Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another year older...

...but none the wiser.
It's been a tough year.
I joke that poor people have nervous breakdowns,
rich people have a midlife crisis.
I would fall into the former category.
After all is said and done I have a lot to be thankful for.
I have a patient, kind and wonderful husband who doesn't resent
me for falling apart on him.
OR at least if he does, he hides it well.
I have two beautiful, smart, creative kids who mean the world to me.
I have lots of great friends and a supportive family.
So, we don't have a lot of money.
We are relatively happy.
And my house is at least a little bit cleaner
now that I'm working part time
and have energy to keep up with it.
Now if I can just get my butt to the gym everyday,
THAT would be an accomplishment!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dawson's progress

It's been a little over a year since Dawson
was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
It's been a rough year, but he's made great progress.
and I am thankful for that.
He does his daily airway clearance treatments and
takes a boat load of pills every time he eats.
He only has to go to Primary Children's every 8
weeks now for checkups.
They are awesome people.
Most of the time he doesn't mind the appointments,
but it really sucks when they have to draw blood.
Dawson is REALLY squeamish like his mom.
and he has little veins.
Recently he had his 1 year checkup.
The whole shebang.
Chest X-Rays, blood work, physical.
Dad got to take him this time around.
He's gained some significant weight and grew almost 3",
which puts him in the 15% opposed to where he was in the 5%.
He's so lucky to get to eat whatever he wants.
He's on a high fat, high calorie, high carb diet.
The rest of us need to lose a few pounds.
It's amazing to me that the doctors never caught this in the past.
They attributed his low weight to him having a high metabolism.
I've always felt something just wasn't kosher.
It really makes a difference to have a good doctor.
One that cares.
One that goes above and beyond the basics.
I would highly recommend Dr. Nordell Brown,
here in Cache Valley to anyone looking
for a good pediatrician.
Yes, that's a plug.
Cause in my eyes he saved my little boy's life.
We try to keep things positive and just take it
one day at a time.
He's happy.
He's healthy.
And that's all we can ask for.