Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pneumonia and Croop

I am going to re-cap my living nightmare to everyone that is wondering what is going on and if Rysa is ok. No pictures . . . I would have got some if we would have stayed til today but we got to go home last night!

On Tuesday morning Rysa woke up with a fever at 5:00 AM. She has NEVER had a fever in her 14 months of life. I gave her some tylenol and the fever stayed away until about noon so I just figured she was teething or something. Throughout that day she started coughing and getting a little wheezy but not too bad. At about 7:30 we called a neighbor to help give her a blessing. I don't remember what was said in the blessing because I was too focused on Rysa but it worked for us. She started breathing better and acting better. The next morning (yesterday) she woke up with a major fever again of 103 . . . her average temp is 97 so this was SUPER high. I couldn't really get it to go down. This was at 6:30 AM. I had a few choices . . . go to the ER, wait til 8:00 and go to the insta care, wait til 8:30 and go to the clinic by my house, or wait til 9:00 to go see her pediatrician. So, I chose wait til 8:00 and go to the insta care.

When we got to the instacare they had to give her a breathing treatment and then do chest x-rays. That was the saddest thing I have ever seen. They put her in this contraption with her hands above her head then lock her in so she can't move. That was not fun. The dr. looked at her x-rays and she had pneumonia AND croop. This is a little discerning given the fact that the two are not normally combined. They could only treat one and then treat the next after the first was treated. The dr. had us do a round of steroids to decrease the inflamed bronchial tubes but she didn't respond so we did a different breathing treatment. Still . . . no response so we were sent over to the hospital to visit with her ped.

When we got to the hospital Rysa had fallen asleep in the 10 blocks it takes from insta to hospital. She was calm and breathing much better but because of the x-rays we still had to be admitted. She had breathing treatments 3 times, every 2 hours. and was started on an antibiotic. The hospital stay was the worst, along with the breathing treatments. She only did one really good and that was because she was sleeping LOL. She was hooked up to 4 different wires and could only walk like 5 feeet away. If she walked further, she would fall down, unplug the wires, and then her monitors would beep as if she had died. It was not fun, I was constantly plugging her back in.

They brought us dinner around 7:00 and she was acting normal again. Playing having a blast, eating, and breathing fine. I had gotten sick of the wires so I asked the nurse if we could unplug them for an hour until she went to bed and they said yes so we played and played and played. At about 7:45 the respitory therapist came in to check on her and she was all clear. She asked if we were staying overnight and I said "I sure hope not, but it looks that way" she went out into the hall and our dr. was out there. She told him that Rysa was doing much better and we could go home. So, he came in and sent us home. My prayers had been answered. I just wanted her to be able to sleep in her own bed. We got home around 8:30 last night. I hope we never have to do that again!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I took this picture on Saturday before my photoshoot which you can see here

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Goofing around

I got a new lens for my camera and decided to take some snapshots. These pictures are straight out of the camera and no editing whatsoever!

Cris hate his picture taken and taught Cayten how to hide so . . .

I made Cris show Cayten it was ok to get their pictures taken.

She is such a goof!

Basketball seems to be Cayten's life as it is his daddy's too. We got this AWESOME basketball hoop for him when he became potty trained. It is 5 feet tall and he can make it from like 5-6 feet, may farther away!

I love her eyes, I can't get enough of them.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I can't help but laugh . . .

I am a bit behind on pictures and will try and get caught up in the next few days but I had to post this one. I can't help but crack up laughing each and everytime I see it. Sometimes to the point that I can't stop.

Easter Egg PARTY!

We colored easter eggs and Cayten loved it. I locked Rysa in her chair so she just watched, but it was a blast!

Whenever Rysa would put the egg in the basket, it would fall right back out because she always had her basket tilted.
After the boagie Easter Egg Hunt at the park near our house, I decided to have a hunt at our house. I put candy and $$$ in the eggs. Rysa got $2.00 and Cayten got $1.50!
Cris and Clarysa on the way home from the park.
He is done with the Easter Egg Hunt and got 3 eggs . . . that was pretty good for how many kids there were, however, it was kind of stupid because the eggs had PAPER in them with an ADVERTISEMENT for a pre-school . . . and a jolly rancher.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I know a lot of people will think we have turned weird, crazy, and all of the above, but Cris and I (mainly I demanded it) have moved the TV from out of our living room into the toy room where we will place a couch. Last night I realized I spend more time in front of a TV than I do with my kids some days. It made me SUPER sad and I realized that I don't get a lot of things I want to do done because of it. We can still get channels if we really want them but mainly it is set up just for movies. I am super excited about this although I will miss my shows I watch:
CSI Miami
Biggest Loser
Private Practice
Greys Anatomy
And any other show that just happens to be on . . .

We have used the TV as a means for noise and get caught in front of it instead of having actual conversations with each other. Then, Cris and I stay up til midnight talking because we don't start talking til 10:00 when all the shows are over. I hope this is a good move for us and will help us where I am hoping!

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