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Sunday, September 21, 2008

what...a weekend!

What a great weekend we had!!

We were up and on the road by 4:30 am
6:00 arrive to childrens
7:30 get ready to have Charli go to have her CT
7:35 have a nurse tell us that there has been a delay in the first scan (Charil was #2) and it would be about 3o minutes.
8:30 I ask the nurse how much longer (Charli had been without food/water since 7:00 Thursday night)
8:45 they take her for her 7:45 scan!!
9:30 she is out of the scan and in recovery
10:15 Charli is still in recovery because she had a rough time AGAIN - her oxygen dropped into the 70's and she was holding her breath (aka, not breathing!!!)
10:30 Charli finally got into the room with us where she was not happy and had a rough time coming out of "it"
11:00 Charli suddenly snapped out of it and was all better! She started eating fruit loops and Cheerios and was ready to walk out of there!!

After we had been on the road for about ten minutes we got a call from her doctor saying that there had been no change in her scans, which is good news. We will take Charli back in six months for scans again, next time she will have an ultrasound which is so much safer for her little body, I am thankful. She will need to be sedated because she wouldn't sit still and tolerate the procedure, but as she gets older that will be something she should learn to tolerate with age!

Chad, Charli and I took off for Lincoln!! We were very excited to take part in the Husker event for kids with cancer. We got there shortly after 1:00. We didn't get to see any of the "big" names because they were on the ride, and didn't get back before we left. Charli had a great time on all the jumpy toys (so did daddy!!), she got to ride mechanical bull, she got a tattoo, and stole everyones hearts as she walked around dancing to the live music! She was adorable! Around 3:00 we decided that since we were in town we should do something else fun too, and went to the Children's museum! She had a GREAT time - Chad and I both agreed that we have never seen her so excited for such a long period of time!!

After playing at the museum we had supper with Grandma and Grandpa Borg before going to Andrew's (my nephew) college football game! CHARLI WAS A BLAST!! She was so into the entire game! She got so into the game, it was great!! She didn't nap that afternoon and did not have one second of unhappy times, she had a big day and handled it well. She is getting so grown up!

Today we played it pretty low-key!! Grandma and Grandpa Preister stopped to visit tonight, and I was full of energy to show off for them!!

It is becoming painfully obvious to me that Charli is growing up :-(

Chad and Charli had a great time on this one, and did it many times!!

peek-a-boo mom!!!

at a horrible supper experience with Grandma and Grandpa Borg!! UGH, not a good experience that night...we waited 2 hours for hamburgers, which we took home to eat!!! NOT FUN!

Thank God we didn't have to move in this time, but Charli took her suitcase just in case I guess!

dress up!!

Aunt Vicki gave her two football stickers and she LOVED them...wanted them this morning too!

we could see out the elevator!!

hey Grandpa look...I can milk a cow!!!

I got a shamrock because I am lucky!!

rough ride!

cartoon time!

cool dude!

rocking a big-girl pony!!

with my cousin Andrew!!!!

Charli was SO into the game!!


Jodi Johnson said...


So glad things went well Friday. I thought about you guys often! Love ya...Jodi

Anonymous said...

Preister's. So glad to read Charli's scans were unchanged! All of you continue to be in our prayers. Blessings. The Kuta's

The Wiechman's said...

Glad to hear that all is well with Charli! Good to see you had a nice trip to Lincoln, sorry about the dinner trouble. (We saw G & G Preister in West Point at the car show!)

Natalie said...

Love the "pony" and she does ROCK it! Adorable picture of Charli and her the footbal sticker on her cheek.

Deqlan said...

Thank You Lord for great results on Charli's scans! Hip hip hooray! so happy for you Charli, Chad and Brenda! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend and i just love the pics, especially dress up Charli, you are to cute! Prayers alwats, hugs and God Bless
Samm & Deqlan

Anonymous said...

hello from oneill--a relay for life friend-Kelli
glad to hear everything went well! You have a cute cute family!

Kelsey said...

Brenda i'm glad Charli's check ups went good on friday.. She is one tough cookie.. and adorable of course.. Well i just wanted to let you know that i love reading and seeing pictures of you guys.. Take care

Rachelle said...

I am so happy everything went well on Friday! I love all the pictures ~ Charli is gorgeous as always! Sounds like you guys did have a very full weekend. I want to thank you for all the kind comments you always leave on our blog ~ it means a lot!

Grma and Grmpa Preister said...

Love the you guys!

Michelle said...

We are so glad Charli's scans are clear HOORAY for continued NED!!!!We are glad you all had a wonderful weekend. Charli your are so darn cute I myself wish I could just reach thru this computer and hug you. Brenda again thank you for everything you are doing to raise awareness for our children fighting this terrible beast. My heart is with all of you.