Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Yesterday went GREAT! I was super nervous, I don't love the thought of someone else being in control while I'm asleep. But Dr. Joseph is fantastic. The whole procedure took 3 hours. 15 minutes of which was the actual procedure. Ha! The usual, weight, pregnancy and medicine check. When the nurse said "Is there a possibility you could be pregnant?" I was like "NO" then she said, "How do you know?" Hm, "Well, because I'm pretty confident in our prevention methods" Then she said she still has to do a test. And here's why! That same morning a lady the age of 43 was in there to have some type of procedure done. They asked her the same question of of course she said there was no way she could be pregnant because she was menopausal. And guess what? She WAS pregnant!!! Surprise. God has a since of humor! So, no procedure for her! Mine was negative, so, they proceeded with the procedure.
It was mostly uneventful. I fell asleep, the doctor did his scope, and I woke up. I do have some damage to my esophagus, so he gave me a prescription for that. And my stomach was swollen and irritated so he had to do a couple of biopsies and we will know about that in about 5 days. The great part was all the sleep I got! I slept for noon to 3:30, 4:30 to 7:00 and 10:00 to 8 this morning!! Wow, I usually average about 4 to 5 hours a night. SO I'm feeling super rested!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Tomorrow I'm going in for an EGD. Hopefully this will give answers as to the 'episodes' I occasionally have, one so bad that I was begging my husband to call 911. He wouldn't do it, but said he would take me to the ER. The mommy in me didn't want to wake my babies. I probably should have gone though. My doctor said, if I did, he would better know what was happening.
I'm extremely nervous. I know it's a super minor procedure but I don't like being asleep and someone else being in control of what is going on. Plus, I woke up on a colonoscopy, not pleasant, they knocked me back out pretty quick, but I don't want to wake up with something shoved down my throat. The nurse told me that they have to give a LOT more sedative to get past the gag reflex, so that makes me feel a bit better. We shall see. God is in control. Pretty sad that to get a day of rest, I have to have some medical procedure. I didn't even get to rest when I had Pneumonia! Ha!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hair Do

This is what happens when Daddy does my hair!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Emergency Prayers

Being pregnant for a woman is the best and scariest time in her life. The thrill of getting to hold your bundle of joy, dressing, changing, and watching him grow. For nine months anticipation for that final day builds. Meanwhile, prayers are whispered "Please let my baby be healthy" and each doctor's visit is thrilling and terrifying. "Is everything still okay?" Yes, we believe that God is with us. At the same time we usually know of someone that it didn't go right for, of a baby that didn't make it. But still we press on, we enjoy each kick, and count movements hourly to put our own mind at peace.
Yesterday, for one family in my church, tragedy struck. A woman knows her body, and this momma knew something wasn't right. Upon contacting her midwife and going to the hospital it was determined that this full term pregnancy would result in a baby boy that would not take his first breath. After nine last night she delivered her still born baby boy. Momma and Daddy and grieving heavily. Tonight, Jesus is holding this baby boy. Please Pray for comfort in this family's loss. A loss so great that I for one can not fathom. I'm heartbroken for this family tonight. I'm reminded of how thankful I am for my two children and painfully aware that some parents are coming home without their bundle of joy. Coming home to a place with baby clothes, a nursery, and diapers that won't be needed. As often as this comes to your mind, even though you may not know this couple, pray for peace and comfort for this couple's empty arms.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What in the World is going on?

Last month you may remember that my daughter and I were both sick. The usual stuffy nose and coughing that slowly evolved to an ear and throat infection for her and a sinus infection for me. And now, here we are again. Little M is finally getting over her RSV and touch of pneumonia and just when I thought I was getting well, a rug was pulled out from under me. Yesterday was a nightmare. I was ready to go to the ER, I was in that much pain. I went to River Valley Urgent Care, steadying myself until I could see a doctor. I thought I was going to pass out at any moment. Have you ever weedeated? You know how your arm muscles feel shaken and unsteady after you've put the final landscaping touches on your lawn. Every muscle in my body felt that way. I was sweating (lovely, I know), I was pale, my dad told me it looked like I was withdrawing from an opient. (That's a former cop for you) My doctor was very nice and after an initial exam he decided it must be the flu. I KNEW it wasn't the flu, the pain was completely different than the achiness one feels with the flu. All the while I'm panicked that I could have passed something onto my daughter. I can only imagine if I feel this bad how she would feel. But my flu test was negative. So, off to x-ray and blood. work. When the results were ready my doctor came in and said "You need to come and see this with me" Very clearly even to my untrained eye you could see the little bronchial in my lung that were collapsed and surrounded with a cloudy fluid. A side view revealed a triangular space that is normally black on an X-ray because it's an empty space where air belongs. On my X-ray it was again filled with a cloudy fluid. Dr. C diagnosed my condition as Bronchial Pneumonia. That in conjunction with my high fever and shakiness explains clearly why I felt like poo. Our course of treatment is a new antibiotic, inhaler, and a muscle relaxer. I'm 28 years old and have NeveR had to use an inhaler. So, this Momma is demanding a sick day or two. Before I end up in the hospital where I can do no good for anyone. Thank you to my Mother-in-Law for being willing to take on this challenge. Today was my first day of rest and tomorrow is my last. I slept alot! But I was also incredibly bored as I missed my children so much. One more day of rest and then back to the nitty gritty!