Christmas Was Here!!

Christmas has come and gone, and the kids had a wonderful time.  I wanted to send a special shout out to our family and friends for making it an extra special time for our kids and us as well.  You’re all very special to us, and we thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful gifts.  Here are a couple of pictures from the day.  Enjoy.

~ The Deome’s

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

Jacksonville Zoo

Sorry I haven’t had a chance to fix this post.  But I have some much needed downtime.  Here it is.  The kids had a wonderful time, and I dragged my Dad around the Zoo.  I think he had a great time seeing the sights.  What a wonderful time we had.  Check out all of the pictures at the Gallery.

Mary feeling the rock structure at the Elephant exhibit.  

Mary, Christopher, and my father.  Hanging out by the huge elephant statue.