Thursday, August 18, 2011
I hate to do posts that are such a bummer, but my heart is so heavy today. My old childhood friend, Jodie, and his wife have a baby named Jasmine. She is the same age as Jax (two months older to be exact). At her 6 month check up they found that her head circ. had jumped from the 50th percentile to the 95th. So they ordered an MRI. Before they could get that done. She began throwing up and becoming lethargic. After taking her to the hospital and finding cancerous brain tumors, they removed them, and they kept growing back. Then the docters recommended doing a hemispherictomy (removing half of the brain). After doing that she seemed to be doing well. They just did another scan and there are very big tumors on the good side of her brain now and on her spine. It is a very aggresive kind of cancer and there isn't anything left to do. They are putting her in hospice. This poor baby girl has been through round after round of chemo and surgeries. It just breaks my heart. I can not even imagine having to go through that with Jax. Sweet baby Jasmine has touched so many lives. Please Please keep the Jodie, Stephanie, and Jasmine Uhl in your prayers. They are going through a very difficult time right now. I posted a couple pics of Jasmine.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
We went to the spray park last week with our friends Cassie and Malachi. The kids had a lot of fun!! It's nice to be able to be around water without the concerns of a pool. We haven't been to a pool yet, am going to have to wait until I have an extra person to help with the kids! Life has been busy though. This week Jayden is attending his first Vacation Bible School. He likes it. He says he is "going to school at Jesus' house" : ) It's kind of funny. As soon as we get in the car or home, Jax runs to any toys that Jayden usually doesn't let him play with. lol Tonight we get to go to the circus!! I'm taking the boys and grandma is watching Aliana...should be good times!! I hope everyone is having a great week! : )
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Garden of the Gods always takes your breath away!! To see those beatiful red rocks in the middle of the city is just amazing!! That and we have beautiful Pikes Peak to look at all of the time! We are blessed! Pikes Peak is still getting snow on it, amazing when you think that it is the end of May!!!!
We headed to America the Beautiful park last night. I hadn't gone to the park with all three of the kids by myself in quite a while. My little Jax likes to run off. I decided to go to that park because it's kind of surrounded by hills, and I figured it would be harder for him to run off. That and it is just a cool park. The kids had a lot of fun, and Jax did pretty well. : )
Friday, May 20, 2011
We got to attend a very special Welcome Home Party for our friend Jed. He just got back from a six month tour in Afghanistan with Special Forces. We are happy he is home safe and sound! And so very thankful for men like him that protect our freedom. It does not come without cost!Also a thank you to Sarah who went without her Jed for all of those months and before hand for training! : )
Well, it's been an interesting couple of weeks! Poor Jax was very sick on Mother's Day. We had plans of going to church and then going to Norman's moms house for lunch with family, but that all got changed. Jax started a bad cough on Saturday. Wheezing almost and a couple of my friends said that their kids had croup. So I thought he must have that. By Sunday morning he had a fever and was very lathargic. He wouldn't really drink anything and it as quite sad to see him lay on the couch all day not even smiling. If you know Jax, you know he had to be really sick to not move all day! LOL So Monday we went to the doctor and he had an ear infection and croup. They can't really do anything for croup unless his breathing gets really labored. Which his wasn't too bad. She did prescribe him a short period of steriods to help with the cough and then an anitibiotic for the ear infection. Poor kid, I hate having to give him antibiotics, but with his ear infections, I don't think there is a way around it. I don't know if Jayden has every been on an antibiotic, but Jax has several times for his ears. So we got him taken care of and then Jayden started the cough a couple of days later. This week Aliana had the cough. Poor girl, she made herself throw up one morning from coughing so much. And how do you stop a baby from coughing??! She had a couple of days where you could just tell that she didn't feel good. But she is mostly back to herself by now. So hopefully we are done with the Sicky's now!!! : ) Also, Jayden and I got to attend a special Princess/Prince Tea Party for Addison. She turned 4 years old!!! : ) Happy Birthday to her!! : )