Friday, March 23, 2012

The Past Week

Has been a rough one. Late last week, we found out that Liya's baseline (20 minute) EEG was normal. Why is that a bad thing? Well, it's's just that she is still having seizure activity. Normal EEG or not, she still has at least one small one a day. Yesterday she had two. They are quick, and don't seem to bother her at all. But they bother me. I recently found out that half of epileptic patients have a normal EEG. Well, that stinks! You'd think they'd have come up with a new way to diagnose these darn things! 
Liya at her cousin's birthday party. She swiped his new hat:)

We will see Liya's neurologist in a few weeks, and I'm sure he will order what they call an ambulatory EEG. She will wear the electrodes and a small cassette player-looking-thing for at least 24 hours. Maybe they'll catch one of the little buggers on that thing! In the meantime, we are just monitoring her seizures and making sure she is safe.
On Saturday night, I found my doggie of almost 13 years had passed away outside in the yard. He always comes inside at night and when it's hot/raining/etc. When I went out to bring him in, he was gone:(  Rocket was an Australian Shepherd, and the best darn dog a family could ever ask for. He excelled in his obedience classes as a pup. He was gentle and got along with other animals of every kind...even our guinea pigs (well, he sniffed them and walked away, but that's kind of getting along with them). At the end of his life, Rocket had lost all of his hearing, and some of his eyesight. I know almost 13 is pretty old for Aussies, but we still weren't ready to let him go. So we grieved, and we still grieve for our fur-baby. Grieving worst of all is our 6 year old pointer-mix, Tilly. She is taking it so hard. Rocket was her world. Now we may need to find a new buddy for her. When we are ready.
But not everything went wrong this week. Some good things happened too. We are making plans to totally make-over our backyard. We'll be putting in a pond, flower beds, a fire pit and seating area. Oh, and a zipline for the kids. Can't forget that zipline! The kids are so excited to be a part of the make-over. More excited than we are. Maybe we should let them do the whole thing themselves! That'd be a sight!
RJ helping with the leaves:)

We also did some cool fossil digging at a nearby phosphate museum. We found nearly a dozen sharks teeth, some stingray mouth plates, and stingray vertebrae. Liya even found a tooth on her own! When she found it she yelled "Look, I found Shamu!!". Evidently, all shark teeth come from Shamu....who isn't a shark. I was just impressed that she made the connection from shark to Shamu. Gotta love that girl!
Liya modeled a cute, albeit a bit short (thank you very much, growth spurt!) dress for a Facebook Boutique today. Even though it's short, she will get plenty of wear out of it...with shorts/leggings/etc. Came with a matching hat. Adorable.

Maybe tomorrow will be the start of a week that is totally awesome. We are going to one of the Disney Parks tomorrow after school, so that is a great way to kick it off. 
Tune in for pics:)


1 comment:

  1. omg! she's so cute.. and i love her dress very cutieee and i love that girl :)).. follow yours,followed me too!