Saturday, April 24, 2010

Easton's Birthday

This past week has been a busy one, like usual. Easton turned the big 4! I know I always say this but I can't believe how fast he has grown up! He is such a sweet, affectionate boy, loves to wrestle and get dirty, will play house with the girls, and loves to follow Tyler around. He is the only one of kids that wasn't breech and was a easy baby. He still loves trains but has expanded his obsession to include SpongeBob and Cars. He loves to play the Wii and is better than me! Ok, that isn't very hard but still! His favorite food is mac n' cheese but he also loves banana's and apples. He is just a special child and we are so lucky to have him in our family!

Easton was so excited to celebrate his birthday with his best friend and neighbor Bridger. These two love to play together and we are so sad that they are moving next month!

I love this pic of him. It says it all!

Just an update on my job situation: I am working in home health at SST Homecare but it has been slow so I got a job prn (as needed) at the Specialty Hospital on the Medical/Surgical floor. I am also prn at Alpine(my old job) and am just helping out here and there. So that is 3 jobs but none of them have set hours! I also interviewed at another homecare for part time yesterday and I feel like it went really well. I did apply to another job at the hospital as a operating room nurse and I would REALLY love to do that! So who knows! I am praying that something steady will come along! Besides all of this we have been trying to get ready for our vacation to San Diego! We are so excited and are very ready to do some relaxing and fun stuff!



Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter and such

I have FINALLY got around to posting about Easter. The past few weeks have been a blur and I think I lost some time while being sick. I have just started to feel like I am getting better but I still feel weak and not able to do all that I want. During all of my illness was Easter. The kids had fun finding their baskets, dying Easter eggs, and doing a Easter egg hunt outside.

The kids got candy, little purses, glow sticks, bubbles, etc, etc. I love Easter because it doesn't take much to please and I love that!

Tyler got to "rock the halls" at school. I was not well enough to make it but Eric went and supported him. Tyler had earned enough AR points from reading to run around with a bunch of kids and the principle. They got a medal and a tee shirt. We are so proud of him! He is a silly, annoying boy most times but a good kid!
We are looking forward to our big trip to San Diego at the end of the month! We are going to Legoland, SeaWorld, Eric's cousins wedding, Las Vegas, and just hanging out. We are excited to get out of town for a little bit and have some fun!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


This past couple of weeks have been a blur. I ended up in the hospital last week very unexpectedly and have been trying to recover since. It all started last Tuesday with a boil on my chin. I was at work that day and noticed that I felt a lot of pressure in my chin. I didn't think much of it until it got more swollen by dinner time. I was worried about it but decided to go to the dentist first to rule out a tooth problem. On Wednesday, I went to the dentist and they determined it was infection in my soft tissue and gave me some antibiotics. I thought that would be the end of it....Boy, was I wrong! By that evening it had swollen even more so Eric insisted that we go to the ER. They put me on another antibiotic, numbed the "boil" and scraped off the top of it so it could drain. As soon as I got home, I started shivering very hard and just didn't feel good. I was able to fall asleep but woke up at 11:30 and the swelling had spread. By this time I started running a fever. Eric had been up since 3am for work so I knew there was no hope trying to wake him up so I drove myself to the ER. The same doc was still there so he numbed my face all over with an injection, made an incision, gave me a shot of ANOTHER antibiotic, and squeezed as hard as he could to get some drainage out. It was so painful! I was crying because it hurt so bad even with it being numb! I didn't want them to give me pain meds because then I would have to call Eric to get me or wait in the ER until I could drive home. I left the ER at 1am with some gauze inside my cheek and was told to come back the next day. When I returned at 5pm the next day (Thursday) I knew it was not getting better. I still had a fever, was shivering, and had been throwing up all day, and my pulse was in the 130's. They started IV antibiotics after a CAT scan to see if there was an abscess they couldn't get at. Thankfully, Dr Blotter, who is a ear, nose, and throat specialist; was at a meeting. He took one look at me and said, "you have a raging infection." They determined I didn't have an abscess but just really swollen tissue. They admitted me to the hospital immediately. I ended up spending 4 days in the hospital. They found out from a culture that I had MRSA which is a Staph infection that is resistant to a lot of antibiotics. So, all of those antibiotics they had been giving me weren't doing anything! I struggled with horrible headaches from the narcotics, couldn't eat, and still was very nauseous. Thank goodness I was able to come home on Sunday with an IV, administer antibiotics twice a day for a week, and with packing in my cheek. After a couple of days in the hospital, my cheek started to drain nasty green/yellowish drainage that just oozed out when you put any pressure on my cheek. Dr. Blotter decided he needed to do a little "bedside surgery" and cut my cheek open a little more. I was so scared! They had to numb it up with more injections and then he packed gauze in the pocket in my cheek that was appr 2/3 size of a golf ball! Since I have been home Eric has been helping me administer these antibiotics that cost $90 a dose! It takes appr 2 hours in the am/pm and they are really hard on my veins. My cheek has been doing really well and you can hardly see where my incision was. Hopefully I am on the mend! It is so hard being a mom and sick but Eric has been wonderful! We have awesome family, friends, and neighbors that have helped so much. We are truly blessed!