Wednesday, December 25, 2013

santa claws

'Twas the night before Christmas In Texas, you know, Way out on the Prairie, Without any snow.

Asleep in their cabin Were Buddy and Sue A dreamin' of Christmas Like me and like you.

Not stockings, but boots At the foot of their bed, For this was in Texas, What more can be said.

When all of a sudden From out the still night, There came such a ruckus It gave me a fright. And I saw 'cross the Prairie Like a shot from a gun, A loaded up buckboard Come out at a run.

The driver was geein' And hawin' with will, And horses, not reindeer, He drove with such skill.

C'mon Buck and Poncho, And Prince to the right, There'll be plenty o travelin' For ya'll tonight.

The driver in Levi's And a shirt that was red, Had a 10-gallon Stetson On top of his head.

As he stepped from his buckboard He was really a sight, A beard and a moustache So curly and white.

As he burst in the cabin, The children awoke, And were both so astonished, That neither one spoke.

He filled up their boots With such presents galore That neither could think Of a single thing more.

When Buddy recovered The use of his jaws He asked in a whisper, "Are you Santa Claus?" "Am I the real Santa? Well, what do you think?" And he smiled as he gave A mysterious wink.

Then he lept in the buckboard And said in his drawl,

'To the children of Texas, Merry Christmas, ya'll.

-- Joan Winmill Brown

Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Not a good day

She is a very sick little girl with a condition called Citraullinemia-Classic. Her liver is not getting rid of the amino acids through her liver. He liver is failing and if the medication doesn't work she will likely need a liver transplant. She has been admitted to Texas Children's in the NICU.

Tia Loves me
There are multiple treatment methods. Low protein diets, are intended to minimize production of ammonia. Arginine, sodium benzoate and sodium phenylacetate help to remove ammonia from the blood. Dialysis may be used to remove ammonia from the blood when it reaches critical levels. In some cases, liver transplant has been successful.

I will most likely spend the night cramming for my medical exam in the morning. a lot of information to sort through mentally at this point. I have been in a digital black hole for three days so I have not gotten a lot of messages in or out. 

Momma loves me

Jazz is sleeping at the Ronald McDonald house tonight, I am home, washing her a set of clothes for tomorrow, I will head back down before Dr Rounds.  Serious loves to all!
Medical Center, Houston, Texas
Texas Children's Hospital