Just trying to get our yearly quota in for ER visits... This weekend Doug spent some time in the ER with Jaxon. On Friday morning he started coughing at school and by that afternoon he wasn't feeling very good. He started having problems with his breathing and even after a breathing treatment he was still having some problems (a breathing treatment should atleast last him 4 hours and after 2 hours he was struggling again). So Doug took him down to the ER after dinner, at first he was diagnosed with pnemonia (can I just say I haven't been very impressed with our ER doctors...) So they were finally admitted up into the Peds unit around 9:00 that night where he got to see the same doctor that he had seen the last couple times he was admitted for breathing problems. The Peds doctor looked at his x-rays and said that it wasn't pnemonia but that we have now been officially diagnosed with asthma. So Jaxon (and Doug) spent the night at the hospital and were finally released Saturday afternoon. Jaxon is doing lots better. He has two different meds in his inhalers and he's also on a couple different antibiotics right now. The doctor wrote out an asthma action plan for Jaxon and we will follow up with our regular doctor next week. Though I hate the fact that he has astma, atleast we know have an official diagnoses of what's been going on with him. This way the next time we have to go to the ER, we can tell them that he has asthma and they can start treating him right away instead of waiting around for them to figure out what is going on.
Otherwise though we are all doing fine. CJ is almost done with his medicine for his ear infection (that he got at Thanksgiving) he still has a bit of a snotty/runny nose though. Jaxon is doing fine now that he is on his medications. Doogie, Jayde and Ryann all seem to be staying healthy (knock on wood, I always seem to jinx us when I say that!)
My last doctor's appointment went well. Baby is looking and sounding good. My last blood test did say that I was borderline anemic, but they weren't really concerned about it at the moment. However, if my iron levels don't come up the next time I'm in then they will probably put me on iron supplements. I've never had a problem with being anemic before...I told Doug that this little one is really giving us a work out! I have also caught a darn cold, so I'm working on fighting that off as well.
Otherwise though, everyone is doing good. Jaxon and CJ ask me almost every day if it is time for baby Cassie to come out yet! Taking them to the doctor with me that one time really helped get them more into the whole baby thing! CJ and Jaxon still talk about how the got to "talk" to baby Cassie!
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Not only did we get to spend the day with family Doug and I got to celebrate our 10 year anniversary that day. We definitely have a lot to be thankful for. Then the following day Doug's sister and her family were able to make it down. The kids had so much fun playing with their cousins.
Everyone is doing good. CJ ended up getting an ear infection Thanksgiving night. We were able to get through the night (thanks to tylenol) and then in the morning I took him over to the ER to get checked out and get some medicine for him.
They are all growing like crazy! CJ is wearing 4T's, Jaxon is in 5T's, Ryann is wearing a 6 or 6x, Jayde wears a size 8 in pants and then a 10/12 in a shirt (she's long in the torso) and Doogie is wearing a size 10/12 in pants and a 10/12 in shirt though I think I might have to start going up to the next size for him soon.
The baby is looking good. I saw the specialist on Tuesday and then go in to see my regular OB today. She is weighing around 3lbs 1oz right now (according to the ultrasound) which puts her in the 62 percentile. So she is growing nicely and so far we have had no problems with the anitibody E. I get my blood drawn at least once a month to get a titer on it and so far the levels have been so low that they have to do special tests just to be able to see it.
Anyways, Doug put the tree up last night and the kids and I (mostly the kids) decorated it. They had a blast putting the decorations up on the tree and rediscovering all the oranaments that they had made over the years. It was a fun night. Doug even strung up some lights around the living room and in the kids' bedrooms! They thought it was really cool going to bed with their Christmas lights night light!
Hmmmm...what else has been happening? Oh yes, Jayde started girl scouts this week. So far she is really liking it. In a couple weeks they will get to go Christmas caroling at a retirement village and bring/share cookies with the residents. The next day Doogie and the cub scouts will do the same thing. This is all a very new experience for me as well as the kids since I never did girl scouts...so I'm learning things right along with Jayde. I think these are great programs for kids to get into and it really teaches them some wonderful values. Now I just need to get Ryann into her girl scout troup, but I haven't heard back from anyone yet about hers.
Anyways, I can't think of anything else that is super exciting. Basically we are just doing what we are usually doing and keeping busy! It's a little less hectic now that soccer is over, but we still stay busy with Doogie's cub scouts and now Jayde's girl scouts and next week Doogie will start playing basketball. Atleast it will be only one kid playing basketball and not three (atleast this year!) that will make things a bit easier. Jayde could of played as well, but she didn't seem to excited about the idea so we didn't sign her up...there's always next year!