UPDATE: I just got the best news!! Marissa's Ped's office just called and said that they have the H1N1 shot!!! So we are going in at 8:45 tomorrow morning to get it there instead of going through the public clinic long line mess. I actually yelled "WOO HOO!!" on the phone with the poor nurse and I think she is deaf now. But I told her she made my week, so that should make it up to her! ; ) My mood is significantly improved now.
I am in a funk today, for no particular reason. Actually, it could have something to do with the fact that Marissa has been taking so long to settle down to sleep at night for about a week now. Last night, she tossed and turned for three and a half hours before falling asleep. I'm not sure why she is doing this. Just a phase, I guess. But it sure wears on J and me. And then, once she got to sleep, I tossed and turned all night. Sheesh.
So, even though Christmas is still a month and a half away, I decided to post these pictures of Marissa. Because they make me smile. And I need a smile today.
In unrelated medical news, I took Marissa to see her Pulmonologist last week. He was very pleased with how she is doing. Her baseline chest x-ray we took several months ago looks great and, of course, her salivagram was negative. So he looked at me and told me that he would be comfortable discharging us from his care because all her remaining issues are in her upper airway. But, he said he is curious to see us a year from now when she is possibly decannulated to see how she is doing with that. So, lets pray that she can avoid getting pneumonia this year so we won't have to see him again until this time next year.
We are going to take Marissa to get her H1N1 shot tomorrow. Jeremy has the day off (Veteran's Day) so our plan is for one of us to wait in line and the other will wait in the van with Marissa. We are going to show up an hour and a half before the clinic opens to hopefully get a good spot in line. I am so thankful Jeremy will be there because I can't imagine standing in a line for that long with my girl whose attention span is shorter than that of a gnat. When she gets bored, she gets feisty!! Plus, having her stand around a bunch of people who may already be sick with something is not a good idea. We are VERY thankful our van has DVD players! Elmo to the rescue!! Of course, we'll have to do this all over again in about a month to get her the second shot. Bummer.
OK, enough of my rambling. I am going to get Rissa (and myself) ready for a nap. Nighty night!!