Monday, October 26, 2009

Ridiculous Medical Happenings

The Swine Flu may be in our house, but so far Ben is unscathed. We have about 5-6 more days of potential incubation time, but after that we should be in the clear. Ben's pediatrician prescribed a treatment that either treats the flu if he has it or helps make symptoms less severe, should he get the flu later. I am so grateful that Ben and I are still healthy (Stephen caught it, though).

HOWEVER...

Last night Ben had a hernia! A real, whimpering, grimacing, arching-the-back kind of hernia! It happened very quickly and was really scary because of its location. It was just above the groin area and the size of an egg.

Ben has a history of groin area problems that had to be resolved with surgery, so seeing more wrong with his lower abdomen was frightening. Fortunately, with a little sedation, the emergency room doctor was able to push the herniated intestine back into his abdomen. All that's left now is a follow up surgery to close the abdominal wall. My poor little baby.

However, he's been blissfully asleep for about 8 hours now, so I think he's feeling pretty good. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oink, Oink

My Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law both have swine flu! Ahh!

I'm a little worried about Ben since he took two long naps and has been sluggish overall today.

Hopefully things are fine.

We're taking him to the doctor to get a treatment that makes symptoms less severe should they appear.

Okay, I lied. I'm very worried.

But things will be fine.

For anyone else struggling with this sickness, may God bless you and watch over you.

Now, for a laugh:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Costume Ideas

Is it so bad that I am an addict to others' blogs and then do nothing about contributing to the conversation?

Yes, yes it is that bad.

In my English classes they taught us that if you are not a contributor to a conversation, i.e. not providing new insights or information, you are not really a part of that conversation. That principle definitely applies to blogging. So, I have a new goal: be a part of the conversation. Provide something new everyday. So, here we go (again).

Yesterday I made bouquets for my cousin's wedding on Friday. They turned out absolutely gorgeous (gerbera, statice, alstromeria, and carnation with leatherleaf) and she was so excited about them. It was so nice to do floral design again. I loved the class and I was so happy to do something for her wedding since I will be out of town this weekend: in UTAH!

I AM SO EXCITED! I never thought I could be so excited about going back to Utah when it's going to be cold. But I look forward to seeing my beloved Wasatch range and, even more, seeing some of the best friends in the world. *Sigh.*

Halloween, in my opinion, is one of the best holidays there could possibly be. Dressing up? Candy? Carven squash? I'm in! This year Ben is going to be... Indiana Jones! We got the hat and everything! (Plus, an awesome looking whip). Now the real trouble is what Stephen and I are going to be. Stephen thinks he'll be Indiana Jones Senior, but then what does that make me? The German Fraulein from The Last Crusade? Inappropriate much? Haha. Maybe I'll just be a princess.


Actually, I was leaning more toward this princess:

And Stephen could be:
And we'll have an Indiana baby... yeah, that works. :)