Monday, April 9, 2012

Poor Maddison

So on Friday April 6th we had our first trauma with the kids. Maddison was playing on the monkey bars and fell and broke her arm! I saw the whole thing and the minute she fell I knew it was broken. You could see it. :( Side note : I am HORRIBLE and things like this!  Luckily my friend Rhonda who is a nurse was there. I grabbed my keys and she carefully grabbed Maddison and took her to the car and strapped her in.  On the way I kept saying "I am so sorry bug!" and guess who started comforting me...Maddison. She stopped crying and kept saying "It will be ok mom but it really hurts."  So we got to the hospital and I had called Ryan (fortunately he was working from home) he was waiting at the entrance. 
As soon as I saw him I lost it. He picked her up and we went to sign her in.  That was a horrible experience because the lady was soooo slow and I blacked out a few times as I was filling out paper work.  I asked if they could just take her back and that here was no question it was broken and she told me she was in the system and they would come get her.  About 10 min later they came out took her to the pre exam sent her back out in a wheelchair with ice on it and we waited about 20 min.  Then they took her to xray and we waited again and then they finally admitted her and gave her the morphine she so desperately needed.  The whole time I couldn't even be in the room without fainting and had to wait outside and literally was shaking head to toe.  Once the morphine kicked in I went in to talk to the doc and as he was explaining I blacked out again....did I say I am bad at this??  Anyway, the break was a class 3 which is the worst kind so they had to transport her to Childrens in Dallas for surgery.  She got to ride in an ambulance and by then the meds were really working and she just remembers being able to watch Fox and the Hound :) 
We got to the hospital and around 4 she had surgery. The doctor said it was worse then they thought so they had to put an extra pin in it. I spent the night in the hospital with her because I refused to leave. I felt so bad that I couldn't be with her during so much of it without fainting. During the night she would sleep talk and say things like "I want to go home" " Will you sign my cast mom?" and "Can I do gymnastics still?" She came home on Sat and while the recovery is slow she is doing better. She is still in a lot of pain but is loving the attention. Her teacher stopped by and brought cards from her class. She said, "It really makes me feel loved and cared for. Now when I have a bad day or it hurts I can look at the cards and know they love me." She has been a trooper and no matter how much pain she is in. when you ask how she is she says "fine." I am very grateful for all those who helped and sent prayers our way.

 In ER waiting to be transferred.

Daddy giving "Silly Juice" before surgery.

 After "Silly Juice" kicks in.

 In recovery.

 Hospital room. We got all the popscicles and juice we wanted.

 Car ride home was NOT fun.

After her teacher dropped off her cards. Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunday, August 22, 2010

There were 3 baby sea lions that we watched for a very long time.
We spent LOTS of time here. I don't know who was more excited me or Maddison :)

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SeaWorld Fun

So after a year of saving money from my babysitting we finally went to SeaWorld. It was our first family vacation that didn't include going to see family and that was just us. We left on Wed and went first to the Witte Museum. This was James request because he wanted to go to the Dinosaur Museum. It was a great museum and was pretty cheap too. Then we went back to the hotel and swam. Both kids are really loving the water this summer. The next day we got up and headed to SeaWorld. The only thing Maddison wanted to do was feed the dolphins. Which is funny because when I was her age I was the same way. So we got a couple of baskets and got to pet and feed the dolphins. James wasn't too keen the first day but our second day we went and did it again because he was ready. We got to see the new baby Shamu, and baby sea lions. I was amazed at how captivated the kids were with everything. The shows were incredible and Maddison even went on a big roller coaster. She didn't like it afterwords but she did it! It was a great trip and worth every penny. Next year Disney World ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Catch up. Silver belles.

Maddison is involved in a little girl showchoir called Silver Belles. They are absolutely adorable. She sings a solo in "Wouldn't it be Loverly". This is the first time they have performed. They have gotten even better. There final performance is Tues June 1st at 7:00 at Hart Elementary. Come for a special singing treat :)

catch up. Butterfly

Every year at Collin Creek Mall they do this butterfly tent. We went last year and the kids loved it. I took two trips. One with James and one with Maddison and her friend Sam. Again a huge hit.
Maddison and Sam are inseperable and so cute!
She wanted a picture with a butterfly on her nose like her mom had. I think it is funny.

James thought it was fun to go with just mom.
Secret for those who go next year. Spray gatorade on you. That is what we did and the butterflys wouldn't stay off us.