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The Best Anniversary Gift a Parent Could Ask For

Holly D Gray13 Comments
Yesterday was mine and Eric's 8th wedding anniversary. Time seems like it has flown by for me. Ask Eric and you might get a different answer! He is my rock, my support and I love him more and more each day. Watching your husband be completely in love with your child is a beautiful moment. It takes marriage to a whole new level...a better level.

Before I get all teary eyed, (ok, it already happened) drying it up now...

Ok, so Caleigh gave us the best anniversary present yesterday. Your asking, how? She's only a toddler, right? Well, we had an appointment with our surgeon. Within 15 minutes he was pulling Caleigh's central line. So for 1 year, 4 months, 2 weeks and 1 day Caleigh sported the central line, and just like that it was gone. No more worrying about blood infections, yeast infections, being sterile, gobs and gobs of tape, heparin, saline flush, changing caps, weekly blood draws and not being able to get Caleigh's chest wet. This was the most wonderful gift a parent could ask for and we will always remember that it happened on our anniversary.
It's Gone! {happy dance}{happy dance}

Last night I gave Caleigh her first crazy, wet, water everywhere bath. It was a lot of fun. I still find myself being very cautious around the area just out of habit. I guess it will take some getting used to. This is huge, I just don't know how else to describe it! Huge.

Caleigh also had a hearing test the other day and she passed. We were concerned with the amount of antibiotics she has received so this was just to check. We may do an ABR which measures hearing from the inner ear to the brain stem. They would have to put Caleigh under general anesthesia to do this. Normal hearing tests don't measure this part. So an outpatient procedure would be the best way to get those results. Sometimes children can hear but they have a constant static noise as well. The ABR would be able to tell if that is happening. I think Caleigh's hearing is fine. Just the other day she started responding to us telling her to hold her head up. Everytime we say it she holds her head up. It's wonderful to get that reaction. So we will watch her speach development closely and probably do the ABR within the next 6 months.

Things have been really busy closing out the year. I'll try to get Christmas pictures up soon.

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