Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For Harper...

(insert evil laugh for Amanda)

Brianna singing the balloon blues...

Grace singing... I'm not quite sure what but I'm sure Harper will enjoy it! :)

Jan 2, 2007


Edited to add: Brianna saw this post and asked who this was a picture of.

Mom, I AM wearing blush.

Brianna got plenty of sleep last night.

Of course...

90 minutes of sleep is not enough.

Bonus: I have class tonight.

Monday, April 27, 2009

As if there isn't enough going on...

Grace has ants in her room.

I went to tuck her into bed and noticed a couple ants on the wall, then I noticed more, then I pulled her bed away from the wall and found a colony.

Ok maybe not a colony but way more ants then should be in her room! I killed as many as I could find but I have no idea where they are coming from or why they are there.

Josh is on duty and won't be home until tomorrow night.

Grace went to sleep in my bed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Before school I took Brianna to the book fair so she could pick something out. After looking around at many, many choices she choose "Franklin Goes to the Hospital"! Should I be concerned? I mean come on I've only been admitted three times in the last two months.

Grace had a field trip today to the aquarium. Since she LOVES that place she was really excited. They had to bring a sack lunch (which she does pretty much everyday anyway) and money for the gift shop. Well I knew this would be exciting for Grace, she always wants to pick something out when we go but mean Mom that I am I don't ever let her. So today we sent her with a whole ten dollars to spend on whatever struck her fancy.

I picked her up at the bus stop and while we were walking home she gave me a gift shop bag and said she got something for me! She was so excited and had me open it right then and there. It's a cute dolphin picture holder since she said she knew I liked dolphins! What a sweetie! Then I asked her if she had enough money to get something else and she said yes and that it was in her backpack. I asked what she got and she said a present for Daddy! She got him a green fish picture holder since she knew his favorite color is green. She didn't buy anything for herself at all!

Could she be any sweeter?

I don't think so either.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

This week in my medical drama...

As you know I had pneumonia. Last week I had fevers spiking above 105 and chest x-rays (done on Friday, Monday and Weds) showed that even while on the antibiotics the pneumonia was still getting worse. So they admitted me to the hospital, again, to try to figure out what was going on. They took me off all the medication, including Tylenol, and waited to see what would happen, wouldn't you know it the fevers stopped! They also did a ton of other testing to make sure nothing else was going on and while my white blood cell count started out low, by Friday it was starting to come back up so they went ahead and released me. I'm actually feeling much better today then I have in a long time so hopefully this will be the end of the health struggles.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another one bites the dust.

Grace lost another tooth last night and was so excited. It's been loose forever but was hanging on. Last night she decided she wanted it out. She asked Josh to tie a string around it then she pulled it out! I shudder just thinking about it but she was happy with the results! I guess that is really all that matters!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A week in review

I know I haven't posted much this week but there hasn't been much blog worthy going on.

The girls are on spring break and Grace has been going to camp this week. She's had a great time and each day had a new adventure. She's been swimming, bowling and to the movies just to name a few.

Josh has been busy at work, like always, and taking great care of us and the house. He is without a doubt the best husband I could ever hope for. I hit the spouse jackpot with him! Thanks Sue!

As for me all three of my classes have started so it's keeping me busy. I missed the week I had surgery but my instructor was great about it and I'm all caught up so no worries on that front. I just have to make sure I stay on top of everything, it's definitely a whole different mind set!

I know I said I wouldn't talk about my health on here so much so I'll just give an update. Last week I had a lump where the infection was removed and started running a fever again. I saw the doctor Weds and he wanted to give it until Friday and see how I was. Well my home nurse decided on Thursday it wasn't getting any better and called my doctor to let him know. He had me come in on Friday for another CT scan and told me not to eat or drink anything because they were thinking it was another infected fluid pocket and I was going to have to have another surgery. After the scan the doctor talked to the radiologist and great news is there are no fluid pockets and every thing related to my surgery is healing great. He thinks after Monday I shouldn't even need the home nurse anymore! Yay! They did also find out the cause of the fever though, thanks to the CT scan, turns out I have pneumonia. I'm already taking antibiotics and it's, thankfully, a mild case.

You know your perception is way off when you go to the doctor and are relieved to find out you only have pneumonia.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Brianna just said...

"WOW Grace look at this! Isn't it a thousand cool?"

A thousand cool? Well I guess that must be pretty cool!


Friday, April 3, 2009

My lastest diagnosis...

Reactive Arthritis.

I swear I'm not joking. I really should have gotten a doctors note.

The good news is once the infection is gone the arthritis should be too.

I think I should stop posting about my health on here, it seems to be taking over my blog.

Happy Birthday Grace

My baby is SEVEN!!! Wow!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Finding the humor

So I was sitting in the recliner with my feet up and, without thinking, said out loud "Ugh I'm so tired of being broken" then Grace replied from behind me "Me too!" haha!

Did I mention that my ankle has decided to swell up for some unknown reason? I didn't fall or twist it that I can recall. It's not like I was out running marathons today. I called the nurse and she told me to ice and heat it and she will be by in the morning. If anything changes call her or the doctor.

I figured out what happened. In my other post I tried to tell God that I was getting to the point where I couldn't handle anymore, now he's reminding that He is in charge and really knows the answer to what I (and Josh) can handle.

So God I promise not to try to tell you what to do anymore, ok? Well at least not for today. Sometimes I'm weak and forget so I'm learning and paying attention now.

To add to the fun I have MRSA so now we're working on keeping it contained to only me.

Good times, here in Guam.

Whose going to be the first to visit?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

For the first time ever...

I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.

I broke out in hives, took benadryl right away, paged my doctor (who had a nurse call me back and relay the information because he was in the operating room) and now Josh is out picking up my new prescription.



I'm home...

hopefully to stay this time.

They say God never gives you more then you can handle.

I'd just like to remind God I'm getting pretty close.