Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

Well, baby beautiful is officially a toddler. Today, we celebrated her 1st birthday. She was absolutely always. Baby beautiful spent the day w my mom at our house. After I got off work, we celebrated with a yummy dinner, a trip to the park, and an ice cream cone. We had her actual party on sunday.

I can't believe it's been a year!!! she has grown so much and come so far. She took her first steps at 10 months (one week before 11 months) and within 2 weeks, she was toddling everywhere. She now walks primarily. Today, she had fun pushing her own stroller in the park.

While her birthday was wonderful, it was bittersweet. I spent the evening with her, but had to send her home. My dad was first to give her birthday snuggles...and he'll be last tonight (or my stepmom will). It sucks and it hurts. I've never done anything but love my precious daughter. One day soon...she'll be home where she belongs. I may not have given her the first snuggle today, but I certainly gave her the most important one.


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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Been a while..

I know I haven't been on here in a while. Life has been incredibly hectic. Quite a bit has happened in the past month or so.

We are still waiting for the actual adjudicatory hearing, but it is officially scheduled to begin on sept 21. We'll see if that day gets postponed once again. Ugh. I did find an expert to testify for me. He is a highly respected pediatric neurologist. He wrote a report based on his review of the medical records. He described evil dr. Petrak's report as "embellished and exaggerated,". He also said that the amount of blood in her brain was minimal and clinically insignificant. He said it was a subacute or chronic bleed that could absolutely be the result of birth trauma. He went on to say that some of the allegations "boarders on absurdity". His final sentence in the report was, "it is for the above reasons that I believe the allegations authored by Dr Petrak is incorrect and unsubstantiated.".

So, we'll see where this takes us. On a brighter note, I now have unsupervised visits w her every sat and sun all day. Today, we are off to go shopping and visit my sister. Thank you to everyone who has never stopped believing me and supporting me.

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