Monday, July 27, 2009

Bath Time, Fun Time

Last night I decided to add a fun twist to bath time, and let the boys have a popsicle before they washed off.

The best part of a popsicle in the bathtub: No clean up!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Whew, what a week!

I had been feeling good after my surgery, and actually wasn't even taking Tylenol. I was released to pick up the kids on Wednesday, one week after surgery. Then on Thursday I started hurting when I walked or moved, and thought it was strange, but I wasn't red or running a fever. By Friday I was in extreme pain and could hardly move. In fact, I had to call Dustin home from work 2 1/2 hours early, because I couldn't take care of Brennan. I called my doctor's nurse and she said since I didn't have a fever or chills or any other sign of infection I was ok. Saturday we picked Brandt up from camp and Bryson wanted to go to the store with my mom. So Dustin put a car seat in their truck, and then misjudged coming out and ended up falling and spraining his ankle and it was immediately huge and black. My mom had to drive us the the ER since we were both in so much pain neither of us could drive. Thankfully, his ankle wasn't broken, but he couldn't put any weight on it and is on crutches. Since I was in such severe pain I couldn't hold the baby and Dustin was now on crutches we had to go stay with my parents for the weekend so they could help with the kids. By Saturday night I started getting red, and I developed a fever and the chills. So Sunday morning I went to urgent care and I started oozing from the surgical site. They told me I had an infection and put me on a Rx. I was told I should feel lots better the next day and I needed to follow up with my surgeon the next day. Even after taking the Rx I was getting worse. The pain never eased even when I was perfectly still Sunday evening and started oozing on the other site on Monday. I called the surgeon's office and they wanted us to drive to Temple ( 1 1/2 hrs away) that afternoon. When we got there the very experienced nurse looked at me and said that she was sending me to see my surgeon because in all of her years she had never seen this before. My surgeon decided to admit me to the hospital for IV antibiotics since I should be better, and certainly shouldn't be getting worse on the Rx. So I was admitted Monday evening in Temple and to complicate matters I was in the middle of teaching a technology camp at school that I could not cancel. Thankfully, Dustin stepped up to the plate and took sick leave and filled in for me while I was gone. I was finally released Thursday evening after 9 Heparin shots in the tummy, 12 rounds of IV antibiotic, and 10 rounds of the super daddy of antibiotics (it takes over 2 hrs to administer). I got home around 9:45 last night. I am finally better, but still have infections and drainage. The hope is that I am good enough that the oral antibiotics will do the trick now. Dustin is still on crutches, and still in a lot of pain. He leaves tomorrow for a week long work trip to Rhode Island and I have the 2nd and final technology camp. Hopefully, Dustin won't have too hard of a time in the airport with crutches. Boy, it has been quite the week.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Today was Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A. If you dressed like a cow the kids got a free kids meal and parents got a free meal. We did this last year as well, and you can read it HERE. Brandt will be sad that he missed it, he had a lot of fun last year. Dustin and I also put on white shirts and taped on spots. The lady from Chick-fil-A took our family picture, but I didn't think to have her take one with my camera. Maybe it will end up in the store where I can get a copy.

Note to self: put spots on your jeans as well. We did last year just by chance and got free combos. This year I only added them to the top, so Dustin and I only got a free entree. We were both too tired to go to the car to get more spots. lol So we drank water, and we didn't need fries anyway, right?!? They did end up letting the kids each get a 6 piece nugget for free, so the entire meal cost us $1.10 (we got each of the kids fruit instead of fries) and we saved almost $16. Plus they each traded in their toy and got a free ice cream cone as well.

Brayden & Bryson
This year even Brennan participated. However, I decided not to push my luck and only put 1 spot on him and the ears, which he left remarkably alone. I was going to change him into blue jean shorts as well, but with as rough as I was feeling I decided they would have to be ok with plaid ones. lol this time Bryson had already taken all of his cow items off.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wayback Wednesday

I just came across this old photo from 1993. This is my beloved Mamaw, she was such a loving, Christian woman. This was the last time I saw her before we drove back home to Florida and she passed away 3 months later from cancer. I still miss her like crazy, and can't wait until I see her again in Heaven one day. I was trying on my mom's sunglasses here, way before HUGE frames were in. lol