Sunday, August 30, 2009

Swine Flu

I have been sick sense Monay, my youngest sense Thursday and my 3 y/o sense Friday. We had decided we had a stomach bug. Yesterday mornig was probably the scariest morning of my "mom" life. Hawk got up and I coud instantly tell her was having trouble breathing. After a look at his chest and stomach I realized he was retracting in the stomach and chest cavity. His respirations were 55 per minute and his heart beat so fast I could not even count it. I should have called for an ambulance but the EMT in me said "load and go", and that's what I done. We did make it to the ER in the next county, our local hospital is more like a bandaid station. THe Doctor and nurses at MRH were wonderful, set right to work on my baby boy and within about 15 minutes we could see improvement. I couldn't count is pulse at home, bc it was 197 beats per minute. The Dr. there was afraid he might go downhill, fast and so she sent us to Vanderbuilt Childrens Hopital. They got him breathing regularly by 7pm last night and sent us home, with medicine to help keep him breathing well and told me to keep doing what I have been he was hydrated really well and so we just neededrest, fluids, and the meds. This morning he is fever free, and running around playing. We are very blessed and very happy to be at home!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sad & Scarey times

Oh so many things have happened.... the first being August 19, 2009 my cousin Mel was shot and killed by her estranged husband. He had beat her more than once in the past and she always went back. But this time, she was really done. She got a restraining order and was gettng her life back on track. Ha her own apartment and was just really doing well. He walked up in te middle of the afternoon and shot her as she drove her car (but had stopped when she seen him). He then turned the gun on himself. He died several hours later, she didn't die immediately but soon after the shot. Nine days later and I still can't understand what was ging on in his head and why he would shoot her. I've been told it was love, my reply was if that's love, I'm scared of it and don' twant it PERIOD!!! But I know it's not love. And God is helping me to teach my children that this isn't love and they deserve TRUE LOVE, not jelous love.

A week ago tonight my father in law was bit by a copper head twice. My MIL wasn't home and my SIL took him to our local band aid station before anyone was notified As an EMT this really irked me. He should have been in an ambulance that took him over the hill to meet the chopper and then flown to Vandy. But he was finally transported to another hospital (a little higher upgrade, but not as much as was needed in my professional opinion, but he screwed up and told them thats where his Dr was before I got there). But, I am happy to say that after days in the hospital, anti venom, and scarng the daylights out of all of us. He is back to his ol' self again, with a slight limp (the kids tell me). And he told me on the phone he is going back to work on Monday.

Well, my teens have decided to come back out of public school and go back homeschooled!! Oh my heart is filled with joy over this. I am sad to say that our school system, well.....SUCKS!! There really isn't a nicer way to say it. So, I have to start lesson plans this weekend, which reminds me my peschooler has open house on Sunday. He will attend 2 days a week 3 hours a day just so he is around children his own age, bc he is 3 going on 13 and driving me insane, lol!!!

Well, I think I have wrote enough for today and I will try to write more often. I'm trying to figure out some sory of schedule here!!! I hope everyone is ready for Fall. Oh I have so many activitesplanned I can't wait to share them with you!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Not enough time in a day

Hey ladies!

Sorry I haven't been blogging much. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day for all the things I want to get done, so I have to do the things I need to first. The older children have started back to school, and we are driving them to and from school each day so thats 2 hours right there. I have the boys on a really good schedule though sense the older ones aren't here during the day. That makes getting things done easier. This week has been crazy though sense it's the first week back, by next week I hope I get to blog and sew while the little ones are sleeping. Today I bakes chocolate chip peanut butter cookies and made homemade rootberr. We are taking the kids and a small grill to the creek this evening to eat and play in the water, and of course my bunch will have to hunt for pretty rocks.