Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rachel's 2014 Orchestra Concert

Today was a good day. It started with my sister in law Kirstie taking me to get a pain block procedure. One of the gi drs said before that my pain wasn't caused by organ problems, but by a muscular dystrophy disease. There's a procedure that the go Dr can do, if he would, an ercp, which they think could help my pain. So the pain Dr did said we could try the block and if it didn't work, it would prove that the pain was from my pancreas, not any muscle problems. Well I'm here report that it did not work. Though I wish it would've. 

Later that night was Rachel's Orchestra Concert. We took Kahlan but left Gratton home. I wasn't supposed to lift anything, and was still feeling awful from the procedure and if they both needed to be chased, David can only chase one. Kahlan tried running onto the stage before we got into our seats. She's not going to have stage fright!

Kahlan stayed entertained by smelling the flowers we got for Rachel. She was very excited by the music. We left after Rachel's performance though because she started getting fussy. Here are some pictures from the kids that night before I put them to bed.

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3rd, 2014

I wrote this on November 3rd but it looks like I never posted it!

Today was an eventful day. First I had a MRCP, which is a MRI with contrast, to see the pancreas and liver and the ducts leading to them. Well, I had a bad reaction to the contrast, and it made my kidneys hurt really bad. I was in so much pain, I had my husband call in sick for me, and my doctor gave me pain meds and told me to drink lots of clear fluids, to flush out the contrast. That helped a bit, along with staying in bed all day. Kahlan is very into drawing right now, especially on herself! She is covered in market right now.. Gratton had fun today playing his "buildy games" and was very happy I was home, even though I was in bed. He's such a good boy. I love that he just loves me unconditionally. Jonny has passed all the tutorials for his GED and is doing great on the practice tests. David is doing great at work. He started as  an intern there in March, and since then has gotten hired as a full time employee and already gotten a promotion from QA Engineer to a Junior Software Programmer. I'm so proud of him, and so glad that he's not only happy at work, but is also being rewarded for his hard work. We're buying a house, and should close on it next week. So basically life is going great. I'm still sick, but at least the things caused my by my autoimmune disease are finally doing better. The only problems I'm still having are from my pancreas. Hopefully though the ERCP which Dr Adler is going to do will help with the pancreas issues. So life is great and we love each other so much. The awesome family is still awesome!

Updates now that it's actually being posted- lol. Dr Adler decided I was still too high risk for the ERCP. Dr Hancock did more research though and found that in clinical trials, bile duct nerve (the sphincter of Odi) dysfunction can be treated with niphedipine- a drug usually used to treat high blood pressure. It's helped a bit, but has annoying side effects like swelling/water retention and making me feel dizzy. 

We didn't end up closing on the house until right before thanksgiving. That ended up being a longer and more stressful process than we thought it'd be! But the payoff has been worth it. God doesn't give you trials without happiness later.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

This Halloween was awesome. David's work- navex- had a Halloween party, complete with a haunted house. Gratton literally hid under David's desk, it was adorable. He puked while going trick or treating and so we took him to the Dr (he'd been sick a while and there isn't someone to take him while we're at work). Gratton walked right up to the front desk and said, "I'm sick and can't stop coughing and I need to know why!" Sheri at the front desk started laughing and told him that she would go get the Dr. He said thanks and went and sat down. As you can see, he's very independent! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Today's commentary

In my book The immune system recovery plan, it says, " You should choose food based on how it will affect your cells, not just based on calories." Crap. Apparently, this means I should eat an apple because of its anti-inflammatory nutrients like quercetin, and avoid things like cookies which have lots of sugar and fat, which can create inflammation. Everything I have learned is a lie... The cake is a lie.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Gratton loves me!

Gratton stayed at his cousins for the evening, while we went grocery shopping in Idaho falls. David dropped Kahlan and I off at home to put away the cold food, while he went to pick up gratton. So when he and gratton were driving home, gratton says, "Can we stop and get mom some flowers real quick?" David said he definitely couldn't tell him no! And I guess he wanted to get me this huge extravagant bouquet, but finally settled for some pretty potted purple flowers.
When they got home, I told gratton how much I love them and he says, "momma I just love you so much!"
Later on I told him thanks again and he says, "no problem". He's the sweetest boy!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Eww that's poop!

Gratton is at his Aunt Kirsties house, while we are going grocery shopping in Idaho falls. He hates shopping, and his cousins like playing with him, so problem solved! So he was hungry and Kirstie got out some avocados to make him a sandwich. He screamed out "eww it's poop!"

Man I love that kid. He is hilarious!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I came home from work last night at 6pm, to a very pleasant surprise! Gratton decided randomly and on his own, that he wanted to share his toys with Kahlan, and wanted her to play in his "house" with him! I couldn't believe it! He also kicked David and I out of the room, because he wanted to play with just his sister. So he told us to "go outside!" Now I don't typically let my toddler boss me around, but I was so surprised and curious that I laughed, threw my hands up and walked out of the room as he closed the door behind me. I stayed close by the door to listen, in case this was all a trick to make his little sister cry without any interruption. However, nothing of the sort happened! They were just laughing and playing, and Gratton even told David, "Papa Santa (he thinks his Grandpa Mayfield is Santa)gave me lots of toys, so I can share with Kahlan. Also guys, the way he says Kahlan is adorable! So David took a picture of them plau