Monday, December 26, 2011

You gotta love a Christmas with no medical drama!

What a fantastic Christmas! It was definitely weird, mostly for Ray and I. 75 degrees on Christmas is definitely not normal for us! Also having almost no family and not doing our typical Christmas day stuff was weird.
All that matters was we were all healthy and happy, especially a certain little one who is not often healthy! I kept waiting for it to happen, even in the middle of the night Christmas Eve. But it didn't!
Last year was miserable. We were in the ER with Jax until 3 in the morning, only to find out he had a fractured femur. A fracture we, to this day, have no idea how it happened. It also came with a new diagnosis of severe osteoporosis. His bones are that of a child with brittle bone disease. He was in pain and upset all day Christmas, and it made it miserable for me.

A few years ago he was sick in the hospital. I was hosting the Christmas Eve party, so I had to run home and do that, and then run back up to the hospital and try to convince them to let me take him home for Christmas. His labs were still wacky, and they fought me tooth and nail! But I prevailed, and he was discharged around 11pm Christmas Eve!

This year, besides keeping an eye on these yucky seizures, he was a good boy!

We left out our treats for Santa,

Which he took full advantage of.

Arina was so excited to see a big, pink bike!

She knew exactly what to do with the presents.

Jax got to open his presents. Toy Story stuff all the way for this superhero!

It was just a lazy day in our house, without the running around to the grandparents to do. We played our two new dance games for the Wii. I'm telling ya, its a great, easy way to exercise!


Kristin said...

Good boy, Jax. I hope Santa was extra good to you for being so good to your mommy & daddy!

Junior said...

Merry Christmas, so happy everyone was healthy. Love the pics

The VW's said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Alison said...

Merry Christmas - glad you all had a great day!

Scrappy quilter said...

So happy to read this and see that your Christmas was great. WTG Jax.

The trick: I cut all the pieces before I start one. Then when I have time, I don't have to stop and cut. Works perfectly. Hugs

Becca said...

How WONDERFUL!!!!! So glad you had a lazy, relaxed Christmas - you guys *seriously* deserve it. :-) The look on Arina's face in those pics is beyond priceless!

Shelly Turpin said...

Merry Christmas! Love the pictures!

To Love Endlessly said...

yay for healthy babes on Christmas!! You are raising a superhero and a princess for sure!!

Alaina and Kyle said...

LOVE IT!! Beau got a blue & green smart trike. Great minds think a like!!

Michelle said...

Merry MERRY MERRRRRYYYYY Christmas!!! Love the pics!

Colleen said...

I'm glad you all had a great Christmas! Both kids look like they are enjoying opening their presents.

Melissa said...

So glad you guys weren't in the hospital again this year!

I got Claire one of the Smart Trikes for Christmas too, but haven't had the time to put it together yet with all of our traveling.