Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winter Blues

I don't know what is going on.

Writer's Block? Winter Blues? But it all equals a Whimpy Blog!

Forgive me while I take a break from BlogLand.....I'll be back when my spirits are back up.

The good news for now is we took Eli to Seattle last week to have his GJ Feeding tube switched out (as it was leaking) and it was THE PERFECT DAY!
The weather was great for the drive. Eli was happy and did great in his carseat! (I could totally get used to that! We've waited for 4 years for him to do well in his carseat!) We didn't have to stop and get him out because he was so happy! We got to the hospital and it was nap time, so he had just started to fall asleep in my lap - when the nurse called us back. Of course!

I had also given him a little extra Ativan - and he was MELLOW and HAPPY and even laughed during...and the procedure went perfectly smooth! Like 5 minutes. It was fabulous!

We then went to the cafeteria to have lunch...and Eli took a 1/2 hour nap in my lap....and we headed home. He did great going home, too! In all - it was our best trip ever.

On the way home we stopped in North Bend at the Outlet Mall because Carter's always calls my name! Hee hee. No, really, Eli needed some new long sleeved onesies....and their 24 month onesies STILL FIT our 4 1/2 year old! :) They are long!

Just a couple doors down is the Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory - and my hubby had a craving....I told him to get me a caramel apple. It was Eli's first sniff:

But the next day everything changed. He's fighting granulation tissue AGAIN. Ugh. I hate it....
he's miserable, his body is wild, and the days are hard....

Our winter quarantine has so far been successful at keeping Eli - and our whole house - healthy!
But it makes for a long winter.....and add to it the bleak, foggy, nasty, cloudy, wet/snowy weather we've been having....and I think it all adds up to the winter blues.
I'll start blogging again when I muster the energy...


Candace said...

Amy, I have been missing your blog. I love Eli and the Candy Apple! Do you guys keep silver nitrate on hand at home for his granulation tissue? Our doc always sent sticks home in a little envelope for us to use ourselves. Thankfully we have not had any problems with the new tube and this "issue with tissue". Although we have had a lot of leaking from her tract...I think because the new tube is an 18 french when her old one was a 20. Keep your spirits up, sweetie.

Verna said...

Having cabin fever and being cooped up inside is not what any of us desire. Hopefully, things will get better for you and you can keep everybody as healthy as possible for the rest of the winter.

I almost hate winters, even when I am not cooped up inside all winter. The sun never seems to shine and I love to see the sunshine.

Have a great day!!!

Katy said...

I'm glad your second trip was better than the first.

I sorry Eli's body is giving you problems. It's so hard when they can't talk and tell you what the deal is--leaves you wondering how to help them.

Michelle said...

Hi Amy, I know what you mean about bloggers block. That's why I started writing about the embroidery machine. Gives me something new to write about.
Re: granulation tissue, have you tried a different brand tube? Emily cannot wear a Mic Key because it causes her skin to go crazy with infection. We have tried it over and over and she just can't. So she wears a Nutraport, similar with a balloon. That tube doesn't bother her skin at all. Maybe Eli can try it?
I just love the pictures of Eli, he is so cute!
on the other side of the mountains.

Anonymous said...

Sorry baby! Wish we were closer! But do come back sooner then you say "k"!