We have managed to keep Treven out of the Dr.'s office and the hospital for the ENTIRE 3rd year of his short little life! Anyone who knows what roller coaster we've been riding, knows that this was a huge accomplishment! Well, apparently when you boast, the Lord has a funny way of dishing you a slice of "Humble Pie"(its really tasty). Treven turned 4 on Monday and 2 days into the 4th year of his short little life we found ourselves at the Emergency Room.
It all started when we came home from the park that morning. Trev said that he was cold and wanted a blanket, but I noticed that his whole body was shaking and he had goose bumps the size of Road Island all over. I took his temp and what do ya know...103! Yikes! So immediately I made him down the Motrin(best stuff since sliced bread) and a big glass of fluids. A couple of hours later Trev tells me that he wants to lay in mommy's bed and talk about Jesus. So not being able to resist his sweet request we laid down and began to talk and look at books about Jesus. Then the unthinkable happened...he fell asleep! We are talking about a kid who WON'T sleep unless you give him an ultimatum. O.k. so to make a long story even longer, he wakes up about 45 mins later screaming that his head hurt and he couldn't open his eyes, he couldn't walk, and he couldn't really swallow his spit. I finally got him to open his eyes and they were rolling around in their sockets like a bunch of bowling balls(this is where I start to FREAK OUT) not to mention that his temp was 103 with Motrin in his system!
Side note: I over react and Erik under reacts, that is why we are perfect for each other. Balance.
Back to the story...I am freaking out in a calm matter when Erik comes home from golfing. He takes one look at Trev and says to me "I think we need to take him to the ER!" What? If Erik thinks that he needs to go to the ER then this must be really bad.
We load up the kids(Maycie, by the way, is being a perfect little angel! Thank you Heavenly Father!) and start on our way to the hospital. Treven is soooo lethargic that we are trying to keep him awake with questions.
"Treven, are you tired?"
"uhg" the only response that we could get out of him
"Trev, do you want to go to sleep?"
"What are you going to dream about?"
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A totally unresponsive kid telling me that he just wants to go to sleep and dream about Jesus? I'm now thinking that he is going to die! Erik speeds up and we make it to the ER only to find out that they couldn't find anything out! Blood test, chest x-rays, and an exam found nothing abnormal. So we got sent home with the instructions to continue the Motrin and lots of fluids.
So, here we are 3 DAYS later and his temp is still about 102! "Oh it's just a virus" is all we are told. Anyways, so much for a healthy start to his 4th year of his short little life so far. Here's to the next 11 months, may they find us NOT in the ER!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
This was Treven's Birthday cake. A good friend of mine made this wonderful creation using cupcakes! She is so creative! Thank you!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Yep, cheesey I know but it's true. I remember very well the day that Treven was born, 4 years ago! Anyways, we celebrated Treven's birthday in style and treated him like the little King that he is. Everyday he shows us how amazing, talented, smart, and loving he is. Here are some fun pictures of the event!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Here is our Princess, doing what she does best, lookin' cute. She loves her new stroller and so do I! (Its a Silver Cross, look it up if you are in the market for a new stroller! LOVE IT) Anyways, she is growing up soooo fast. She'll be 1yr at the end of this month! WOW.
Maycie and Treven usually play very well together with the exceptions of the few rare occasions where they don't play so well together. This was one of those occasions. Apparently Treven didn't want Maycie to touch his Thomas the Train so he "locked" her up in his lap. Needless to say she wasn't so happy about this. But I was, on the other hand, quite amazed at his problem solving skills!
Ok, so I got this really, really cool new toy! A Cricut machine! This thing is awesome, amazing, simple to use, and everything you could think of in one machine! These are the baby shower invitations that I made and everything you see is cut out using this Cricut thing (except the little bow)!