Christmas Card 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Saturday was a busy day for us! Jayla had basketball games at 8:00 and 9:00, and Jordyn had games at 11:00 and 1:00! We had fun watching and cheering on the girls!
Overall, this little guy did pretty well! Sitting through 4 games in one morning probably isn't his first choice of a favorite activity, but he made it! (So thankful that he loves to color - that has gotten us through volleyball and basketball!)
My parents surprised Jordyn (and the rest of us) and came to her second game! So glad they were able to come watch her!
We had our first snowstorm last week ... and the 40-50 mph winds sure didn't make our new development a lovely place. When I was coming home, there were two plows, a mail truck and a van stuck on the road to our house. Thank goodness it was downhill and I told the kids to start praying we would make it! I knew Justin's car wouldn't get though and there aren't too many other options into our development, but he was able to use a different way and get home.
Of course the kids wanted to play immediately. I wanted to go inside! The wind was awful! I let them play for 10 minutes.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Since we moved, I have been searching for white desks for the girls. I thought this would be easy. I was very wrong. I feel like I went to every store in town that might have desks ... searched every website, and of course the ones I really liked were over $1000 each! I finally found some and ordered them ... and they went right back to the store. They were supposed to be antique white ... they were brown. Finally last week, I re-ordered, and they arrived quickly.
This look says it all.
Tons of pieces and instructions that were garbage...and not just one desk to put together, but two. :)
Two hours later, one desk was done. :) One down, one to go!
Now I can FINALLY start to hang decorations in Jordyn and Jayla's rooms!!!
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Because Jax doesn't ever just have "normal" type of sickness (never had the flu, a common cold--it's always been allergies, not even strep throat) ... we'll just mark up one more procedure for him. He has had a sinus infection since September 20th. After several trips to the pediatrician and ENT, 1 round of steroids, 3 rounds of antibiotics, he will be having sinus surgery on December 1. Ugh. Our ENT is very confident that this will create relief and eliminate chronic sinus infections.
Looking at this kid, you would never know how many specialty doctors we have been to (pediatrician, ENT, heart doctor, kidney doctor, autoimmune disorder doctor - I forgot her title, there were others) ... how many tests have been run on this kid ... a diagnosis of hypothermia (with no explanation of why) but that he has mostly outgrown ... MRI's, CT scans, heart monitors, 48 hour urine collections, high calcium levels in his urine (again, no explanation of why, it just is), 2 sets of tubes, adenoids out, sepsis ...
It makes me tear up to think about all of it.
But check out that sweet smile on a very active boy!
Over the last 2 years, he has been so healthy! He had bronchitis for a couple of weeks last fall, but that was it! Now we are on almost 9 weeks of the sinus infection. Some days are better than others. As much as we loved the great fall weather we had, that didn't help Jax much. His seasonal allergies didn't help the sinus infection. Today I could see it in his eyes that it was more painful. He hasn't had fevers, he hasn't missed any school ... just is stuffed up and frequently has pain below his eyes. He's such a trooper. The doctors are keeping him off meds until the surgery, and it seems to be going okay. He actually hasn't had an antibiotic in about 4 weeks.
The unfortunate thing is that he will likely have another surgery in the spring for his left ear.I have mentioned before that the hole from his tube didn't close ... and now that we are about 5 months into it, it probably won't close on its own so surgery will be needed to close it.
I know I will be very thankful for the child life specialist on December 1. They usually have some goods tricks to help. :) I'm not going to lie, each year that he gets older and needs tests/bloodwork and now surgery, it gets harder for me, because he understands what is going to happen. He has a general idea of what will happen that day. All he usually says is "I don't want them to do that to me." He loves our ENT though so he knows that Dr. DeSautel is going to take good care of him that day. :)
Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Jayla had her second basketball game on Saturday. (Jordyn had the weekend off.)
Grandpa Marlin and Grandma Shelli came to watch too!
This Saturday will be a busy one with basketball - 8:00, 9:00, 11:00 and 1:00! I better start packing a bag of crayons/paper and toys for Jax! :)