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Update Time!!!

Posted by on Jan. 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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Things have been a little crazy in the Gibbons house.  Here's an update on all of us:

Girls are growing like weeds.  Maggie is 3 feet tall now at 3 years old, and weighs almost 30 pounds.  Anah is 27 inches at a year, and about 19 pounds- that's nearly 5 times her weight (4 lb 5 oz) when she left the hospital.  Maggie has begun to complain about headaches, and when her head hurts she asks for the lights off.  She is also having more trouble/irregularity with her sleep patterns- anything from simply not being able to sleep to nightmares, night terrors, and sleep walking.  She is scheduled for allergy testing 2/14- that's going to be a long day :/

Dustin is holding about the same, he's had more bad days than he used to, but he hasn't had to go to the er lately.  He is very concerned about Maggie and her headaches- it's hard for us to know how much of what she says is just mimicking him and how much is really going on.

I am in the process of getting applications etc in for school in the fall.  I will be finishing my Bach and getting a business degree through a local program that offers 1 class a week for 18 months; that will be nice once I finish, hopefully it will result in my getting a better paying job with some benefits.  I like where I am, but at 7.75/hr and no benefits we have to rely a lot on gov't aid, which is nice to have the help, but it's something I don't want to be on forever.

How about y'all?  Any updates?


by on Jan. 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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lnileski
by New Member on Jan. 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Nothing new to report on my end. Haven't had a trip to the ER in awhile which I am thankful for :) Now we're just focusing on enjoying what we've all missed over the last 2 years & enjoying life...doctors cleared for having another baby, so we're currently trying for number 2!!

preacherskid
by Owner on Jan. 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM
No er trips is always good :). Good luck and baby dust on ttc!
VanillaLatteLvr
by Member on Feb. 5, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Hi there... Well... I've been to see a specialist for a 2nd opinion for treatment. Dr Henderson in Bethesda, MD - highly recommended by several I met at September's Chiari Walk. After a few more scans & tests it has been dteremined that I also have Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) & I need decompression surgery. Dr H showed me exactly what areas are affected & that I have 2 vertebrae that are problematic as well as a section of my neck that is partially disconnectd. Don't have a surgery date yet as we hae 1 more scan (flex) to do & get pre-auth from insurance. Other than that, we have quite a few stressors going on - basically EVERY aspect of life - but we do have a Silver Lining... my dad is helping us buy a house! I will update more tomorrow... Good night.
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preacherskid
by Owner on Feb. 6, 2012 at 7:12 AM
So glad you are on your way to getting those symptoms under control. Yay for your dad helping you with a house :). I hope you are able to get some of that stress resolved, I have notoced with Dustin that stress can make symptoms more pronounced.
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