Monday, September 17, 2012

Hezzie and His Brain Part 2


Yes, my littlest is undergoing neurosurgery. He has a cyst on her left temporal lobe, actually it's put so much pressure on it that it's barely there. According to the doctor it's been developing all along with his brain. It's deep enough that it runs to his optical nerve. The scariest thing is that the middle cerebral artery runs though the cyst. So along with the usual risks of brain surgery we have the risk of stroke and paralysis. As the doctor said, "The risks of the surgery outweigh the risks of not doing it." What do you say to that?

We had several questions for him and we are glad to report that he has no long term plans of leaving Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital. Why is that important? You don't want a doctor handing your kid off to a doctor who does not know him, right after a procedure.

I ask for prayer for him, that he is easy to sedate. It's always hard with any special needs child. Pray that the doctor and his staff have steady hands and clear minds. I will set up a card shower for him prior to the surgery. If anyone wants to help with that. His birthday is next Friday, September 28th. He will be 4. So if you want to send him a card for that, that would be awesome, too.


I can't really explain this picture. And will not try to. Other than that's the top of his brain, and not the part affected.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday, Fun Day! (picture heavy)

Friday, was kind of fun. Well, it was really fun. We did the library thing after Hezzie had speech. We made spaghetti in garlic bread, yet forgot the garlic. Not bright, but hey it happens. We played and then we did chocolate fractions. Maggie and Joaquin made sugar cookies and cupcakes. We worked on Maggies SWAPS for Girl Scouts. Got to say, so much fun!!!














Just another day in the life of unschoolers!


Monday, September 3, 2012

3rd Annual unBirthday Party

We had the best turn out this year. I think we had roughly 70 or so people. I put pictures on this blogs Facebook page. Oh, my stars, it was a great day. No accidents, no crying fits...just kids playing and parents visiting. The pool suffered some, needs the grass cleaned out of it. The water slide was, as always a hit. I jokingly keep saying that it was snowcones that brought the crowd.
It was just a great day, despite the heat I fared well. However, I did nap a lot today....sshhhh!!!

It was just so amazing to see some people I haven't seen since my late teens (Natalie and Alisha), and see people I don't see often enough. I think I might actually do what I say every year, start planning and buying soon for next year. :D

I got asked why we do this party. Here is a simple answer: Why not? Just kidding. We have five kids in the home currently. We do things for and with them on their birthdays. Once a year we do this BIG party now, and celebrate with all the people we think are awesome. Gifts not expected. This year the kids got some great games and toys. (games linked below)

I hope everyone who came had fun, celebrating life and love.