Friday, February 11, 2011

Pneumonia and Strep throat and fevers OH MY!

Dylan has been in the hospital since late Tuesday night. He was having a 8 day fever cycle, which isn't uncommon for him, but he started coughing. Off to the doctor we went to make sure there wasn't something else and BAM - pneumonia and strep and fever. Our pediatrician gave him 2 shots in the office and sent us home with other meds. The next day he was not better and off we went to the hospital.

He has "significant pneumonia" in his right lower lobe. Thankfully no fluid in his lungs, but he can't shake the fevers. Of course with his history of fevers they aren't sure if it's that or the pneumonia, but they certainly aren't sending him home with 103 degree fevers.

He's entertaining himself with coloring, legos, hot wheels, tv, itouch, and air hockey.

Thursday morning we were up early for our doctors visitations. He noticed I was moving slowly and said, "I'm sorry your back hurts mom." Oh don't worry about me, I say. We just need you to get better. "But I don't want your back to hurt." Such a sweet boy! Seriously though - they put me on a mat that is slightly better than the floor! Even with the egg crate and blanket I brought in I can still feel the hard window seat they have us sleep on.

Keep him in your prayers!

A better way to camp

Our NEW camper! A 2008 Passport travel trailer that can sleep 9.

We picked it up and spent the night getting used to it. We wanted to try all the gadgets so we knew they worked and that we could work them. We made pizzas, but the oven would never we had stove top pizzas. Oven still not working we made microwave sugar cookies for dessert. Thankfully the stove top worked so for breakfast was pancakes, eggs, and sausage. It was a rainy night and day so we stayed inside played board games and cleaned it from top to bottom.

I think fun family memories are in the making!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New callings

The energy is flowing in our house! Neal and I both got new callings in December and January. Neal was called to Provident Living. He'll do a great job! He has been inspired for a few years now on helping our family be self sufficient and reliant and LOVES to talk about it and encourage others. I know he'll do a great job inspiring others!

I was just called at the Stake Young Women's 2nd counselor. The theme this year for the youth is the 13th article of faith. So as my calling was sustained, my inspiration flowed. We started Ward Conferences already so I had a lot to get done my first week - meetings, lesson, and something cute for the girls. I came up with these cute blocks (with inspiration from other bloggers) to help the girls have a visual reminder of the theme. Now to making 130 or more of them. Fingers get to crafting!