Saturday, February 27, 2010

This child

So WAY back in November Jenna got a little teeny tiny cold, she developed a little cough and runny nose and sounded congested. Well...the cough went away and the runny nose went away, but the congestion did not. She has 3 chest x-rays and every time they told me she had bronchitis. Finally in December she got another cold and the Dr. put her on a nebulizer once a day. Well nothing, the cold went away but the congestion did not. It never really seemed to bother her, she never had a hard time breathing, it was just there.

So finally we went to see the Pulmonary Doctor. She decided that we had better test for Cystic Fibrosis. Made me really REALLY nervous. It had always been kind of on my mind that maybe she had it but I was really hoping it wasn't. So up to Primary Children's Hospital we went for the test. It was actually very interesting they put these electrodes on her arm that made her sweat and then they had to stay on for 30 minutes until they had collected enough sweat. And while we were there we saw Marie Osmond. Anyways thank goodness the tests came back negative. Such a HUGE relief.

So I guess that she has Reactive Airway Disease or in other words Asthma. Not great but SO SO much better than cystic fibrosis. She has been on steroids all this week and guess what? NO CONGESTION!!!! So anyways that is were we are at. This child, I don't know, guess I was lucky with the other ones. I mean I know that I am SUPER lucky with Jenna but seriously breast milk jaundice, thrush, bronchitis, and asthma. Good think she is a CUTIE pie.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Little Bit of this and a Little Bit of That

Sorry it has been so long since I have updated my blog. Just have not been feelin it lately. Too much to do that it gets put way down the priority list. But life has been good. Her are a bit of tidbits of what we have been up to.
So....we got the kids a gerbil. I know, I know you may be asking yourself why would you guys get any more pets after the whole goldfish fiasco, which you can read about here. Well I think that this little guy, or really it's a girl, was sent from up above to get back at me for killing a gopher. Which you can read about that story here. This cute little gerbil which Will and Kyanna named Ahsoka, which is a star wars name big surprise there, started out in William's room. It was great, I even made up this little thing that gerbils NEED to live in clean rooms and if you don't keep your room clean she will get really mad. That worked great, I have never seen Will's room kept so clean for so long.
About 3 days after we got this rodent (notice it's not a cute little gerbil anymore) it started to kind of keep us up at night by running on her wheel. We didn't seem to mind cause we were still able to sleep at night. Then one night it RAN on THAT wheel all night long. No joke. Brett finally at like 4:00 a.m. came back into the room and said that he took off the wheel. THANK GOODNESS!! There is something so wrong that we have an 8 month old baby and the gerbil is keeping us up at night. YEah that isn't going to happen. We still have the gerbil but it's kept downstairs. Much better!

We signed Will up for karate at the rec center. It's pretty fun for him I think. It is a little slow and he is the youngest one in his class, but he does pretty good. Especially now that we got him some sweat pants so he doesn't have to keep pulling up his pants I think that he enjoys it a lot more!
It requires a lot of focus, which can be difficult for Will. So we told him that it was like JEdi training and that Jedi training requires lots of focus. That seemed to help.
I made 18 freezer dinners last week. It's so awesome. It requires A LOT of hard work and planning and dirty dishes. But it's so awesome that every night I can just decide what to have for dinner and pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw. SO WORTH IT!

Tomorrow is Valentines Day! Duh. I make these Valentines every year. It's What We Love About You. It's so much fun. I love holidays with kids. We also made one big heart cookie tonight.
I also made one for Brett, but it was kind of pg-13ish, so I didn't post a picture. YOu probably didn't want to know that but hey he is my husband! And it was just made out of candy so it wasn't really that bad. Dirty minds!!!:)
Well.... I think that is about it. Oh just a couple more things.
-We have been treating Jenna for asthma with a nebulizer and steroid, I personally don't think that she has asthma nor do I think it has really helped. But she is doing good, just waiting for summer.
-We got our tax return back last week and the same day our finance stopped working. The same part that we fixed last year for 600 dollars broke again this year. So instead of fixing the same part every year we just decided to get a new furnace.
-I love watching the Olympics. I am excited to watch them the next couple of weeks.
O.k. thats all, I am pretty sure, for now. Happy Valentines Day!