ATWT-The Noggin gets a check-up

Posted on Thursday~March 12, 2009

Today Asher has his three month follow-up appointment. Yes, it's been THREE months since his brain shunt surgery! He'll have a catscan, xray, and a bit of a drive to see his neurosurgeon to look over the tests. Big, long day for the Ash Man.

All prayers and well wishes are much appreciated. Good test results would obviously rock the party.

(This photo was taken last summer.)

(If you don't know Asher's story, you can click The Noggin under labels in my left sidebar to learn more.)

As we take off for the day, I'm going to steal an idea from Erin at If You Give a Mom a Moment.

Here's how it works: I'm going to ask a question at the end of this post. The first commenter will answer the question and leave another question in their comment. Then the next commenter will answer that person's question and then ask their own question....you get the idea.

fun, huh? If you don't normally comment, don't be shy (or be shy and comment anonymously by simply clicking anonymous. If you want).

I'm going to change it up a bit and have the questions be of the either/or variety. Like, soap or body wash? Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera? Like that. It can be something silly or weird, or boring or serious. Whatever. Have fun! You can come back later and see how someone answered your question and play again if you feel like it. I know there's nothing in the whole world you'd rather be doing...(snort)

I'll look forward to reading your answers when we're back home and relieved that everything is fine with The Noggin.

(Can you tell I'm needing something light and cheery these days? Oh! And if I owe you an email or I seem to have disappeared, my apologies. I'll get back to you soonly.)

My question for commenter #1 - Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Creamy (I know. Deep, huh?)

(For more pictures worth a thousand words, like the one above, visit Jen at Cheaper Than Therapy.)

57 clicked right here to comment:

Bree Shaw said...

good luck with your appt today. hope all goes well!


my question- kisses or hugs?

Deven said...

Hugs - way more comfortable from a wider variety of people. I LOVE kid hugs...those little arms around my neck or knees. Sigh. One of the best things this side of heaven.

Question - bottled water or tap?

Jenn said...
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Jenn said...

Praying for Asher!

Tap! We have our own well and the water is yummy!

My question-

A book or T.V.?

Andrea Frederick said...

good luck on your day, hope everything turns out well. in my prayers~

Angie said...

Oh, poor Asher and poor Mommy. Praying your day goes well and the news is GREAT!

My answer... a book, definitely! Nothing like curling up to good writing.

My question... beach or mountains?

Miss Jenn said...

saying a prayer for your little one right now...hope everything goes well.

my answer--mmm, beach (only b/c I go to the mountains every year & have only ever been to the beach once).

my question--white or milk chocolate?

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

definitely MILK chocolate. White is way too sweet.

Love and prayers for Asher.

boxers or briefs? :)

LisAway said...

Very best wishes for the Ash Man and his momma today!

Boxers, I suppose.

Your chocolate with peanut butter or mint?

Sarah said...

Good luck to you and Asher!

Peanut Butter with the chocolate every time.

Cloudy or Sunny?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's ONLY been 3 months. For some reason it seems longer ago...

Sunny! Need my Vitamin D!

Larry Bird or Magic Johnson?

Muthering Heights said...

I don't know...I wasn't into basketball in the 90's!!

Swimming Pool or Hot Tub?

Brooke said...

Hot tub. I don't like the cold of swimming pools.

American Idol or Lost?

Heidi Ashworth said...

How ironic that I would get this question--I just noticed last night that they are on at the exact same time. Anyway, I guess I would have to say Lost even thought that show lost me about 18 months ago . . .

Umm, how about apples or oranges?

K and/or K said...


Katie homles hair: bob or extensions?

Keyona said...
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Keyona said...

Ahsers test results will rock. I believe this to be true!

Bob all the way

Seperate Shampoo and Conditioner or 2-in-1?

Deb said...

separate products, for sure!

keep us posted and my prayers are with mr. asher today! it is, indeed, a big day!


dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Jami said...

Dark chocolate. Mm!

Comedy or drama?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

ooooh tough one... But I'm going with comedy since I've had a lot of drama lately.

Jazz hands or spirit fingers?

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...


Definitely spirit fingers.

Tiffany or Debbie Gibson?

Less Toil Traci said...

Debbie Gibson definitely. I used to do 8th grade synchronized swimming in gym to her "I get lost in your eyes" song. Great memories of getting into a bathing suit in jr high gym class!! NOT!!

soup or salad?

Annette Lyon said...

Can I say both? Really depends on the day (in winter, soup, summer, salad).

Snickers or Twix?

(Best wishes to Asher today! Be sure to keep us updated.)

LexiconLuvr said...

Twix, especially if it's arabic chocolate! Delicioso!

The test results will be rockin' good Heather. And the Ash man is always in our prayers (and you too! How weird is that?!) XOXO

Joker or Batman?

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

Joker. Batman is too brooding and melancholic. Joker's more fun. =P

On yoru walls: Photos or Artwork?

Debbie said...

I'm a rule follower - I gotta go with Batman.

And three months! Holy time fly, Batman. You know you are bonding over the internet when you can mark time by people's kids you've never met:)

Debbie said...

Oh shoot! I forgot to do the question!
Smooth ice cream or with mix-ins?

Homesteading said...


Are you a hot or cold person?(look as deeply as you want into that one;)

April said...

Good luck with Asher's tests today.....my special friend Noah is also having a scan today!

I love hot weather....I would rather it be 100 degrees than be cold!

Gray hair or color it?

Abra said...

Good Luck Little Asher! Kai had a specialist appt today too! We found out, he's really not all that coordinated (big shocker there!)

Well... considering I'm 30 and just found my first white hair... I'd say COLOR it which is exactly what I did. Maybe if my hair turns white white, I'd throw a blonde rinse on it... maybe.

Night owl or Early Bird?

Peanut said...

I hope Asher's tests go well. Not really the week to have a busy day like this, is it? I hope you get some rest soon.

I'm definitely a night owl, however my children make me an early bird, a combination that leaves me just a cranky bird.

Salty or sweet?

Mammatalk said...

Lots of good thoughts sent your way!

And, salty or sweet? Both, darling!

Decaf or regular?

Melanie J said...

I don't drink soda or coffee, but...I guess, decaf?

French fries or tater tots?

BaronessBlack said...

Sending prayers and happy vibes!
Oh, um, french fries, I think (except being British we call them chips!)

English muffins or American muffins?

Kazzy said...

Good luck to Asher!

English muffins for me. With a little cinnamon and sugar.

American Idol or Biggest Loser?

Jen said...

I say your tweet that everything went well. I am so glad. What an adventure you have been on, I went and read your older posts. I pray that every thing will continue to go well.

My answer: American Idol!!! All the way.

My question: Sex first thing in the morning or not?

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

How'd he do today? *huge hugs* I saw it was 3 months the other day when I was going back to cite some of your best posts for my post about you. 3 months sure went fast :)

My answer - or not ;) I need coffee, I need to function haha

My question - Favorite season?

MidnightCafe said...

Hope everything checked out fine with Asher...and you're invited to come over tomorrow for the regular Friday thing, ok?

My favorite season is autumn...though I'm growing into something of a summer person.

My question: Would you rather camp or stay in a hotel?

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

So glad everything is good with your sweet little man!

Oh...definitely hotel. Does that make me high-maintenance?? :)

Movies - drama or comedy?

Tooj said...

3 months is definitely a celebration. I know asthma is no comparison to what Asher deals with, but there was a time when we counted days and sighed. :) I can't imagine what you go through from one day to the next.

I pick comedy all day long, although I do like dramas. If I get to choose, I like and need to laugh more.

Green grassy mountains or sandy sunny beaches?

Jennifer said...

Poor baby's been through a lot. Wishing him perfect test results!

I'm going to go w/ sandy sunny beaches.

Hmmmmm...Showers or baths?

Kristen said...


salty or sweet?

Blessed said...

I'm sending good wishes for Asher your way!

Salty... unless I'm craving sweet :)

Movies or Live Theatre?

T & T Livesay said...

uh. neither are available here but I guess if money were no object -- LIVE THEATRE!!!

Running or Biking?

Rebecca said...

I hope everything turns out well and Asher will be in my prayers! Such a sweet little guy.

Let's see...running, but only if it's away from something that's trying to catch me. My bottom's too big to fit comfortably on a bike at present.

Everyone's going to hate me for this one but I have to go for it (as long as they're not teenagers who won't remember, I wasn't a big fan of either but I can't resist)

Backstreet Boys or N'Sync?

Sara@i.Sass said...

I'll go with N'sync, but really I'd choose New Kids.

I'm a day late and about $80 bucks short on the praying here. We were at the Children's museum all day yesterday and ended up being a yearly pass...
Your question thingy is very CLEVER Heather! I may steal it!
Bubble bath or steamy shower?

Eowyn said...

Bubble bath, but I never have time for them. When I shower they are very hot though.

Glad things went well at the appmt.

Board games or trampoline?

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Hether - I feel ya sister. Been there. A *few* times. :)

Lovin' the question thing. You usually have so many commenters that I don't have time to read all of the comments (you popular thing you!) But I was transfixed today and had to read them all. :)

I'm a board game gal myself. I lack too much coordination for the trampoline. :)

My question: Life of the party or quiet go off with one friend kind of a person?

Motherboard said...

Life of the party all the way. (shock)

Not having read the other questions, lets hope mine hasn't been used...

What's the meaning of life?

The Mom Jen said...

Creamy, and hope all is well!!

Flip-flops or sandals?

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Flip Flips.

TV or Movies?

MoziEsmé said...

Movies! No commercials, thank you...

What time zone are you in?

Mrs4444 said...


Saturday, or Sunday?

That Girl in Brazil said...

Ummmm ..... Saturday. (I'm a sinner.)

I get to actually see my husband!

And for anyone still playing - kisses or hugs?

radioactive girl said...

I'm so glad to read that everything went well!

I go for both kisses AND hugs but if I had to choose, it would be kisses.

If anyone is still playing, how about swimming or lying on the beach?

Minka said...

Definitely swimming. It's good it's healthy... lying in the sun, you know... it would take me back to my childhood, until I got a cramp in my leg or something, telling me that I'm kinda old :)

A ball-point-pen or a fountain pen?

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