Zoo & Aquarium Pictures

Doing Great!

Well, Will had his surgery on Monday, and he did very well. He tolerated the anesthesia wonderfully and only had one seizure that night. He still has some pain when I change his diaper and wipe him, but otherwise, you'd never even know he had anything done.
My parents were here this week for spring break. We had a wonderful week with them. We went to the zoo and the aquarium. We also did some shopping, ate out, and all the other fun stuff you do when you're on "vacation." Will and Cate always have a good time with Gran and Poppy (or whatever the will eventually be called).
The kids are doing well in their respective therapies too. At Cate's speech therapy appointment the therapist told us that she was doing well and that she was sure that one day things would click and she'd just start talking all the time. She also said Cate was doing some things, like color matching, that are advanced for her age. Will's occupational therapist said she's noticing a better attention span and improvement with his fine motor skills. Praise the Lord for their advancements.
I start back to work tomorrow. This is my last week on the developmental rotation and then it's back to the grind at Saint Francis. Those days are long and tiring and don't leave much time to do anything else. I'm at the hospital for April and May, so say a little prayer for me and my family who will be doing without me more then they have this month. I'll do my best to post one more time before the madness of the hospital starts, and after that, no promises!

Please Pray

I have 2 things I'd like you all to pray about.
1. Cate was sick today. She was weak and very mopey. She vomited several times, and her breath has had an acetone smell to it. It is probably nothing, but the doctor in me worries about diabetes. My reasoning behind this is that most kids are initially diagnosed with diabetes after a period of vomiting and a fruity/acetone smell to their breath. Like I said, I'm probably worrying about nothing, and I know too much for my own good. Nevertheless, we do have a family history of diabetes, so please pray that Cate only had a stomach bug and that she'll be fine.
2. Will is having another surgery on Monday. This surgery is to bring his undescended testicle down. (Sorry if that is too descriptive for you!) Hopefully this will be his last surgery...at least for a while. It sill be surgery #4, and he's done really well with the others. Pray that he tolerates the anesthesia and that it doesn't cause any seizures.
Thanks for your interest in our lives and all of the support you give my family through your prayers. I'll update next week.

Our Medical Issues Never End

Will can't seem to be well, and it's totally frustrating. He had an ear infection, then got a yeast diaper rash from the antibiotics. It took cream and oral medicine, then another ointment to get rid of it. Now he has strep throat and is on another antibiotic. I'm praying he doesn't get another diaper rash because he's supposed to have surgery on his "boy parts" in 2 weeks. So far so good on that. Also, he's never had eczema, but suddenly he has a terrible outbreak on his face, arms, hands and legs. I swear, he can't catch a break.
Cate's speech is really coming along. She now know 8 of her body parts (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, hands, feet, and belly). She is also saying more words almost every day. I think speech therapy and preschool are really helping her. (They better because they aren't cheap!) She's even starting to put 2 word sentences together like "I go" and "want bow."
Both kids are really starting to learn to use their fork. This is especially a big deal for Will because we've been working on it for over 2 years. I've attached a video of the kids eating dinner tonight - with their forks!