Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Few Things

First, I'm officially an Auntie for the very first time! On March 28, 2011 at 5:54pm my kid sister (seriously, we're ten years apart) gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl; Khloe Aiden!


While I'm 800 miles away and unsure when I'll be able to make it back home to New Jersey to meet her and give my sister the biggest of hugs, I'm a bit in the thrall of baby magic. Joe is heading home on a business trip this weekend and will be bringing the first official package of spoilage to my wee niece. He'll have a hard time fitting clothes in his suitcase after he puts all of the baby stuff in it. :)



In less happy medical news, my eye is acting up once more. It's feeling goopy and I'm having blurred, nearly double vision from it so I'm off to visit my friend the eye doctor for the first time since January. While that's good, the loss of vision is troubling and I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it's something that can be cleared up, is not a new outbreak and is not serious. If you'd be so kind, send some good thoughts my way this afternoon.

Update: I don't want to taint to joy of my niece's birth with ugliness and bad news. For an update on my condition, please see the comments.

21 comments:

  1. First of all, congratulations Auntie Danni! Such wonderful news. She is absolutely beautiful and deserves to be as spoilt as she probably will be :)

    On another note, I'm so sorry to hear your eye complaint is playing up again. As well as being entirely irritating, it must be pretty darn scary too. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you all the best at the docs. Take care and try not to worry,

    Roisin x

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  2. Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations!

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  3. WOW!Congrats!

    My younger brother's gf just had a baby boy on the same day. I don't know the time though. It really cool too cause I live in Jersey like you sister.

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  4. Happy Auntie Day!!! What a sweet baby, and a beautiful name! Blessings to your sister and her baby!! Crap, crap about your eye, but will add my thoughts and energies to everyone elses. Hope you are loving the feeling of being in your own home...believe me, it doesnt wear off anytime soon!! Enjoy spring in your yard!

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  5. Awww! Congrats Auntie!! Hope that your eye isn't serious.

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  6. I'm sending good thoughts for your eye, sweety!

    thanks for sharing the baby love with us!

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  7. Thanks guys, she really is a beauty!

    As for my eye, it is not. The doctor had me attempt to read the eye chart and while I was reading 20/20 in January, I now can barely make out the top line of text with my left eye. When he gave it a look see, the good news was that there isn't a new flare up.

    The bad news; there is a sinkhole in the scar tissue that he is unsure of the hows and whys of. He says it's the strangest thing he's ever seen and could be caused by inflammation as a result of my having come off the steroids months ago. I'm on steroids again as a tentative treatment and have a meeting with the corneal specialist the end of next week; provided my condition doesn't worsen or change.

    I could handle that up until a point, the point where he brought up the prospect of them slicing into my eye and cutting the scar tissue out or needing to have a corneal transplant. When those words were uttered, I got sick to my stomach and burst into tears. There is little in this like that scares me more then the prospect of going blind and there is nothing that makes me as ill, nervous and anxious then people doing things to my eye. Just having drops put in is a struggle for me.

    Right now, I am terrified. I've been crying for over an hour, fighting the urge to throw up again and maybe more so then the first two, I am furious and frustrated.

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  8. Uhh Danny, we four of us Hungarian hedgies (my husband, my baby girl, myself and Kretek the actual hedgie) send You huge loads of helping energy! keep us updated please!

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  9. Oh Danni, I wanted to give you wonderful congratulations on becoming an auntie but I've just read your comment on your eye. I'm still chuffed your an aunt but concerned for you. The thought of things going into my eye freaks me too. I really feel for you.

    Sending hugs from across the pond.

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  10. My sweet, I'm am lighting candles & sending you my love & best wishes that your eye will not need surgery. You're in my thoughts today especially, and will continue to be in them throughout whatever comes. I wish I could be there in person to comfort you.. whether making you tea, passing you the vodka, giving you hugs or holding the punching bag... and I'm truly sorry I cannot. But you're close as can be to my heart & I'm sending you all the love & light & healing & peace possible.
    Hang in there my dear, you're a tough chick & you'll be able to make it through whatever may come your way.
    If you need anything else I can give you from way the hell over in WA, let me know. ^-^

    I totally <3 you & know you WILL be ok. Sending all my love & hugs.

    XOXOXOXO

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  11. Being an auntie is the next best job to being an Oma. I loved my niece so much it hurt.
    Congrats.
    Now to the healing....I'm sorry about your eye. Be well dear one. TOB

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  12. Welcoem to the World Khloe Aiden!! ♥ And Congratulations Aunti Danni!! :0) She's adorable!

    Will be keeping you in my thoughts and sending healing energy your way. I know the news you just received (about your eye) is horrific and a lot to take in. But keep thinking those positive thoughts! There is power in them! {{BIG HUGS!!}}

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  13. Congratulations on becoming an aunt! Little Khloe is adorable. I am so sorry to hear of your eye troubles. Many hugs to you. I hope that things turn out for the best. Sincerely, Theresa

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  14. Congrats first off on your beautiful niece. I am so sorry about the trouble you are having with your eye though. That would be absolutely terrifying. I will light a candle for you and send lots of good thoughts your way. Blessing!!

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  15. It's lovely being an Auntie how wonderful for you :-)

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  16. Oh honey.. congratulations on your aunthood, but I'm so worried about you with this eye thing. Lighting candles, sending energy.. please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do .. gentle hugs and lots of love

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  17. Congrats on becoming an aunt. That's an awesome thing.

    Not so cool about your eye though. Sending healing thoughts to you.....keep us posted.

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  18. Yayyy, an auntie! Khloe is just beautiful and now you'll be able to spoil her without having the full responsiblity, lol...I'm so sorry your eye is acting up again. I know you don't want to mix health with your new niece, but it's important for all of us to hear the happy and not so happy goings on with you. Sending you lots of healing blessings.

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  19. Congratulations Auntie Danni! Hope you will get to meet your new niece in person soon.

    I'm sorry to hear about your eye-- I hope that the specialist will be able to give you better answers as to what is going on and that you will be on the path to healing soon. Thinking of you.

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  20. I hope the joy of such a cute niece sends you enough magic to make your eye better. I wish I could offer some face-to-face comfort while you cried, but all I have is faraway hugs. A candle burns for you, hon!

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  21. What a little treasure! The birth of a baby in the family is always such a blessing. I certainly hope you eye gets better. I am sending healing wishes your way, sweet friend.

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