Thursday, December 20, 2007


Well, Tyler had his first visit with Santa at the mall last night. There was no talking going on...mainly screaming! :-) Poor kid, we've probably scarred him for life. Santa even had me sit down next to him on a stool with Tyler on my lap so they could talk and Tyler would only peek at him. It was pretty cute once he calmed down though. Santa asked him if he liked trucks and trains and even gave Tyler a little coloring book. Of course, Tyler wouldn't take it from him but when I did he took it from me! It was fun! (for mom and dad anyway!)

After we saw Santa we had dinner and then went to the live nativity at the church down the road from us. There were guards that met us at the entrance of the path and an inn and innkeeper that said, "No room in the inn." There were shepards and sheep and goats after that. The next stop was the manger scene with Mary and Joseph and (fake) baby. There was a camel near Mary and Joseph. (can you rent camels?!) Ty wasn't too thrilled about the camel...he wanted to pet it with his mitten on but when we took it off he wanted nothing to do with it!

The three of us had a great night and I'm glad to finally spend some time with my family!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I completely forgot to update about Tyler's doctor results.

His temp was down the next day already and there was no growth in his petree (sp?) dish, so no infections. That was a great relief to find out but still a little unsettling since we will never know what caused it.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


This post isn't about the weather....though after the day we had yesterday, I'd much rather be talking about the cold temps and snow we got!

Tyler woke up at 3 am on Tuesday morning screaming/crying bloody murder so I rushed in to check on him. (Which I normally don't do since most of the time when he wakes he settles himself back to sleep, but he usually doesn't scream either.) When I went into his room he was still laying down so I knew something was wrong. As soon as I picked him up I could feel that he had a temp so we went back into our bedroom to wake daddy up for a little help since I didn't know what to do. We took his temp and it was 102.something. So I had Josh take Tyler (who was still upset) while I got out my trusty "What to Expect..." book to see what to do with a fever. This is the first time he's had one like this so I, of course, didn't know what to do. We ended up taking his pj's off and trying to give him some water but he didn't want it. And he didn't want his medicine either...that was a battle, which it normally isn't. After finally getting him some medicine I sat down on the rocker with him and he cuddled right up to me. We used one of his light blankets to cover him up and I sent Josh back to bed. Tyler and I both fell asleep rocking so we just stayed there all night instead of trying to put him back down and get him all upset again. We woke up at 6 am when Josh got up and fell right back asleep. We didn't get up until after 10 am!

Unfortunately, when I took his temp again it was 103.7 so I called the nurse. I took him in since he didn't have any other symptoms of a cold or infection that we could see so I wanted to have him checked out. It was a rough visit. After seeing the doctor we had to have a bag put over his "twig and berries" so they could collect some urine to see if he had a urinary tract infection. Then we had to go get some blood drawn, which was horrible. Since he doesn't sit still and is pretty strong they didn't get any blood from either of his arms. They finally ended up pricking his finger and then getting the blood out that way. I felt SO bad and so did the girls taking his blood, but it had to be done. Before we left I checked his diaper and there was just enough urine in his little bag that we could take it off.

I got a call from the nurse around 3:00 and she said there was a trace of blood in his urine so they are doing another test on it. I have to call back this afternoon to find out if anything is "growing" in his petree (sp?) dish. Until then we just have to push fluids. I just took his temp a little while ago and it was 99.something so at least it is going down.