Update on Mary Anastasia


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas Holiday!!  Just a small update on Mary’s MRI that we had done on December 22.  As we knew from when she was in the NICU, the left side of her Cerebellum was damaged and non functional.  However we did find out that the Grade 2 bleed that was in her brain came from the right side of the Cerebellum, due to the smaller than average size of  the right side.  We have an appointment on Friday to meet with a Neurologist to discuss what obstacles  Mary will face, and what challenges we will need to help her overcome in the next few years of her crucial development.

The doctors seem to be optimistic  that since she is a baby she will be able to re-train her brain in order to function.  We can already see this happening as she is able to grasp small objects, and feed herself.  Her fine motor skills are slowly developing, but they are.   I would like to thank everyone for all of the thoughts, prayers, and support that we have had over the years.  Have a great Holiday season.  Here are a couple of pictures I took during the Holidays.

~ The Deome’s

Shopping with the Kids

Yesterday we went shopping with the kids.  Christopher and Mary were both excellent in the store.  Mary just loves looking at everything and getting all the wonderful compliments from everyone that passes by.  I can’t think of a trip to the store where she isn’t noticed by someone.

Mary in her pimped out cart..

Christopher and I chillin’ in the car waiting for Mommy.

Mary Laughing

Last night we were talking and we heard a ripping noise.  We looked over and Mary had gotten a hold of a Fingerhut catalog…. She decided to have some fun.  Enjoy

~ The Deome’s