Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
*I was folding whites the other day on the bed. I put them all away but left a couple shirts out that I needed to hang up. I went in the other room and started something else. Shawn came up and kept pointing to the bedroom. He made me follow him where he continued to point at the two shirts until I put them away and then he was fine.
Jon was watching Shawn and decided that getting all the toys out wasn't as effective as just putting Shawn in with all the toys.
Speaking of being like his dad. One day Shawn kept going to the computer chair and crying until I would put him up in it so he could pretend to type on the keyboard. This was fun until he starting pounding on the keyboard.
We get a ton of leaves in our yard so we raked them up and put Shawn in one of the piles. I wish you could see his face better. He is purely disgusted and didn't want to touch them at all.
This is a video of Shawn starting to like the leaves. He was throwing them over his head for a while before I got the camera so I missed the best part.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The day of the surgery:
I wake up to Jon sick with the what we think was the flu. I call the hospital and the doctor to see if I should reschedule because of the odds that I would get sick also. They said to just go ahead with the surgery (a decision I bet was based more on not wanting a cancellation that late then really worrying about my recovery time). We decided to go along with it anyway.
We dropped Shawn off at my friend, Maria's, house with no promise of what time we would be back (what a friend :) ). We got to the hospital and waited to be taken back. About 2 minutes before I get called to go back, an inmate dressed in his orange jumper gets taken back with two cops following him. That makes me feel safe. At least I won't be alert and awake if anything happens. :)
They do all the preparations and finally take me back to the operation room where they strap me to a table and ask me if I am ready to go to sleep. I say, "sure" and then next thing I know i wake up in the rocovery room in a lot of pain. They quickly get me more pain pills and the pain lessens.
I am taken to another room where they let Jon come back to see me. Poor guy wasn't without his share of drama for the day either considering he had to leave the hospital for a while because he got sick. Luckily he made it back in time for the Dr. to find him in the waiting room and tell him how everything went.
So I went in for surgery at 2 and by 4 I am ready to go home. However, the medicine they gave me made my blood pressure really low so I was dizzy and weak. They watched me for a while and then sent me home at about 5:30.
My new visiting teacher brought us dinner. I don't know if she thought I had 10 kids or what, but she brought enough food to feed the whole ward. Maybe I will put it in my freezer and it can be my three month supply of food that the church tells us to have.
Anyway, I am feeling okay. Yesterday I decided to stop taking the pain pills because I didn't like how I felt on them. Now that those are out of my system and I am taking a little IBProfin, I am feeling okay. Jon went back to work and I am able to take care of Shawn. I can't stand or sit up for too long, but it isn't too bad. I should be ready to go for Halloween.
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has helped me so far in this event either directly or with your phone calls and prayers and thanks to those that I know are planning to bring meals for the next couple of days. You are all the greatest!
P.S. my gallbladder did not weigh 20 lbs. like I was hoping it did. Shoot!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Shawn sitting on his "big boy" bike
Opening and shutting the gate never gets old
Running around on the grass (impressive for how uneven the ground is)
Shawn can't figure out how to get his bike out of the vines
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Yes, we got a paddle boat that looks like a pelican.
This is Tiffany in the middle of the pond feeding the ducks all around her.