"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Nothing much to post about right now, but I do want to share a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Some tidbits, if you will.

I just heard from Dr. P's (Marissa's ENT) medical assistant that she had her twin babies (one boy, one girl) about two weeks ago and the last she heard they were supposed to be home Monday or yesterday!!  I am so happy they are all healthy and doing well!

According to her medical assistant, Dr. P should be back to seeing patients around the middle of October.  She told me they will start scheduling patients sometime around the end of this month or the beginning of September and that we will be one of the first to be called to get an appointment to see Dr. P when she returns in October.  

We have decided that, before seeking the advice of Dr. C in Ohio regarding the inevitable surgery on Marissa's airway, we are going to consult with Dr. P to get her opinion and to see if she can do the surgery.  We felt that it was only fair to inform the doctor who knows Marissa best of the latest development and allow her to put her two cents in on the situation.  We will therefore be waiting about two months before any decisions are made on how to move forward. We are at peace with this.  We realize we just need to be patient and it will all happen according to God's plan.  I will update when I get word of when we will be able to see Dr. P.

You remember when I posted here about the beautiful dresses our friends Elizabeth, Charles and Ashleigh got for Marissa?  Well, I finally got pictures taken of the other dress, so here it is:

Thanks again guys!!

I was so touched a couple of weeks ago to find out that a fellow blogger/special needs and trach mommy put Marissa's name into a drawing on her blog and sent Marissa this adorable handmade dress, along with a handmade bib for her and a key chain for me!!

Thanks Dana!!  You are too sweet to do that for Marissa!  I am going to send you a copy of these pictures in the mail real soon.

I know it may look like she is unhappy in this next pic, but I know what she is really saying (at the top of her lungs) is "I really LOVE this dress!!"  Trust me on this one, I am her mother.  :)
And finally, just a couple of cute Rissa pics from the park the other day:

Have a great rest of your week!!


Queen Mommy said...

I think you've made a wise decision to wait and consult with Dr. P. SO glad her babies are doing well! And, I must say that brown dress with the hearts is UBER cute!! LOVE it!

Nana and PaPa said...

The dresses are ADORABLE! And of course, Marissa is as cute as ever...no matter what she's wearing! Glad to hear Dr. P and babies are healthy and well and home. You've made a good decision for now. Love you guys....
Nana & PaPa

Dana said...

Very cute pictures. Thanks for sharing. I would wait on my Dr.'s two cents as well. Glad you liked it and it fit.

The VW's said...

I'm glad that you are at peace with waiting to speak with her regular doctor. This is a wonderful feeling! And so is knowing that God has all of this already figured out for all of you!

I LOVE those pictures of Marissa in her new dresses! She is so very cute!

Hope you have a great week too! HUGS!!!

Hope said...

I don't blame you for wanting to talk to Dr p first. I'm so glad her babies are healthy!

Marissa is one stylish girl.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I think it's a good idea to wait for Dr. P, and I am glad you are at peace with the decision!

Marissa is just cute no matter what, but I love the brown dress. :)

Michelle said...

She is just as cute as can be. What a diva in her dresses!!

John and Jenna Gensic said...

Love the dresses! Marissa is too adorable! I would wait to talk to Marissa's ENT first as well before making any major decisions. I love seeing Marissa so lively!


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Thanks for the "tidbits" glad things are going well!