Friday, January 26, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Here is some info on it:
What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome? ...Pronounced, ghee-yan bah-ray, Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a neurological disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the Peripheral Nervous System. You may recall that the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is the part of the nervous system which consists of everything but the brain and spinal cord, which we call the Central Nervous System (CNS).
All the nerves and nerve cells outside your Central Nervous System make up your Peripheral Nervous System. These include the spinal and cranial nerves, ganglia, and plexuses. Their task is to relay information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body and from your body to your brain and spinal cord.
The PNS consists of 12 pairs of cranial nerves, which emerge from your brain, and mainly send messages too and from your head and neck, lots of which include our senses. It also contains 31 pairs of spinal nerves, which branch off from your spinal cord and supply the rest of your body, such as the organs and muscles.
With the help of our peripheral nerves, we are able to carry out voluntary and involuntary actions, like picking up a fork, clapping our hands or riding a bike. These are voluntary actions.
In contrast, our heart beat and intestinal functions occur without our conscious control. These are involuntary actions and are regulated by our autonomic nervous system. The autonomic part of your Peripheral Nervous System ensures that all our internal organs and glands function smoothly.
Now that we have established why the Peripheral Nervous System is so important to our wellbeing, we can see why Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is such a devastating disorder.
Characterized by muscle weakness, paralysis of the limbs and breathing muscles, onset of the disorder is sudden and unexpected. GBS can develop over hours or days, or may take up to a month. Symptoms are progressive, increasing in intensity until certain muscles can't be used at all. Occassionally, a patient can become almost totally paralysed. Once the disorder interferes with breathing, blood pressure and heart rate, it becomes a medical emergency and hospitalisation is the only option.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I think I have created a monster! I told her maybe tomorrow....so you will probably be seeing more of her soon.
Oh and look how cute she looks in this Valentine card. My sister.......she was like "oh yeah, it's cute" she is so used to seeing pics anymore that she doesn't even get excited about them....but she isn't a picture freak like I am!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
So my sister left the girls with me while she did a few things today. Ivy and I decided she needed a new do! So I cut her hair. Doesn't she look adorable??? She kept saying "Meme cut all my hair off!" After I was done she told me that she wanted to take pictures. What a great idea!!! You know how I can't resist that! So I decided that I would try some high key shots. We had a good time. I love it when she is so willing :)
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Oh this little guy melted my heart. He was the sweetest, cutest little man. He sooo made me want to have another baby. Can you believe that I actually cried a bit when I held him. I know I'm a weirdO, but babies just do something to me. He was so good too. I love his head of dark gorgeous hair. I wanted to keep him at my house. I'm still gushing over him!
Monday, January 08, 2007
I'll post a pic of the bag that I'm getting her too.....I have the color choices of pink, purple, or aqua blue which I'm leaning toward.....thanks in advance for the input!!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Well and Chunk......I was just glad to get some catch lights in those dark eyes of his.