simple happiness everyday.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


my little sia is on her way to wellness. we were so happy to hear her blood count had risen since leaving the hospital. and she was happy to have finally taken another ride on the merry go round. it was her one request throughout her stay in the hospital. after leaving the hospital today for a re-check, we drove directly to the nearest carousel where we happily went around and around. she was full of joy. it brought tears to my eyes. so much worry. so much love. so thankful she is well again.

thank you so much for family who were there to help. thank you to the doctors, nurses and hospital staff who gave her so much care. and thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers.

we said goodbye to new york today and the ones we love only to arrive back in new jersey full of happiness.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

not fun at all.

no, my weekend did not go happily around and around. instead, i fearfully held my little girl tight in my arms. sia and i spent three very long days in the hospital. not fun. really not fun. not fun at all.

i truly believe it's one of the hardest things i have ever had to do. it's hard to hold your child as doctors and nurses administer IV's and shots and take vitals and blood. it's hard to explain to your 3-year old why she has to remain in a hospital and let these people do all these things to her. not to mention, the cat scans and ultrasounds and x-rays. scary for me as a mom. even scarier for a child so small. sitting and holding on and wondering what is wrong. i would never leave her side. i held her tight and must've kissed her a million times.

still, the answer is unknown. her blood platelets and white blood cells are still low. a rash travels around her body.
maybe just a viral infection? thankfully she was released from the hospital. we will return to see the pediatrician again tomorrow. a CBC will be done. i am dreading putting her through that again. but hopefully then, we will be given some answers along with an okay to continue with our summer travels.

slade and elle have returned to new jersey and sia and i remain here in new york. i am anxious to be together again. if all is well, we will head there tomorrow after the appointment. please keep my little sia in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, June 25, 2010

happy weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?

We plan to take a ride or two on the carousel circuit here in Binghamton, New York. There are six antique and historical wood-carved merry-go-rounds located in some of the nearby parks. And, like years ago, these magical rides are still "free of charge" to be enjoyed by everyone.

So during this weekend, we will be taking advantage of this great entertainment bargain. I hope you too have a magical weekend that happily goes around and around!