Monday, November 23, 2009


As many of you have seen on facebook we took Cannon to the ER last night. He had been sleeping a lot yesterday, and was also whiny and very clingy. We just didn't feel right. So we called the pediatrician on call and he told us to bring him in and have a CT scan done. By 1 am we were going home, after being told that everything looked good. The doctor wanted us to follow up with Cannon's pedi today, so we did so. Cannon continued to be groggy this morning and a little cranky. We went and saw Dr. Wiley and Cannon seemed to be okay while we were there. The CT scan report said that Cannon had hydrocephalus, which we already knew that. But Cannon has never had a scan done here, so there was nothing to compare it to. He wanted us to send a copy of it to Dr. Roberts (neurosurgeon at Cook). So we took it and overnighted it. Hopefully they will get it tomorrow morning and call us will news that his shunt truly is okay. While Cannon was sleeping in my lap a little bit ago I felt his head, and his soft spot felt really good. I don't think that he has any increased fluid, so I am pretty sure everything is okay.
Dr. Wiley also had us cath Cannon while we were there and he did an urinalysis. There were WBCs in it, meaning he has some infection. This is likely the reason he has been acting/feeling the way he has the last couple of days.
Please continue to pray that we do get a good report from Ft. Worth. And also that Cannon continues to do so well with his eye patch.
God Bless!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Here is my sweet laughing boy last weekend at my mom and dad's. He has been a lot more vocal lately. Laughing at himself for no apparent reason. It is so cute!


We went to see the eye doctor in Ft. Worth yesterday. He checked Cannon's eyes, and then dilated them and checked them some more. Dr. Packwood decided that he wanted to try patching first. He needs to wear a patch on his left eye (the good one) for an hour and a half a day. This morning was our first attempt. The doctor said if we needed to start out with a shorter time that was okay. We could also break it up however we need to, just get in the full 90 minutes a day. And typically kids try and try to get the patch off. Well we put it on this morning, I only had to tell him "no no" a few times in the beginning and then he didn't bother it again. HE WORE IT FOR A FULL 90 MINUTES!!!! He was such a big boy! Then he cried when I took it off. I have a few cute pictures, but I am way too tired to post them right now. I will put them up later. I just wanted to let you all know what the doctor said. Now we just pray that patching works and Cannon will not need surgery. He did also say that Cannon will most likely need glasses before he starts school, which we assumed...he doesn't exactly have the best genes when it comes to eyes.
Well, look for pics later! Love you!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weekend Pics

Tuesday I worked half a day, then took of and headed to New Caney. On Sunday my great Granny died ad 93 years old. The services were this week, so Cannon and I came home for them. Here are some of the pictures from this weekend and Granmomma and Grandaddy's. I couldn't get them arranged the way I wanted to so they are in reverse order.
On Friday Cannon, Grandaddy, and I met our precious friends Jodi, Reagan, and Brooklyn at the Houston Zoo. Jodi and I met through a mutual friend back when we were pregnant. You may remember me talking about them in past posts. Brooklyn and Cannon are exactly 3 weeks apart. She was also born with Spina Bifida. Jodi has been one of my major life supports in the last 10 1/2 months. I am so thankful for her. We have talk a lot, but had never gotten the chance to meet up. They live in the Houston area, so this weekend was the perfect opportunity to meet up. We had a great time, and look forward to meeting up again soon. Love you Beaver girls!

Crashed out!!

Resting with Grandaddy

Playing the Aunt Gigi's piano.

Gettin' Uncle Russell

Cannon and Granmomma playing with Elmo

Ali and Brooklyn, what a sweet girl!!

Jodi and Cannon

Ali and Cannon, Reagan, Jodi, and Brooklyn

Sweet baby faces!!

First carousel ride.

Cannon and Brooklyn

Looking at the elephants with Grandaddy

Eating puff corn with Granmomma

Playing in my box...practicing sitting up!

Cannon and Uncle Andrew

Hope you enjoy! Love to you all!!
Oh yeah! We go to the eye doctor in Ft. Worth on Thursday. We'll have more information after that. And I'll post details later. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009


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