Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm Still Alive...

Sorry it's been FOREVER since I posted last.  Its an understatement to say the last few months have been a roller coaster for us!  First off, July was a reporting month for me at work, which by default, means a nightmare of long days and legal "help"!!

My reports were submitted on time with less drama than has been the case recently, but, it was hard to celebrate because my little man had a tonsillectomy looming.  I was an absolute disaster in the days leading up to the surgery and barely held it together by clinging to the thought that the worst of it would be over as soon as Owen was out of the hospital.  Unfortunately, although the surgery went well, the aftermath was worse than our worst nightmare.  I'll spare you the bloody details, but, we ended up back in the emergency room and Owen's recovery took more like a month than the week we were promised.  My faith in the medical profession could not be lower at this point and I am so thankful to have gained some knowledge over the past couple years about all the alternative medicine and treatments available to us.  I have no doubt that Owen would not be where he is today without the help of naturopathic medicine.  I'm happy to report he's fully recovered and does seem to be better off without those giant tonsils closing off his throat!  His ear infections persist however, and we'll have to figure that out.  But, we're able to keep them from flaring up with some ear drops.

Here's my brave little man just after his surgery in his dad's arms.
This is my little dude back in the Emergency Room just 4 days later.  You'd be surprised how fast they'll see you when you're covered in blood with a little one in your arms!  I was really proud of this guy, even in the ER, they had to poke him 3 times to get an IV going.  He wasn't happy, but, took it like a man!

So, thats not the end to our drama.  I had an idea before Owen's surgery, but, was able to confirm it just recently with a doctor.  Owen's going to have a little brother or sister soon!  We're all excited, but, a little overwhelmed.  This little buggar is making me SO sick!!  It's not smells this time, but, instead, movement.  I have trouble watching t.v. or using the computer...especially, when you have to scroll through stuff and FORGET about using my Iphone or Dave's Ipad!!  Even writing about it is making me nauseous!!!  Needless to say, I am not spending too much unnecessary time on the computer looking at blogs and scrapbooking doesn't seem to be an option either.  But, I'm into my second trimester now and have my fingers crossed that things will improve shortly!!  
Thanks for sticking in there with me!!  I have a few things I hope to post in the upcoming days and hope to get back to my craft table this weekend too...wish me luck!! ;O)