(madi with her new lidocaine patches for her ribs)
not unlike any other week, this one has been somewhat nonstop. i think i need to just come to grips with the reality that we’re just in that phase of life. right?
thank you for all the well wishes for madison. i’ll be honest, half the time i post i can’t remember what i’ve shared & what i haven’t. what images i’ve used & what i haven’t. even when i go back and peruse old posts! so forgive me if this is slightly redundant.
madison has had quite the year with injuries. 2 weeks ago she was at a cheerleading workshop. allday. it was her first big workout, if you will, since her knee surgery. ( torn ligaments, etc). she came home “sore all over” but i assumed it was just that day. well to make a long, two week story somewhat short. she ended up with broken ribs. while she complained of a persistent headache, she denied hitting her head during the fall. after 4 days of that complaint we saw her pediatrician. probable concussion, but could also be secondary to the broken ribs pain. she also complained of localized pain around her nose. she broke her nose last year by the way. saw the ENT that performed that surgery. he said she was all clear. the pediatrician called back that night & when i explained madison was getting no relief at all, despite day 10 of round the clock motrin & tylenol, with headaches waking her up at night, she sent us to the emergency room.
luckily i had already voted. and lost a couple followers on instagram after i posted #mitt. i mean really.
she sure seems to be smiling alot in these images. just realized that….
brain CT scan showed no bleeding or other issues. diagnosis-concussion. ( please don’t turn me in for violating any HIPAA laws) apparently not uncommon to have the nonstop headaches.so we’re supposed to follow up with the concussion clinic. my ped also wants an MRI. we have a 10 page protocol to follow when she can return to what activity. specifically. she’s been put on a steroid and antihistamine to help since the meds are taking the edge of the headache but not taking it fully away. yet.
savannah had a concussion when she was little. for any of you that have suffered with migraines, concussions, etc. i feel for you. i had migraines when i was in college. dan has migraines. caroline was seen at a neurologist a few years ago , diagnosed with chronic headaches/potential migraines. 8 years old and had visual auras etc. but all this is new for madison.
meanwhile, back at the ranch, we had a couple cute trick or treaters. emi was clearly cat in the hat.
caroline went as a nerd. cute nerd. she trick or treated without her folks this year. i’m not sure who she thinks she is acting like she’s growing up and all.
savannah & her two best girlfriends were the princesses. she sent me this photo & i about died. how flippin cute are they? funny thing, when i was a nurse, not much older than she is now, a few of my pediatric patients told me i looked like snow white 😉
now, if you follow me on instagram i apologize because the rest of this post is most certainly a repeater for you. i felt a good phone photo dump was in order.
apparantly i take pictures of my shoes. often.
caroline purchased “fashion” glasses for herself at target. she & emi both “wish” they were glasses in real life. what a couple nuts.
her daddy’s glasses are legit.
i’m knee deep in photoshoots. i started my business a year ago & have had the privilege of several repeat clients. i can’t wait to share the images of this most handsome six year old & his stunning mom. he calls me “picture paige”. if i’d have only known to wear my grey converse we’d be total twins. i’m sure he would have been so impressed. ha.
time to bust out a new little nora fleming piece
this is dan & madi prior to another doctor visit
my favorite hand to hold.
election day fashion.this is where i pass on writing anything political other than how sad is that we are clearly a nation divided? no matter who you voted for. period.the day after the election it was dark and dreary and rainy. no surprise. madi left to go in for 2 class periods. i left for some retail therapy. a quiet walk through restoration hardware and anthropologie was the goal. i’m speaking at an event this weekend and needed something other than funky, boots, jeans, etc to wear. i tend to be quite casual. i don’t like my size right now so buying anything fitted and fancy isn’t fun. having said that, i really would love a sequin skirt. to wear with denim and boots. naturally. so anyways, i headed out to find something to wear. i ended up purchasing comfy cozy things. i’ve never been team UGGS but have you put your foot in those babies? oh my word. emi got some for her birthday last year & quickly changed my mind. so i grabbed myself a pair too.and grabbed a few pillows from here. emi walked in & said, “mom, these are heaven”. worth every penny!
turns out i never found something new to wear this weekend. i’ll definitely need to take it up a notch from my somewhat predictable black leggings, denim shirt & boots. clearly.
alrighty friends, ya’ll have a great weekend!