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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Update on the last few days

It has been an interesting few days. Ive been back at work for a whole week. Wow i havent done that in a long time. It was alittle overwhelming. I thought about whats going on at the house alot. Missing everyone .

Eli went to the doc yesturday and they ran a bunch of test. All came back fine. Its good and bad all in one. Bad because eli has been running low grade fevers for about a week and i guess for undetermined reasons. Doc says it might just be a virus. They also increased his probiotics to 10million instead of the 3 million they had him on.

Emily got sick 2 nights. It appears to have just been a stomach bug that hit three of the kids. So far everyone else hasnt got it. Lucky for us.

Jace has been busy with his nintendo. Ben is also enjoying his christmas gifts. He also had the stomach bug but just like emily and ari. Ari is still our little princess.

Eli is now crawling is super awesome. When i first saw him i just got emotional. It just came over me. I was so happy to see my little man crawling. I knew he would some day just didnt know when. Now he is getting into so much stuff. I forgot what it was like to have a crawler in the house.

Well bye for now hopefully with my three day weekend i can get the pictures up.
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last couple of days

I went back to work on sunday. Not a real easy thing to do since I've not really been at work much over the last 4 months. It's not easy cause I miss the mrs. Always curious what's going on at the house. Curious how eli is doing and what the kids are up to. Hoping the kids are not causing too much trouble for heather. With the kids being home all week from school they get bored easy. Understandable however it doesnt always make it easy. Hoping that eli isn't running a fever today. Hoping not to have to go to the hospital. There has been a bug going around. I was sick for awhile then ben then eli has had a fever and had alittle bit of blood in his drain. Which hasnt happend before. Heather is now feeling kinda crappy.  Also ari last night threw up 3 times she seems to be ok today.

Heather has been a very busy women today. She is getting laundry done and our bedroom straightened up. I am a very lucky man. Never asked her to do it she just does. Today she seems to be doing better. She treats me like a very special man. I think of all the little things she does and it always make me feel like a special man and also very appreciated man. I think many times i dont deserve her.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas

Wow christmas was a very busy day. Heck its been a very busy three days. On christmas day we woke up early and got the kids up early too. We had the kids open up stockings from santa. It was nice to see their faces as they dug deep into their stockings. Heather and I took the next step in making our yummmy meat.

Then we opened up santa gifts. Wow it was pretty crazy; the kids loved their gifts. Emily and Jace got nintendo DSI XL. Ben got a nintendo. Ari got a leapster. Eli got a really cool play center with 5 different sides. Then off to christmas breakfast. It was nice to be able to relax a bit before coming home to cook. We all opened up gifts. Heather and I got a gift card to an awesome spa. It will be super nice to be able to let it all go and relax. The kids got bikes and even eli got something to move around on. Emily got a violin, jace got a rocket, ben got puzzles and a "cheffer helper" apron, ari got puzzles and a "cheefer helper" apron and eli got this cool kalidescope toy that spins and makes noise.  It has 4 disk that make different music and can be attached to the bed.

Then we went home and opened some more gifts and finished up making super yummy food. The kids got a Wii and some new games and so much more.  Heather and I made gifts for each other. We made coupons to give each other; very awesome idea. We loved the creativity and thought that was put into each one. Eli got a multi textured cube that has a jack in the box, a musical light up stack-em toy and a cooking bowl that he can put vegetables in and out; it makes sounds and talks to him.

It was nice to have other people to take pictures of the family and be able to have all of us in them. Usually heather is the one who takes the pictures. It was an exhausting exciting interesting day. To see the kids, how it made them feel. Their reactions were priceless.

Watching eli opening up presents and watching him play. Hoping to see eli doing it next year. When he is walking around and opening presents all by himself. Hoping to hear him express himself and letting us know how much he likes his gifts. I do everything i can to have a normal holiday not knowing what is in store for us in the new year. I try my best to live in the now not in the future and not in the past. Can't let my OCD get the best of me and my family. Have to stay strong as much as possible.

( Pictures will be updated soon)

Friday, December 24, 2010

last night and today's events

Last night was rough eli kept dropping his o2 stats and heart rate was high. I checked on him three times during the night. His o2 mointor kept going off. At first i thought he knocked his canulas off so i went in and check and that so wasnt the case. I got alittle nervous. I then layed back down. Got back up like 10 minutes later. This time it really started to worry me all i could think of is that he is really sick and we will spend christmas in the hospital. We increased is o2. It seemed to help however his stats was not were we wanted them to be. About 2hrs later i checked on him like i usually do. Refilled his food and checked in on him his o2 was still lower than normal.woke up and heather called the doc and the doc said up fluid keep an eye on his heart rate and o2 levels. So far he has been doing pretty good. Hopefully no hospital since alot of his docs arent around.

We also spent the large portion of the day making super duper yummy food for christmas dinner. Alot of work however it will be well worth it. Family time and great food cant ask for much more.

Attended a christmas sermon tonight with the family including eli. I was very hesitant to go with eli. Dont want him to get sicker and end up in the hospital. We got to sit way back in the corner. Unlikly he will get sick from there. A very good thing.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Todays appointments

They were insightful. I got to meet with eli's SP and OT. I knew his SP from before she is a really nice lady. She spent 30 minutes with him having him look at her face as she spoke to him and showed him all different types of toys. He really liked train and the antique cars. He got really fussy while a OT. He played some but he was very very fussy. This was very unusual for eli. So we are keeping an eye on him. We also saw his pulmologist and she said that eli will need a cpap for breathing at night. Not overly fond of extra supplies however when his sleep is being disturbed 20 times an hour we have to do what we have to do for my little man. For the cpap we will need to stay overnight in the picu so fun stuff. Hopefully one of these days he can catch a break and just be a kid.
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Coming to a Blog Near You Dec 23, 2010

It has taken me a few days to get my blog situated close to how I want it, I'm OCD.  lol  Today brings many appointments and a 1st for me.  This will be my 1st time getting to go with Heather and Eli to speech, feeding, and occupational therapy.  These started a few weeks ago and I haven't been able to join them yet.  Immediately afterwards we have the pulmonologist to finally go over the sleep study results.

I promise to have my 1st official full blog post up before the day is over.