Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's Christmas Time!

Ok. We're getting into the Christmas spirit. They decorated the atrium today and put up the big Christmas tree! It's so pretty. We had to go get an echo today, so Bailey and I toured the place to see the decorations. It's starting to feel like Christmas. And, with all the Christmas shows they're showing on ABC every night (tonight was "Shrek the Halls" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"), that's helping too.

Bailey and I are taking a little break from our evening TV viewing. We're down in the atrium right now -- I'm blogging, of course, and Bailey's knitting. We're sitting next to the big Christmas tree. I've had an enormous headache this afternoon and evening and feeling pretty nauseous - sinus stuff - and I'm trying to determine whether or not I should eat something and, if so, what it will be. The cafeteria is closed, so it will be McDonalds. Maybe a hefty dose of french fries? Maybe not.

Dr. D said Bailey's echo today was "reasonable". We all kind of laughed at how ambiguous that was, but at least he didn't take one look at it and say, "Oh, my gosh!!" Ha! He did find some fluid between her sternum and her heart - said that might be why her chest still hurts quite a bit. They're not too worried about it, but they are going to do a CT scan to take a closer look. If she was running a fever, they would be worried that it was an infection, but Dr. T said the best evidence is to take one look at her and see that she looks great and is feeling great. She's still draining from her chest tubes. This is, by far, the longest she's ever had those in, but no one seems to be worried about it. If they're not worried, we're not worried. Bailey's weight went down a little again this morning. Still moving in the right direction! Yeah!!

WFMS morning show (Jim, Deb and Kevin) visited today. They were gathering interviews for their radiothon in February. It was good to see them. Mimi sent a gift with Jim for Bailey - a gingerbread house kit. She's already got it done! That helped with the Christmas spirit too. I'll post a picture when we get home. It's so pretty! She figured out how to make icesicles (did I spell that right? it looks weird) with the icing. We watch at least 6 hours of the Food Channel every day, so Bailey really enjoyed working with food. In fact, she's thinking about a career in culinary arts. Thank you, Jim, Mimi and Corbin!

We're ready to go back upstairs. We'll detour McD's. Hopefully by then I'll figure out if I want something to eat.

Have a good evening everyone! And let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!! Hope you get well soon Angie! Bailey is such a brave and intelligent young lady! Hope she continues to improve daily. God Bless both of you!

Love, Janice Kornele

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

Brian said you looked great when he came to see you Tuesday. You were sleeping most of the time. I'm glad mom and dad got to spend some time with you as well. I'm sure it encouraged mom to read that you enjoyed her special dressing so much.

Are these Clementines as good as the first two batches? Brian said he tried to find the freshest ones!! Before long, we're gonna be headed into Kroger and they'll be standing there waiting with a bag of Clementines for us! :)

So glad to hear that Josie's concert went well. We would have loved to have gone if we'd known about it. We love choir performances.

Enjoy the day and all the Christmas decorations.

Love you, Debbie

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Angie and Bailey -- Just wanted to drop you a note after hearing that the WFMS gang was in to visit you guys. That's how I first found out Bailey wasn't doing so great over a month ago. Mimi was talking about it on the radio and my ears, of course, perked up and thought "oh my gosh, not again." I am so glad you have this ability to keep "everyone" in cyberspace informed because I do read every day how she's doing. Take care and know our family thinks and prays for you guys daily!!

Love, Leslie & Chris Redman (and our 6 kids!!)

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Girls: Just got home from Cincinnati. Wow, what a drive. Dropping by to say love and prayers and thinking of you both! Lori

8:15 PM  

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