Saturday, September 27, 2008

Christian is being put in the Hospital

I'm going to type this quick, When we went in for Christian's other shot the Dr. Vogt called and spoke w/ me. Christian's urine cultures are growing a bacteria and it looks serious. I have to have him up at children's by 3pm They are putting him in the hosp and we are not sure how long he'll be there. She said until his urine comes back neg. This is all I know right now so pray for Christian.

Friday, September 26, 2008

These last couple days!

These last couple days has been very hectic here to say the least. Christian started not feeling well yesterday morning, We went ahead and took the boys onto their dentist appt. (5 in one appt!) After a couple of hours in the Dentist office, well I was ready to go home. We got home and I noticed Christian felt warmer than usual, so I took his temp and it was 100.6 So I instantly called the doc. They set his appt for later that evening @ 5:20 but the doc called and said she wanted him in there now! So back to town we went. No known illnesses were seen so after a couple attempts of getting a blood culture didn't work out she sent us to our city hosp. and we were to see her the next day back in the office. we get to the hosp. and they also had no luck w/ getting a culture drawn :( they went ahead and did the CBC though threw a heel prick.

Threw out the night his fever stayed the same (low grade) but he was fussy and sluggish w/ his feeds. The next morn after being up all night I was trying to rest when the phone rang. It was Dr.Vogts office telling me she wanted him in there ASAP!

We get in and he is taken on back, his WBC was elevated to 17000 not to high but enough for her to be concern b/c of his history. Worried it may be a shunt infection she calls neurosurgery to see what they recommend. Well they want us to watch him and if his fever spikes high to rush him to Children's they said they trust me to take him home and Know I'll bring him in instantly If I thought he needed to be seen.

Dr. Vogt still wanted a blood culture so I agreed and she sent him to there local hosp that had Nursery nurses to draw the blood. YAY it was a success. They also did another CBC. SO we went back home.

We wasn't home long and she calls. Christian's WBC is up to 28000 so she doesn't want to play around and wants him in the office for a antibiotic shot and back in the morn for another one. So back we went to the office.

My poor guy got a shot in the buttocks :( (OUCH!!!)

Basically I'm keeping a close eye on Christian and hopefully the cultures come back normal. We are hoping this is viral.

Other than all that Chaos it's going OK, I'm really tiered. James is out of town and been gone since Wednesday working. hopefully he'll be home tomorrow.

Potty time hasn't been going well, all that's been going on it's kinda been put on the back burner. I'm still trying to work w/ them but running here and there well it's kinda hard to get them to potty some were else. That's OK tho Christian is our main concern.

Keep him in your Prayers

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Potty TIme!

I am so Proud right now :) Levi my 2 1/2 year old and Nevaeh 1 1/2 year old. Went peepee in the potty this Morning YAY. I am hoping to have them broke from the pampers by next year. Wish me luck, I'm not sure how it's going to go braking both at the same time.

When Christian was in the NICU I broke them cold turkey from the bottle at the same time and it went GREAT! Levi whimpered longer but overall I was glad I did it together.

So I am Crossing my fingers for potty Breaking to be a Success. After all 3 in diapers all the time and one in pull ups at night. Well I guess you can say I look forward to not having to buy so many diapers. It pushes my budget as it is lol I would rather use that money else were. I am determined to do this so let's hope this determination will guide me threw and give me the strength.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's Positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(This is the Test The Pos. is not very Dark but it's There)

Well how do I say it, Yeap I tested pos. yesterday (I'm 2 days Late) Now I don't Know what to think. I'm OK w/ it I realy am but, w/ Christian being a preemie now only 4 months old and all that he went threw I realy didn't want to get pregnant. Not that I won't love this baby (I already do) it's just happening so fast. Not to mention now worrying about having another Preemie. I'm fertile and the docs new that but 4 different docs wouldn't give me any birth control. I wanted the depo shot but it made me bleed in the past and they didn't want to try it. The pill affects my heart so that wasn't an option. I was OK w/ trying the shot all I had to do was take hormone pills again if the bleeding started. But no they wouldn't. So our methods apparently not very affective.

I already have 3 kids age 2 1/2 and under! And PreTeens, and a 5 year old. Will I be able to do it? Especialy w/ Christian being a preemie and having medical problems. OH Man the more I think of it scares me to DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to a doctor today and she confirmed I am definetly Pregnant. All I can say is I will need the Lords strength more now than I ever did. I am Happy but Scared, Heck I have the right to be look at what I've been threw!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What A Week!

(What A Smile!!!)

This last week has been Hectic to say the least, Christian is doing good, He's not peen using the bathroom and hadn't had a BM in a week so off to the doc we went considering every thing we tried didn't do no good. We did every thing from juice, warm bath w/ tummy massage down to Karo syrup. Unfortunately Dr. Vogt decided he needed glycerin suppository's. Apparently it was all he needed lol. Talk about the little guy feeling so much better :)
(Daddy's Helper)

Christian finally reached 10 pounds YAY at 16 weeks (4 months) He's finally filling out his clothes. Dr. Vogt wants to keep him on the high cal. milk until he reaches a good weight b/c he is still in the 3rd percentile.

Monday I had an episode of waking up in severe pain in my lower back that radiated to my stomach. My stomach was sour and I was vomiting. I was in horrible pain that James came home. After a few agonising hours I was feeling allot better so we thought maybe a virus? I was OK Tuesday but once this morning hit I was in pain again I waited and waited for it to go away finally I called my Best friend and she came to take me to the hospital. Turns out I have a severe Kidney infection (OUCH) Hopefully I'll feel better soon.

Nevaeh my little girl has definitely a princess, She played dress up today and it was so cute. Who knew a 20 month old would be so girly!
(Mommy's Princess)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Levi & Nevaeh Playing

Levi and Nevaeh Playing ring around the roses, Levi gets mad at the end LOL b/c Nevaeh was done playing heehee, They grow up to fast :(

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Surgery Update

Christian went threw his surgery just Great! It took about 1-2 hours and it felt like forever for me. I anxiously waited, I was so nervous and scare. I was able to monitor were he was at by his patient number by looking at this big computer. After about 30min after they took him back his nurse called to the surgery waiting to let me know that Christian went to sleep w/ no problems and that Dr. Skinner had made the first cut and to expect about 1- 1 1/2 hours before procedure is done. It seemed like the longest wait, It was allot longer than his Shunt surgery. Finally I saw on the computer board that he was out of surgery. So I waited and it wasn't but a minit or two and I saw Dr. Skinner come into the surgery waiting area, He waved for me and James to go in the conference room w/ him. He said Christian did Great that his Hernia was repaired and that he had allot of Fluid and they drained that out to and fixed that. He didn't look on the left side but there is a chance he may develop one there (I hope not) but if he does we will be right back at children's to get it done lol.

After about 30 minits later we were taken back to recovery and Christian was screaming, He was throwing a fit. I instantly got him and he looked at me w/ his big dark blue eyes and calmed down after a moment. (He just wanted his mama) After about an hour James had to leave to go to work. We really can't afford for him to of stayed so as hard as it was he went on his way.

(In Recovery)

We waited in Recovery forever b/c they didn't have any beds up stairs so after a few hours they finally got his room all set and ready. We got up there and the nurses got him all set up. He was hooked to monitors to watch his breathing, heart and oxygen levels.

(After we got to our room)

It went pretty well threw out the rest of the day. Christian actually seemed allot happier, He was smiling and just cooing away. He did however get really cranky a few times so I think he needed some pain meds but after that he was OK. Dr. Skinner came in a few times to check on him and see how he was doing.

(Laughing at mommy)

Surprisingly the little baby beside Christian was also from the same county as us lol Even our 5 year old's had the same teacher It was pretty cool. Also Lisa came by to visit, She is baby Aiden's mom, Aiden is a preemie to and him and Christian were also neighbors in the NICU it was realy great seeing her and having a little Chat. I don't miss the NICU but I do miss the parents and Nurses I got to know. So it was a really nice visit!

Threw out the night Christian made a few alarms but nothing he didn't fix on his own so that was good. Dr. Skinner came in the morning and checked Christian out and released us to go home.

On Our way out we stopped and chatted w/ one of the girls we got to know at the NICU that worked there and that was also nice. It's funny how you miss those little chats lol.

Christian is doing great still, he seems more happier now. He is the most active baby lol he constantly is wiggling and kicking lol I love it! Just watching all that he is doing right now lifts my spirits and helps me know that my Baby is going to be OK and prove all those doctors Wrong.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Getting Ready for Surgery

Christian's Surgery is set for tomorrow :( I am so nervous....I know he will be fine but I am a mom and I worry, Can't help it...LOL It's what I do best! We are to be at the hosp by 5:45A.M. OMG I have to head out atleast by 4:30 in the morn :( I'll be glad that his Hernia gets repaired but any surgery has it's risks. Hopfully we will be hom Friday evening if all goes well. Keep us in your prayers. I took him to the Pediatrician yesterday just to make sure he was physicaly OK to have the Surgery and she said he was OK. He still has sniffles and we are thinking it's Alergies. He's had them over a month w/ no sign of infections. He's up to 9 pounds 11oz Wow almost 10 pounds now WOOOHOOO!!!!! He's finally packing on the weight.