Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Out of the mouth of Jay...

Jay is a funny, clever little guy, you never know what he may say next!! He keeps you on your toes, and rarely do you know how to respond! Just the past few days these are some of his thoughts:

"Mom, you can call me Jason, because my name is Jay and I am a son."

"Mom, are you allergic to wild parsnips?" Really?? How would I know?? I don't even know what a parsnip looks like, I might just look it up!!

"Mom, we need to buy Joe (his uncle) a UTique gift." Not sure what that was, I asked, and he replied "A unique gift about or from UT"

Clever, clever little guy!!! We did buy a UTique gift, we found some University of Texas Longhorns Potato Chips by Zapp's!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sick and Busy, and Sick of Being Busy

We have been non stop for the month of October, and we are not done yet!! Jenna is recovering very well from her surgery and she is almost eating normally again!! We had her birthday party this past weekend, and pictures will come soon!!

Last week we had a bit of a scare with AJ, Monday he woke up wheezing terribly. I gave him a nebulizer treatment and off he went to school. By 10:30, he was in the nurses office, and she was calling us to see what we wanted to do. AJ wanted to stay in school and go back to class, but we were getting worried since is O2 saturation was dropping. Jesse went and picked him up, and took him in to the doctor. When they arrived his O2 sat was even lower, granted he was in the high 80's, but he is also a child that runs around with pneumonia and a collapsed lung with O2 Sat in the high 90's. So for his O2 levels to be low, it really scares us and the doctors!! After questioning AJ, the NP swabs him for a flu test - result - Positive, for Type A!!! The same type as H1N1. Hubs freaks out, all kids go on Tami Flu, and we end up with three kids not allowed to go to school for a week!!! After a few more appointments last week, and multiple flu swabs for all of us, it turns out that AJ probably didn't have H1N1, it was probably a faulty test, and his issues most likely stemmed from the massive amounts of ragweed in the air, which he is highly allergic to!! Nice! He never ran a fever, never showed any other flu-like symptoms, but we were still very worried since he has "weak lungs" and this virus seems to be most detrimental to those with pre-existing lung conditions.

Since we all check out at the appointment with the pulmonologist on Thursday, we went ahead with Jenna's birthday party!! She was a princess, and the boys were some scary looking goblins!! Well, maybe not exactly goblins, since one was Jason, and the other was a Zombie, but scary none the less. Jenna would run for the nearest adult, and grab their leg, and hide her head. I know it is awful that I find humor in that!!!

Now that the party is over, we are getting ready for the Lone Star Rally this weekend. Oh, and Jenna has a super cute outfit for that too!!!

More to come about her party, and pictures to follow!! I just wanted to check in and let you know that we are doing well, and hanging in here!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Princess is 1!!!

Friday was Jenna's FIRST birthday!! Well, I guess it would be her second since she had a first birthday the day she was born, but you know what I mean!! I bought cupcakes for her to have at school and share with her friends and teachers, she really did not know what to do with the cupcake!!! Once she figured it out there was no stopping her!! I have a few pictures to post and still need to download the rest. The also had her one year check up and her shots too. She is 19 lbs 15 oz, and 27 3/4 inches!! All in all she sits right about the 75th percentile for height and weight. She is walking, running, dancing, playing, and talking so much!!! She has figured out the yes and no thing, she says the words as well as shaking/nodding her head. She blows kisses to say I love you, and she will point out your nose if you ask her to. We are working on other body part recognition, right now if you ask her about anything other than a nose, she will tell you no. She has all the kiddos in here class saying "agua" for water:) I think it is cute - hopefully the other parents don't need a translator for their kids.

This morning she had her tonsils and adenoids removed, the surgery went well, she didn't have any bleeding and she is still sleeping. She has opened her eyes a couple of times, but I think she is just tuckered out and a little doped up on meds too. We are hoping for a quick and comfortable recovery!
That's all for now!