Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Well, Eli's been up since 2 am and I am sooooo tired. As soon as the hubby gets up, I'm going back to bed.
In the meantime, I've been surfing the blog world...and found a new favorite:
Did you know that setting a table could be a sport? I didn't......and I am soooo excited!!! I LOVE TO SET A TABLE! So, I'm joining in this week's Tablescape Thursday blog carnival over at Between Naps On The Porch.
I'm not sure of all the rules for it yet, and I'm so tired I can hardly think - so I'm going to cheat a little my first time and use pictures from last year's Thanksgiving dinner that we hosted at our house. I hadn't hosted T-Day in 10 years, and was bursting with excitement.
I love vintage aluminum....and gold leaf glassware. Here you will see pieces from both my collections. The dishes are from Pier One. They were on clearance last summer and I was able to get service for 8 for about $200.00. The colors go perfect in our new house. The green bowl you see was my Momma's. She served green beans in it every Thanksgiving! When she died three years ago, I knew I had to have that bowl...and I break it out every November. So, if you ever invite me to Thanksgiving at YOUR house, be prepared for the dish I bring to be in this bowl. Sorry if it clashes with your table.....but it makes me feel like my Momma is there with me :)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Eli has been suffering for about a month now with his reflux....and finally on Tuesday, we are heading over to Seattle Children's Hospital to switch him over to a G-J Feeding Tube. It's a fairly simple procedure because Eli already has his G-tube. They use the same stoma (hole in his abdomen to stomach) and put in a different kind of button. It has a tube inside that goes into the start of his small intestine (the jejunem - or JoeDenim as my hubby likes to call it! He's a nut...and had me cracking up about it earlier this week!)
We are praying this will give him some much needed relief!!!
It's been a lonely road. It feels like no one really knows what to do. When he's having an acute case like this, and you call and want to see a doctor, they schedule for an appt in a month....that just doesn't work for us! They prescribe meds to calm his body down. And that's it. We want to fix the actual problem.
My husband and I have been doing the research ourselves. We called the doctor and told them we wanted the G-J feeding tube. Luckily the GI doc agreed But, still, no one has even seen him for this since February. It concerns us a little....that we are making the decision for him. But a couple of our Nurse and/or PT friends agree that it should give him relief. So, we are going with our parental instincts...and we are hoping for the best. That's just the way it is for us in this "special needs world". Don't you wish your child's specialist could come stay at your house for a weekend and really get to know your kid? We do!
Since Eli has had these issues come up in the Fall for the second year in a row, it made me suspicious. Then our PT friend said she has seen it before in kids like Eli. They go to school in the Fall, get exposed to new germs and viruses and it affects their GI tract...and can lead to tummy trouble. What a bummer. Preschool was going so well. We may pursue getting a medical waiver so we can get some services at home. We'll see...
We just want our happy boy back. The one who just got done with his best summer ever! :) Hopefully he'll be back in a week or so!