Today’s Appointment

Nora’s early morning cardiology appointment went very well!! She weighs NINE pounds now!! She tolerated the echocardiogram and the EKG like a champ–not a whimper out of her!  She was happy and well rested after her night with Miss Paula! She just layed there watching the news, sipping on some morning milkies.

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One if the newscasters was named Nora. When ever someone was speaking to her they’d address her by name, “Well, you see, Nora…” Our little Miss was like,”Who, me?”

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3 birds in our tree back at home texted to me from my Mom!


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There were no new findings in either of the tests. Nora is eating great and gaining weight just as she should. Doc doesn’t want to see her back until November!

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TURN THESE LIGHTS BACK OFF!!!!


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Bye bye!

With our appointment being so early we got in and got out – home just before 9:30. The only drawback was that we didn’t get to see Miss Linda this time.

The rest of the day was uneventful compared to yesterday. I got everything done that I needed to do and was even given the opportunity to have lunch with the big kids (Thanks for staying with Nora, Kate!!). Because we had to leave so early I didn’t get to see them off in the morning. My Mom stayed the night so she could get them on the bus and be there if Gavin were to wake up feeling crappy. Fortunately he did not. I’m now certain it is allergies.

My sweet big girl:

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(my phone battery died before Gavin’s lunch time 😦 )

Nora had a nice long walk with Gavin and I this evening. We walked a couple of miles before William got the call to come pick us up. Nornor got tired of things and started fussing pretty badly. She certainly has a little temper on her!

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Meanwhile back at home William caught a glimpse of what at first appeared to be a giant bug flying in our garage. Seconds later he realized it was a hummingbird!

Flash back to a few blocks away – I’m “bounce-walking” with Nora in my arms at about 35 mph. A bulky oxygen tank is clanking against me and Gavin is running behind me with the stroller. I was almost home and wondered where the heck my hubzbind was!

Back in the garage, William has unsuccessfully attempted to vacate the garage of the sweet little hummingbird. It couldn’t figure out how to get out through the wide opened garage doors and insisted on hovering around a lightbulb. William set up a ladder beneath the light and waited for the bird to come back. Ever so carefully, he clasped his hands around the delicate little creature. By this time it was already dark out. Birds do not see well in the dark, we knew, so he had no choice but to put the teeny tiny little bird in a little towel-lined box. Then he and Greta rushed off to rescue the rest of his family who were nearly home at that point. We were rushed the .2 (point two) miles back home where Fuss Cakes was promptly put in the tub.

The little hummingbird is asleep in our bathroom for the night and we will release her in the daylight of the morning. I will definitey following my own advice that I just gave to someone a few days ago with the same dilemma of a trapped hummingbird. I’ll be painting our emergency garage door pulls BLACK. The birds are attracted to anything red, even emergency garage door pulls. They want to fly upward to escape danger and can’t figure out how to leave the way they came in. If there aren’t kindly people around to notice and rescue them, they will die from exhaustion.

Thank you all so very, very, very, very much for all of your prayers. This little miracle baby girl is doing wonderful!!!!

I will proclaim the name of the Lord .
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
(Deuteronomy 32:3 NIV)

8 thoughts on “Today’s Appointment

  1. Great news about Nora:) love the hummingbird story! I wanted to tell you that my 2nd grade daughter, Riley, had to pick someone who is a real life hero and write why (for school)…all on her own, she chose Nora because Nora is so brave!

  2. Such great news about Nora! A couple of days ago my eight year old daughter ran in from our garage saying she saw a hummingbird also. Reading your post about garage door pulls, it all makes sense now. I’m so glad this one didn’t try to stay. I’m not very comfortable around birds and I wouldn’t have wanted it to die. Go William!

  3. I had yet another dream about Miss Nora last night. Once again, it was SO vivid and this time lasted a little longer. This time, she was a bit older, maybe around 1 or so! You had alot of family at your house and for some reason I was there. You seemed relieved when I offered to take Nora for a moment and soothe her. She and I walked around, talked, sang, and I rememeber the smell of her head and the feel of her sweet, whispy little hair. At one point, it was time for her to eat, but she was eating solid food! I remember holding the bowl with what looked to be baby food mixed with some oatmeal. She ate it right off the spoon like a champ! We all thought it was so funny that she had food all over herself.

    Now for the funniest part of the dream! You decided that you wanted a new light fixture in your bedroom and WIlliam was adamant that the ceiling fan was staying!!! HAHAHA! Now, I don’t know which one you currently have, but in my dream, William was NOT parting with his ceiling fan! How funny is that? So you all had a heated discussion about that, at which point Nora and I went into the living room to hang out with Greta and Gavin. In the end, my husband showed up and I said to him, “You know the sweet little baby I check up on each morning? This is her!” He was delighted that I was sp happy to be spending time with her. 🙂

    I thought I would share this because this is the second dream I’ve had about Miss Nora and they always leave me waking up so happy! Unlike many dreams, I can remember all the parts to this one and it was just SO real. I continue to send my prayers to Little Miss and if she blesses me that much through dreams, I can only imagine how much of a blessing she is in real life! XOXOXOXO

  4. I love the dream that Brittany above me had!!! I have had only positive feelings about little Nora all along. I see her getting chubby as she should, I see her responding to people and smiling as she should be doing at her age. I see a beautiful little girl full of spunk! You tell’em Nora!!! Like all babies, she communicates her needs! I’m so happy that her tests were positive, too. I’ll continue praying that she progresses well, and thank you for posting and sharing your lovely baby girl. And her big brother and sister too! William is a special person to take such gentle care of the little bird. We had one years ago knock itself out on our trailer doors and lie quietly recovering while we were able to admire it. Such tiny tiny creatures they are. Beautiful and full of life just as Nora is.
    samm

  5. I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT NORA’S REPORT. WOW, SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO GO BACK TILL OCTOBER! PRAISE GOD. SHE SURE IS A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL. ALEISA, YOU AND WILLIAM HAVE SUCH BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. THAT WAS SO NICE OF YOUR MOM TO TEXT YOU A PICTURE OF THE THREE BIRDS, “EVERYTHING’S GOING BE ALRIGHT”. GLAD YOU GOT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH THE BIG KIDS, BET THEY LOVED THAT. SUCH A GOOD PICTURE OF GRETA AT SCHOOL. I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS PRETTY NEAT WHEN NORA HEARD HER NAME AND THOUGHT THE PEOPLE ON T.V. WAS TALKING TO HER. SHE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO WHAT THEY WERE SAYING, WATCHING THEIR EVERY MOVE. SHE LOOK SO CUTE IN HER LITTLE PINK AND WHITE DRESS. SO GLAD THAT WILLIAM WENT TO THE RESCUE OF THE LITTLE HUMMING BIRD. I AM JUST AMAZED HOW FAST AND HOW BEAUTIFUL THOSE LITTLE THINGS ARE. WE HAD A BABY HUMMINGBIRD A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, AND HIS BEAK WAS LONGER THAN HIS BODY. HE WAS THE CUTEST LITTLE THING. WE WATCH ALL SUMMER AS HIS BODY SIZE CAUGHT UP HIS BEAK. LOVE THE DREAM THAT BRITTANY SHARED WITH ALL OF US. AS YOU KNOW I ALSO HAD SUCH GOOD FEELINGS THAT LITTLE NORA WAS GOING TO BECOME STRONG AND THAT GOD WAS TAKING VERY GOOD CARE OF HER. GOD REALLY DID GIVE NORA TO THE RIGHT FAMILY!!! YOUR BLOGS ABOUT NORA AND YOUR FAMILY, HAS BROUGHT PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TOGETHER. GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS, BUT HE STILL PERFORMS MIRACLES!!!!! WELL I BETTER GET IN GEAR AND GET A LITTLE DONE TODAY, BUT I WILL CHECK BACK IN TOMORROW. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY. LOVE YOU ALL. GOD BLESS.

  6. Congratulations on the doctor’s report Miss Nora! So happy to hear the new formula is pleasing you.
    May your family have a wonderful joyous weekend at your auntie’s wedding!

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