Sunday, September 7, 2008


As I've read that everyone else has been on this band wagon, why should we not join the party! Daddy came home on Friday night with the whole sinus package (stuffy nose, cough, sore throat) & by Saturday morning both the girls had it. Amazingly enough I've faired pretty well despite the feeling of a sore throat tonight.

Vaeh hadn't needed an aerosol treatment for almost 2 months until this weekend. With the track record she has, I thought it better to error on the side of caution. So far they seem to be helping! The true test is her 2 month cardiology visit Monday morning. Its the first visit with him since Vaeh hasn't needed her G-tube! Wish us luck!!

Other than the sniffles, we experienced a loss in the family this week. Jon's Grandmother (paternal) passed away Friday morning. She had been in poor health for quite some time, having been diagnosed with Lou Gherrig's back in the 80's. At the time of her diagnosis, the doctors gave her a short time to live (less than 10 years I believe). Well, being it is 2008, once again doctors don't know everything. Unfortunately we were never able to take Vaeh over to meet her as she was residing in a nursing home (just too great a risk for her health). Needless to say, it wasn't the best weekend for Jon.

On a good note, our little heart friend Kaitlyn is doing wonderful after her recent open heart. She had been on a vent/trach at home, however when they decided to extubate her, they tried with not putting the trach back in & so far... she is trach free!! Please keep her & her family in your prayers! Thanks for checking in on us. I'll update after Vaeh's cardiology appointment tomorrow!

PS - Like the 'signature'? Just click on it & it will link you over so that you can create your own!


Amber said...

See....I've been reading that everyone is sick as well. It's made me feel really good about deciding not to take Gracie to church until after her repair. Well, we brought a friend of my daughter's home with us and....what do I hear? COUGHING....deep....coarse, coughing! You just can't win...hope Vaeh's stays managable. Can't wait to hear how Cardio goes!
good luck. ;^)
PS your too cool with the signature...I'm going to check it out! :^)

Kathy said...

oh...aren't you getting internet-blogger savvy!>!>!

Hope the snot clears out is NO FUN!!!

Tell your hubby that we're sending him a box of face masks!!!

Good luck at the appointment this morning...can't wait to hear how it went! Vaeh taking all her meds by mouth too???


The Portas said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. :( And I'm sad to hear you all aren't feeling well. I hope that clears out very soon.

Good luck with the appt today. I'm praying! And looking forward to a good report!


Megan said...

Hope to hear good news after the appointment! And the signature is really cute, I am going to make my own..thanks!