OK, so I have been a terrible slacker lately. I think that I will wait and post when I can put some pictures on the blog. I will be much better, I promise. Anyhow, we have been busy. We went to the American Heart Association dinner with our family and a couple of our nurses. WE had a great time and loved the video that they did on Kaidence. KSL did an awesome job and we will be getting copies soon, so let me know if you want one. Hopefully some money was raised. All the money will be going to Pediatric Cardiology Research. We hope that these heart kiddos can have a fair chance at a normal life. I went on a field trip with McCaden to the Hoggle Zoo and came home with an awful migraine, but we still had fun and it was nice doing a normal parent thing for once. Mikes parents took us to "A Day Out With Thomas" on Memorial day and we had a fun time, even with all of the rain. It takes much more than that these days to "rain on our parade". Kaidence is growing like a weed it seems (even though she has lost a pound). I took her off her Prevacid and it made her pretty sick. She vomited for about a week. Easy fix, I just put her back on and waited about 3 days for it to get into her system. She had a fever last week (the day of the field trip, of course). I took her to her pediatrician's office and I just kept saying, "Oh I hope she has an ear infection." Yes, I am sure the other mom's thought that I was nuts, but a fever with no obvious cause for us is scarier. And anyhow... an ear infection is a pretty easy fix, don't ya think? Well, we got lucky and it was an ear infection, I was so happy. What a normal kid thing to have wrong with her. She has also been diagnosed with Asthma, just like her brothers. We are trying to work on her medications for that and get her on a dose that will actually let her sleep. She is so wired on all the inhalers. She is still not walking or crawling and her eating is off and on, but that is ok. Also last Thursday was the first Thursday since July that I did not have to go up to Primary's. It was wonderful. We skipped a week of appointments and hopefully we can continue on the every other week path. Kaidence can say "MaMa" and "Dadda." I know that Kaidence would be into everything if she could just get around on her own.
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