Friday, May 13, 2011

Just Bullet Points, It's Been a Long Week

- Brandon's corneal transplant went well on Tuesday. He had a DALK procedure, and his surgeon was pleased with how it went. About 75% of his cornea was transplanted.

(If you look closely at this picture, you can see his old cornea "cone-ing out", it's that clear curve on top of his eye.)

He followed up with the doctor yesterday, and had his pirate patch removed. Brandon thought his vision was already slightly improved from his previous uncorrected vision, and it should continue to improve over the next several months.

- Harper got the memo that she is two years old now and it's time to start making your mother's life miserable. Girl is a HANDFUL and I can't turn my back for a minute with her. Last week I was doing laundry while the girls were playing (a little too quietly, in hindsight) upstairs. I sent Sentry Aidan upstairs with instructions to report back on the upstairs activities, and he said the dreaded words that every mother fears: "Mom, Harper got the bathroom door open and Emerson and Harper are playing in the TOILET!!"

I ran upstairs to find two little soaking-wet girls gleefully splashing around in the toilet with toothbrushes, and then sucking the potty water off of them. To make matters just a little more disgusting, the toothbrush Harper had found was an old grout-cleaning toothbrush from under the sink. Ew ew ew ew ew.

Harper also thinks she can bypass the baby gate on the stairs by squeezing her entire body through the stair railing. I came downstairs one morning to find that she had fit both legs and both arms through the railing, and was standing on the stairs with her head still on the other side of the railing. She thought that was such a good plan, only to find out that there was no way to fit her huge melon through the rail.

- My parents have been here for a couple of days this week. With all of the eye surgery and swing set assembling (another post for another time) and little girls, I don't know what I would have done without their help this week. Some of our friends from church have also helped out so much, with some child-chauffering and swing set assemblying. I am so grateful for all of the help, this has been an eventful week, to say the least.

-I had this post all set to publish yesterday, then blogger decided to take an unannounced vacation. Thanks so much, blogger.

- I'm pretty sure I'm due for an unannounced vacation, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.