Wednesday, January 14, 2009

video

Selah's favorite thing to do most of the time is to put on her twirly dress and dance her little heart out! She could go like this for quite a while. We always know when she is getting ready to dance because she asks us to help her put on her dress.
On this particular day, she is wearing her two favorite pieces of clothing, one being her dancing dress, and the other being her new footie pajamas she got for Christmas. They were given to her by her Pawpaw Kip and have lions all over them. When we tell her it's time to put her jammies on she inevitably says, "Gitert (that's Selah for tiger) jammies of Pawpaw Kip?" If they are dirty, she has been known to pull them out ouf the dirty clothes and refuse to waer anything else... what harm can a little dirt do?
Enjoy the video!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Selah's visit to the ENT.

Our sweet girl has battled allergies, asthma, sleeping and breathing problems most of her 2 1/2 years on this earth. She has also had many strep infections, it seems like one after another. So yesterday we went to visit the friendly, neighborhood ENT. I really liked him, very nice and gentle with Selah.
The conclusion was she has very big tonsils, and if those are big then the adenoids probably are as well. Evidently, you have to have five or more infections to qualify having your tonsils out. Selah barely missed that one. But he did say that removing them would solve all her problems!
The doctor put Selah on Singulair to solve the nasal issues. If that doesn't work we will have to result to removing some human anatomy (which is always a last resort in medicine).
This is where her dear Daddy and I come to a cross-roads. He thinks with a math mind and I with a medical mind. Surgery should always be the final straw, especially when your fragile daughter is involved. But, James disagrees. If surgery will fix the problem, then do that and avoid all the prescription costs.
I am at a loss! Right now we are trying the meds to see what happens, but I wold love some guidance from experienced parents out there.
Thanks and God bless!