Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
We also knew we needed to buy tights which means no pants. Her costumes have never had pants. Few of them do so this was no surprise. This year she will not even have boot covers.
Ice skating tights are heavy duty. $16.00 worth of heavy tights. In the days when I wore hose to work, if I would have worn $16.00 pair of tights instead, I might have only needed one pair for my entire career.
Her costume is a "dress" and a scrunchie for her hair. That's it. I was carrying it across my arm and kept checking to make sure it was still there. It is so light that it would have been easy for it to slip away unbeknownst to me. The good news is that it does have a neck strap to keep it on. That will be helpful. This just happens to be the skimpiest costume she's worn. She's usually had at least some wings or some gloves or a hat or some additional accessory, not to mention sleeves. Okay, maybe it's not as bad as it seemed on the hanger. I'll try to have a more positive outlook. I'll post pics when I have some.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sean went back to the doctor today. Dr. M added Singulair to his daily regimen and keeping him back on 3 or 4 breathing treatments a day. We also went for a couple of X-Rays... chest and sinus. The sinus xray was clear and the chest x-ray showed he has some kind of a virus going on which would explain why he's been coughing a lot today and rubbing his nose.
After the doctor appt. I took him to preschool. He walked in and proudly announced he was going to get an x-ray after school. Later at the imaging place, when the technician called us back, Sean was brave. He asked the tech if he could see the pictures when she was done. She told him they are on computer now. He paused a second... (I'm sure he was thinking, "so?") then asked her if he could see them on the computer. She started to explain to him that she has to protect others' privacy and then she said to herself "he's not going to understand that." and stopped talking. For the sinus x-ray, she put him with his face up against the screen or panel and had him balance with his hands. Then she told him to not move. While standing completely still, he asked her "What if I need to breathe?". She laughed and told him it was okay if he breathed.... she kept shaking her head and laughing as she went into the booth.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Today he was playing with it so I reminded him... keep it out of your hair, don't get it on the carpet, you know, the things I could think of he might do with it.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
We have learned of several recalls of items we have owned from these emails. These included recalls on a car seat, playyard, high chair, toys, etc. Some recalls are only for a part or for a warning about an item's use. These are the kind of recalls that are important but might not make it to the news on television.
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Sunday, April 06, 2008
Last night Sierra woke up crying with a leg ache. The kids had played outside yesterday and did a lot of running.
Sometime today I was telling Jeff that I used to get leg aches at night (when I was a kid), especially on days when I rode my bike a lot. Sierra overheard me and she just laughed liked it was one of the most hilarious things she's heard and said, "Mommy, you don't even have a bike!" I guess she hasn't seen the one in the storage barn that I haven't ridden since I was pregnant with her. But maybe that doesn't really count.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
April 5th- Day 424 DAY +96
4th Update 12:11 pm [Ben] - This is the update that I hoped never to type. At 11:37am, Ethan left this earth peacefully in our arms. I apologize for my lack of faith and letting you down. I ask that you stand strong in your faith and please continue to pray for "Ethan's friends". I thought alot about this over the last hour orso, and I have decided to keep updating for a short time. I am so angry at cancer and I plan to dedicate my life to fighting it. We need your help to do it. Please continue to check the site to find out the next step. I am speaking for myself when I say this... no child should have to die because of a lack of cure. And I plan to find that cure with your help! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me in this fight. I truly feel so lonely without him here, and I really need this to move forward. Please help me to beat this terrible illness.Although the devils wants to convince me and you otherwise, I still BeLIeVe... PRAYER WORKS!!! And I hope that you do to.
Friday, April 04, 2008
But I suppose it is okay for him to change his mind since he is only 5 years old.
So, I asked him why he didn't want to be a firefighter any more. He said, "Uh, Fires?!" (like Duh, Hello??) "Someone could get burned!"
Later, while waiting for the doctor in the exam room, I asked him what he thinks he wants to be when he grows up since it is not a firefighter. He didn't seem sure so I suggested he could become a doctor like cousin Chris or Dr. M. It doesn't hurt to plant a few seeds once in a while. He liked that idea so he proceeded to pretend to be both Dr. M and himself. He ran back and forth between the doctor's seat and the exam table. Our doctor carries a small laptop that he uses to view Sean's chart and input his results. From watching Sean pretend to use his own computer while "playing" doctor, I noticed that he thinks the doctor is searching the internet for how to treat his patients.
Trying not to laugh, I explained to Sean that Dr. M does not need to look on the internet for the answers, that he knows what to do. He just uses the computer to keep Sean's information.
I am thankful that Sean is so verbal. It has been a joy to learn how his young mind works.
About his cough, the doctor said Sean is drastically better than he was last week. (Last week we did not need a stethoscope to hear his wheezing). But, Dr. M still hears wheezing and tightness in his chest so we are stepping back to square one with breathing treatments and taking a slightly different path this time. Hopefully, we can get his asthma under control soon.
It has been a while since I have mentioned little Ethan Powell. While continuing to fight his leukemia, he has contracted some kind of a virus at a time when he has no immune system and is now in very critical condition on life support. It does not look good but God is powerful. Pray for healing and for peace for his parents. Click on the link to Ethan's website on the side of this page for regular updates.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Sierra explained to me that Madeline is staying with us because her house had a fire. She also said that Madeline doesn't really have a mom and dad. I didn't ask her where Miss Clavel is these days.