Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Results To Report

We took Ava for the big test (VCUG) yesterday. It went pretty well (not going to count my parking nightmare), but most important is that she does not have any reflux or leaks going on, so yay and praise God! I was prayin' the whole trip down, and praisin' the whole way back.

I say pretty well because we ended up doing it without any sedation. So, I'm glad they let you stay right there with them through the procedure. The people/person that gives the medication goes to conference at a certain time everyday and they didn't end up getting us back until too late. But, as it turns out, what they use is just something to calm them down, no sleep. I mean, I knew they wouldn't be using general anesthesia or anything, but I thought it would be a bit more. So, it wouldn't have been all that much help during the procedure. Plus, the patient has to peepee during part of the test, so they have to be somewhat awake. I had wondered about that, but just thought they had a different way to do that part.

Anyway, needless to say, she got pretty upset through parts of it. Mainly the start (I don't think I'd be too happy about that part either) and the end, when she refused to peepee on the table for them. She finally released a tiny bit, but the dr. said, being a girl (apparently with boys it's more critical to check) and that he didn't see any reflux, it wasn't as big a deal. She was pretty calm through the middle, watching the screen as they filled her bladder to a small balloon. The nurses and dr. were very good with her the whole time. My promise/bribe to go play at Chick Fil A afterwards didn't work out quite so well. Unfortunately, the play area was closed, so we took her to Toys R Us where she got a nice toy. Oh, and no more antibiotic every night!

Thank you for your prayers! We're just glad it's finally over and done with.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our 7th anniversary, can't believe it! It seems like just yesterday I was running around trying to get everything done for our wedding. I only had a few months. We were engaged on Jan. 18th and married on April 6th. Don't ask me now why we were in such a hurry. I know one small reason was I didn't want it to get too hot as in June and didn't want to wait til fall I guess. And apparently absolutely couldn't wait the usual full year. We were in luuuuuve (still very much today). And I could not wait to move out, I was 24!

Of course, I also remember the few things that didn't turn out perfect (like my flowers, the grooms cake, and the bodice on my dress), but overall it was one of the best days of my life. I married a really great guy, might even say my "soul-mate".

Kevin crying, awwwwh

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What's Been Goin' On

First, this computer is about to get the best of me, but I aint gonna let it! Maybe one great day I'll get a new one.
Next, Kevin's CT came back pretty much normal. He just has fatty liver, which we pretty much already figured, even back a few years ago when he had weird liver levels. He just needs to lose weight to help that. He's, of course, not doing everything he's supposed to with the diabetes, but we're working on it.
Ava has her test next week. We had to reschedule it once because they scheduled it for a day Kevin couldn't go. Please pray for no reflux, or at least not enough to worry about. She's still taking the antibiotic everyday for now. I've been letting her eat tons of yogurt to combat any yeast problems.

We were in Collierville last week for several days to take my little brother to work while my parents were out of town. It turned into a little vacation for Ava. We went to some places we don't get to down here. Played at Chick fil A for a while, saw Monsters vs Aliens at the movies (which surprisingly she kept the 3-d glasses on and was never squirmy), and went to Chuck E Cheese. We also, of course, made the Target trip I always have to squeeze in while up there.

It's been storming off and on here all day today. But yesterday we did manage to out to the McDonalds play place. I would much rather take her to the park, but it rained the day before so it was too muddy. It takes forever for the parks to dry out around here. I met a couple of interesting ladies while there. One gave me her card with email address (and etsy site addresses). I may just keep in touch with her. She lives in Tupelo, but comes here every few months. Hey, I take whatever friends I can make around here.

Speaking of Etsy, I may just start my own little place on there. I've been making hair clippies for a while now, but just figured there was too much competition out there. I have a little different thing I do with mine. So we'll see. But isn't that one of the greatest sites ever? It seems to have really grown so quickly.

Ok I'm off to make supper, chicken pot pie. Yum, I hope.