Thursday, November 06, 2008

woodland pixie


a fairy like creature

a playful sprite

bless her heart--each time she gets a hair cut, it's cause for a little impromptu photo shoot.
& 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 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


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am happy to hear that they believe it is just migraines.....I can only imagine what was running through your mind!!

Pleaes keep us updated with the test results.....sending a little prayer your way!!

Stunning photography as usual!!!


Jennifer said...

Love the skirt. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I love the skirt, where is it from?


Jboo said...

Oh my -- she is simply a beautiful and delightful girl, isn't she! Love all the photos!

Sorry to hear about the migraines -- had my first migraine in 7th grade -- the buzzing lights -- so annoying. So many great meds out there now. Take care.

Kate said...


These are such beautiful photos...Caroline looks like an angel.

I, too, will pray for positive test results..and for your peace of mind. Please do keep us posted...

cathypentonatelier said...

These photos are just gorgeous sweet friend...Caroline is just adorable!!!! Sorry I have been so busy lately and haven't been chatting much, you guys are always in my thoughts...Drop by anytime for a chat...Love Cathy xxxx

Kasey said...

Oh paige, what lovely pics:) wink wink;}
I LOVE her skirt, need one of those for myself.
Prayers being sent to her.

Anonymous said...

She's lovely, just darling. I'll pray for her tests and your fear. Get out the scripture note cards:) They always help when I'm gripped with fear.

Leacayoungart said...

great series of shots.

Cstargel said...

I love her hair cut so much that I may need the name of the person who cuts it! Praying for the MRI -

Jeanne Oliver said...

I am so sorry that you were so worried. I hate that feeling. I wanted to tell you that I had vision problems (auras) and other A typical migraine symptoms. After seven years of CAT scans, MRIs and other tests the only solution they gave was medication. I didn't take any medications, but I was finally talked into seeing a Maximized Living Chiropractor. They took an xray of my neck and it was completely straight. I have been seeing him for four months now and almost all of my symptoms have vanished. I have heard of children having these same symptoms and once the spine is corrected the symptoms go away. This is probably not what you are dealing with, but I wanted to share just in case. On a different note I LOVE the skirt and would love to know where you bought it.
Blessings to you and your little one.

Jackie said...

Precious !

I will pray that her migraines symptoms don't progress.
(I have suffered from those pesky things nearly all my life, but much better that I am OLD). :-)

Love to you,

Wendy said...

Again...beautiful photos. Your little one will be in my prayers!

Colleen said...

Oh my that skirt is gorgeous! Such beautiful photos...your daughter is precious.
Sending prayers for perfect health!

sugar said...

She is so beautiful Paige. Know that she and your family is in my prayers. I'm believing for a good report.

Misty said...

I just love your woodland pixie. She's beautiful & I'm glad to hear they think it's just migraines. She's a trooper & so is her mama!!

Love the photos!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Paige, What lovely photos of Caroline! She's such a little beauty :) I'm sorry she's been having the vision trubs...Hopefully all will be ok after the MRI. big hugs sweetie xo

Unknown said...

bless your little pixie!

RobinfromCA said...

Adorable haircut on adorable Caroline and a wonderfully talented mommy to capture it all! As a fellow migraine sufferer I will keep you both in my prayers.

CJ, The Purple Diva said...

amazing photos as alwasys. you do such a great job of capturing her.
i'll keep her in my prayers. bless her little pixie heart!

I read all of the other posts I was behind on and forgive me for not commenting on each one. I had over 400 posts tonight in my google reader and I am down to 93 now! I love all the pictures and all of your cute little decorations. it's so refreshing coming to your page.

(hugs) to you!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a precious confident little girl! I sure hope you guys find everything to be okay and some good treatment for her.

Courtney said...

Caroline is a beautiful little pixie! Those pictures look so carefree of her jumping/spinning around. Thoughts will be with her.

Glad to see you at field day my friend! Hopefully we can have a girls day out again soon! :o)
Take care.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your little Pixie is just darling. I have added her to my prayer list. And I want a skirt like hers, how beautiful!
xo Lidy

Clare said...

Oh, i am so sorry she is going through all of this, even if it is migranes!! we'll be thinking of you:)

Clare said...

forgot to mention, i love the picture of her jumping in the leaves!!

3 Peanuts said...

I hope it is all okay. One of my sons gets migraines too ad he is the one that had a benign tumor and had head surgery at 6 months old so it all makes me nervous (and they did nt do an MRI---but I iwsh they would!). I will be praying for sweet Caroline. She is so darned cute!


Carly said...

sending many prayers to our sweet little pixie. please keep us posted as to any results!

Anonymous said...

I will keep your guys in my prayers. Beautiful always! Caaroline is a perfect subject :)

The Golf Widow said...

She is a cute enough reason for a photoshoot!

I have a daughter that has complained of headaches. I've never thought they could be migraines.Prayers for the upcoming MRI.

Beautiful pictures.