Sunday, August 23, 2009
Even though we just went up for the night I was embarrassed with how much crap we packed. The back of our car was chucked full as well as theirs. It's amazing how much you need when the kids are in tow.
And of course the ride to and from is were most of the memories came from. The moon was beautiful, the small traffic jam was a nice break, Spencer's radical moves in his two-banger, and many more. Thanks for the invite we had a blast!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I'm normally not a huge fan of Urgent Care, or ER, simply because the doctor is not invested in you or your health. It's as if they see the same crap all the time and just want to get their shift over with. They never have any follow up and could care less if what they prescribed really did the trick. But that's just my opinion.
Tonight was much different. I followed the advice from my pediatricians website on where to go. It was a bit of a drive but worth every minute and mile on the car.
I went in expecting the doctor to treat Jace Man and came out with a diagnosis and prescriptions for not only Jace, but Dan and me as well. He was so thorough and felt it "un-ethical" to allow me to leave without being treated seeing how I was coughing up a lung in his office. I guess Dan was right, we needed to get to the doctor. I thought we could tough it out and be fine. Guess it was worse than I thought.
Poor Jacers has that stupid Hand-Foot-Mouth infection with painful blisters in his ears and throat from Dan and I coughing our nasty respiratory secretions all over him. And Dan and I have Walking Pneumonia. So in case you're wondering...we are one big germ fest over here!
And P.S. if you notice Dan and I looking a little "puffy", spare me. Just know we are on a serious dose of steroids mixed with nasty antibiotics to clear this crap up!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thanks for coming to play Tyson, we love you!
Day time is good and we are working on nights. He is still up a few times each night and I'm thinking that might be out of habit now. We will deal with that! I haven't noticed him randomly falling asleep and I'm hopeful that's due to better sleep quality. I guess we will wait and see how big of a difference not having tonsils makes.
Baby Jace on the other hand has had a rough few days. He is sweating like a pig still, spitting up more than usual, and fussy throughout the day(totally not his norm). I feel bad not knowing what's bothering him. I keep thinking he can't possibly be getting more teeth, but he is still drooling a bunch and chewing on everything. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Dan and I have had a wicked cold for at least two weeks. I'm crossing my toes that neither of my boys get it, but I'm not holding my breath.
One person doing better, three more to go!
Monday, August 17, 2009
This morning he helped me make blueberry muffins and put down 1.5 of them. I think he secretly enjoyed being able to eat again; although lunch and dinner were another story. The crazy kid even turned down an ice cream cone.
Giving him pain medication has become less painful; he still cries but doesn't have to be held down. I can tell something is a little off because he will randomly tell me in the middle of the day that he is tired and wants to lay down. That would have never happened before. EVER. I'm not sure if it's the new Camden, the sick Camden, or the drugged up Camden. But is it bad if I kinda like it, no matter which one it is?
Jace on the other hand was crying this evening which is totally rare. It took him a good ten minutes to settle down(I understand that is nothing, but for him, it is weird). He was sweating like a pig when I noticed his second tooth came through. He now has his bottom, front, right tooth. He is going to town!
They both got baths, drugs, and into bed before 8 o'clock. Things are lookin' good!
But today I saw it. Several times. He is almost a pro. Watch and learn...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
But for memory sake he got his bottom, left, front tooth! Good job Jacers!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I try to remind myself, This too shall pass.
Jace has been sweating like an overweight menopausal woman, not wanting to eat, pooping like it's going out of style, and sleeping quite a bit. I'm not sure if it's a lingering stomach bug, a cold, him getting shots, or teething. Who knows, maybe it's a combination.
This too shall pass.
I followed some wise advise from a sweet friend and have been making Camden take his Lortab for pain. It hasn't been an option. If Dan is home he holds him down and I administer the goods. If Dan isn't, I wrap him in a blanket which doubles as a restraint, and make him gag it down. Oh to be a fly on the wall at my house. I'm not sure if the medication is helping but it makes me feel a little better.
Yesterday another dear friend brought dinner by. She was probably scared for her life when she walked into my disaster of a house. I'm not joking when I say there wasn't even a spot for her to put her tupperware on my counter. She graciously opted for the spot with spilled chocolate milk and grape slush, pretending not to notice. Talk about embarrassing!
Camden was up at least 10 times last night in hysterics. I am losing the last bit of patience I have left with every passing nanosecond.
Remember Lissa, This too shall pass.
I promise I'm not writing this for your pity, because heaven knows what you'd find if you came over to help. I would probably be too embarrassed to even answer the door. This so called way of venting is mostly for my sanity. I am currently barricaded in my room with a Dr. Pepper in hand while I have some "me time" on the computer.
I know this is but a small moment in time, and hopefully someday I will look back and be grateful we went through it. But for know I look forward to remembering, This too shall pass.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
He weighs 17lbs 14oz(90%), and is 27in(90%) tall, and his head is 42.4cm(50%) around.
I remember my mom telling me she used to lay us on the floor when she fed us cause it went down easier. I tried it with Jace Man and it worked like a charm.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
After being up a few more times that night we woke up to Jace completely lethargic, not wanting to eat(you know somethings wrong if he won't eat). I wondered at first if it was the cereal I fed him the night before(I'll save that for another post...his first bite of "real food") that didn't sit well. But that thought quickly went out the door when Camden began throwing up. We've got the flu!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
It wasn't long before we found ourselves back in the pre-op area ready to go. Things ran pretty smoothly and on schedule without much lag time for him to think about food.
The nurses insisted on keeping him hooked up to the IV even though I could see he only got 10cc every hour. So we carted that dang thing around the entire hospital. The floor he was on was small and not much going on, so he HAD TO be out and about. We made it down to see the bunnies, trains, pet therapy dogs, cafeteria, you name it we traveled to it.
I now have a far greater appreciation for parents who spend a lot of time in the hospital with sick kids. It is hard! You feel cooped up, your kid feels cooped up. People give you sympathy looks that just make everyone feel awkward. People bend over backwards to help hold the door or move out of your way in the hall(which is all VERY VERY nice, but I just wanted a sign that said "tonsillectomy, he's not dying". It was hard being with a healthy kid in a place where others were mourning illnesses that could be taking over.
This morning Dr. Yin came in and asked Camden how he was doing. Camden said, "I tonsils bye bye". The doctor laughed, gave him a high five, and wished us good luck!
It's good to be home.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Camden: Daddy, I haf a tookie?
Dan: Yes, after you eat your dinner.
Camden: Momma, I haf a tookie?
Lissa: Yes, after you eat your dinner.
Camden: Chewie(the dog), I haf a tookie?
Dan: (laughing)Did he really just ask the dog?
Tonight while he was lying in bed trying to go to sleep:
Camden: Heably Faaher, na...na...nas day. Na..na..me nigh night. I farted. E-suze me. Name, Sesus-ist....Amen.
Lissa:(sitting in the comfy chair pretending to be asleep) AMEN!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We spent a good chunk of time in Idaho hanging out with my little brother and parents. It was different going to their new house. It felt as if we were staying in a vacation home instead of "going home to visit". It is a beautiful house and there are lots of new and exciting things to do nearby. We look forward to our next visit and I'm excited for the memories that can be made in that house.
Seeing how Camden is obsessed with dinosaurs we spent a couple hours at the dinosaur park. It was hot but a perfect way to break up all the driving we were doing. He wasn't quite sure what to think at first but quickly fell in love.