Monday, June 23, 2008

A few things...

So, most importantly, Maizey has been sleeping through the night. Yes, seriously. Last night she slept from 11pm until 6:45am!!! The night before that she did about 6.5 hours. This is a really big deal since she has been really cranky in the evening/nights. Last night was the worst to date, she screamed nearly inconsolably from 5pm to about 10:30pm--and to add insult to injury, I was alone (Ryan was golfing). But, I managed to squeeze in a run on the treadmill. Which brings me to my next point. I am going to run my first competition in July. I am announcing this to make sure that you all hold me accountable. It shouldn't be too difficult, it's just a 5k which I can almost do now, but it'll be a good motivator for me. I need to get back into the swing of the things so I'll be in shape for the Sea-Gals tryouts next April! ;-)

Maizey had her 2nd laser treatment last week. I didn't really know what those treatments were for, and I still don't really. I just know that they aren't really going to change the appearance of her hemangioma. But, we started her on a 4 week course of oral steroids to stop the growth. The steroids even decrease the growth about a third of the time, I'm hoping that she will fall into that group, but only time will tell. There aren't too many side affects from such a short regimen on steroids, but it can decrease her immune system slightly, so don't take it personally if I make you wash your hands or avoid you altogether if you're sick :-)!!! Her hemangioma has begun to ulcerate (when it opens up and there are sores). This can be pretty painful and we need to keep ointment on it at all times. If she doesn't respond to treatment and the ulcerations don't heal we'll have to get really aggressive, but I don't anticipate that.

Other than that, not much else to report. Here are some pics from last Thursday and Friday:
Maizey enjoying some pack'n'play time.
A blissful moment. My cousin Carmen and her new baby Jackson with Maizey and I at Greenlake.
Maizey and Jackson. Can you believe they're only 3 weeks apart??? But, he was 2 weeks late and she was 3 weeks early, so they're more like 8 weeks apart.Maizey blowing bubbles.Maizey and Grandma.
Maizey and Great Grandma.
Here she is sticking out her tongue at the camera.

1 comment:

Jessica Zevely said...

She is getting so big! I am so jealous you get to have her and hug her and kiss her every day!
Love, Auntie Jess