Sunday, October 16, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Bella first row first on the left.
74th out of 150..
#774 go Bella go!!
What a cold wet day it was
here in Ohio, temp was in the 40's
Bella's shoes came off in the mud
she ended up running the last mile in just her socks..
What a mess.
Bella at "Moose on the loose" day
Just thought I'd give an update on how Isabella my granddaughter is doing.
She suffers from JRA ..has had 2 surgeries.
She just turned 15 is a Freshman in high school.
I'm so proud of her!
She's in all honor classes has a 4. grade point average
is secretary of student council, in choir, on the swim team, plays soft ball.
In many other clubs.
What both she & I are most proud of
is that she's on the varsity cross country team!
Yes she's a runner.. .
This is a child that the doctors said
probably would never be able run or do sports.
Thank you and God Bless Bella!
Posted by Mary Rose at 5:27 PM
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
above not sure what I was doing :-}
under the slip cover
When my chair slip cover wore out and it
wasn't in my budget to buy a new one
I made my own.
I've slip covered child chairs, stools, & cushions
but never a large armed chair.
Being concerned I couldn't tackle this project
I still gave it a try..
Using fabrics I had I got busy.
In a week-end my cover was finished.
The cover is far from perfect
but sure serves it's purpose!
Posted by Mary Rose at 7:58 AM
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
My Granddaughter Bella had knee surgery yesterday.
She's home from the hospital and resting.
The Plica problem has been taken care of
but the Arthritis is extensive and nothing can be done about that.
Thanks so very much for your thoughts & prayers!!
Posted by Mary Rose at 1:52 PM
Sunday, January 9, 2011
My granddaughter Bella's having surgery on her knee Tues. Jan11
Could you please say a prayer for her.
....FYI about Bella...
Bella has suffered with Polyarticular Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for years.
JRA is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, stiffness and sometimes reduced motion. It can affect any joint, and in some cases it can affect internal organs as well.
One early sign of JRA may be limping in the morning. Symptoms can come and go. Some children have just one or two flare-ups. Others have symptoms that never go away. JRA causes growth problems in some children.
No one knows exactly what causes JRA. Scientists do know it is an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system, which normally helps your body fight infection, attacks your body's own tissues. Medicines and physical therapy can help maintain movement and reduce swelling and pain.Polyarticular (say: pah-lee-ar-tik-yoo-lur) JRA. Poly means many, so polyarticular means having to do with many joints. This kind of JRA affects five or more joints. Although this kind of JRA usually involves large joints, such as knees, wrists, elbows, and ankles, small joints of the hands and feet are also often involved.
Bella's doing a bit better these days with the JRA but continues on medication with blood work and doctors visits.
Bella also has Plica syndrome this is why she's in need of knee surgery. She's been living with much pain/swelling..Surgery will be Tues morning. Will you please keep Bella in your thoughts & prayers?
Bella's such a great kid, I'm so proud of her! She was voted student of the month, is secretary of 8th grade Student Council, on swim team, volleyball, soft ball & choir. She keeps very active a must for children with JRA! She's also working for a place on Academic Challenge. Way to go Bella :-}
Posted by Mary Rose at 10:04 AM