Friday, April 24, 2009

Beading and Birthdays...

FINALLY finished all of the background stitching and now FINALLY I can get to the beading.Today will be sunny and in the 70's so I'm going to take all the beads, sequins, and thread and sit out under a tree and bead bead bead. It's going to be a beautiful weekend and I'm looking forward to enjoying it! I'm excited to finally be at the beading for this project. Soon you wont have to see or hear about this project any more! I'll be so so so happy to move on to a new project - this one was so time consuming! I'm going to do a bunch of tiny things to recover from it.

And, my baby is growing up...
Tomorrow is Molly's 16th birthday! She and 6 of her friends, along with Jason, are going out to eat at a Japanese grill and then they are coming back here for the hot tub, wii, and a movie.

When Molly was born she would turn blue every time I tried to feed her. We didn't know what was wrong. She was moved into the NICU. This is my mom holding her in the NICU...
The hospital couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. Then they called in a heart specialist from Johns Hopkins who came with some equipment to scan her heart. We thought she was going to need heart surgery. I will never forget sitting in that waiting room while they were doing the tests. We were so scared. No heart surgery though. She had double pneumonia. She had to stay in the NICU for 10 days while they treated her. So 10 days after birth she came home. The next day. Phone rings "ah, you need to get Molly to this specialist TODAY because her blood work came back with very serious results. This is the doctors name and phone number. Have a nice day." AAAAAAAHHHH! So I called the doctor's office got the appointment and we went. Molly's numbers for her Thyroid were off the chart. Say it should have been 10 - her results would be like 2,350. It was crazy numbers. The doctor told us that she was born without a Thyroid and that if it hadn't been caught when it was she would probably have brain damage. And because it was left untreated for 11 days we wouldn't know for sure if there was damage until she was a little older. We had to start medication immediately and from then on it has been constant blood tests and medication increases. Now that she's basically finished growing her tests are only once a year and we rarely have to change her dosage but I wonder how this will affect her later. The Thyroid is involved in everything!

So other than the double pneumonia, the Thyroid condition, the Raynaud's Syndrome, the crossed eyes as a baby, and now the hip thing - she's great! LOL. Poor Molly. We laugh about it all the time. She says "It's because I'm your favorite, right? That's why you've given me all these extras!" You betcha sweetie! :O)

Have a great weekend friends.


randi---i have to say said...

I just love the project you are working on. Beautiful!

Happy day to your girl!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Mary, Mary, Mary - we have yet ANOTHER thing in common - tomorrow is my eldest baby's birthday - April 25th he'll be 21 - eek!
Poor, Molly. What a sweet chubby face girl - I want to see a headshot of her now - I'll bet she's gorgeous!

And holy @#$@! That Kindle cover is one of the coolest things EVER!
All those delicious little stitches. If I pay you - will you make me one - ?? I do love that so. I can't believe how great that turned out. I want to see a picture of it on your kindle when it's done. It really, really is delicious.

Happy birthday to YOU and Molly - and Happy birthday to ME and Salvatore! Oh those kids!!!

Levin (and Emily) said...

wow - that's pretty full on. i'm glad she's okay though and that her party went well (I've just caught up on all your posts). Is Howard feeling better? What on earth was wrong with him???