Thursday, March 31, 2011

Update on Drew

Drew has been doing really well since the seizure on Saturday. In fact, he has more energy than he has had in a long time. It's the weirdest thing. We are on a waiting list to see a Neurologist and they are booked at least two weeks out. So who knows when that will be. But I did get an appointment for his EEG and MRI. He will be having those done on Tuesday. He will have to be sedated for the MRI, but I am really glad we are having it done. I'll post the results whenever I hear. Thank you to all of you for your prayers and support. It has meant the world to me. It's nice to have friends and family that love you so much. You all are absolutely wonderful!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

scariest moment of my life

Just thought I would let you all know that last night at about 5:00pm, Drew had a seizure. We were on our way to dinner when he had it. I can't even begin to tell you how terrified I was. In fact, I was sobbing so hard, so much that I couldn't keep myself together. You think I would be able to handle that, but I couldn't. He was taken to Primary Children's Hospital, where he was checked over and observed. Today he is doing fine, although he is under constant supervision. The poor kid can't even go to the bathroom by himself. He will be seeing a neurologist sometime this week to determine the cause, but for now he is doing well. Thank you to all of you who have been there for us and who are praying for us. I will update you when I can.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

what's happenning

Things here have been quite busy. We are in the process of getting Drew registered for kindergarten, signed him up for tee-ball (he is very excited for), and I have been quite engrossed in school. In fact, I just finished a huge paper...23 pages...and am getting ready to begin another one. Oh how I can't wait for this semester to be over!

I've been doing my clinical rotations at St. Mark's hospital. It's been a great experience clinical wise, not so much on the paperwork side! I have been able to go to every unit except two right now. Those two would be ICU and the Women's Center. We will actually do the Women's Center next semester.

My favorite place so far has to be the Emergency Department! I have been able to assess patients, start IVs, run IV fluids and lots of other things. It is definitely the place to be to learn how to do things. And the nurses that work there are so willing to teach. They love having students around, and I love that they love having us. It makes for a really great time.

Drew and Preston have been playing outside as much as they can. The weather here has been so "bi-polar" in a sense. It's good one day and the next is crappy. A couple of weeks ago, we had a huge snow storm. We had 14 inches at my grandparent's house! So the boys put on their snow gear and headed out to play.

They were having fun making snowballs. Well, I was the one making the snowballs, they were the ones throwing the snowballs!

Drew was loving that the snow was piled on top of the deck railing. He would take his snowball and throw it at that pile to make a hole in it. This made for some entertainment for him!

Preston loves the snow. He didn't want to come inside at all, even after his gloves were soaked and he wanted them off. That kid could play anywhere in any kind of weather!

Preston the other day came up to me because he had to show me some artwork he had done. He was so proud that he was able to make such a unique picture. "Mommy, look! I did it!"

Yep, at least he was honest!

Well, we are doing pretty well here, just waiting for the weather to warm up.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ready for spring

Oh spring, where for art thou? The boys are chomping at the bit to get outside. So, the other day we played in the snow. Drew will play in it for only so long, but Preston on the other hand, could stay outside forever.

Preston either wants to be in the deepest part of the snow, or eat it! I'm trying to teach him that if he is going to eat it, it has to be "clean" snow. Drew tells him all the time, "Don't eat the yucky colored snow, it's not good for you!"

Things here are going well. School is getting really busy. I feel bad for my boys, they don't get a whole lot of time with me. They are in daycare five days a week from 9-4 and then on Saturdays they are with their grandparents until 3. I can't wait until I'm done and can actually be a mom again!

Doug, I believe, is doing well. He and Daisy lounge on the couch in the evenings watching Sport's Center or some movie! I know he gets bored, but he is doing well. We sure miss him.