Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I have started another post telling you about all the fun things that we did this summer, BUT it will still be awhile before I get it done. In the meantime I will give a quick Kaidence healthy update. Kaidence has done AWESOME this month. She has honestly grown so much this month. At the end of July we took her ff Singulair and baby aspirin and all of a sudden I have an EATER. Yes, you read that right. Kaidence seems to have found that food is pretty darn good after all. We honestly went from not taking a sippy cup of milk for the last 2.5 months toooooo "mama eat, eat mama". It honestly happened overnight. Also, the same day that the eating started Kaidence decided to potty train herself. She just woke up one morning and refused to wear a diaper (as I thought to myself, yeah right). But, Kaidence always has a surprise for us and I am pretty confident in saying that she is potty trained. She has only had 4 accidents since the first of August.
Also, Kaidence now sleeps in a 'big girl' bed. Ok, it is just her crib with the side off on her new bedding that has been sitting in the closet. BUT, she thinks that she is as big as her brothers now. I am a little concerned that all this 'big girl' behavior will be no more after her surgery next week. But, oh well!!!!

Currently Miss K has had some fevers. Her chest xray looks fine but cardiology just called to let us know that she most likely has a bacterial infection brewing. CRP and white count (bands and neuts) are elevated. We have the lovely cultures looking to grow something, so we will just wait.
By the way, Kaidence was not pleased with her multiple IV attempts today from our IV team buddies. She tried hiding her arms today once she IV team. Now that she cries"no mommy" "Hurts" "All done" and "Go Home" as she is being poked, my heart breaks more and more. Luckily, kids are very forgiving (we should all learn form them) and once she got her shirt on and felt safe, we were all friends again.
We are hoping that Miss K gets better so that we can proceed with the surgery!!!!


The Simmons Family said...

I love to see an update on Miss Kaidence! What kind of surgery is she having?? I'll be praying regardless.

I love that she is EATING finally... I can't tell you how much HOPE that gives me. Mr Owen is getting ready to rid of the NG and go with the Gtube. Nineteen months is too long :(.

Potty training and big girl beds... It's so great to hear!!

Good luck with the surgery.

Em said...

She is getting so big!!! I love the curls and her big-girl ways!! We just love her and hope and pray they can get her feeling better soon!!!
The Gourleys

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness? When did she get so big? She is a full blown princess now! How cute!

I am so glad to hear she is doing good with eating and the potty. Both such frustrating things sometimes.

Good luck on surgery. We will keep Miss K in our prayers. Also that those nasty germies get taken care of quick.

Jenn said...

What a sweet little one! She is looking so beautiful. It is always good to hear from you guys.

Becca said...

I can't believe how big she is getting! She is just so cute! Eating and using the potty? That is so awesome!!! Can she come and teach Jared how to do both of those? :)

Good luck with surgery. Jared had his tonsils and adnoids removed and tubes placed all at the same time in March. The first couple of weeks were a little rough but he has done so well with them out!

Good luck!
Rebecca and Jared Call

The Curtis Family said...

I am sorry to hear that she's been a little sick lately. It breaks my heart when they can verbalize the fears and pain that they experience as they get older. Some things just seem so unfair at times. However, it is nice that they seem to bounce back quickly.

Again, it was so fun to meet you guys at the heart camp (and I'll vouch for the great potty training). Kaidence is too cute!


Anonymous said...

Mailie did the same thing about a month ago, refused diapers and potty trained herself! Must be something in the air LOL

carolyn q said...

She is getting to be so big, I was hoping that at camp some of her big kid things would rub off to Cole as he is refussing to Potty Train at may I add 3 1/2!!!
It was so fun to see her running around and having a great time, such a miracle.

Allison said...

Wow! A big girl indeed! :) I love the blond curls...and potty trained too? Wow! Is this the ear tube surgery? Hopefully she will sail through it!

Michelle said...

I can't believe how big she is! We are so grateful she is doing so well. What a blessing! We consider you and your family one of our greatest treasures and blessings! Good luck with the upcoming surgery.
Love you all!

Me said...

Holy cow she looks so grown up! What a beautiful girl, just like her mommy. It does my heart good to see that she is eating. There is hope for Daxton. Hopefully she will spring right back to her big girl ways after her surgery. Let me know if you need any help. Love ya, Hilary

Stacy said...

It's so good to hear good news about Kaidence. We're so glad she's eating well... and even potty trained? wow! That's one I can't seem to master myself right now. She's a beautiful little girl!

Little Bear and Peanut said...

We are so happy that she is doing so well. It was fun to meet you at Heart Camp. Good luck with the surgery.