Friday, November 6, 2009


The leaves on our huge maple are almost gone--lots of wind these past few days. It's blown most of the leaves down the street, too, so we won't have to spend the weekend raking them up. Always looking for things to be thankful for.

After my last post, we were inundated with swine flu--like 3 weeks of fevers, coughing and everyone feeling horrible. Now, we weren't officially tested for it--but the docs all agreed that it was probably what we had. Thankfully, Annie seemed to recover faster than the rest of us--on Tamiflu and prayer--but this week, she seems to have had a few of her chronic problems crop up again. This past week, we've seen more seizures, drooling, and vomiting than we've seen in awhile. We did go in for an appointment with neuro on Wednesday, and they reprogrammed her VNS to go off every 2 minutes instead of every 3, which seems to have helped perk her up. And, I've been giving her more hydrocortisone, so that's helped. But why she gets into these cycles I just can't figure.

Tonight she seems a bit better, though, so maybe this weekend we'll turn a corner.


The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling

When autumn leaves start to fall. Johnny Mercer


Gretchen said...

Lord, please...

Anonymous said...

Hoping that you are all feeling better. Emma got the swine flu also and was down with 105 degree fever. It certainly knocked her for a loop. She is back up again though and asking about when she can bring Annie her bear, so let us know when the coast is clear and we will stop by! Loving you and sending you big hugs!


Jean said...

Thanks, Gretchen & Tanya. You know, I posted this Friday night, and Saturday she really did seem to turn a corner. Your prayers are better than mine. ;-) She just was more alert, no drooling, and only 3 seizures instead of 8 or 9! Thank You, Lord.

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Susan said...

Have you ever listened to Eva Cassidy's rendition of "Autumn Leaves?" Beautiful!