Here's your quickie update (because it's WAY past my bedtime):
Icky has been wretching today...trying his hardest to throw up all over me...urrghh! So, what could it be. We've increased the prevacid, he's on the O2...I don't know...his heart?? We see Dr. Mayman on August 19th...so, we'll see.
Christopher talked to an old friend of his here today. They're headed to the movies tomorrow. (This kid is 18 NOW...I told Chris to remind him that he's only 14 (almost)...but, that sweet kid said he'd still meet up with him at the movies....Thanks Jeremy!!)
Eli....poor little Eli. He's made all sorts of crafts...painted everything in site (including mom's kitchen chair--on accident)...and he just seems SO bored! We bought a few books tonight for him...but, he said he really NEEDS a new toy! Of course he does...it's only been a few days since he's had a new one!
That's about it. Just making a mess in mom's house...driving the folks crazy and eating all their food...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Here's your quickie update (because it's WAY past my bedtime):
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
BUT, apparently....he does know where his food comes from...
the feeding pump!And...the feeding pump must give him the giggles...
But...he just needs ONE MORE TASTE....silly guy!
OK....now...onto another series of pictures that show you a new trick that
Isaac has learned. NOTE the hamster pacifier under his legs...
it more towards his mouth...
The hamster and pacifier are now safe on his belly....
Now...he's just trying to show off his little tummy!
After all that fancy foot work...he's pooped!
and...by the end of the night...he didn't even notice that he fell asleep
I think he could be on "America's got Talent" with his feet tricks!!!
I kept him on the O2 all day today (with NO breaks) and he still had a horrible wretcing episode (he did manage to keep it down and not throw up). SO...it might NOT be the O2 after all....
So, I called our wonderful GI doc (Dr. Baron) and we're increasing his prevacid (in case it's his reflux causing the gagging and wretching). BUT, I have still noticed that his heart rate is always in the 140s-150s...and that just seems a little high. I mean...he's always at rest...I couldn't imagine what it would be if he could actually walk somewhere!
He only ate a few bites of food today...but, he is still letting me put the spoon in his mouth..so, we're still making progress.
The big boys were able to go swimming next door with Abby and the kids (my brother's wife)...did I tell EVERYONE that reads this that my brother lives next door to my mom...it's SO SWEET! (although...he moved here first...then, mom and dad moved next door to them!) hahaha! Thanks for inviting them over...they loved it!!!
That's about all I've got....crazy kids!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
What's today?? Ah....Tuesday...we made it another day!!!
Nothing much to report here. Eli and I did make it out of the house (just the two of us) and mom stayed home with Isaac. Well, it would be like Mr. Isaac to have one of his bad wretching spells and bright blue moments (just to show off)! Luckily, mom has seen this episode before, so she knew to sit him up, cool him off, and hook up the O2. SO...it's been two days in a row where I've given him breaks off his oxygen and two days in a row that he started wretching and turning blue again...so, no more breaks for him!
Other than that...he's doing perfectly fine. He only took a couple of bites of food today...but, he did take some..so, that's great!!!
The big boys are great. Eli got some crafts to do at Michael's today...and Chris is just hiding out.
I've got to go and finish watching Dateline...it's about the professor that died. I'll need to go and buy his book now...his "live life to it's fullest" is so much like the philosophy that we've had to take on and live by. SO...don't argue with your kids, or husband today....just look at them and be thankful that you have them in your life today.
Monday, July 28, 2008
He's so excited...he just can't stand it~~~
Professor Isaac working on a new chew toy.
and...Eli has still lost his mind...it has to be around here somewhere!!!
Well...those are the pics that I owe you! We're having a great visit. Although...I wish I could just put myself and ALL the boys on a continuous feed and just SLEEP ALL DAY! (I just never feel like I catch up...pure laziness, I'm sure!)
I did travel outside today to the pharmacy to get Isaac some meds (blood pressure meds that he's been OUT OF FOR A WEEK)...I will not even tell you about that one...because I'm trying NOT to exude negativity and those are the only thoughts that enter my mind when I think about this one. Then, we went to Sam's to get those diapers. (thanks Hollie!)...they really do say hypoallergenic, latex free, etc...I'll let you know how they work! I also bought myself a LEMON POUND cake...there goes the ten pounds i'm trying to shake off (I have a love of food that I'm not willing to sacrifice)!
Eli was bored to death today...I'm actually surprised that he's still alive. Chris...he wants an ipod nano (right...who doesn't)....and he's been on ebay all day trying to get me to bid on one for him (look mom..it's only $60.00 right now..and it only has a few scratches..and...and..and...) At least Isaac is behaving. We took him off the O2 all day today and he did really good. He had a few moments where he started to wretch....but, he caught it and kept it down~ (what a professional is now at that!) But, the reason I had to take him off today was that his right cheek is all red from the O2 canula pressing against it...poor little thing...I hope he doesn't have some crazy skin disease that we haven't found yet~~~ (just kidding...but, his little skin is just breaking down...he's so fragile...my little porcelain doll!~)
Well...that's all I've got. If anyone sees my sweet hubby, pat him on the bum for me and tell him that I love him and I know how hard he's working while I'm on vacation (bad wife)....
PLEASE....he's enjoying our vacation as much as we are...king size bed all alone, no kids, AND a new motorcycle...he's going to cry when we go home next week~
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Hope everyone had a good weekend!
We had FUN at the flea market. It rained off and on until noon...but, after the sun came out...it was a blast. I got TOO much sun on my back (go figure)...poor Joe, my legs are still nice, bright, glow-in-the-dark white!
Thanks for all the bum cream suggestions. I have been putting the nystatin cream on it...but, I'll glop in on now...and I'm going to try your cream Samantha...and we're headed to Sam's tomorrow to try Hollie's diapers. If all of that doesn't work....GEEZ...I don't know what will. AND...we even started folding tissues and putting them under the velcro tabs so that they don't touch his skin. He's just such a sensitive little man.
He wouldn't eat AT ALL for me yesterday....but, ate about 1/2 jar total today...so, that's good. He's been such the perfect little guy. He's acting like we're at home...and not having any trouble falling asleep or playing with different toys.
Eli and Chris have been my SUPER HELPERS....that's why I spoil them rotten. They're just perfect in every way! We watched OLD videos tonight, Chris was about three years old. OH MY GOSH...when I figure it out...he's going on You Tube!!! That little guy was too funny!
It's WAY past my bedtime (and I still haven't caught up yet), so....until tomorrow~
Friday, July 25, 2008
Grandpa helping Eli cut the grass...
YEAH FOR ELI...cutting the grass !!
My book worm...
and still a BIG HAM!~!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Just tasting a little finger...
oh......I'm not going to be sneaky at all~
Chris is getting a little BIG for this 4-wheeler!
Isaac ate 1/2 a jar of sweet potatoes at his 6pm feed...
AND he ate the other half at his 10pm feed!!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Princess LuLu and Eli...
Eli is SO tired already!
Isaac....just making sure his feet are still there!
Chris....in deep thought...
Well...I'm just sitting up so nice and proper..
How about a side view!
Oh...I forgot to tell you that Joe bought that motorcycle this
Just being silly.
and....his graduation certificate.