Monday, August 24, 2009

It's official...

Today is Kylan's first day of first grade. Let's hope he won't need first aid! Sorry, you gotta know the song :) Anywho....I am handling it fairly well, I haven't burst into tears yet, which is great since I am pregnant and usually cry over simple things. Man! I am a mess :) We're hoping for a great year and his teacher, Mrs. Davis seems really nice. He was excited for school this morning, I don't know if it was just because he was taking his lunch this year instead of having hot lunch. Maybe he was looking forward to the school part too, who knows! I guess we'll see how it goes. I have pics too, but I'll post them later.

On a side note, in case any of you hear or wonder if I am going to Utah, I'm not. I have thought long and hard, and prayed about it, and I don't feel an urgent need to go right now. It may change though, but we shall see. So far my Dad is doing alright. He's still in the rehab center and they are trying to get him to the point where he is well enough to go home to wait for the lung transplant. But that won't be any time soon, it takes 8 months for all the testing and then he'll get on the list to wait for who knows how long. It's just a waiting game. But I will definately be asking for help if and when I do go for a visit. I think, for now, I have decided that I will wait until the baby gets here and then I can take the baby for a visit with Grandpa. My Dad won't be coming for a visit for a very long time.

Caleb is excited for preschool also. He was wearing his new school shoes this morning when I got back from dropping Kylan off to school. He was still in his pj's, with shoes and socks on. He's too funny! And he keeps asking me when he gets to go to school. I guess he's already sick of me :) It will be fun for him, but hard on me. We'll cross that bridge when we get there! It's good I still have a week left with him!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Update on my Dad

So my Dad went to see the lung specialist. She changed the diagnosis to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She wants to put him on another medication, he's on two already and I guess the third one will help out and be the right combination? He will still be in the rehab facility, at least until he can't stay anymore because the insurance only covers 60 days. I guess after that then he may have to go to home care. He's also going to take part in a study that's through the University of Utah. I guess he gets to be a guinea pig. The doc said that he will need a lung transplant, since the meds just slow up the problem and not fix it or take the problem away. In the next few days they will sign up for the transplant, the details of that are still hazy. I guess it takes 8 months to really get anywhere and there's some scoring system that you have to go through to qualify? It sounds like the lottery? So we don't really know too much more than we did before. We'll just have to hope for the best and that this medicine combination will work out for a while. It's something he'll be living with and coping with for a while til he has the surgery. Then it will be a whole other ballgame.

Friend's party

This was the water fight we had, they had a lot of fun just throwing sponges and splash balls at each other.
I made the coolest birthday cupcakes ever! I got the idea from my friend's blog A Little Tipsy. They were a big hit! The kids were excited about the colors when they bit into them. We did green, red, and blue for the Star Wars party we had. And they were very yummy!

The kids waiting for a game to start, it involved water so they were excited!

The boys had a lot of fun with their friends! But I am so glad that the birthdays are done. I don't want any more cake for a long, long, long time.

Happy 4th Birthday!

He made out like a bandit :)
This is my favorite picture, look at that smile!
He would hardly hold still for me to snap pictures of stuff, notice the face? :)

This is my attempt at amateur cake decorating. According to the picture that came with the cake pan, it's not perfect, but hey, it's my first try :) I think it turned out pretty darn good!
Caleb had a great day! We were able to go over to KC's Nutty Roller for some roller skating. Monday nights are $1 to get in from 4-6pm and $2 from 7-10pm. We had a lot of fun, and I didn't even fall down once! Caleb had a good time though and we might have to go back again so we can practice :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Emotional roller coaster...

Well my Dad has been in the hospital for a few weeks now. He has interstitial lung disease and is having some problems. When we were there, he was just on oxygen at night. Once we left, he went to needing it 24/7. He couldn't even walk from the kitchen table, to the kitchen sink without his oxygen level dropping to a 70, which is really low. So his doctor admitted him to the hospital and he's been there for a while. He'll be there for a couple more days and then they will be moving him to a care facility until he can get a lung transplant. Who knows how long he'll be there though. It's been pretty crazy because the doctors don't know why his situation changed so fast. Right now he has a viral infection, he's been getting some steroid shots and who knows what else. It's definately been a roller coaster, with many ups and downs. I may need to go to Utah soon, but hopefully not. I keep praying for him and I wish I could fast :) I've never felt more helpless in my life! Sheesh! That's about all there is to share about that, and I better wrap it up before I make myself cry.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy, happy birthday Kylan dear!

My favorite picture of Kylan, he was 3 months old.
Some of his birthday stash, he got a game and legos from Grandma and Grandpa Shaw.

This one might be his favorite, he got a cool remote control airplane.

My baby is 6 years old, I can't believe it! Time sure flies, I think I say that a lot :)

The birthday cake didn't really turn out, so that's why there isn't a close up of it :) Such is life, eh? Live and learn, right?