Boy am I behind.....

I wish I knew the trick for time management. I can't believe it's been 2 wks since my last post. I guess I have a few good excuses....Ellie's MRI, my sister's visit, my birthday.... So, what am I so upset about?

I'm sure many of you read this on FB but I know I have a few friends who follow me that haven't heard Ellie's MRI results. So....we got some good news, I guess. Dr. Lubicky read Ellie's MRI and said her neck looks "good." However, knowing me (and should this really be a surprise to anybody???), this isn't good enough. After shouting out to my POLP moms, I got an email address to Dr. Mackenzie's nurse, Colleen, and just sent her an email. I am hoping Dr. Mackenzie (the Delaware ortho go-to doc) will look at all of Ellie's xray's and give me HIS clinical opinion. Once he gives me the nod that everything looks "good," then I will sigh some relief. But until then, I remain uncertain on the recent findings. Call me utterly pessimistic. I will say....public kudos to Dr. Lubicky who ordered the MRI in the first place. Before the actual MRI took place, I had the staff so freaked out about Ellie's unstable neck that they called Dr. Lubicky and he came down and positioned Ellie's neck himself for the film (because they were too afraid, I believe). I am still a little shocked but glad he did. So...what's next for Ellie....I have no idea, except for the constant love that's given to her by me and her daddy, her sisters, her Grandma's and Grandpa's, her Aunts and Uncles and Cousins....and everyone who knows her. Here are a few pics from the MRI day. I didn't get any afterwards because she was in NO mood for pictures. I can respect that.

Ellie after getting her hospital attire on. Suprise...way too long!!!!!!

Ellie getting wheeled down to for the MRI. No fear--Rudolph is in hand!

My sister's visit was great!!! We had a fabulous time with each other like we always do. We chilled on my birthday---we had lunch with my Dad, went boutique shopping with my Mom where I found myself a cute pair of Brighton sunglasses (another birthday present to me, from me), came home, watched the Derby and had a few Tecates with lime, then went out for Mexican. When we came home, we had birthday cake with 1 candle. HA! So much for my South Beach Diet this wkend.... Who cares! I had an awesome birthday and am so glad I got to spend it with Traci and the rest of my family. I can't wait for my vacay to her place in July....definately more Tecates will be consumed.

Ok...now I'm signing off to enjoy my Mother's Day. I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!!


Melissa Swartley said...

I was so glad to hear on FB that Ellie's MRI results were good!!! I love the photos of her pre-MRI, she is so super cute with her Rudolf! Glad to hear you had a relaxing birthday too with some shopping and a great visit from your sister! Happy Mother's Day!!!

Greene Family said...

I was so happy to hear that Ellie's MRI results were good, and hopefully, Dr. Mackenzie will confirm the same! Ellie is adorable, as always, in her pre-MRI photos, especially the last one!
It's great to hear that you had a fantastic birthday with your sister and family! I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day too!!
Oh - I definitely have to figure out how to make a Simon and the Sea Otters background on my blog! :)

Kim said...

I am so glad you got good news-I like you always think so negatively, but I guarantee in this case Dr. McKenzie will give you a big thumbs up! Glad you had a great time with your sister and had a wonderful birthday! And nothing wrong with buying yourself gifts.
Sorry Ellie girl has the flu. Hope she feels better very very soon. I just want to hug her in that close up shot! She is too cute!

Destini said...

Ellie cannot get any cuter in those pictures, especially the close-up with Rudolph! I hope you get additional good news form Dr. Mackenkie! Sounds like your birthday was a great day, hope you had a great Mother's Day too!

Katie said...

Great post! I'll keep your adorable little Ellie in my prayers that she gets another "looks good" from the next doctor! She is really too cute for words! What a great birthday celebration! Nothing better than cake and beer! haha