Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yea We Made it Home!

Ethan finally got released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. He is doing well. They changed his meds around and he weighs more then he ever has! They also put him back on his G-tube, but only at night. He is eating tons and is a happy little boy. Those doctors at Primary Childrens are my heroes! I love that they know just what to do and to try out with Ethan. I guess that's why they get paid the big bucks!
What a relief to be home! At home I don't have to worry about imposing on anyone. When we go down for short hospital visits we always stay with Ryan's grandparents. They are so sweet and hospitable! I just love those guys! It has been really fun getting to know them better! We packed up and cleaned up yesterday as we left their house and drove back to Idaho Falls, and as we pulled in our driveway we realized that we had left a load of laundry in their dryer. Whoops! Never a dull moment in our lives!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

10 Months!

We made it 10 months without having to go to Primary Children's Medical Center with Ethan. Well I guess all good things must come to an end, right. We all got a tummy bug a few weeks ago and Ethan just hasn't been able to come back from it fully. He is okay, they are just working on his feeds and trying to get him back to where he should be. I could take a few weeks to get him back though. I am really sad that they are going to be putting him back on his G-Tube. I just feel like it is a step back, but it is necessary for him to get better so we will use it. :( We will do what we need to do.
I always feel such a rush of emotions when we have to go back to the hospital and remember the past 2 1/2 years. It is amazing what we can make it through! In the waiting room today I met a mom with her 9 day old baby, he weighed 4 lbs. 4 oz. when he was born and she was just trying to hold back the tears. I totally know how she felt! It is hard watching kids endure some of the things that they have to through to survive.
Anyhow, on a lighter note the rest of the fam is doing well. Ry is working hard and enjoying being done with school. . .well for now anyways. Tyler just started school last week and loves it! You can tell that his whole demeanor has changed. He is so cool now that he goes to school! He is so cute, especially with the dinosaur backpack that I got for him. Hanna started walking a few weeks ago and is everywhere! She is already climbing up everything that she can. (Yes, I am very busy, and yes I do still love it and yes, some do still call me crazy.)
I hope that everyone is doing well! Happy fall everyone!