Sunday, May 17, 2009

I have had it up to here with...

But tomorrow is a new day!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

How are we feeling and what are we doing??

Pictures really are worth a thousand words!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rough Day!!

Aidan woke up screaming this morning, gagging on his secretions and retching. So after unhooking his pump, I vented his belly and he expelled 2 ounces of formula. He then continued to retch, so I let his belly drain. After about 3 hours of retching and screaming, I decided to call the pediatrician for advice. I really didn't want to bring him in, but they said he would have to be seen and made an appt for 2pm. So I called the GI specialist. They said if he didn't have a fever the doctor would call me after he returned to the office at 1pm. After hanging up, I felt Aidan again and he seemed really warm. He had a low grade fever of 101.5. So I called the GI doc back and I was instructed to take him to the ER.

When we walked in the hospital, it looked like a ghost town!! There was no one waiting!! Well, come to find out, they were ALL back in rooms waiting to be seen. But when is a trip to the ER ever quick??

Aidan had a UTI a few weeks ago and the only symptoms were a horrible cough that lasted 9 days (!!) and a fever. After 10 days of antibiotics he was retested and it was gone. But the last two nights he woke up coughing a few times so I was beginning to wonder if he had another UTI?

Aidan got an IV, strep test, belly and chest x-rays, and blood and urine cultures. And they confirmed he did have a UTI. They were going to admit us and have an ultrasound of his kidneys done tomorrow to test for reflux. But first, they had to call the pediatrician and get their approval (guess ER docs can't admit kiddos on their own). UNluckily for us, the doctor on call at our practice was the one we do not like (due to many bad experiences in the past). He decided we should go home and come see him in the morning. And wanted to wait ONE MONTH to have any tests ran. (Did we mention we DO NOT like this guy?!?!?!).

So, prescriptions in tow, we headed home and Aidan is finally asleep in his bed :) We're feeding pedialyte until the morning and praying for a good night!!

And yes, Kip has been out of town for the last couple of days!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Heaven has a new angel named Kayleigh

My heart is saddened this morning as I read the post of little Kayleigh Anne Freeman. She gained her wings in heaven last night and lost her 11 month battle of life since birth. Her story has touched my heart and changed my life forever. Please say a prayer for precious baby angel Kayleigh and her family. Click on the picture below to read her courageous story.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Snuggle Time

Aidan had a good nap yesterday and woke up so happy! He smiled and giggled all night! Kip and I can't remember a night when he was so happy. Kip pulled a muscle in his neck and didn't feel well, so we spent the evening watching tv in bed - all three of us (Charlie and Parker too!). Aidan played with Elvis (his lion from Vegas) and giggled almost the entire time!

Monday, May 4, 2009


That's what life has been like in our house for the last couple of weeks. I am almost out of the endless mounds of laundry that consisted of just about every article of clothes that we own! Aidan is back on the therapy circuit. And I have been eliminated from the Swine Flu epidemic. Turns out after four years in Kentucky, I have finally developed allergies to the Ohio Valley crud.

Lots of posts and pics to come of our journeys over the last couple of weeks. Vegas, Grandma's, Derby. It's been so much fun!!

But I did want to leave you with a post of my little man - this was taken exactly one year ago yesterday. Since Aidan is doing so well with eating right now, I thought an "eating pic" was appropriate. Enjoy!!