Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What else could be wrong?

When Nellie was about 3 months old I noticed these spots on her back... They looked like bruises, perfectly round bruises... I didn't worry to much until more showed up, and they got darker... I googled it just to see what I was maybe working with... My results... Leukemia!!! I got scared and called the doctor... Nellie went and saw the Family doctor last month and had a blood test, when that came back normal (Not Leukemia THANK GOODNESS!) we were sent to a dermatologist. I got several questions like... Does she go to a day care? Is she jumpy or flinch when someone comes at her?.... Those are rough questions for someone who loves her child more than anything. I was even told weird things like... "It looks like someone had put out there cigarettes all over her body" They even brought out a black lite to see if they were bruises... They were not and odd thing the dermatologist has never see such a thing before... SOOOOO what is he going to do about it, they took a picture of it and will look at it in one month to see if there is any change. Our next appointment is at the end of April... I will keep everyone updated

Monday, March 23, 2009

5 YEARS!!!!!

It will be five years on March 27. Wow I can't believe it has been that long.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring is here

You know spring is coming when the kids are ready to play outside all night long, and the ground thaws out enough for you to start all your planting....

Last Saturday Evan and the boys finally put together the long over due project of the sandbox. We had this old canoo that was usless so I had the brilliant idea to make it into a sand box. We got it all cleaned out from the winter stuff and racked the dirt around it. Evan went to Home Depot and bought 12 50lbs bags of sand... That is alot of sand. The boys love it and thats were they want to be in the morning and as soon as they get home from Nanas. I thinks I am just going to have to get use to the sand all over my house :)

Before: Ignor that ugly fence (Next project)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Oscar and Colby decided to dig a hole in the mud in the back yard. That mad a super big mess!

On a side note... Nellie pulled herself up!! Yeah what a big girl.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Our day at the Hospital....

Our day started at 9:45 at MSTI, we checked into MSTI, Colby get his blood pressure, temperature, hight and weight taken. He then goes to the lab were they draw his blood and put in an IV. Colby always gets scared when he starts walking down the hallway to the lab. Today he was very brave and told the nurses about his pillow case with mator and mcqueen on it. By the time the IV was in we were already behind the hospital Medical Imaging was looking for us.
We then went over to Medical Imaging, there we went straight in to have a chest X-Ray, Colby really likes these, there are no needles involved.

We were then put in a room, Colby had to drink a contrast drink before his CT scan. He was a little cranky by then. (Hungry and tired) He was not a fan of the drink and didn't want to drink it. Colby finally finished the drink and the doctor was called in to sedate him.

All those cords, medicine, and nurses for a 5 minute scan. He was given the scan and put back in his room, while he was still asleep he had his ultra sound. I prefer that, he just doesn't like all those doctors and nurses looking at his business.

Colby recovered very well from the Sedation. He woke up after 40 minutes of getting the medication. He woke up groggy and just a little angry. He was more angry that his bandad was loony toons rather than Dora the Explorer, He did ask the nurse if she would go and buy him some.

All in all Colby's scans all came back normal! We still need to hear back on the blood work, but I am hopeful those will be normal too. We finally got to leave the hospital at 2pm I am glad it wasn't as long as I thought it would be.

Thanks to everyone for reading and for all of your prayers.