Hi there! Long time, no post. It's been a little overwhelming here in our household, and updating my blog has fallen pretty low on the to-do list. In between all the doctor appointments, allergies (my oldest son has them bad), sickness, and all the end of the year stuff I have been trying to just spend time with my family. I'm sure many of you can relate! :-)
So how about I share a card with you? :-)
I used the Alfresco stamp set from Paper Smooches! I embossed the background layer using a brick embossing folder from Tim Holtz. The patterned paper is from Authentique, and the BBQ grill is a shape I cut out using my Silhouette. I colored the steak using my Copic markers.
I know I keep saying that I will update you all on Ali and then never seem to. I keep wanting to take photos of all the fabulous cards she received for her birthday...and I will...but there just doesn't seem to ever be time. This is the last week of school for my boys so I will have quite a bit more time soon! But for now, I will update a bit on Alison. They have her on two different anti-seizure medicines as well as something for the nausea. The medicine does seem to be helping. She is having them less frequently and not always as severe. She used to have several a day, and now she will go two to three days in between them. That is very helpful because she has time to "recover" and the side effects (memory loss, extreme fatigue, vision problems, & decreased use of her left side) have time to go away before her next one. That being said, her neurologist called her neurosurgeon from Seattle Children's Hospital to update him. Well, he is pretty concerned and has scheduled a week's worth of testing. Soooooooooo, it looks like we are headed back to Seattle. We don't leave until next month so Ali can finish out her school year.
So that is all the technical stuff... Emotionally, she is still having a hard time. In fact, just going back to Seattle is going to be hard for her. She's trying so hard to come to terms with it all again. I think it's been so hard partly because we're not sure of the outcome. I am really hoping that after our time in Seattle we will not only have more answers, but a treatment plan. Another thing that makes it so hard, is that she has excruciating headaches almost constantly. That definitely gets old. But like I said, she really is trying her best to come to terms with it all and works hard to get through each day.
Well, thanks for "listening"! Hugs, Laurie