Every parent of a child with braces (on the teeth) look forward to 2 things: 1) the receipt
that says "paid in full", and 2) the day they come off. TODAY WAS #2! And wouldn't you know
it.....he wouldn't even SMILE:) For two years I have took him, if not once a month, you better
bet twice a month. And what do I get....NO SMILE:) I did however, threaten, I mean asked him
to smile for the camera....Dad deserved a peek at those pearly whites....since he paid for them
and all. What he didn't see was that I texted the pic to not only his Dad, but his aunts too!
Shame on me...but I think I was as proud of this moment as if he had won the noble prize. He
did receive some floss, a water bottle full of candy and some balloons, which I had to
carry.......what were they thinking....a 13 year old carrying balloons:) I loved it! After a Zaxby's
run, we were headed back to school. I wonder if he smiled for his friends? If so, he better keep
that one to himself. Anyway, we stopped by Mom's and guess what.....he SMILED! I do love
So, enough of that.......Mom called B'ham and told them that she wanted to go ahead with the
transplant. She just wanted to say it......out loud....to them. Now she feels better about it and we
are ready. Hopefully the meds she is taking will get rid of the pressure that is on her lungs, so
the transplant will be successful. As long as pressure is on the lungs she cannot receive a heart
because she would just reject it. So for now we just wait. Her next appointment is in Feb.
Thanks for the comments.....I had to gulp.....somebody actually read this thing! And I'm still
working the kinks out....who knew that www. was so important:) I would love to have all the
cute buttons on the sides. Please leave me a tip.
Thanks again for the prayers and keep them going......Oh, and if you know of someone who
knows someone, etc. who has had a transplant...ask them to leave a comment...she wants to
know all the details.