Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Life of a Crazy Woman!

So, I last left off by mentioning that Ben had been sick. Well, as the weekend progressed he seemed to get better. He claimed to be feeling better on Monday, so against my better judgment I sent him to school. Well, about an hour after school started I got a phone call. It seems that while playing at recess, Ben had a seizure!!!! I freaked out, prayed for my car to start (my alternator is out!), and sped to the school. I took him straight to the doctor. A little past history, the week that Elaina was born Ben had 2 seizures. He had blood work done, at CT, and an EEG. The results were inconclusive, and since he hadn't had any problems since, the doctor told me it was probably something random and wouldn't happen again. Anyway, I ended up having to take Ben up to Primary Children's for some additional testing with this new event having happened. I won't have results back until after Thanksgiving. Then to make my busy life even busier, I was able to take Elaina to her cardiology appointment on Wednesday at Primary Children's. SHE IS DOING GREAT!!!!!!! Her cardiologist was amazed at how well she's doing. He said that her numbers were all in the normal range! Hooray! He told me that there still aren't many options for her future, but her present looks fantastic. He also gave the go ahead for her to have a nissen/g-tube proceedure! Yay! I think that the nurses at South Davis are almost more excited for that than I am! Just this last week Elaina has pulled out her NJ 5 times!!!! Little stinker, she's wiggled out of no-no's and pulled the tube out with socks on her hands, any way that she can do it! So now she's being watched VERY carefully and we're just waiting for the doctors to decide when the best time for the surgery will be. She'll go back to Primary Children's for the surgery and initial recovery, but her bed at South Davis will be saved. Hopefully I will be able to have her home some time this spring, if all goes well. It's getting there!
Oh, and did I mention that I caught Ben's gomboo? I've spent the last week in bed with a fever, sore throat and cough. I'm finally feeling better today, but I'm sure grateful for the friends that took me to their house to take care of me and Ben through this last illness. Well, I'm sorry for the short post, but I only had a few spare minutes and really wanted to post an update.
Life is crazy!
Hollie, Ben and Elaina


Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

I'm glad to hear you got the go ahead for the g-tube/nissen. I can't tell you the world of difference that made for Nathan. Don't get me wrong; I wish the child would actually EAT, but I know better now that it will be on his time and not mine. Careful though, Nathan's pulled out his button a couple of times. At least its not an emergency trip back to Primary's to have it put back in though.

I wish you guys the very best! Hope EVERYONE gets feeling better soon!

-Stephanie & Nathan

P.S. Let us know when her surgery is. Good luck!

The Portas said...

Wow, lady. You sure have your hands full. I can't believe more is constantly added to your plate. I don't know how you do it all. I wish I could help you out with something...anything! I hope you are feeling better and I will be praing for good results from Ben's tests. What a scary thing.

Sending many prayers your way! I'm so happy to hear how wonderfully Elaina is doing. What a star! xoxoo

Hilary said...

How scary. I hope that everything is ok with ben. I am so so glad that Elaina is doing awesome. You will have to let me know when she has her surgery and I can come up and do lunch. Hang in there. Sending much love, Hilary

Tina:0) said...

Yay for Elaina! What a fighter she is - and a sneeky little one at that!

Praying that Ben's test results come back with postive info for you all!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Hood's said...

Sorry to hear about the bump in the road for Ben! We will be praying for good results to come this week!
It was so good to see you up at PCMC, even though it was quick. I am so glad that Elaina is doing well! Way to go!! She is a doll!
You are amazing! I don't know how you keep up with it all! Keep up the good work--all of you!

Vanessa said...

Oh my goodness. I'll be praying for all of you. Just have a sec to come on and say hi and Happy Thanksgiving.



Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

Hang in there..... I am glad to hear she is doing good!!!

Vanessa said...

Just checking on you guys...

Hope your doing well.