Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Another incident that has made me realize just how fragile life can be and how fast things can change took place starting on Saturday night Emmy did not sleep well and her unusual behavior continued on through Monday when I finally took her in to the doctor. All she wanted to do was lay on me, whenever I moved her or laid her down on her back or sat her up to play she would scream and cry. She didn't smile or care for any interaction, she just was not herself. When I took her into the doctor he checked her ears, throat, lungs, and the other typcial things and really all she had was a temp of 100. so, he thought it was just the beginning of a bad cold and sent me to get some motrin to help with the fever. Well, she continued to be very lathargic and feverish, so my dad and neighbor gave her a blessing and the next morning I noticed her little pimple looking dot on her bum that had been there for a couple of days had suddenly grown much bigger and more red, so I made another appointment with the same doctor but couldn't get in until the afternoon. Well, to shorten the story we didn't wait until that appointment because this sore was growing rapidly in just a couple of hours it was noticably harder, hotter, darker, and she was more and more tired, miserable, and her temperature reached 103. So, we ended up at Primary Childrens Hospital in the ER where they determined she had a staff infection called MRSA which I was unaware just how contagous and common this infection is becoming. They had to make an incision to get the puss out and hook her up to all kinds of monitors and give her IV antibiotics and IV fluids cause she would throw up any time I tried feeding her. It was really an awful day, but I just kep thinking how grateful I am for medicine and modern technology. It was rough holding her down while they did some of these things and seeing the pain in her eyes. Somehow we both survived that tramatic experience and we made it through a hard night and day. We were released from the hospital this afternoon and she is doing much much better but still has to take some gross medicine 3 times a day for 10 days and I have to change her dressing a couple times a day. I can't say it enough how grateful I am she is ok and that the doctors were able to determine what needed to be done to get her better. Whew ! I was very scared! Moments like this make me realize I can't take any day for grantide cause you just never know when something can happen.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Happy Birthday Dad! He turned 62 yesterday and even though he's getting up there, he still loves to play with the grankids. they all absoultely adore him!! and so do we!
Previous sledding trips this winter
I love snow pictures with a white background and colorful clothes. Its more fun to look at then actually be in. So, yes as you can tell I am not a huge fan of the cold, so Arizona right now doesn't sound all that bad, come summer I might think other wise.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Obviously Erin was very excited since she's flexing every muscle in her neck! jokes It prboably is because it was so freeeezing!!! that day and Erin was out there taking pictures for 1 1/2 hours like these, but it'll all be worth it cause she looked gorgeous!! I decided this is my new favorite wedding dress. With each new wedding I go to I get jealous that when I got married these styles weren't out yet, I feel like mine is already out dated and that was only 3 years ago.It was so fun to have a little reunion with so many high school friends I haven't seen in years.
I also wanted to say thanks to everyone for your sympathy I know I've been a complainer lately. This really is just one of the hardest things I've had to deal with. I feel like I've improved a bit and am snapping out of my depressed mode. I've come up with a little weekly schedule of activities we can do to stay busy, because I've realized that is the key to just stay busy and keep my mind on projects and activites instead of dwelling on being apart from Aaron (not to say that I don't constantly have him on my mind) I just try to keep other things flowing into my brain at the same time. We've used the web camera a couple of times which has been so great for me and the girls to see him. He seems to be doing pretty good. He was in Tuscon for a couple of days then arrived in New Mexico on Monday and has just started into the swing of things. He doesn't love the food, but he says the physical conditioning hasn't been too bad yet and what they learn in class has been interesting to him, so hopefully the food will improve then everything will be all good.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Happy New Year!
As excited as Aaron looks, he really did love the surprise Santa brought for him - a Nano. Santa can never seem to surprise him, but I think he was actually surprised by that present, I guess he has figured out that you can't go wrong with electronics.Santa really spoiled me this Christmas with a sewing machine, bedding, a magic bullet, and some other great things. It was a very Merry Christmas
Kamaile is really turning into a little girly girl. Her favorite presents were her purses, make up and princess phone. oh and of course treats.
We had to set the timer on the mailbox for this one, so it isn't the greatest picture, but it was the greatest house. It was really hard to pack up and leave, it has been so perfect for us.