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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Injuries and illness galore!

Trinity(11), Logan(7), Griffon(5), Jubilee(2), and Epiphany(7 months) have the chicken pox. They are all past the 5 day turn around point and I was ready to be done with this and have healthy children as normal. Yesterday Griffon said his teeth had chicken pox on them and he couldn't swallow. I looked in his mouth and while he did have a few pox in there I didn't think they would elicit the response he was giving. A couple hours later it looked like someone had hit him upside the face with a bat! His upper lip was so swollen his lower lip was not visible. His left cheek came out from his face so that his nose was even with it. I gave him a dose of Benadryl. Because eating had been bothering him I had fed him a few yogurt tubes...the food colored ones full of crap and sugar that we don't normally do. I thought maybe it was an allergic reaction. The Benadryl did nothing. His face continued to swell and was painful to the touch. I called Urgent Care and they told me to take him to the ER. Sooo,I called Brian at work and he agreed to come home. We agreed the baby should stay home with Brian(and the rest of the kids) so as not to expose her to any germs while she is already immune compromised from chicken pox. I nursed her until she was good and sloshy then Emily from church took Griffon and I to the closest hospital(45 minutes). We got there and Griffon had to wear a paper mask over his itchy and swollen face...not comfy. We were seen rather quickly, the Dr. ordered a CAT scan to check for an abcess or glandular swelling. After a bit he came in and told me it is cellulitus. A heavy dose of antibiotics at the hospital and we were able to leave with a prescription for 10 days of heavy antibiotics and a follow up. The pharmacist kept stressing to me that it is "the big guns" of antibiotics and will make him nauseous. He didn't like the first dose but it has to be taken. He still looks scary and sore. After I got home from filling his prescription this am Christian(10) was taking a bowl of milk away from the puppy when somehow the dog ripped his lip. I was not in the room, Christian says the dog didn't attack him or growl or anything, but his lip is shredded. I don't know what to think...the dog has never shown aggression, and he didn't growl or snarl or anything, (per Gavin(9) who was in the room) but Christian is wounded and I don't get it?!? WHile I was fixing Christian up as best I could Gavin was riding the scooter and didn't have shoes on(the only rule we really have for the scooter) and punctured his toe. Bloody blood everywhere...what is with these past two days! This is not normal life for us, the kids almost never get sick or hurt and now they ALL have.At once. Good bye 2009...2010 will surely be welcome!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I can not believe the 2009 year is ending tomorrow. This has been such an amazing year! January:Jubilee turned 2, February:Christian had his body cast removed, Riley turned 3, March: Christian turned 10, physical therapy 3 times a week and he could walk again!!! April: Trinity turned 11, May: Epiphany entered the world, born lovingly at home in the middle of the night. We got 60 chickens, Brian turned 36. June: Gavin turned 9, we got Copper the snake, we got Patriot the hound dog,we bought rafts and went rafting. Lots of beach trips. July: Trinity and Christian went to camp for a week. More rafting trips. Logan turned 7. August: 80's party, started new homeschool group. September: Mandi's birthday,pirate month, the guineas started coming around. October: Griffon turned 5, Michelle came to visit, Jenn's kids got removed from her custody, dreaded my hair, pumpkin patch, halloween. November, got my nose pierced, my nephew was born, Thanksgiving, Brian's dad and stepmom came to visit.December: 5 kids got chicken pox, CHristmas parties, snowstorm.
I am loooking forward to so much in the next year! Birthdays are always so special, seeing how much the kids grow and change. I am excited to be able to make a special flavor ice cream for the birthday child,thanks to my new ice cream machine. I am excited to go rafting many times...this will definately be a family event from here on out. We want to camp in southern OK this year. Silver Dollar City or Cedar Point is a very real possibility.We are going to finish building the water house/barn.Pigs in the spring. Bees in the Spring.Trees...granny smith and a red one of some sort.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

First entry

The all important first entry. I have grandiose plans to actually stay on top of this, to funnel my feelings each day(or so). I love reading other blogs, it seems only fitting to make my own :) .
Intro of me...I am married to my best friend,Brian. We met in 94 at a coffee shop, in a very different life from where we are now. We have traveled far together, growing closer each day. We have 7 amazing kidlets. In fact...that craziness that is a schedule dictates that I go pick up Trinity from gymnastics right now, so I shall be back!