a fairy like creature
a playful sprite
& what a good sport she is as i can't even confess to you just how many shots i took!
my little pixie has had several doctors appointments recently for some visual disturbances she is experiencing. she told us a few weeks ago that she often saw colored dots or wiggly lines, maybe saw stars, etc. we took her to see our pediatrician who originally in our phone convo mentioned several things it may be....one of which scared me to death. obviously, being a pediatric nurse i have seen my fair share of scary diagnosis, being an oncology nurse i've seen even more. i've already confessed my major medical fears here before....needless to say i was very scared. after she saw her, she really felt more that these were symptomatic to migraines.
she referred us to a neurologist. caroline was completely aok with all this. she planned her
'dr appt ensemble' days in advance. she was so stinkin cute that day & completley oblivious to the potentional seriousness of the visit. the neurologist spent time with us & felt quite confident that this was indeed related to migraines.
she has complained of headaches even as a younger child. that in & of itself is unusual. small children should not complain of frequent headaches. but none of them presented to me as a migraine. the neurologist went on to explain that younger children will experience the symptoms associated with migraines and then as they mature, the symptoms and the headaches will merge together simultaneously as an adult would experience.
he felt quite confident that this was 'nothing more' but he still wanted to run tests.
she will have an MRI wednesday & has been referred to a pediatric opthamologist.
on a lighter note--i wanted to share a super easy & yummy potato soup recipe i found from an older paula dean magazine.
1 30oz bag frozen hash brown potatoes
3 14 oz cans chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c chopped onion
1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
1 80z cream cheese
combine all but cream cheese in your crockpot & cook on low for 5 hours.
stir in cream cheese & cook for 30 minutes
garnish with fresh green onion or freshly baked crumbled bacon & add freshly grated sharp cheese
our local grocery store ( pulbix) will make sourdough bread bowls if you order them in advance.
such a great presentation
i'm telling you what.....
every one will leave the table thinking you're wonderful!
enjoy your lovely fall weekend