Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day March 09

Chris and Madeline made their first snowman together today. She had such a good time. I really enjoyed watching them put it together.

My Little Ballerina!

Madeline and her friend Anna at Ballet class.

Madeline gettting fitted for her Ballet shoes!

Long Time!

Wow it has been a long time since I blogged. As most people know by now I have been sick. Somehow I got a rare blood disorder called Hemilemic Uremic Syndrome. Not only is it rare but it usually only affects children. (guess I am a child at heart). Anyway it has shut down my kidneys. I now go to dialysis 3 times a week. I spent 3 weeks in Barnes Jewish Hospital in STL. They saved my life. I feel very lucky to still be here on earth. Although, now I am dealing with being a 28 year old with kidney failure! How did this happen......not even the doctors know. This has been the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. There are so many side effects that go along with this disease: high blood pressure, fuzzy vision, shortness of breath, swelling and one of the hardest for me: I can only drink 32oz of fluids a day! That is crazy hard!!!! But I have faith that God will heal me! He will heal my kidneys and restore my health. I have faith! It may take time but I am sure it will happen! I didn't want to post this on Madeline's blog but I felt like I should account for the big lapse in time from blogging.