Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here are some pictures of her birthday party with her friends at the Fox Valley Roller Rink. I do have to say. I HIGHLY recommend the roller rink party! The kids had a blast, the owners kept the kids occupied, and it wasn't expensive. We are DEFINITELY doing the roller rink thing every year
Very Proud of her Birthday cake. I'm so glad she liked my design :)Getting her roller skates....she has to be on her tippy toes to see over the counter, heeheeSo excited to be at the roller rinkLook at her go!Here's the crew......We had 10 out of the 21 that were invited. Unfortunately the H1N1 virus is running through her school. Luckily she didn't get it for her birthday, that would have been a terrible birthday present.Let's eat CAKE!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
One week from today and my lil girl turns 7, holy cow did time fly by. I swear all I did was blink! We are going to have a birthday party for her awith some of her friends at a roller rink then afterwards we'll have a family get together for dinner and a mini party with them. Avrianna goes in for her annual physical this week which will also consist of a flu plus a H1N1 flu shot (if the vaccine gets here in time) so I'm sure I will have alot of bribing to do for that. Wish me LUCK, lol!
Not too much to report so I guess that is a good thing :) Hope this finds all of you well.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Of course we HAD to buy Miley stuff.......can we say break the bank, LOL
Can you find Waldo?Alil blurry, but could have the women do it again......We had a blast!Lights are going off......can you tell if she was excited?Lights off ..... let the show beginMy phone didn't take pictures well in the dark but you get the pictureHere if you look close you can see Miley riding a Harley in the air above the crowd.
Miley put on a good concert! I wasn't too impressed with the opener, Metro Station.....which happen to be Miley's older brother and Michel Musso's brother. Miley's HAD to be strung out on something and he was grabbing himself ALL the time. The music they played was good, but not appropriate for the age group the Miley pulls in, ugh! All in all a VERY good time and I'm glad I was able to hang out with Avrianna.
Not sure what we are going to do today....but I think we might carve some pumpkins. And we have to start to plan Avrianna's birthday party. She has to STOP growing up, sigh!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Danny is still holding his own here at home. I can't say he is any better yet, but he isn't any worse so that's a good thing. The one on one care he is getting here at home with the nurses far more exceeds the care he can get in the hospital. Plus all the equipment he requires is here at our fingertips in the house. Let's not forget ALL the crap floating around the hospital.....so home is the BEST place for him right now. If for some reason I can't keep his sats up here at home then obviously he will have to go in, but he is doing OK right now here at home. Danny likes the roller coaster effect as he does really well for a couple hours and then wham he requires 4lts of oxygen, constant suctioning, and desats so he keeps up on our toes all the time. Totally exciting!!!
Today we saw snow flurries......are you kidding me?!? This is NOT exciting, but Dan would say different. He loves the "long john" weather. The kids and I not so much! While Dan was walking to the mail box this morning in the snow, heehee.......all of a sudden there was 3 deer (2 VERY large) that jumped out of the tree line ran past him and through our yard to the field behind us. It was SO exciting!!! I told Dan now he doesn't have to go to Tomahawk to go hunting they are right out our back and front door :)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Well Danny is border line going into the hospital. The doctors would like to see him in the hospital so he can be monitored closer. The paperwork was already sent last night to the hospital and they are on stand by for him but the way I look at it as I would be doing the all monitoring anyway as the nurses are not one on one, like he gets here. They are not right in his room they just wait till his monitors go off, well by that time he has struggled so much and his shirt would be soaked in secretions, so I would be doing most of the cares in the hospital anyway, as I don't let him get that bad. Danny's reserve is VERY low right now, which is what worries me, every time we try to manipulate him he drops his sats or will even do a full blown apnea spell. When I try to do Mr. Jiggles or even hand CPT to move the crud around so it doesn't settle in his lungs more, he will drop his sats along with his heart rate....so it's the real deal. He stopped breathing on me 5 times yesterday with turning purple, his sats got as low as 59 and heart rate dropped right along with, but luckily he was easy to resuscitate. Before all of the real excitement yesterday I took Danny into see Dr Kasper in the morning for more labs, tests n xrays...Danny actually had the best labs that he's had in a very long time, which is great, but his xrays weren't too impressive and his cultures have started to come back showing strep, psuedomonas, pneumocacis - pnuemonia, but his flu test came back negative, phew! So here we go again! Poor guy hasn't fully recovered from the last respiratory illness and he's already VERY ill. My gut says keep him home away from the other bugs running through the hospitals, but then again what IF I can't get him going again easily next time? UGH!! Right now they would just be monitoring him/baby sitting him and again what are they going to do with him that I am not. One good thing is with the trache there is an open airway I can access and I can clear his secretions better. I am torn on what to do?! If I take him to the hospital here can they handle him or will they just send us down to Milwaukee again. It doesn't help the weather outside right now is TERRIBLE..... pouring rain 49 degrees and windy, not a good mix that I want to take Danny out in? Just me making excuses I guess.
Avrianna is getting better....she still has a soar throat in the morning, but I think it because she is so congested and coughs so much during the night that she breathes more through her mouth. By the time she is up and ready for the day it no longer hurts her. I am going to keep her from swimming this week in hopes to help her "recover" sooner.
I will keep you all posted on what we decide to do. But right now my plans is to try and manage him here. Tomorrow I have nursing from 9-9 so that will help me out alot. I might even get in a nap......probably not, but it sounded good, lol.
Please keep our blog family The Holman's in your thoughts in prayers. Their son Kyle passed away this morning and their other son Ryan is in the hospital sick. When it rains it pours!