Saturday, August 30, 2008

ER Visit

We took Malachi to the emergency room today because he seemed like he might have been getting dehydrated. He had not been eating normally for two days and he was not making wet diapers anymore. He looked very good to the doctors and they offered to admit him to put him on an IV but I declined (Sarah had left at this point to get to church on time). They thought the best therapy would be to give it a few more hours to see if he would start eating again on his own. We have been feeding him 2 ounces or so about every 1-2 hours to try and get him back on track.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Program

Today is the first day back to full-time work for the 2008-09 school year for Sarah. She has to be on site this week at her school preparing for next week. Malachi and I are about ready to head to day care -- he'll be there now every day during the week.

My eyesight has been very good since I had LASIK surgery last Wednesday. It is so nice to get up, open my eyes, and see without needing contacts or glasses. I have a one-week check-up this Wednesday to make sure everything is healing and to check if it's at 20/20 yet.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Malachi's Appointments

Malachi was in today for his normal set of procedures. Today was encouraging as nearly all the readings appear better than they have in the past. We will be scheduled for our next appointment in 3 months which is better than the monthly visits we have been making. It was also told to us that Malachi will stay on oxygen for at least 6 more months before a decision is made about that treatment method.

Waiting for John

I was going to write a post, but John said he was going to, and now here we are... So, let's see...

John got Lasik eye surgery yesterday! We took out too much money for flex. spending, and there are only so many band-aids you can buy, so we decided one of us needed to get the surgery to use up the money. John got on the ball first, and so he got to have the surgery. Actually, that was great for me because I was a bit of a chicken. BUT- they let me watch the whole thing yesterday (which normally I'm not interested in- ew!), and it didn't seem so scary anymore. A Dr. actually was nearby so she sat with me and explained everything they were doing throughout, which was also very cool. It totally took the mystery out of it, and now I'd love to get mine done next year. We'll see! Ha! Literally! I should also mention that John is doing well, and saw immediate improvement.

The past two weekends we made the trek up north to see John's family (I'll post pictures soon). The first weekend was planned- it was our niece, Nevaeh's, first birthday, and they were having a party for her. It was very fun! The second weekend wasn't planned. We went up for John's great aunt's funeral. She was 86, had cancer, and we knew her time was limited. It was still sad to say goodbye, but we know where she is now, so that is comforting. The funeral was beautiful- such a testament to her faith and honoring to her legacy. I was touched.

Today is Malachi's heart check-up appointment. I've been very busy getting in the last of his appointments and what-not before school starts. I've also been in my classroom a fair amount to get it set up. It's looking pretty good now, so I'm excited! I'm in a bit of a hurry right now, so I'm sorry about the "just the facts, ma'am" ending. Maybe more later... :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Noodles Contest!

I entered this Noodles & Company contest- check it out! You might also give me a high rating while you're at it- maybe I'll win! :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Where's July?

OK- so I've been meaning to update for a while, and all of a sudden it hit me-- it's AUGUST! Where on earth did July go?! Not only does that mean I haven't posted on here in almost 3 weeks (yikes), but also that summer is just about over. It is always bittersweet for me. I enjoy my time off (and am sad to give it up), but as soon as I see school supplies in the store, I start to get excited about school starting all over again. Now I realize that most of my teacher friends do not completely share this sentiment- about now most of them are groaning. But, there's something about 5 cent notebooks, and 20 cent crayons that gets me excited. I always have to stay away from those aisles or I end up buying a cartload of cheap school supplies I really don't need. Actually, this year we got smart and I got to go down those aisles to support Running Start for School-- a very cool thing in Rochester. Anyhow, I'm excited about the prospect of a new school year and "starting over." Of course, that doesn't mean as August comes to a close that I won't have a couple of nightmares about not being prepared or about having a class from H-E-double hockey sticks.

So, you may be wondering what we have been up to lately. Here are a couple of higlights:
  • Malachi turned 5 months old.
  • I had my 10-year High School reunion (JM Rockets)
  • I got a stamping/crafting day in with my friends (although more talking was had than crafing)
  • We went to Madison to visit our friends Paul and Kim (and Noah and Micah)- it is definitely different now that there are 3 kids to keep track of between us. We had a blast, and especially enjoyed the Madison Farmer's Market-- HOLY COW that was awesome!
  • Sarah enjoyed some lunches with friends!
  • We housed Malachi's friend Braden's 1st Birthday Party! What a fun time!
  • I hosted my dear friend Nurse Lori's baby shower on Sunday. She's having a boy, and we are super excited!
Well, that's about it for now. We'll see you soon or talk to you later!