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Today Abby had an allergy appointment at the new office at CHOP. They went to bed late (GRacie was up screaming until almost 10) and I had to wake them up more than an hour early. We got ready (with a lot of whining) and I dropped Gracie with my Mom. I hit the road early.

I hate going somewhere new, especially somewhere in a major city when it's rush hour. I left about an hour and 15 minutes to get to what should take about 45 minutes. After a boatload of traffic I arrive where google maps says I should be. Of course, there's a detour. I figured my way around (since the office was sort of near where I went to grad school) and found the lot. I pull in and it's under construction. THere are narrow drive ways and very few spots. I get into a spot where it is especially narrow and I think I have it cleared when I hear the godawful sound of metal on cement. My car scraped the column and put about 7 almost foot long scratches. (Can you tell this is the point at which I wanted to cry?) So now I'm late, can't find the spot, my car is scratched and I am exhausted. I get a spot, park, get Abby out and start walking. Of course the sidewalks were closed so I had to walk about a block and a half out of my way to get to the office.

I arrived 15 minutes late and had to wait another 20. Abby was good. Her appointment was fine. The bad news is her milk and egg allergies are still severe BUT she is no longer allergic to peanuts! Yay! SO we may not be able to eat most normal things but we can now have PB & J! The doc sent us to the bloodlab to have labs run to see her allergy levels. This can be used to see in 6 months if she is improving. It gives us a glimpse into whether or not she is outgrowing her allergies.

So, after about 5 hours we arrived home. Past lunch, past nap and both of us cranky. I got Gracie and brought the girls promptly home to bed. Now I am just hoping they sleep for more than 45 minutes.


Christina 6:41 PM  

I'm sorry things have been so rough. Please email me if you need to talk!!



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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