Monday, February 19, 2007

Back to baby steps

Andrea's eyes have been dialated since her last eye surgery, January 23. She has 1 1/2 more weeks to go before she sees the retina doctor again, and maybe by then he will let her quit dialating her eyes. He's the expert, and we trust him. We have had gorgeous sunshine this past week in Houston, but with dialated eyes, it is hard to enjoy it. She is seeing a bit clearer each day.
Also, Andrea's back pain has gone from irriating to a lot worse. She quit physical therapy and saw several doctors this past week. St. Luke's will take a total bone scan Wednesday to try to figure out if it has to do with her bones, or just her muscles. Then, back to the doctor a week from today to see what he thinks.
Her cold turned out to be the RSV virus that a lot of babies get due to not having immunities built up in her system. Since her bone marrow transplant wiped out all bodies' defenses, Andrea can start getting the baby MMR and other baby shots on her one-year-birthday-from-transplant, May 10, 2007. Nothing like starting over, right?!?!
Despite the aches and pains, Andrea is still a joy to be around. Zeus helps by keeping us laughing.
Thank you all for your prayers and we'll continue to pray for you all too.

5 comments:

jadyn said...

andrea

we hope things are inproving with your eyes, i know that has to stink keeping your eyes dilated,we hope you get to feeling better soon.

jadyn, jena, chasity, and jason calvary

jadyn said...

andrea

we hope u are improving, i know that has to suck keeping your eyes dilated on a daily basis, we hope u get to feeling better soon.see u in july

the calvarys

Anonymous said...

I will pray that her scan is good and her eyes will be totally healed.

Peggy Walls said...

Andrea, I am so sorry you are having a hard time but it too will get better with time. You have come a long way baby! See you in July if not sooner, I am going to get some pictures together soon of the family so you can remember who belongs to who....ha. Lots of Love Peggy

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Andrea...baby steps are healing steps for continued healing!
Love, mByr