Saturday, December 22, 2007

Millie, Millie Bo Billie...

Well, 3 days with the new puppy, and she's settling right in. Check out the picture of Annie and Millie on Daddy's lap this morning, down on the left. The big Sullivan kids are getting the hang of regular trips outside to help Millie learn to go potty. I don't know if we're training her or she's training us, but we're mostly getting the job done.

Some news: we're going to have in-home rehab for a month. Rehab Without Walls comes back again the first week of January, so we'll take a break from the outpatient services at Cascade, and then return to them after R w/o W's is done. Navigating this therapy business is somewhat complicated--but we feel that because Annie has taken a downturn with all her illnesses and hospital stays, in-home rehab is what she needs now. However, because we develop relationships with each of her therapists, every time we change, I have mixed emotions about it. I guess I wish all she could visit with ALL of her therapists every week!

Something else on the horizon--we're going to try the Ketogenic diet to manage her seizures as soon as we can get on the schedule down at Children's. It involves another hospital stay of a few days to get it going. You can read about it at It has the potential of controlling her seizures, and enabling us to eliminate some, if not all of her seizure medicines. Since her seizure medicines slow her brain down, there is the potential of her recovering more of her cognitive abilities with less or no medicine.

Well, that's the news for today. Three more days 'til Christmas!


And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:8-11


Gretchen said...

The two youngest Sullivans look just precious, perched on Daddy's chest. I can smell that sweet puppy breath from here.

Blessings. xxxooogretchen

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Sullivans, including Millie.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!

Peace,love, joy, and housebroken wishes to the Sullivan household.

Terri W