Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'd also like to take this opportunity to say how thankful I am for all the friends and family that care about Dylan and me so much! I appreciate you taking the time to follow our journey online; I love updating the blog and knowing that people are reading it (even though sometimes I get a bit stressed when I get behind on postings)! Obviously, especially at the holidays, it's hard for me not to get down. But, I really do take great comfort in knowing how many people there are out there that care about us and want to see us happy. So, even though words aren't enough...thank you!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This past weekend, we headed to Chicago for some football fun. We had a blast with family and friends (minus Northwestern beating Iowa again!) and D had a great time seeing everybody and a blast hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa. Here's a little recap with pics we took on cell phones...more later!
Of course, Grandma and Grandpa couldn't resist buying D a new book! Here he is reading one of his new books at bedtime!
At the Bears game! It was a blast (although a little cold at the end) and the Bears beat the Vikings!
Go Bears! After the game!!!
I love when Aunt Nicki takes care of me! She takes me on super fun runs to the park!!
D is obsessed with all things balls! He loves this toy Chris gave him and loves finding the matching balls on his pajamas!
Coming soon (I promise, now that my business travel is almost done)...some better late than never: Chris comes to KC, Halloween fun and D goes to Chi-town!!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
D is doing great and is almost back to perfect! We haven't given him any medicine today, and he doesn't seem to be in much pain. We're off to Chicago this weekend and look forward to seeing family and friends!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Oh, and as Aunt Nicki pointed out to me the other day...this is the first time ever in Dylan's life that I haven't had to be anticipating another surgery. That is quite the relief!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
He slept great last night. He didn't really making a sound until about 5:45 this morning. And then by the time I got to his room with medicine, he had fallen back to sleep. He woke up again a bit after 7 and appeared to be pretty disoriented and in some pain. He slept on me for a while and then as he woke back up, I changed his diaper and gave him some more medicine (still the strong stuff). He had a fever of 102.2 and I talked to the CM nurse and they said that's higher than they like to see it. She said it was too early for infection, but he could be coming down with some other virus. It broke after giving him his medicine, so I'll just keep an eye on it and if not might take him in to see Dr. Kate. He perked up quite a bit after his medicine kicked in and ate a very good breakfast with Aunt Ni Ni. He seemed much more chipper, but definitely isn't back to his normal self. I'm at work, but he's in good hands with papa. He's been asleep again for about 1 1/2 hours, so hopefully he'll continue to improve quickly. This surgery has definitely been much more intense than the last one, and I know he'll be fine but I'm anxious for him to get back to his normal happy self!
A quick shout out to everybody that came up to the hospital yesterday to keep me company! As I mentioned previously, Kylie and Jody surprised us at the hospital. My mom, dad, Aunt Andrea, Aunt Ni Ni and Beth also came up to the hospital to keep me company while D was in surgery. It's a pretty stressful time and I can't say thank you enough to everybody for taking time out of their days to be there to support us. It means a ton! Also, thanks for all the texts/e-mails of encouragement. I appreciate them all, even if I'm not always the most responsive!
Monday, November 8, 2010
D did great during surgery. Unfortunately, when Dr. Ostlie located the testicle in his abdomen it was no longer functioning, so he removed it. The good news is, it turns out you only need one and as Aunt Andrea said, D is all boy and is certainly not lacking any testosterone. I'm, of course, a bit disappointed but glad that we are done with surgery.
D was still in a decent amount of pain when we got home from the hospital. And he was very out of sorts and did not like it at all! When we got home, he was acting like he wanted to eat, but every time I tried to feed him he would cry. Eventually, we got him his medicine and he's been napping for about an hour. Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers!
(*Note - you'll notice that D's face is pretty scraped up. We went to the zoo yesterday and D was running and fell on his face. He recovered fairly quickly and was running around again within a few minutes)
Speaking of Kylie, Jody and Kylie came up to visit us in the waiting room! It was a great distraction and we had a blast playing in the house!
Friday, November 5, 2010
And b/c I'm anti-posting w/o pics here's a cute one of D eating one of Beth's AWESOME cookies last night! He actually got a little mad at me, b/c I'd only let him eat half. And yes, if you're wondering that is a pumpkin cookie with Dylan's name on it. Beth made them for us for our Kindermusik class and they were a HUGE hit!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
On Sunday, before trick-or-treating, we went to cheer on Felicia's soccer team to victory. It was a bit chilly, but we had a great time and D loved kicking the soccer balls around. The only time he wasn't happy was when I stopped him from running on the field.
Kicking balls around with Jessica!
Fun with Aunt Nicki at the park
A couple of quick notes...for those of you who I have trained to only look on Wednesdays, make sure to check out the post below. D is scheduled to have another (and hopefully last) surgery on Monday for his undescended testicle. Should be outpatient with a quick recovery, but would appreciate any and all thoughts and prayers! Finally, coming soon, Chris comes to KC and a Halloween extravaganza!!