Thursday, September 27, 2007

Medical Drama!

So it's been a few weeks now, but for those of you who don't know, we had our first real emergency room trip. The boys and I were playing at the Carl's Jr. playground, when Dawson tripped and fell head first into a metal chair leg splitting his forehead right open. As you can imagine, there was blood everywhere, and it took a lot of will power for me not to freak out. Luckily I was with a friend of mine who was able to help me stay calm and get the bleeding under control. Well Nazar met us at the emergency room (thank goodness!) and talked to Dawson the whole time while the doctor was stitching up his head and I cried and acted like a bigger baby than Dawson. Overall, I was way more traumatized by the event than Dawson was. The only thing that really upset him was that they strapped him down so he couldn't move. As soon as they let him go he was happy as can be!

The other new medical development in our family is actually mine! I've had a nasty unexplained cough for weeks now, that seems to be getting progressively worse. Well after dragging my feet for days (I didn't want to be told "it's just viral, there's nothing we can do about it") I finally went to see the doctor this morning and was told that it was asthma! I was floored by this! I thought only children had asthma, but apparently it can show up at any age. So after a breathing treatment and a nice cortizone shot (i'm not sure if that's what it was really called) they sent me home with half a dozen medications including 2 inhalers. So far everything seems to be helping, and hopefully I can get this under control soon so I won't have any more attacks!

Just Me And The Boys

With the addition of our second son Dawson to our family last year, I'm completely outnumbered. At times it seem like life is just one big noisy, dirty, wrestling match! But really I couldn't be more happy! Justin and Dawson are so much fun (most of the time!) It's been so fun to watch them grow and develop. In an attempt to share our stories and pictures with those of you who are interested, I'm starting my first blog. My plan is to keep you updated on what's going on in our lives, but I reserve the right to slack off every now and then! After all I do have a 3 year old and a 1 year old!