Monday, January 18, 2010


I had a dream that when June 29, 2010 rolled around all the stuff with the dog attack would be behind us and we could have a big celebration. Well, that is not what will happen but the news is still mostly good! We took the Genius back to the plastic surgeon today for a check-up. He is still pleased with her progress but said laser surgeries will not be able to take care of all of the scarring. He said he will do about 2 more laser surgeries and then we have to wait several years for the next step. At that point they will go in and cut out her scar tissue. After that she may need several more laser surgeries. We are still praying for totally scar free and yes, we are STILL thankful it was not more major. However, at the same time my mommy heart just breaks for her. I hate that when she is older and more self aware that she will once again deal with people asking "What happened to your nose?" and I hate that her nose will turn purple for a week or so after each surgery. Her next laser surgery will be in April. Tomorrow we go to meet with her attorneys and I am thankful to have this new information to share with them. I am also thankful that wise people encouraged us to get an attorney in the first place. Neither of us ever dreamed this would take so long.
On a much happier note, we had a great MLK day! We have been reading some books and teaching the girls about the holiday. I asked today if they remembered and the Genius said, "yeah! It's the day we remember him because he got people to stop calling people with pretty brown skin bad names!" LOL! I love their logic and am so proud of the people they are becoming. We treated them to lunch at their favorite place today....Red Robin! They just loved it and we all were stuffed when we left. We hit a mall and found a great sale going on at Old Navy. I got most of next winter's clothes for the Genius for around $60!!!!! The cheapest was a pair of socks for .24 and the most expensive was a pair of jeans WITH a belt for $5.99. You just cannot beat deals like that! It pays to shop ahead and buy when you find bargains like that. Now we are home and I am ready for an early bed....for me! LOL! Happy MLK day!


Trinka said...

I'm so sorry to hear Genius has so much more ahead of her. :( It started looking so much better, I was just SURE she was almost done with all this stuff. I, too, and thankful you got a lawyer, even though it seems so icky!

Don't you just love that they can't fathom why people would look down on "pretty brown skin"??? It's the embodiment of what MLK was talking about. I can dislike Obama for his POLICIES ... I couldn't care less what he looks like. :)

Kristan said...

I agree, I don't see what the big deal is. It is like discrimanting or hating people because they have red hair or green eyes... I never have been able to figure out the difference and this is NOT even the way I was raised. I come from some family with some prejudices to say the least.

I wonder if they thought about instead of cutting out the scar tissue using cotisone shots into the tissue to break it down. That is what my plastic surgeon did for my scar on my chest. It is still there, but the puff of scar tissue is gone.

karen said...

The innocence of older daughter once looked at a picture of a white girl and a black girl and asked if they were sisters. No reason why they shouldn't be! ;)

Sorry to hear that the road ahead is still long for your oldest. :(

Kathy said...

A word of encouragement, it is truly incredible the way young skin regenerates and heals so beautifully!

Genius' comment is one of the sweetest things I've ever heard. What a sweetheart.

I wish Old navy had been around when my children were coming along! Glad you found so many bargains.