Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We Are Home....

Jaxon is doing sooo much better. I don't know what happened but after he stopped breathing he turned a corner. His sats are back up where it's acceptable and he's eating and drinking again, his color is back to normal and he's playing again. It's so nice to have my sweet curious boy back. He is still sick and still has RSV but they think he's going to get better from here on out. He had another ear infection during all of this too. The good news is that the tubes did their jobs and the puss is draining. We are treating it with antibiotic ear drops instead of oral antibiotics. Hopefully we will stay on the up slope and continue to get well. I am ready for spring so maybe my poor little guy can get healthy and stay that way for a while. Well he's getting into stuff again so I better go. :) Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. They mean a lot to me.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Day From Hell

so it's 12:41 am and I'm praying that I will be able to lay down and sleep after the day I've had. At this moment, my husband and my baby Jaxon are at Primary Childrens in the Infant Unit. My son, Brennan and Steff's son are at my dear friend Leanne's for the night and Steff and I just got back to my house. You see Jaxon was diagnosed on Sunday with RSV at McKayDee hospital. Today after a very long and stressful day of trying to find the best treatment for Jaxon Steff and I were on our way to Primary Children's with Jaxon. She was sitting in the back seat watching him breathe making sure that he wasn't having too much trouble. I was driving. She said to me to watch the mile markers for her. I didn't think anything of it. The next thing I knew she said I needed to pull over. Then quickly she said that I needed to dial 911. I pulled over to the side of the road and threw my car into park... I hadn't even stopped yet. I tried to dial 911 but I somehow hit the wrong buttons and called someone else. I was shaking so bad. You see Jaxon had stopped breathing and my dear friend Stephanie was giving my precious boy CPR in the back seat of my car. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't even talk tot he operator. Steff took it from me and talked with her. A few minutes later she had him breathing again and the paramedics had arrived. They put me and Jaxon into the ambulance and rushed us to Primary. The funny thing is Jaxon started doing so much better after that. They admitted him because of his apnea episode. Ian very sternly convinced me that I needed to come home and get some rest because I hadn't slept in days and that I would be no good if J's hospital stay lasts longer than a day. He is currently sleeping in a double room on a too small bed, in his pepboys uniform. Thank GOD for the amazing people for my life. My best friend who saved my baby's life, My husband who got the scariest phone call of his life today and still made it to take care of me and my son... and friends like Leanne for making sure I didn't have to worry about my oldest in the midst of all this mess and for Nathan, Steff's boyfriend, who came to the hospital just to make sure we didn't need anything and to make sure that we were ok. I can't thank the Lord enough for having his hand in all of it. Please say a prayer for my baby that this was a one time episode and that he will be on the uphill on his way to getting better. I will update as soon as I can. Thanks!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm A Slacker! I Admit It!

Well blogwise anyway! LOL Yes I've been MIA off and on and it's not because I don't truly enjoy my blog world or my bloggy friends I just truly have a hard time breaking away from real life lately to blog about it. Crazy I know! But since I know you are dying to know what's been keeping me from telling you all about my excitement lately, I'll update you! :)

First as you all know I recently parted ways with two friends. This was very hard for me and I've been struggling with it. But I know that it's the best thing. I read today that sometimes you have to have the "props" knocked out from under you so that you learn to lean on God. Boy has that been a true statement for me.

Second my mom came and we had a great visit. She even went with me to get Jaxon's very first hair cut. He was such a big boy! Sat there and got all his little curls cut off. It was so hard for me because those curls are the only thing that survived the NICU. But he can't keep those curls forever and it was driving me insane that his hair was hanging over his ears. So here is some pictures from his big boy hair cut! :)

Next I said goodbye to one of my dearest friends, Kim. They PCS'd from Hill and are headed overseas. This was so hard for me. They lived right across the street from me so it definitely still gets me when I look across the street and there isn't anyone over there. Well, any of Kim's family anyway. I got to watch Baby Joey for a little while right before they left and him and Jaxon had a very good time being silly boys together. :) Here's some cute pics from that day!
Ian and I managed one night out together. We went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner and then we met Ian's friends at Bogeys. We had a good time. Here's the only shot of me and Ian that night. It was pretty silly looking but what can I say that's us!

Then I think it was the next morning Jaxon woke up and began to throw up. He couldn't stop. Then he just got very sleepy and wouldn't do anything but lay there. He was also running a fever. So I took him into Primary Childrens and they admitted us overnight to the RTU (Rapid Treatment Unit) because he was dehydrated and wasn't perking up with his IV fluids. I was completely exhausted but the good news was that the next day, after lots of IV fluids and the throwing up finally stopping, he was much better and we were able to go home.
So we came home on Sunday. Tuesday was Brennan's 7th Birthday and Jaxon's appointment with the ENT. So we got up and took J to the ENT and they scheduled him for tubes on Wednesday. (Yes the NEXT day!) So after the ENT I had some other errands to run. Then I grabbed some cupcakes from the store to take to Brennan's class. I went home and fought with Tricare most of the afternoon to make sure they would cover the surgery. UGH it was literally a struggle. Finally that afternoon I got the answers I needed and so I got to enjoy the rest of Brennan's birthday. We made taco's for dinner and had mini ice cream cups for dessert!
The next morning we took Jaxon to the surgery center for his tubes. It went very well and only took like 15 minutes. He wasn't too happy when he woke up though. But I'm hoping that there won't be anymore ear infections.



So we made it through those obstacles and we got to have fun at Classic Fun Center on Saturday for Brennan's birthday party. We all got to skate, bounce, eat cake! Lots of fun!
Me skating with Jaxon in his stroller!
Brennan blowing out his birthday candles on his transformer cake!
He got a ton of new toys, transformers and power rangers seemed to be the theme!
Brennan and Mommy
Jaxon was wiped out from the party!
Well there has been other stuff going on but those are the most important high lights. I have orientation on the 29th for school and I start March 3rd. Wish me luck! I'm so nervous about going back to school. Hugs, Denise

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Please Pray for Jaxon

Hey guys. just wanted to let you all know that Jaxon has been admitted to Primary Childrens hospital. He's been very sick for the last month with one thing or another so today he woke up and puked and didn't stop. We came to the hospital and they said that he is dehydrated and can't keep fluids down. He is on an IV and antibiotics. We should *only* be here for the night. Thats if he's doing better tomorrow. And poor Brennan is having flash backs from the last hospital stay J had. I am so tired. I just want my angel to be healthy for once! Anyway I better run and get back downstairs. Ian needs to go home and be with Brennan. He's in the room with J so that I could eat dinner and have a few minutes to myself since we have been here all day already. I will keep you updated. Hugs, Denise

Friday, February 8, 2008

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

Yes, you read that right! I am going to be going back to school. I just enrolled today at CCI for the Dental Assisting program! I have to go back on Tuesday for my financial aid paperwork but I am SO excited!!!! My friend Leanne already goes there and she is bouncing off the walls about me joining her. I'm so excited. I start March 24th! Can you believe it???? A little over a month! WOW! Ok off to celebrate with Stephanie at Starbucks!!! Later!