Saturday, March 31, 2007
I am so glad to be home in my own bed and not being woken up by nurses all night long.
For those who didn't know, Aidan woke up from a nap Sunday throwing up, shaking, burning up, and his hands and lips were blue. He had been throwing up all day Saturday, but no fever and a couple kids at daycare had similar things.
Oh, Saturday was Duncan's 7th birthday! So we had his family party that night, Aidan slept through most of it.
So I took Aidan to the ER and his temp was 105.7 which freaked me out. They tortured him there, he was dehydrated, so thy couldn't find a vein the first 3 tries. He had to have a catheter, he had to have blood taken. They admitted him. An x-ray showed he was full of poop and his stomach was extremely bloated from that.
So the next several days they kept telling me they were giving him some enema that always works, or one time this medicine through a tube in his nose to his stomach that is what they give people to clear them out for a colonoscopy. He got some cleared out but they found he had an obstruction and he ended up having to go to surgery to get it removed Thursday night.
Thursday was the worst, he had to fast from midnight the night before, and we thought we might have it done in the morning. Well by 4 he was screaming that he needed pizza over and over. The poor thing didn't understand.
We finally got out of there Friday around lunch time... now we get to try to get more fiber in his diet and really work to regulate his system.
Thanks to everyone that helped out!! The Wagners for keeping Duncan Sunday, mom and dad for taking Duncan and Lucy many many times, for feeding and bathing them, and cutting their nails. :) And helping at the hospital and with the party preparations and grocery shopping. Thanks for the gifts to keep him occupied. Thanks Elyse for helping with the party and while I ran errands. thanks for everyone's concern!
If you ever have toys, books or videos to get rid of, consider donating to a hospital. The playroom and videos were such a god send keeping his mind off wanting to go home and wanting to have people leave him alone.
Today was Duncan's kid party and OMG what a bad idea 13 boys running around my house for 3 hours was! We had his art teacher come in and they all made superheros with their faces on them. It was cute!
Here are a couple I took of Lucy Sunday morning before everything happened... I was just practicing. I have a ton more to go through, but I wanted to see how these turned out so I figured I put them up here while I was at it.
Friday, March 23, 2007
I just love this one of Aidan:
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Look what I scored after a short wait in line outside Toys R Us this morning...
I was against getting a video game system, but this one is fun :)
I still didn't get my new photo software in the mail, so I am waiting to play with any pictures til then.
I think the kids are finally feeling better. Lucy laughed today and I had to stop and think when was the last time I heard her laugh. It's been a long time...
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
So no picture taking lately. I'm getting the fancy version of photoshop in the mail soon, it'll make everything I do with my pictures faster and easier, so I'm kind of waiting for that to come before I play with the hundreds I have sitting on the computer still untouched.
OK, sorry for all the whining! Just my long way of letting you know we haven't disappeared and I will work on getting some new pictures up soon.