Saturday, June 27, 2009


(yet again here is another post that never was posted because I had pics to go with it. Well, I am posting anyhow without pics because now the post is a little out of date but better than nothing.....right?)

So, It has been awhile since I have given a full update. Infact, I most likely won't remember everything because it has bee so long. After Kaidence had Pneumonia at the end of April, I got it as well but was too exhausted to get myself to the doctor (sound familiar mommy's?) So needless to say after 3 weeks of just feeling terrible, I broke down one weekend and went to the instacare to get some meds. I had pneumonia as well. They gave me an antibiotic, cough syrup and inhaler and I started feeling much better after a couple of days. However, I have had for about the last month or two that feeling again that someone is siting on my chest and it triggers that dry cough. I have had to refill my inhaler and use the kiddos nebulizer at least once daily. Do I have asthma or did I just damage my lungs because I waited too long to see a doctor?

We have been busy with swimming lessons. The kids love going but I have a hard time keeping Kaidence out of the pool. She brings me her swimming suit in the morning and would wear it all day if I let her. The boys are great little swimmers.

McCaden is looking forward to his 8th Birthday next month and can't wait to be baptised and become a member of the church. We are excited for him as well. It has been great having him home from school for the summer. He is a great helper to me and keeps Camden busy so that I can get something done. McCaden, just finished baseball and loved it. He did a great job, improved his skills but most importantly he had a great time. I can't believe how big he is getting!!!

Camden has been happy to have McCaden home. He also is a good helper but for some reason loves to try and mother Kaidence all of the time. He has informed me that he wants to be a motorcycle rider when he grows up and asked me if he could park his 'rainbow' colored motorcycle in our garage when he gets it. He says some of the craziest things sometimes.

Kaidence is growing up very fast. She is gaining weight finally ( I tube feed her every 3 hours to get the weight gain). Last months she weighed 23.8 lbs today she weighs 26.5 lbs. With the weight gain has come this fierce sense of energy and independence from our little girl. I am starting to think that it was easier when she was barely in the 5th percentile for growth. This Spring has been harder (sickness wise) for Kaidence than it was all winter. A couple of weeks ago she had strep throat and today she is once again sick. I talked with her lung doctor and we are planning on having tonsils and adenoids removed this summer along with having tubes placed in Kaidence's ears.

I have been at the pediatrician's office all morning with Camden and Kaidence. Camden has had body aches, sore throat, headache, cough and stomach ache off and on and had an ear ache all night. Kaidence has started the runny nose, cough, sneezing and is not eating. She is gagging and throwing up much more often........... So to all of our IHH Heart friends. We will spare you all by not coming to the Picnic tonight, but are so sad that we will miss out on all of the friends and fun. We are so sad and frustrated, I was really looking forward to seeing everyone!

Hopefully, we can get better and see you all at the heart camp!


Melissa said...

Yay for Heart Camp!! I hope you are feeling better after that nasty pneumonia!


Abby said...

So sorry you had pneumonia. that's jut the pits! I sure hope the kiddos get better quick so you can get back to your fun summer activities!