Monday, June 26, 2006

It's funny how life can change...

What an interesting coincidence... On the day of the last post, we started our current journey. On that day we saw the pediatrician to see why our little Sophie was having problems with balance. The week before, she began falling frequently at at daycare, six instances serious enough to require incident reports. We thought we would hear that she had an ear infection or some other mundane affliction that would soon pass. That was not the case at all. On the contrary, her ears were clear, as were her lungs and all other vitals were normal. But still she could barely take a step without requiring a lunge to her rescue.

The Doctor referred us to a neurologist. That was the beginning of the nightmare.

Here we are, two months later, and we are seeing an oncologist. Not for the initially feared brain tumor, but a more inocuous, yet still menacing tumor in her abdomen. As if that weren't enough, any affliction that could find her small body in the past several weeks has. From a bout with lice - we thankfully avoided a major family breakout with diligence and hard work cleaning and quarantining just about everything she touched that week - to a life-threatening case of croup that brings us to this past week and a 4-day jaunt at the GUH PICU.

Today, joyfully, Sophie is happy and giggly - keeping the spirits of the family up with her latest antics. The photo says it all...

Sophie's self costuming creates a nice cross between Aunt Jemima and a tavern wench! Cute and crazy! That's our baby!

5 comments:

jackie said...

Sending good thoughts your way, waiting to hear how surgery went today.

Mike Shelby said...

Thinking of you all today and waiting to hear how surgery went.

The Taylors said...

You've been in our thoughts all day.

Dawn, Erick, erick, & Liam said...

Please let us know if we can help in anyway. Dinner or keeping Zach for a night or two.

Dawn

Krisa, Felipe, Lucas, and Elena said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, hope all is well. Elena is looking forward to hanging out with Sophie in Starfish!