Monday, July 7, 2008

She's Molting

Well hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. We enjoyed our last week at the Lake House until September ( we've got renters until then). Lisa had a good weekend. She seems to be feeling well even though her immunity is low. She's eating good and giggling a lot.

We enjoyed the 4th of July fireworks over the lake and got our own private show on the 5th when our neighbor Scott decided he wanted to put on a show. Mike helped him light of some fireworks from the middle of the lake. As the older kids yelled "encore", Lisa shouted "popcorn". I don't think she was hungry, that's what she thought her sibs were saying. On Saturday, I noticed that there was little tuft of hair on her pillow. I warned the rest that it was starting to come out. Yesterday I noticed a bit more. Today she started molting. I've heard people describe what it's like losing your hair to cancer, but I still can't believe it. Within 48 hours we went from a few strands to hair all over everything. She even had Chief beat as to how much hair she dropped. It was everywhere. While 2 days ago I thought we had a week, this morning I thought perhaps tomorrow or Wed we'd have to shave it. By 4:00 today, we were calling Matt, our good friend and Lisa's godfather. It's time, no use putting off the inevitable. Matt came right over and joined Lisa in a head shaving party. He promised her that every minute she was hairless, he would be too. At first she was a bit apprehensive, but she helped shave his head. Then it was her turn, she didn't want to, but she did it. No tears, just some protest. When all was said and done, she just rubbed her head and smiled. Her first glimpse in the mirror a while later caused her eyebrows to raise, then she smiled and went on her merry way.

I still look twice when she reappears in my sight....she just looks so different...not used to counting a baldy instead of a curly in my headcount!


tom said...

Holy Crap she looks like your cousin Tim (Aunt Molly's son)

Diane said...

Well, Juli and I both agree that she may be bald, but she is still as adorable as ever!! (Oh and a special "Hi Miranda" from Juli)

love you guys!! Diane and JuliAnna

Anonymous said...

Wish I could look that cute! Tell Lisa we think she looks adorable. Lily says Hi to Maranda and wants to have a sleepover. Will give you guys a call this week to see about scheduling a date.

The Kreagers

Anonymous said...

Hello McMaster family,

I'm sending everyone lots of healing, positive energy.

Let me know if I can be of support with some in-home yoga or relaxation session(s).

Thinking of you,

Pam Dear

BookMama said...

Glad she's reacting to the hair loss/head shaving so well. I agree that she looks pretty cute!