Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A chance to win some AWESOME goodies.....

Mama's Holiday Wish List Meme
Today's Mama (http://www.todaysmama.com/exclusives.php) and Provo Craft (http://bit.ly/4ikY3c) are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I am sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? Gift cards to Home Depot and Lowe's so we can get some stuff done to beautify this house (5 gift cards would be nice :)
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? Anything by the monkey's that live here.
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? Not necessarily a gift, but I would love to actually get handmade cards done and mailed out!
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? The Arena sweatsuit that I was totally convinced that I would not get (you had to actually live in the 80's in my hometown to understand this one!) I was 14yo.
5. What items are on your kids' wish lists this year? Ipod Touch (12yo), Skateboard (8yo) and Puppy in my pocket (4yo).
6. What is your favorite holiday food? Hands down....Pumpkin pie....MY pumpkin pie.
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? Haven't decided yet.
8. What is your favorite holiday movie? Die Hard, seriously. Or Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
9. Favorite holiday song? Anything from Amy Grant's holiday albums.
10. Favorite holiday pasttime? Spending time with family!

Now you give it a try....go here.... ww.todaysmama.com/exclusives.php ...and you might win.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fevers suck.

Poor Allison had a febrile seizure this evening.


I had run to school to go to parent-teacher conferences and left Allison sleeping on the couch. She had a low-grade temp all day, but was OK. Katie was on the computer and Em was watching television.

I came home to a frantic 8yo and 12yo. Apparently, 911 had just been called by my girls. Emily dialed and Katie talked. Allison had some activity that was later determined to be the seizure, vomited and then became unresponsive. Her breathing was shallow. I got there moments before EMS arrived.

When they got there, Allison's oxygen saturation was 92% (low-ish for a healthy 4yo girl) and her heart rate was 148. She was still shallow breathing and was not following any commands.


We decided that the ambulance did not need to take her to the hospital, but that I would take her in myself. Eric would meet us at the ER (he was coming home from Greenville).

Allison was awake but still out of it and not following commands. She had not spoken any words still....hard to believe... :)

We were seen right away in the ER. Her temp was 102 degrees. The doctor later told us that it is not necessarily h0w high the temp is, but how fast it spikes. I think that is what happened. I asked if the doctor thought that it was influenza and she stated that it could be. But she would not treat Allison any differently. She stated that the incidents of influenza is decreasing. Yay!!!!

We were sent home about an hour later with a prescription for Amoxicillin (for a newly discovered ear infection in the ear WITHOUT the tube), instructions for Motrin and Tylenol and close observation. Check. Check. Check.

As I type, she is sleeping soundly. Sweating off the fever that is breaking.

As I type, Emily has fallen asleep, hopefully she will be sweating off the fever that she developed this evening.

When it rains, it pours.

God bless my little ones. Keep the healthy ones healthy and heal the sick ones. Thank you, Lord, for my usually healthy girls. Eric and I are so blessed.