Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanksgiving 2005

I just found this among my files of pictures. It is Thanksiving 2005. The day after we buried my sister Angie.
Everyone including cousins play with Lily's ears! They are so soft. She tells people she got them at Target!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lily and the dentist office...not a good match

Happy Autumn!
Lily in 2000
Okay, I've never had a child get as nervous as Lily when it comes time to go to the dentist. She loves the people in the office it's just what ends up happening to her while she is there.

Tuesday we went to get two small cavities filled (her first ones). We knew (Lily did to) they would give her oral sedation because the last time they did anything besides look in her mouth, it took 4 of us to hold her down. Granted they did pull out 4 teeth, 2 of which had roots about a 1/2" long and were curved because there were no permanent teeth underneath.

Okay enough graphics... the oral sedation had the reverse affect on Lily. It made here hyper, not sleepy, and the laughing gas made her out right giggle and then giggle some more and then promptly gave her a stomach ache. The numbing gel they put on before giving the numbing shot tasted icky and didn't help her already upset stomach. And then the shot, she freaked. She couldn't see it or feel it, but I think she felt the pressure, smelled and tasted it. Yeah, we were done. No sealants, no cavities filled, just an upset stomach and a numbed left side.

I never thought I would have to put a child out to fill a cavity, but in a few weeks we will try an IV sedation. Oh joy, I can't wait.

BTW, Lily's mouth expander is doing amazing things! Her upper jaw has moved in front of and outside her lower jaw click here. They think it is helping her sleep apnea! She has something a lot like restless leg syndrome when she sleeps. That is partially due to iron deficiency, so she takes iron 3 times a day now. Amazing what a sleep study test can tell you!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bonneville - Part Two

Bonneville - Part One

This is the story Ability TV came to Utah to do when they found Lily and did her interview! Lily's interview will be out in 2009!!!


I like Josh. It was his birthday yesterday. He is my friend. I love him. He is Kenny's friend. Josh is nice to me. He helps me read and do homework. He came to my Halloween parade. He works at a restaurant. He lives with us. He eats dinner with us. He shares a room with Kenny. Josh is a good guy. That's it.

Note from Lily's mom - Josh has been friends with my son Kenny for about 6 months. Recently Josh had a prompting from his angels that he acted on and because of it he saved my son's life. I will forever be grateful to Josh. I have learned much from Josh. I see how others look at him and judge much too quickly. His appreance might scare off others, but not me. His "tatts" and piercing stand for something that is important to him, so it is important to me to respect those things, just as he respects me. Josh is real, he tells you what he thinks, he's a bit quick to act, but is working on it. Josh would give you the shirt off his back and is thankful for things that a lot of us take for granted. Josh is going on 7 months being clean and sober. His life has not been easy. He lost his dad at a young age and his mom struggles with her own issues. He doesn't make excuses, if he messes up he admits it. Josh is learning a new way of life and I am grateful that I can be part of that new life. Thank you Josh.