Thursday, July 31, 2008

Revised Tonsillectomy Update...

Well, I guess my husband wanted to know how much I really loved him. Wednesday he finally started to feel good after a week of laying around doing nothing. He must have over done it just a wee bit while we were chasing Bennett around. I went to go get B some milk, and Rob went into the bathroom. All of the sudden I hear "honey...,"in a desperate, horrified voice. I ran into the bathroom where it appeared that my husband was bleeding to death. The bathroom looked like a murder had occurred in there, and Rob had so much blood coming from his mouth and nose that he couldn't even pause long enough to take a breath. I went into panic mode, I spent so much time researching all the nursing interventions of a post tonsillectomy hemorrhage, however in our little house I didn't have a pair of curved hemostats, a massive pile of 2x2's, or any materials to start an IV. CRAP! Oh, and I had a baby on my hip. So, first things first we need to stop the bleeding, how do you stop the bleeding in some one's throat with no equipment? AHHH! I called our neighbors to see if they could come watch B, and fortunately Chad had logical reasoning intact and called 911 for me. I left Bennett on the floor, grabbed some ice packs and all but strangled Rob to try to get the bleeding to stop. He bled steadily for about 25 minutes before the blood started to clot. We figured he lost about 2.5 liters of blood all together. It really scared me, it was like someone turned a hose on and no one knew where the shut off valve was to turn it off. The ambulance got to our house pretty quickly, and they started an IV and took him to the ER. Once we were there, the bleeding had stopped for the most part. We spent the night in the ER, mostly for observation and fluid. He lost so much blood, that even after what seemed like gallons of NS he was still pretty questionable. The really scary thing is that only of the scabs came off. All that blood from one tiny tonsil scab, I was shocked. Now, I know why adults bleed to death after tonsillectomies. SCARY!!! Anyways, Rob is now doing well again. We got him pretty well hydrated, and his labs are still low, but acceptable. I figure it will take a few days for his body to be back to a state of well being. I am just so glad that he is young and healthy enough for his body to be able to compensate after a hemorrhage that bad. Everyone pray that the other scab does not come off! I have confined Rob to bed rest, and a clear liquid diet. He may hate me for it, but at least he will live to see another day. I just want him to know that I love him very much! And even though he thinks that I am strong enough to make it without him, I really do not want to find out. Rob, I love you, please get well soon! And when I say soon, I mean really soon, this is taking forever and I want my able bodied husband back!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tonsillectomy Update

Rob had to have his tonsils removed last Wednesday. So far, he is surviving. For the most part he has been a pretty good patient, which is great, cause I was really worried that he would be super mean and ornery. He can't eat anything solid yet, but he is keeping hydrated with Gatorade and sherbet. I was initially the most worried about pain management, so we have been dosing up with lortab or percocet every four hours on the dot. He can't do a whole lot except sleep, but he hasn't complained once. Must be working! Anyways, he is feeling exhausted but doing great for the most part. Thanks everyone for your concern and support. Get Well Soon Rob!! Love you!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's Official...The Dude is walking!

Walking to Daddy!

Walking around in the trailer.

I was about to have a melt down last week, here I was still carrying around a 15 month old, about to be 16 month old. I was so over him not walking!! It wouldn't be so bad, excepting that since he was 10 months we have been thinking any day now. Friday, while we were going to breakfast up in Rexburg, Bennett wanted his daddy. Grams was carrying him, so she put him down and said "OK, go get your daddy." And that little monster walked right over to Rob like it was no big deal. We all started screaming, clapping, and cheering for him. He was so excited, so of course he kept walking and walking. I wouldn't say that he is a full time walker yet, but he is definitely getting the hang of it. He mostly walks, unless he wants to go fast, then he sits down and does the booty scoot. He is such a cute little boy, and we are having so much fun with him. He is also a very good little kisser! He loves to kiss his mama's cheeks, and blows kisses to almost everyone else. He loves to smack his lips together, the sound makes me laugh. He is saying please, and thank you a lot too. He is starting to really imitate everything I do. Today he even ate an entire yogurt with his own spoon, and didn't make too much of a mess. I can't believe that he is getting so big. He is now 32 inches tall, and weighs 22 pounds. He spends his time driving around anything with wheels, and going up and down the stairs as many times as I will let him.

St. Anthony Trip...

The Story Clan

Grandpa & Bennett

Me & Bennett

Hope & Aspen

Morgan & Krista

Chuck & Dixie (The orphange owners)

Bennett & Aspen

We spent this past weekend on a fabulous sand dunes trip with our friends and family. We headed up to Rexburg on Thursday night as soon as I got out of school. It was awesome cause Bennett slept the whole time, and me and Rob just hung out. We met Chuck & Dixie in the Wal-Mart parking lot around 11:00, and just decided to spend the night there. It was so funny to camp at Wal-Mart, the other funny thing was that we were not the only two families who had that same idea. Anyways, we got up on Friday morning and went to breakfast at Frontier Pies. Then we drove over to St. Anthony and got settled in at Desert Oasis. Friday afternoon our friends Derek, Krista, Addy, & Aspen arrived. We were so excited to have them there. Cody, Hope, Morgan, and Jordan arrived later that evening just in time for dinner. We had so much fun playing all day long, and got all sorts of dirty, sandy, and stinky. Saturday night, Brad, Deb, and the girls came up. We were so excited cause Brad brought his sand rail. Sunday was super hot, so no one really wanted to ride that much. Once it cooled off, we all loaded up and went on a big ride over to the lake. It was so much fun being there with everyone. And even though my brand new 4 wheeler wouldn't start, I even had fun riding the scrambled egg. (Scrambler)
Bennett had so much fun playing with all the kids. I have never seen such a dirty child in all of my life. He loved going on "Ranger Rides," riding with Gramp, and especially loved riding with Uncle Brad in the sand rail. He is definitely a little motor head. Rob LOVES his new bike, and was so excited that Derek finally came up with him. I didn't do too much riding since my 4 wheeler was being dumb, but I had tons of fun just hanging out. We had the most delicious meals, and had an awesome camp fire each night complete with smores. We did not want to come home, but sure enjoyed our time there with everyone.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Life...

I was just thinking today of my life, and how it is so different now that I am a mama to a RACER. I never imagined that my life would revolve around motorcycles, trucks, and cars. But, this is what we do... drive around trucks all day while making motor noises. Don't mind the motorcycle pajamas, and the 4 other vehicles that have already been run out of fuel.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy 4th O' July!!

Happy Birthday to Libby, our 4th of July doggie.

Fireworks @ Huntsville Park!!

Bennett enjoying Libby's birthday cake...

We had a very fun 4th of July holiday weekend. We took our trailer up to Rob's parents and camped out on their lawn for a few days. It was so much fun to be there all weekend long with our family. We spent the 4th, playing in the water, having a BBQ, and of course watching the fireworks. Bennett LOVED the fireworks, and was trying really hard to get them. He kept reaching for the sky, and waving to them. It was so nice to be up in the Valley, where both of our families are. Saturday and Sunday were spent hanging out, riding, the track, and of course eating....
We really missed the girls coming up for the 4th. Between Jo's new house, and Deli working, it just wasn't happening this year. Hopefully next year!! Thanks again to all of our family, we love you all, and love spending time with you.
P.S. I have no idea, what happened to the pictures on this post, but I have a test I need to study for, so I am not going to fix it. Sorry!