MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
I cannot even begin to express how exciting this Thanksgiving and Christmas has been. No IV meds, no clinic visits, no dressing changes....and we have a HEALTHY BOY!! He is the BEST Christmas present we could ever ask for! 2010 has been a WONDERFUL year and we are so blessed!!
Things have been crazy busy (as usual) at the Praskins house! Dylan is now done with his second surgery on his eyes. He had his right eye done in October, and his left eye done two weeks ago. When they checked the pressure in his right eye, it was at a 13, which is awesome....but we won't know for sure if the surgery worked until the next exam. We have another exam under anesthesia scheduled for January 12th. This exam will be the one that will show us if his pressure is stable or not. PLEASE PRAY that it is! We need his pressure to be reading in the 10-20 range. IF this 2nd round of surgeries did not work, then we will need to go through with a more invasive and permanent surgery.
We also visited Dr. Graham this month. Dylan now only has to go in every two months! YAY!! I still remember driving to Tucson 2 times a week for clinic visits.....SOOOOO glad those days are over. Of course, Dr. G is now closer in Mesa, so that makes the trips even more convenient :) Dr. G was overjoyed to see Dylan's progress and to see him walking around the clinic! Dylan acted like he owned the place and was walking and practically running down all of the halls. He loved all of the attention from the staff and nurses and loved showing off his new skills. It's always a little nerve wrecking when they draw blood and we anxiously await the results. BUT, ALL BLOOD COUNTS WERE PERFECT!! Praise the Lord!
We had our first 'normal' sick week with Dylan last week. The poor little guy got the flu and was making all sorts of messes for mommy to clean up. It was a rough week for all of us, but with lots of cuddle time, we made it through.
Dylan is still cutting some more teeth. Does the teething ever end?! He now has 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom. There are 4 more that are making their way through on the bottom and they are taking their sweet time. They are molars and are making Dylan's mouth miserable :( We are hoping once he has some molars in, that he will be more interested in chewing some food. At this point, he only eats pureed foods and won't eat any bites of any kind of food. So, maybe the new chompers will help :)
Well, we are busy getting ready for Christmas and are excited to spend this year NOT worrying about cancer. God is so good, and has blessed us beyond measure!! Our hope and prayer for all of our friends and family is that you CHERISH every single moment with your loved ones....you never know how long you will have them. Thank you for your continued love and support! We love you all and wish you a VERY Merry CHRISTmas!! May your 2011 be filled with lots of LOVE and JOY!!
Loving life and living it for the Lord,