Monday, April 5, 2010

Hospital Stay

Ok, where do I start???
Well, Wednesday Mackenzie was admitted to the hospital for an abscess that was forming on her back. She had fever and had been on antibx at home, so they thought she needed to be admitted for IV antibx and possible surgery to drain it. Through the week, she progressively got worse. Fevers continued and the abscess grew bigger and bigger despite the antibx. Then, a few days after being there, they discovered that the culture that was done of the abscess was resistant to the antibx she was they switched them and I also was able to drain a lot of the pus out one night after a hot bath!!! The next day (Friday), she was doing better. Fevers were going down and she was finally starting to eat and drink again!!! Yay, road to recovery, or so we thought. Saturday evening, she was in the "treatment room" with another nurse and myself to get a new IV placed....she decided to have a seizure!!! Very scary thing to watch as a mother. The neurologist has told me that she could possibly have seizures due to the PVL (periventricular leukomalacia) in her brain....but I thought "she has come this far" and thought we were in the clear. So I am waiting on what the neurologist says about the seizure...hopefully we will just have to watch her and keep track before we start her on meds.
Anyway, as of now, she is doing great. Dr Sue drained the abscess today at the bedside (Mackenzie was sedated) and so hopefully she will not need the surgery. The plan right now is to have labs drawn in the morning and if those look good and neurology clears us.....WE ARE OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Our House

A few from Feb

Pics are finally here

Ok, so we left you with Christmas are some from Jan.
We were at a Bday party which was held at bounce house warehouse. Mackenzie loved it, she got to climb all over everything and didn't matter if she fell! She also got to drive a race car with Daddy which of course played music!!
I haven't figured out why the blogger puts the pictures in this order, but I am working on it so it looks a little more in order.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pictures to come...

I promise that tomorrow, after I take Mackenzie to school, I will work on uploading pictures from my camera and post them. A lot has been going on around here lately....We bought our first house on Dec 9, 2008!!! We have done a lot of work to it, but also have a lot of work left! I will add some pics of the house tomorrow too. Mackenzie is growing up so fast, I can't believe independent she has become. She is walking all over the place, and says new words everyday. She goes to preschool full time now and has been one of the best things for her. She has made a lot of friends and is learning so much!! Mike is doing well at his job, improving his skills everyday too. I am currently taking a class offered by my hospital to improve my skills in nursing. It will basically allow me to work either on the pediatric floor (which is where I will be most of the time) and also in the pediatric ICU!! They are paying me to go and it is something I have always wanted to learn. So long story short, things are good here...sorry we haven't put much up lately, but we have had internet problems and been working a lot on the house. Now that things are getting back to normal, I hope to have some posts up on a more regular basis...

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Well, I don't have any pictures right now because I have not had internet at my house. But as most of you know, we recently moved into our new home!! It is absolutely wonderful!! The house is a MESS...Mike knocked down one of our bedroom walls and then in Mackenzie's room there was some mold we had to take care of!! So, it's kind of hectic right now, still living out of boxes and sleeping on our mattress on the living room floor, but it is OURS!!!!!
We all have been sick, Mike is by far the worst. He was begging for a trip to the hospital the other morning...but I made him hold out to go to the dr office when they opened. He has a nasty upper respiratory infection, but is now on antibx and doing a little better. Mackenzie is starting a new daycare on Monday, we are not happy with the one she is at now. It is a little more expensive, but necessary for her to change!!!
We are going to my mom's for Christmas this year and are very excited to see how Mackenzie will react. Last year she was only 4 weeks old for Christmas and was fresh out of the NICU, so she really didn't get to do much!!! We are very excited to share the holidays with family this year since we missed last year!!!!