Friday, August 29, 2008

Broken Arm Update...

Elijah finally had his long awaited appointment with the Orthopaedic Doctor yesterday. I am happy to went so good! Earlier this week Elijah slipped and fell getting out of our Expedition and landed on his broken arm. He hit his head and ear on some bricks in our garage and there was blood everywhere. I was so scared. I heard him scream and I went over to him and didn't know where the blood was coming from. He didn't even realize he had hit his head or cut his ear because of his arm being in so much pain. After I got him calmed down and cleaned up, I called the doctor. He said if his arm moved out of place there was not much they could do and to just wait to see him on his regular scheduled appointment which was in two days. Thursday was his appointment and Will came with me this time. I had no idea what was in store. Elijah got a couple X-rays taken and it was a miracle! The bones in his arm were more aligned then the last time! When he fell, it actually helped move them into place! We were so excited! Now we are just hoping that they stay in place long enough for the bones to heal. We go back on the 11th to see how things are progressing. Thanks everyone for your continued prayers! So far still no surgery needed...yea!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ezra using a spoon...

Last night while eating dinner with the Kempers, Ezra saw Joscie using a spoon to eat with so today he screamed because he wanted to try one. He never would try to use it before, he'd just throw it on the floor and use his hands. I guess he needed to just see someone his size use one before he would...too funny! He also wouldn't sit in his high chair. He wanted to sit in Adrie's booster seat. He was so happy, and felt like such a big boy. Wow, peer pressure does start early on, huh?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yummy apple pie!

Today mommy and Tracy planned a neat play date for us! We went to the Kemper's house and picked apples off the tree and then went inside and made apple pie! It was so good. Elijah had so much fun! He needed to have fun after all he has been through these last few weeks. You can see him sporting his new red cast he had put on yesterday. After we made apple pie, we also had dinner with the Kemper's. Scott and Tracy made some very yummy Chinese food. Thanks for everything Kempers! We had so much fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Update on Elijah's arm...

This morning we had to go to Children's Hospital once again. Elijah had an appointment with the orthopaedic doctor to check on his arm. We got some bad news. After the first X-ray it showed that both of his bones were no longer in place. The doctor said they needed to reset it but they do not use any anesthesia...they just take the old cast off and reset his arm quickly while the new cast is drying so it will be tight and stay in place...hopefully. It was horrible to see my sweet little boy in so much pain. It did only last about 2 minutes, but it was so painful. Elijah got sick to his stomach and very faint and dizzy. He couldn't stand up. They had to wheel him in a wheelchair to the X-ray room this time. They took another X-ray and it still was not in place. So they had to do it again! Poor thing. He broke down, cried, and just started to shake in fear. I was in tears as well. They had to take the new cast off once again and reset it again. He sat on my lap this time. I tried my hardest to help comfort him, but him seeing me in tears didn't help I'm sure. After they reset it for the second time, it still is not perfect but somewhat in place. We go back next Thursday to see an orthopaedic surgeon to see if it is still in place and if not...we will schedule the surgery for pins to be put in to help keep it in place. The doctor didn't seem very optimistic. Elijah was so brave! I let him pick out a special toy after the appointment because of all he had been through.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dinner with daddy's childhood friend...

Tonight daddy's childhood friend Lou and his family came over for dinner. They live in PA. but were in town for vacation. We had such a good time. Lou and Raneen have two children, Iyana and Elijah. Daddy had a great time catching up with Lou and mommy had a good time talking and getting to know Raneen. We had lots of fun playing with Iyana and Elijah. We had a late night. At about 10:00 pm or so Adrie got so tired and fell asleep on the couch with Iyana. It was so cute! I think Iyana will make a great babysitter one day :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ezra really got tubes this time!

We were able to reschedule the surgery for Ezra to get tubes today. We had to go to Children's Hospital downtown Cincinnati to get it done. He had to be given anesthesia through an IV instead of the mask. Things went great! I wasn't able to go back with him, so I was a nervous wreck waiting in the waiting room. He did perfect though. He cried a teeny bit after waking up, but then he was happy lil' Ezra again. I can tell the tubes are helping already! Getting rid of all that fluid in his ears has helped his balance and his hearing...YEAH!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ezra is finally gettting tubes in his ears....or is he???

This is as far as Ezra got to getting tubes put in today. Apparently we have to go down town to Children's Hospital to get them done since I have had mild reactions to anesthesia. We were scheduled to get it done at the Children's Liberty Outpatient facility this morning, but for extra precautionary measures we have to go down town for Ezra to get it done. It is a huge hassle but I'm glad they aren't taking any chances. We were actually very lucky and were able to make an appointment for Friday (tomorrow) and get it done. Yeah! So...for now we will wait, and pray that it goes more smoothly tomorrow :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Elijah's new cast.

Today Elijah got his cast put on. He chose two and blue. They actually just casted over the splint he already had on because they did not want to take any chances and move anything. This is one huge cast for such a little guy. We go back next Wednesday to get more X-rays and see how things are doing. Hopefully they will take this cast off and put a smaller one on as well. His poor shoulder has been sore from all the added weight. We are still praying for no surgery...but if things aren't lined up any better next week, we will have to make some decisions. He is handling the whole situation really well. He has been a little down in the dumps though because he just can't do all the things he used to. He is left handed so is has been a real challenge for him just to do the small everyday things.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thank You!!!

We just wanted to thank all of you out there who have been so kind and have sent balloons, gifts, cards, and get well wishes to Elijah. He has been so depressed and you all have really lifted his spirits. He is doing better. We go Children's Hospital tomorrow to follow-up and see how his arm is doing. They will take more X-rays and see if the bones are both still in place. Hopefully he will get a real cast put on :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fun play date gone terribly wrong.......

Yesterday we had a play date with Tracy Kemper and her kids. We decided to meet at Pine Hills Park in Mason at around 4:00 in the afternoon. We brought our suits to play in the fountains...

Then we dried off and went to the play ground to play. I was up on the little play set with Ezra and Adrielle when all of a sudden I saw Elijah running towards me yelling "Mommy, I DON'T WANT A BROKEN ARM!" over and over. His arm was flopping from side to side where it shouldn't be. No broken skin...but it looked like jelly. I hurried and grabbed him and sat down with him and splinted it with my hands. I yelled for Tracy to come over and to please call 911. Thank God Tracy was there and was able to help. I was so queasy inside but some how God got me through it and helped me to stay some what calm through it all. Poor little Elijah was in shock and looked so pale. He never did cry once..just whimpered a few times. The ambulance finally arrived and the paramedics took over. Tracy said she was right there when it happened and Elijah ran and got to me first. I guess he was climbing on the little rock wall and when he got to the top he decided to climb over it to get on the play equipment. He went head first but his arm got caught between the bars on the floor of it. His body went one way and his arm the other. So it pretty much snapped his forearm in two. It was so awful. The ambulance took us to Children's hospital down town. The paramedics even gave Elijah a stuffed E.T. which really cheered him up. He was such a trooper through it all. We were at Children's Hospital till about 2:00 am. He broke both bones in his forearm. It was a definite compound fracture in two places. He was given anesthesia and put to sleep to reset it. He is in a splint now to allow for swelling, and we go back next Wednesday for another X-ray to see how it is doing...and hopefully a real cast. We are hoping they will not have to reset it again or put any pins in. Please pray for the little guy! Hope you get better soon buddy, we love you! You are SO brave!
Elijah in the ambulance

Elijah after he woke up from the anesthesia

His arm is all reset...hopefully!
Thank you so much Tracy and Scott for watching the kids for us and helping out! Also thank you Nanny and Poppy for staying most the night with Adrie and Ezra for us! We can't tell you all how much we appreciated everything!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Playdate with the Libstorff's...

Today we had a play date with Joshua and Laura. We went up to our neighborhood pool. We had so much fun. We love swimming! Mommy loves to get together with Sara (Joshua and Laura's mommy). They needed to catch up!

Josh and Elijah

Little Adrie

Sara and Ezra

Josh and Elijah

Josh, Laura, and Ezra

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Our Anniversary...

Wow...6 years! Can you believe it? Happy Anniversary Will, Love you!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Tennis Tournament...

Last night I got a babysitter for the kids for the first time. My Aunt Gail invited me to go to the Masters Series Tennis Tournament in Mason with her. Will had to work, Nanny and Poppy were out of town, Aunt Sarah worked late, so I had to find a sitter for the kids. We have had relatives babysit before but never anyone else :) My Aunt Gail told me about her next door neighbor Elizabeth...and she lined it all up for me...(thanks again Aunt Gail...FOR EVERYTHING!). I had the best time. Rafael Nadal played Tommy Haas. Nadal won...Yea! It was so good to have a break from the kids for a while and watch the sport I love most. The kids had a great time with Elizabeth too. Elijah actually woke up in this morning crying for her. It was so sweet. It sounds like my kids wore Elizabeth out! They did so much in such a short amount of time.