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Monday, August 06, 2007

What can I say…

Sorry I did not update quickly on Tatum’s Dr. Apt on Thursday. The appointment was actually rather comical. Our easy going little Tatum was not so easy going, we knew this would happen but just not so sure when. Tatum flipped whenever a nurse got close to her no BP, or Echo; she barley let them get an EKG done. The good thing was she did let Brenner conduct his exam, and wow was he good with her. At the conclusion of his exam her showed Chris and I the pictures of Tatum’s heart from the CT scan. IT was so amazing I had never seen anything like it before. We could actually see the narrowing in her Aorta and the length of it. It is pretty tiny for a long way and then it opens back up, he also told us the wider part is much better but not where it should be either… Her pulmonary branch and branch arteries are growing and looking good so Dr. decided to close that chapter of her heart problems and focus strictly on the Aorta and BP. Nothing has changed in the fact that we are just going to ride it out. Although the BP is high the risk of intervention at her age is a higher risk, especially since she is thriving. The plan is to hold off any surgery as long as possible…so far so good, we know it well happen someday but I’m fine with it being put off for maybe years. She is thriving and that is the most important thing for us, and her, at this point in her life. We’re planning a sedated Echo in the early fall at JHU…no more out patient centers for us…way to blow it Tate...LOL

The weekend was awesome; although Friday was not the best day. We went to visit family in Dover over the weekend; one of my Mom’s sisters and her family came up from FL. We hardly ever get to see our cousins so it was a really nice time visiting and playing with the girls. Molly, Tatum and Emma are all such a trip in there own different ways. It is so funny to watch the little boss Emma with her baby cousins. On Sunday morning we went out to breakfast with My Dad and G (Bonnie), Julie, Geoff and Molly and my family… a very loud table to say the least. Funny, I think that Tatum is the best eater out of all the kids …she LOVES scrambled eggs with cheese and grits.

Friday was a rough day just because anything that could go wrong did and that is excluding our horrible mortgage market!!! The Pharmacy filled a Rx wrong, Emma’s swimming teacher had to cancel, that actually worked out for the better, and a “miss-communication” showed me a side to a “friend” that I had not really ever seen before. I guess the biggest thing that I learned is that to many people use the word friend way to loosely…sure I have “friends” and then I have FRIENDS you would think by now they would know who they are and me too for that matter. In this case it was just much easier for me to take the high road and laugh…There is no winning with someone that is always right and sees no fault in there actions…blame shifting seems to be the best way to go, so we move on…The funniest comment in the argument was this one… "Oh yeah you are such a good mother” believe me this was not said to be taken literal. Why it was such a funny thing is to say is weather you are "just trying to be hurtful" or not, you must think it to a certain extent. This same person has assured me many times that there is no way they could handle what I do or deal with as far as my children are concerned. Calling someone a bad mother is a pretty low blow in my opinion, kind of twisted if you ask me…

I would have to Guess that if you are reading this you are on the FRIEND list.....

ANYWAY

I have a ton of pictures and well get more into our terrific weekend later…

8 comments:

Lynn said...

More good news about your little Taterbug - I'm lovin' it!!
Sorry about the run-in with your "friend". Then again, as they say ... "life's too short!"
Hugs to you all!

Kerry said...

Things got a bit crazy here today- so call me in the AM.

And regarding "friends" - don't let anyone take advantage of you. That's not what "friends" would do. You rock, girl :)

Katie said...

Great news about the lack of heart-intervention at this point!
Sorry Miss T was a little opposed to the whole process though! - Jaiden HATES doctors with a passion now and starts screaming the minute he sees anything that resembles a waiting room!
Shame about your "friend", i stll love ya! i have very few REAL friends these days myself...
Love to you and your gorgeous family!
xxoo

Heather said...

Yes Lisa, True friends are very hard to come by. When I talk about you to my family, I say 'my friend Lisa'. Even though we haven't officialy met yet, I feel like you really are a friend, and probably understand my situation better than even my best friends, Ya know?
I am going to the picnic, and am excited too! I was so glad to hear that Tate's heart is looking good. It is kinda funny to me the way she acted at the doc's. Boy, have I been there. Caleb absolutely freaks about the BP cuff.I don't really know why.
That supposed friend of yours probably hasn't got a clue. I know it still hurts though. You are a great mom. Remember that! xoxo

Every minute counts.... said...

You are a great mom..I really do mean that! As for the "friends" catigory I found found more and more people fall into it than into the FRIENDS one. Those you thought would always be there move on or change their minds about coping with all of the hard stuff you have to deal with everyday. It is much easier for them to move away and worry about what clothes their friends should buy not what surgery their friends kids are going to have. Some people just can't handle it. It is their loss not yours! You have plenty of FRIENDS right here. Call me anytime..I could talk to you for hours!!(oh yeah,I have!:)

Noel

Anonymous said...

Yes, it was a great weekend and I really appreciated you and Chris, Julie and Geoff, along with the girls, visiting.
I love ya,
Mom

Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

Isn't it sad that so many people are only superficial friends. Unfortunately, women especially can be so darn mean. I hope you know that those of us who comment your blog are FRIENDS. You are the best, Lisa.

Teresa & Shawn said...

Good news about Tate's pulmonary branches growing. Riding it out has its own set of worries, but I am glad that Tatum is not headed back into cath lab anytime soon.

Have fun in Louisville with Avery and Amy. We definitely have to do a girls trip next year!