Orleans. The scene was at a fake children's hospital in New York. Amelia was a "patient" the stars of this film are: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones! The scene we were in was with Mark and Catherine Zeta-Jones, both of which were super nice and took time between takes to come over and talk with Amelia! (pictures to follow)
Ty had been home building back up his hemoglobin and iron level and waiting to have his scopes, which were finally done on the 9th of Dec. He has acid re-flux and a hiatal hernia, which we already knew from 3 years prior to this. The doctor said that there are some eroded area's in there and that these two area's can be susceptible to bleeding as the stress increases. Of course we didn't have much stress over the past 8 months now did we! But I am happy to say that after 6 weeks he finally returned to work on Monday.

This past Monday, we got to go to our states capitol for a Make a Wish function. We had lunch, met with Santa and the Governor too.(pictures below) We have been busy. Now we are ready for Christmas and the arrival of Jolly ole Saint Nick!
So as I am sure it will be a while before I get to update again, we just want to wish you all a very VERY Merry Christmas and a happy Healthy New Year. We are praying for a much less stressful 2012! I found a picture of myself taken a year ago and when I look at it and the ones taken here recently I can see how I have aged about 10 years in just one year!!

Here are the kids at my mom and dad's house making Italian seed cookies that we make every year for Santa. The kids love it, I am sad to say though we made them a little too early this year as there are no cookies left for Santa looks like we will be buying some store bought ones to leave for him, I better remember to do that tomorrow while we are out or he will be getting some celery instead of cookies!!

Here are the pictures of Amelia and Catherine Zeta-Jones!! Amelia just fell in love with her, she is so SUPER nice!!

We went to our state capitol with a Make A Wish function and we all had a blast!

Amelia and Nathan in front of the Christmas tree at the state capitol!

Nathan sitting on the floor....

Amelia and Nate with the Governor

The kids and I with Santa and the Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
I want to Thank all of you who still stop by to check in on us and who are still praying for us too! It means a lot to us!

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011