Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pretty Daddy

Two words you don't often place together; but indeed, he was "Pretty Daddy." Saturday evening, Mary Grace walks into the living room and says in her sweetest voice, "Daddy can we (she and Hannah) dress you up like a girl?" This process started with Baby Pink fingernail polish with sparkles. Hannah painted his left hand and MG his right. They took turns back and forth on each fingernail. Of coarse it couldn't stop there...he was adorned with the most gaughty plastic beaded necklace and bracelet in the girls jewelry box. Oh, but wait! Every girl must have lipstick; so we compromised with lip gloss. Again, Mary Grace in her sweetest voice then says, "Talk like a girl now daddy!" Oh it was so sweet. Sorry gang, no pictures. Only a story of possibly the very best daddy there ever was.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ross' Results

We wanted to let you all know that we received Ross' results in the mail today, and they were not exactly what we were expecting. The results were actually much worse than we had originally anticipated. There were increased eosinophils present in his small intestines, large intestines, and blood vessels; as well as, his esophagus. The numbers were outstanding in his esophagus at 245 eos/hpf...they should be zero. His doctors have a meeting scheduled for February 5 to discuss his treatment options. At this point, his options are very limited. The three options that we know about at this time are: 1. Formula only for three months (like Abigail) 2. Large doses of inhaled steroids swallowed (indefinitely) 3. Biological trail drugs. Please be in prayer that God direct the doctors and us down the right treatment path and that we are prepared to do what needs to be done. Thank you all for the prayer and support you have shown our family. Although this news was difficult to take in we know the Father has mighty things in store for the future!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Pasta Picture

Thanks for the compliments on the picture. Yes, to answer any questions, I did take the picture. I decided that I had to have a picture to remember all of my hard work ;). Also, I have not yet tasted the pasta, but Ross and Hannah both gobbled it up. I suppose that means it was good! I am hoping to try it next time around.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Updates and Noodles

Although we do not have an update at this time on Ross' progress; Abigail, does have results. She still has a few (11 eos/hpf)residual esoinophils. There was some progress from the last scope, so we were instructed to continue formula only for the next six months. At that point we will scope again, and hopefully be able to start food trails.

Here is a picture from what I like to refer to as "Ross-free" pasta that I handmade today.