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Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm done.

As if the butt-cyst, ear infection and sinus infection weren't enough, Gavin decided to spike a fever last night, and he's apparently been a bit of a crabby patty today for Nana.  Well, to be honest, I'm exhausted because he was a grump-a-saurus all night too.  At least the parts I was awake for, which was, oh, from about 1 am to 5 am.  I think.  I'm a little fuzzy on the deets, since I'm running on my 5th or 6th night not getting to bed before midnight because of sick kids, and then not sleeping all night because of sick kids either trying for a new instrument-less pneumonectomy by cough in the next room, or sick kids climbing into my bed then falling out and smashing a lamp.

I did finally get Gavin to sleep for a bit in the old bouncy seat.  He's so heavy that his butt almost touches the floor, but hey, whatever works!

D is not happy because I've been making him wake up and suffer the perils of parenting with me, rather than letting him sleep the night away in blissful ignorance.  Those days are OVER baby!  I'm SO not into being a martyr.  Makes for a pissy hubby, but oh well!  Misery loves company and all that rot.

On another note, we sold the "extra" fridge, so YAY!  I checked our meter on, and it looks like our usage has already gone down some, just since getting rid of the thing.  And Tuesday I discovered that our A/C program was not set correctly - it was thinking that am was pm and Tuesday was Saturday, so I reprogrammed, and that is showing already too!  Here's to hoping that next months' bill is under $500!  Damn valley heat...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Poor Logan!

So, you may not know that Logan has been fighting a peri-anal abscess since February of 2008.  We've had multiple courses of antibiotics, and the thing has come and gone.  It swells up, gets really painful, and then cracks open (thankfully usually in the tub!).  Once he was out of diapers & pull-ups we thought we were through with the nasty thing. 

Well, over the weekend, he started complaining that his stomach and booty hurt.  Sunday night he was just crying in pain, and with the head cold on top of it, he was miserable.  I finally just asked to see his butt, and there it was.  About the size of a pea, angry red and hard.  Poor baby!

Took him in yesterday.  Went over the history with our ped, Dr. Chavez (who we love!).  She did a very thorough checkup, and decided to go ahead with some Septra for the abscess and for the fluid collecting in his right ear, hopefully head off an infection there.  She also started calling for a surgical consult, and we went out for labs and such as well, to try and determine if this is just a run-of-the-mill abscess, or if it's actually a deeper, larger fistula (which is what we are leaning toward, given the 2-year history).

So now we are waiting.  We've got abx and pain meds (since it's painful to sit) and hopefully will be able to see the surgeon this week.

Continuing the spread of great news, a friend of mine was diagnosed last week with breast cancer - she is my age!  Today is her oncology consult, so any prayers you want to shoot Jaime's way would be appreciated.  Ben's dad is holding his own and so far doing ok, but prayers for him are also welcome.  Thankfully our family is relatively healthy for now, and hoping to stay that way.

School starts in a few weeks, and thus a new chapter in the book 'Wild Workman'.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Darwin!

And mom.  We had a great day celebrating the two of you.  But it was a little strange to have everyone over to the house.  Our house, formerly your house.  But still nice. 

The pool felt awesome, the kids were exhausted, the cake was divine.  What more can you ask of a summer party?