Friday, January 29, 2010

Teddy's Pride Review and Giveaway

I use to brush Black Dog's teeth on a regular basis but after having kids it has not been as often as it was. He has always had bad doggie breath and none of the veterinarians I worked with could tell me why. So, I figured it was just one more thing to love about him or at least tolerate. When we adopted Fawn Dog I found we now had two dogs with dragon breath. Most ex-racers have bad teeth due to the diet they were fed (soft food) so bad teeth and breath are normal.

Then last month I was given Teddy's Pride to review from The Product Review Place. The idea behind Teddy's Pride is actually quite simple; they use probiotics to promote fresher breath and whiten teeth. Similar to the probiotics found in yogurt only Teddy's Pride is specially formulated to inhibit the growth of the bacteria that cause bad breath. The key active ingredient in Teddy’s Pride is ProBiora3. By binding to the teeth, ProBiora3’s beneficial bacteria leave no room or nutrients for the destructive bacteria to inhabit a healthy oral cavity.While this is not the first pet freshen for pets it is the very first that freshens breath naturally while gently and naturally whitening teeth.

A few things I like about Teddy's Pride...
Black Dog and Fawn Dog have been on Teddy's Pride for a month now so that I could give you a honest review. Once a day during their evening meal I simply sprinkle one scoop (provided for you) directly onto their food and that's it. Simple....

Does it work? Yes... By the third day of using Teddy's Pride I noticed a huge lack of smelly breath from Black Dog. Fawn Dog took a little longer before I noticed a difference but that is because her teeth are a lot worst. As far as the whitening of the teeth I can't say yet because it's only been a month. This is definitely a product that I will be using on a regular basis for the dogs.

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What's up with CutiePie

First things first...

CutiePie.... You all know how I dislike posting any good medical news because there is normally bad after; however, I could not leave all of you wondering what happened over the weekend. She had her surgery on Tuesday and ,besides a little more bruising than they want, overall she is doing good. There were a few complications they found after they started which means CutiePie and her family are having to stay at the hospital for an undetermined amount of time. I will have to see if I can get a photo of CutiePie to share with all of you but I cannot promise anything because it's up to her parents. All my thoughts and prayers go out to them... Thank you to everyone that kept CutiePie and her family in their thoughts and prayers.

Speaking of thoughts... Giveaway ideas!  My blogoversary is next month and I need ideas. Do I do a gift card, another Burt's Bees Bag, car (okay not a car), or what?  Start brainstorming and leave me a few ideas, in fact, those that leave an idea will get two bonus entries into the giveaway. How sweet is that people.

For those that were asking how Lil Kiwi's tests went; it will be mid February before I know and can share with you.

Okay, time to get back to the never ending pile of laundry. I swear there is always something in the dryer that needs to be folded.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Awww Fresh Air

The weather has been horrible here which means no going outside to play. Lil Kiwi was couped up during the whole allergic reaction thingy and now demands fresh air no matter how cold or windy. I think it was about 23 degrees outside when I took these...


at first she hid in the blanket...


but soon decided she was happy

Please say a prayer or send some warm thoughts out to CutiePie this week.

BTW my blogoversary is in like two weeks need ideas for a giveaway...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Need positive thoughts and why is the roof flying off

So much to post about and so little time. Honestly this past week flew by in the blink of an eye or at least part of it did. The first few days seemed to take forever because Wee Man got out early Friday and then had Monday, Tuesday AND Wednesday OFF!!! It was another important the teachers have something they have to do so give all the kids the week off..... Yeah they have a lot of them here. In fact, they have holidays off and three day weekends that I have never heard of before. Of course, that also means that summer time is only one month long before school starts again but I digress....

Yesterday part of the roof flew off. We had some horrid wind for the better part of the day. So, yesterday morning it was rainy, windy and all around yucky... Things were flying around the porch from the wind and then the wind-chime fell down and shattered. When it eased up I looked at the front lawn and there were a few of the shingles from the roof. I'm hoping there are not going to be leaks before we fix it because the forecast for the week is rain and snow.. Yippee...

Moving along...

I have a ton to write about but right now I wanted to ask for some positive thoughts from everyone. A few months ago I posted about how DH's cousin had a baby girl that also has some medical issues and was going to need a few surgeries. We knew the time for her surgeries were coming up but didn't realize that the first was taking place this week. I'm not sure which day since I got the information via DH who got it from FIL (and you know how third hand information is) however, I know it is sometime this week.

CutiePie is just shy of seven months old and going in for her first surgery of several. It's serious stuff.... If I remember correctly (and FIL if I am wrong please let me know) CutiePie has Craniosynostosis. Craniosynostosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect that causes one or more sutures on a baby's head to close earlier than normal.

To have this surgery CutiePie and her family are having to drive from one major city to the next one which is about four hours away. This means that they will be away from the comforts of home (having to staying in hotels) and away from the rest of the family. Something like this is always difficult but I can not imagine how hard it must be for all of them right now.

It is not my place to go into details about CutiePie's surgery (not that I have them anyway) but I wanted to ask if everyone could send some positive thoughts or prayers her way. Such a sweet thing should not have to endure what she is going to be.

To the rest of the Shenanigans family and CutiePie,

You will be in our thoughts and hearts this week. Be strong and know that you are loved.

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.

The Shenanigans....

Friday, January 15, 2010

Those Lil Kiwi updates (finally)

With all that has been going on the past few months I haven't been posting about how Lil Kiwi is doing medically. I would make comments that I would update and then mention updating again but not post. Part of that is because it seemed that every time I posted (or told someone in person) how good she was doing I would get a phone call from a doctors office telling me they found something else. So, I figured if I did not mention it then it can not get worst. Sounds good in theory.

It's been seven months since Lil Kiwi's surgery and yet there are still tests to make sure everything is still working good. She was suppose to get the test done late December (hmm not going to ruin her Christmas) or early January but after ER visits I figured waiting until now was fine. The appointment is for Monday and hopefully it will show nothing new..... although I would love it if it showed her kidney was better but that's like asking for a miracle.

Now..... My mom and maybe only one other blogger even know about this next bit of information and I told then not to mention anything. Not even sure if my FIL and rest of my family know about it. A few months ago I posted about how I was going to post an update about Lil Kiwi but never did. What happened was I had good news and I opened my mouth and told my FIL that she was doing great; then we got the phone call. The Geneticist can not figure out what is wrong with Lil Kiwi but they do have one theory that they want to rule out. We already had her blood and chromosomes tested and they showed nothing. Now we will be doing an ultrasound of her abdomen to see if she has any tumors that can be related to the syndrome.

So, on Monday she will also be getting this ultrasound done before the other test. Two test one day. I'm hoping this will get them out of the way and only cause one day of Lil Kiwi being mad at the world. The hard part of the ultrasound is that it has to be done on an empty stomach so she can't have anything to eat four hours before the appointment. The appointment is first thing in the morning at 7:20 am so unless we get her up in the wee morning hours she will be going hours without eating. After this test she can eat before the next one but I still do not look forward to sitting and wait with a hungry baby.

What is the name of the syndrome we are ruling out? Beckwith-Wiedemann.

They say that she might be an atypical case of it; basically she is the opposite of what they would normally see. However, they are worried that since she does have the one kidney that already has some issues that IF she does have Beckwith-Wiedemann that she might get Wilms tumors.


WILMS TUMOURS



Tumours of the kidney. Around 7.5% of BWS children will develop Wilms Tumour. Because of the aggressiveness of these tumours, abdominal ultrasound scans should take place every three months up to the age of 7 or 8 years. A baseline MRI scan may also be performed. The susceptibility to these tumours diminishes and is not usually a problem after the age of 8. Children with one side of the body bigger than the other or enlarged kidneys appear to be more susceptible to Wilms tumour than other BWS children.

You can see why this could be a problem for Lil Kiwi since she only has one kidney. I'm posting about this only because it's a way to get it off my chest. We still do not know if/when we are moving but we did find out that the nearest doctors that can treat Lil Kiwi are 90 plus miles away. Needless to say I'm getting more and more stressed each day. I know there are people that may drive that distance and do not understand why it bother me but this isn't my choice. This means that when we have appointments it's going to be an all day event. I might have to pull Wee Man out of school if I don't have anyone to watch him on those days. ARGG

Okay.... remembering to breath...

Back on track. What I do not know yet is if we will need to keep doing the ultrasounds every three months just to be on the safe side or if this one will rule it out. I figure this is one of the things I will be talking with the Geneticist about. For now I'm going to try not to worry or stress too much but I know I will. HA me not stress now that's a laugh...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Walking to the Mailbox

These are from a few months ago but I just found them and wanted to share. Nothing special but ohhh she loves getting the mail. If only I still got that excited about getting all dressed to get the mail....

By the way, Lil Kiwi looks much better now than she did last week and I will post a recent photo soon. Once again thank you to those that sent their prayers and warm thoughts to us.










Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tanner-Banner from puppymill to pampered prince

Yesterday I ended my post talking about the fact my parents might be putting my dog to sleep today. So today I am going to share with you the story of Tanner-Banner..



When I was living in Florida I came across a puppy mill. Before then I had read about them but never actually seen one in real life. It was so heartbreaking to see so many different breeds of dogs (and puppies) in rows of cages. While they all looked healthly you could see how unhappy they were in their eyes. Needless, to say I make some phone calls and the place was put out of business (at least for a little bit).

I was able to rescue one of the puppies. He was the odd dog out. Taller than his parents. Bigger than his siblings. Just an all around goof of a pup. I knew he was most likely either a mix or the result of a lot of inbreeding but it was not his fault. He was most likely an Italian Greyhound/Whippet mix.

Full of worms and every other parasite his first visit to the vet was fun. After that was all out of his system he was a great little dog. Housebreaking was pretty easy; minus sneaking out of work to let him outside for potty breaks. Soon he was even coming to work with me and sleeping under the desk. In fact, it was one of the girls at work that named him.



He went on all my roadtrips and was normally always at my side. What was so great was that he was more like a cat, and my cat was more like a dog. My cat played fetch and would meow at the door if any one knocked. Tanner was more than happy to just kick back and relax. He did not understand why it was a big deal if someone came over or why chasing the ball and bringing it back was fun. All he knew was his bed was comfortable and his favorite toy was always just a squeek away.



Tanner did have some issues. Men in hats! Which we can only guess is because of something that happened to him while at the puppymill. It did not matter if the guy was sitting next to him and he watched them put on the hat. As soon as that hat was on the head he was growling and dancing around. He was also very sensitive about men in general.

When I decided to move to Hawaii there was a small problem. At that time the currently laws were that all animals had to be quarantined for six months at the state pet jail facility. This was not something that Tanner would have been able to do. It was a hard decision but after talking to my mother we both agreed that being in quaratine would either kill him or make him even worst. So, my mother said she would watch over him for me.

You know what happened. He got spoiled. Tanner found that he liked having his owner home 24/7 and a huge bed to relax on. The huge backyard that was perfect for running circles around. While in Hawaii I ended up saving Black Dog and was super excited to get back and let them become friends. They did become friends; even though Black Dog was more excited about being friends with the cats (the cats not so thrilled having another dog around) .

So, I left Tanner where he was the happiest. On my parents bed living the life of a pampered prince.



He has had a few medical issues that are normal with his breed. My mother has been super and done every single thing possible to make him comfortable and happy. However, when he recently decided to stop eating and basically gave up, my mother made the hard decision to have him put to sleep. This was not something that was done lightly. Unless an animal is in pain or their quality of life is bad would my mother even think about putting one to sleep.

She called me as I was trying to take photos of pictures of Tanner so I could add them to this post. They were at the vets and wanted to know what I wanted done. I told her that she needed to be there for Tanner when he went to sleep; of course, I didn't say it in that many words. Of all the animals I have had to put to sleep it was always the ones with the owners there that were at peace during their final moments. That might have been the most difficult thing I have ever asked my mother to do. I honestly do not think she has ever been there when an animal has been put to sleep (although I could be wrong).

Tanner is now at rest and no longer in pain. He will be missed by us all.

RIP Tanner

By the way MOM... You did all that you could and I want you to stop being sorry... It was his time to go and he let you know. If I didn't agree I would have told you so. I love you and thank you for being with him when I could not be.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Weekend Lowdown

So, after starting the week with two trips to the ER, the rest of the week was just as interesting. Lil Kiwi has once again become clingy and having sleep issues. She gets like this everytime something happens that forces us to visit doctors or hospitals. Which makes getting any decent sleep almost impossible for the parents (ahem... me). Although this week DH has been suffering also. Until we move we are still stuck in this two bedroom so she is still sleeping in the bedroom with us.

The move.... As soon as I know more about what is going on with that I will post all the yucky details. Currently, we are suppose to be moving in April but are hoping they let us extend to the end of June so that Wee Man can finish out school here. However, it's all up to the military and what they feel is best for them.

Seeing as how I haven't been getting the best of sleep this week and was in the ER for several hours; it seems that I have caught the nasty sick bug. Which isn't a surprise since this is about the same time last year that the nasty sick bug visited the family.  For the better half of the weekend I have been hacking up my lungs. No really I have or at least it sure as heck felt like it because those coughing fits were horrible. When you cough so hard you throw up I'm sure that is not a good sign. No I am not going to the doctors. I am pretty sure that if DH did not make me wake up to intake fluids, I would have slept for three days straight. However, he did wake me up so it was not straight through but it was from Friday thru Sunday.

Thursday was actually decent. We ran up to the school for the IEP meeting about Wee Man's speech therapy. We have been fighting to get it him more time with the speech teacher but up until Thursday it was like talking to a brick wall. The way the system works is they bring in 4-6 students for 30 minutes total and they do speech. So, there isn't really any one to one time with the teacher and that 30 minutes includes getting out of class and back to class. Seeing as how Wee Man didn't start talking until he was just over 3 1/2 years old he needs some one to one time or more time in speech class.

Well, Thursday they reviewed his IEP and listened to what we and his teacher were concerned about for him in the future. They agree that he needs a second class and possibly some over the summer IF he needs it depending on how he does with his second class. Success in a way. Not that I want him being pulled from class (even though it's normally during play times) but if we do not do it now it might be harder for him later. Currently, few people understand him and his teacher even has trouble sometimes and this is her second year with him.

My mom called and wanted to let me know (ie. prepare me) for some bad news. Since this post is already so long I will share the story tomorrow but it looks like they might have to put down my dog I had to leave with my parents when I moved to Hawaii.

BAH.... Poop... Here's to a better week this week...

Let us recap this week....
  • two visits within 24 hours at the ER with Lil Kiwi
  • me hacking up my lungs
  • Wee Man getting more speech class (yeah!)
  • Lil Kiwi being clingy again
  • DH being super awesome and letting me sleep
  • found out my pup might have to be put down
  • plus all the other stuff I missed while sleeping
  • or forgot to write about

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - if mommy had her way

After the recent ER trips I thought I would have a little fun this WW...

If you have no clue what I am talking about please take a moment to read how the shenanigans bring in new yEaR and second trip to the ER so that you will have a better understanding of todays WW...



I plan on making the rounds but currently I'm the having to keep an extra good eye on her so it might be awhile before I get to visit everyone.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Second trip to ER within 24 hours of the first trip

Okay, if you haven't read about the first trip to the ER you really need to. So go read it and then come back to read the rest of the story and the second trip to the ER in the same day.

I left off on the last post stating that after changing Lil Kiwi I noticed the rash had spread to other parts of her body. We put her to bed at 5:30 in the afternoon and there was no rash on her belly but by 9:30 it was covering half of it.






Panic? No.... At first I figured it was normal.... maybe... Then I started to go over all the events of the past few hours... Thought about what the Doctors had said... What I had read on the internet about allergic reactions... and it started to seem not so normal....

So,  I called the ER to ask if it was normal or if I needed to be worried.... The nurse that answered the phone remembered us from that morning even though she never talked to us... She informed us that everyone she asked told her to have us come in ASAP...

We bundled up and headed back to the ER.

Since I was able to sneak in the back/side door last time I still had no clue where the ER really was. Thus, we had to walk through a parking lot and then up and around a building to get to it. We signed in and by the time I turned around to go to the waiting room one of the nurses from the morning told us to come with her.

This time we went to the Pediatric Triage instead of the general ER... Never even knew they had different ERs so I learned something new....

I had to answer all the same questions and got Lil Kiwi ready for another stay at the ER... Little did I know it wasn't going to be as long as last time. We were in and out in two hours...

The doctor walked in and was looking at Lil Kiwi sitting there... I gave the whole yada yada story and blah blah facts... He told me that he knew what was wrong and that she was misdiagnosed the first time.

He had an answer within the first few seconds he saw her!!  Erythema multiforme



The reason they didn't catch it sooner was because the first doctor wasn't a pediatric doctor otherwise he would have known. It is almost always misdiagnosed in children because it looks like an allergic reaction at first because in a way it is one. Since the treatment is the same it either gets better OR like with Lil Kiwi it gets worst.

Now the problem is that it will continue to get worst before it gets better... Plus, it moves! Yes you read that correctly... It moves across the body at will... Which is why it was suddenly on her belly a few hours after it wasn't... In the picture below you can see that it moved and is no longer on her belly but now on her chest.



The game plan is to treat it with steroids and try to keep her as comfort as possible... We also have to be watchful because if it gets worst it will turn into Stevens-Johnson syndrome and that will be very very bad.. Most likely it won't but since it is possible it was the medicine she was on they want us to keep a close eye on her.. So, for the next 2-3 weeks poor Lil Kiwi will have a moving rash. It's kind of eerie because you can almost see it move before your eyes.




In fact, I don't have the heart to take any more pictures of her right now because it's so hard to look at her and not feel bad... When I gave her a quick shower/rise off earlier she looked like a child that had been abused... It broke my heart.. The photos I posted are the good ones because the others are just too much to post.

They don't know what caused it since it could have been a number of things. So, now I'm a nervous wreck because I know I will be wondering what really happened; since so little is actually known about Erythema Multiforme and how/what causes it.

Here is an example of how it moves... These two pictures are from the same day just a few hours difference.. You can see what use to be red isn't anymore... It's the opposite...




A few quick facts about Erythema multiforme.
  • Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder due to an allergic reaction or infection
  • The exact cause is unknown
  • The disorder is believed to involve damage to the blood vessels of the skin, followed by damage to skin tissues
  • Occurs primarily in children and young adults
  • One third of EM sufferers will have a recurrence of the disease
What is so scary for me is that this is something that might happen to her at anytime. Plus, it states that normally it takes days for it to spread that bad the first time and yet it was hours for Lil Kiwi. There really is not a treatment for it other than just being careful and catching it before it gets bad. It's rare for children under the age of 3 years to get this so, of course, Lil Kiwi just had to add it to her list of medical mystery issues. I swear when she starts school the nurses are going to hate dealing with me.  Speaking of which, I wonder if I need to get her a medical alert bracelet.

Why do I have this feeling that I am going to be that mom, like in the commercial for the baby wipes, that has her baby in a bubble... or be hauling around my own EMT bag which I might actually do since we have one for the dogs... Don't judge me..LOL...

So.... if you are at the play ground and you see an auburn headed mom with an EMT bag chasing down a bubble baby....... It's ME..... Come on over and say HI and join in the shenanigans....

Monday, January 4, 2010

How the Shenanigans bring in the new yEaR

*Since writing this we ended up back at the ER with Lil Kiwi... I will update as soon as possible...*

What do you do when it is 10:30 at night and your youngest wakes up screaming?

Well, if you live in the Shenanigans household it really is not out of the ordinary since Lil Kiwi usually wakes up at least twice a night in screaming fits. However, this time it was a tad different.

DH uses the night light to change or check up on Lil Kiwi while I sometimes pull the Mean Ol' Mommy and turn the room light on... Sorry but sometimes I like to see what I am doing...

So, I turned the light on and got ready to change Lil Kiwi when I noticed something was wrong. Wrong as in I had one of those moments when time stops and you can feel the energy racing through your body. I called to DH to get in the room I needed to ask him something. His jaw also hit the floor when I pulled her pants completely off.

Little welts all over her legs... Off with the socks... Little hives all over her feet.... Hands... Face!!!!


You can just barely see the small red spots...


With in seconds we had her crib stripped and in the wash. Bugs? Spiders? Hives? What in the world....

Lil Kiwi was screaming as we rushed her into the bathroom for a powder pat down and boo-boo cream. DH and I were running all possible reasons for what could have caused this. The medicine for her double ear infection (oooo yes I haven't posted about this yet... After three days with a 100 temperature we find out Monday that she has a double ear infection... It has been a long week thus the lack of posts and comments), new foods, bites, mites, etc..

Every thirty minutes I was snapping photos so I had something to show doctors if she didn't get better. By this time she had a dose of Tylenol and some Benadryl....



We put in Tinkerbell and sat down on the couch to watch a movie so we could monitor the swelling.



 DH finally took a small nap while I stayed up and kept watch. At about 2:30 in the morning we all headed to the bedroom to see about sleep. With the alarm set to go off every hour for Lil Kiwi checks.





By 3:30 we were up and calling to see how bad the ER was. We decided since I have always been the one at her appointments and such that I should take her. We also checked in to make sure Wee Man wasn't having an allergic reaction also; which thankfully he was not.



This is where the morning events got worst. I get in the minivan and nothing... I try again and nothing.... Remember that ooo something is wrong moment from before... Well, it was ten fold now....

Rushing back to the house I had the keys over to DH to try... Nothing... So, he gets his truck ready for us... Well, the only problem is that I have been telling him over and over that we need a second carseat for the truck.. AHEM... So, he had to get the carseat out of the minivan which was refusing to open the side doors... Over the front seats and to the truck...

Did I mention that it was about 10 degrees outside not including the windchill...

Finally an hour later Lil Kiwi and I were on the way to the ER... I would love to say I RUSHED to the ER but it's not true... I followed the speed limits... I called my mother even though for her it was like 3 or 4 in the morning and told her how nothing was going right and please pray and send warm thoughts... I caught every red light as soon as I was near the ER...

I followed the signs and parked at the parking garage. Then it got worst....

I couldn't find the ER.... It was cold... Lil Kiwi was screaming as the wind blew... I finally called the hospital to ask for directions to the ER... My cell phone beeping at me that the battery was about to die... The operator was confused and had me walking everywhere be where I needed to be...

"Get to the front of the building and then take the stairs down" (after I just was told to walk up them) etc...

I stopped two nurses that were leaving a building and asked where to go. As they started to tell me up and around the corner, one of them saw Lil Kiwi and then buzzed us in a side door. I walked in and asked where the ER was. Only to be greeted by nurses that looked up and asked how in the world I got in that door and then followed by OMG come with me.


She actually looks GOOD in this picture..
Lil Kiwi was a trooper like always. The nurses handed the job of temperature taking and medicine dispensing to me since Lil Kiwi refused to let any of them near her. They think it might be the medication she was given for her ear infections but they are not sure..

Everyone that walked by looked and commented on how horrid Lil Kiwi looked. *pout* It was so hard sitting there listening to nurses and EMT people say how bad she looked... Don't they see worst things everyday?

Being told your daughter that already has a list of medical issues is possibly allergic to a medicine that has penicillin in it is tough... One more thing to add to the list of thing I have to tell doctors... I can not begin to imagine how difficult it must be for those parents with child that have more serious issues...

We left the ER the same way we sneaked in thanks to the nurses.. All I wanted was to get home and let both of us get some sleep and food. It was still dark out when we got to the ER and it was now as bright as it could be.

Just miles from home we got stuck at a railroad crossing as the longest train in history went on its merry way.




No sleep all night/morning takes a toll on Lil Kiwi. At least someone got to nap on the drive home.
Finally home we spent the rest of the day napping and I got to eat around 5 in the afternoon.... Lil Kiwi is off the other medicine and is now taking steroids. While she is not as swollen as she was the redness is spreading. They said that she will have a rash for 3-4 days and if it isn't better to bring her in.

Well, I just changed her and now she is covered in red rash where she wasn't before.

My plans for this week are being cancelled; minus Thursday when I have to go fight the school to make sure Wee Man gets more speech therapy and the correct classes he needs.. Hmmm I think we all need a nice long vacation... Even though Wee Man was just out of school her a week and a half... *sigh*

We still have a rough week ahead of us since they are not sure what the reaction was too so we have to be watchful....

Mom thank you for being there for me at all the crazy hours...

I'm sure I have forgotten parts and I'm sure my sentences/grammer are atrocious but it's been a long week and I am running on a few hours of sleep (if that)....

*will update about our second trip to the ER that same day as soon as I am able... Currently, we are trying to make sure Lil Kiwi is as comfortable as possible.... Thank you to those that sent us prayers and warm thoughts...*

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to the ER

I was in the middle of writing about the recent trip to the ER when I find myself headed back right now....

To my family... We will update you as we can...  Keep up the prayers and the warm thoughts...

Love you all...