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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Monday, March 17, 2014

Solomon's lead level, book giveaway reminder, and puppies

REMINDER ABOUT MY BOOK GIVEAWAY! In honor of Trisomy 18 day (Tuesday, March 18) and for Trisomy Awareness month, I am giving away a copy of the book "Audrey Bunny" by Angie Smith. (Angie has also written "I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy" about her daughter Audrey, who had an "incompatible with life" diagnoses and lived 2.5 hours on this earth.) This is a very sweet children's book about a stuffed bunny, named Audrey, who fears that a mark on her body - an imperfection - has made her unworthy of love. She soon learns though, that that is untrue. And that everyone is special and wonderfully made by God.
You can enter by:
1) leave a comment to this post (with your contact info) OR
2) e-mail me at: LittleFirecrackerLilly @ gmail. com (remove spaces) OR
3) message me on Facebook
I will randomly select a winner on Wed., March 19.

Good luck!  :)

Today Solomon had a re-test to check his lead levels.  Praise God they have dropped!  His blood test came back under 3 which means great improvement.  He is no longer in a range where there is really much concern.  He will be tested once more at his 2 year check-up, in September. 

The government worker with the lead detection gun never did show up.  (Bureaucracy!)  So we don't know if something environmental was causing it.   But perhaps the combination of the detox I've been doing with Solomon, the fact that he no longer puts EVERYTHING in his mouth anymore, and God's mercy, is what dropped his lead level back into the more normal range.

What else would a boy push in a stroller but a dump truck!
Here is what I have been giving Solomon to work as a lead detox:  Vitamin C, multivitamin (I use Beeyoutiful's Superkids), cod liver oil (Green Pasture fermented), calcium (from Meadow Mountain Herbs) and iron (also from Meadow Mountain Herbs).  I was also prepared to bath him in bentonite clay (see article here from Bulk Herb Store).  Also, I washed his hands frequently throughout the day, gave him several snacks, and damp mopped our wood floors a bit more than usual.  (Those were suggestions I received in my educational packet from the government workers that visited us in January.)

"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23

Today my favorite puppy Houdini was the first of the litter to leave home.  I was happy for Houdini but I sure miss the furry little guy and was surprised I wanted to cry after he left with his new family.  Bye Houdini!


We just have two puppies needing good homes.  The first is Watsonia, a girl:

 The other is Bongle, a boy:

Let us know if you are interested in either of these two cuties! 


  1. Oh so cute!! (boys and dogs both!)

  2. Praise Jesus!!!! So happy to hear about Solomon:) Love that picture of him!