Carmen update: Carmen’s pediatrician called and Carmen still has C-diff. We are starting another round of Vancomycin. Her doctor recommended starting VSL#3, a probiotic with 450 billion live bacteria per packet. Carmen has also developed a yeast infection on her leg. The area stays clean and dry so I have no idea how this happened. We are putting Nystatin on the area and will continue loading her up with probiotics. Hopefully something will help. Please pray for Carmen.

I took Lauren in for her pediatric opthamologist follow-up. She is seeing 20/30 and 20/50 with her glasses. We will go back for another visit in two months. If her vision with glasses hasn’t improved, she will have to wear an eye patch for a few hours per day. She does not like that idea at all so we are praying that her vision improves! If she does have to wear an eye patch, I hope it is pink and sparkly!

While at Lauren’s follow-up visit, I asked the doctor if he could take a look in Carmen’s eyes. He was happy to check her. He turned off the lights and looked in her eyes with a very bright light. Carmen’s eyelids did not even flutter. He said that most likely she does not see anything. A year ago Carmen was still tracking objects. This disease progresses so quickly and so relentlessly.

Thank you Wendy for watching Carmen on Monday so I could take Lauren out! Lauren was very happy to have “mommy-time” and totally enjoyed her Panera Cinnamon Crunch bagel!

Yesterday as I was unpacking my grocery bags, Lauren saw a can of tuna. She looked very worried and upset and asked, “Mom, you aren’t going to cook a mermaid, are you?” I love 4 year olds!!!