Sunday, November 25, 2012

Back to the daily grind

We are back from San Diego, and what a great, relaxing trip it was! I was a little worried about Thanksgiving dinner, thinking we may have to find an open restaurant  Turns out our hotel was doing a Thanksgiving dinner! Best part, it was free! One of the many reasons this is our hotel of choice!

As much as I love staying in hotels, I really struggle sleeping in the same room as Jax. I'm a very light sleeper, and every time he makes a peep, I think he's awake, and it wakes me up! The second night was really bad. He was junky, and I actually noticed a very disturbing symptom! He was gulping and swallowing constantly, a big sign of refluxing. He also had a vomiting episode that same night. I'm starting to think that not only is his nissen not stopping the vomit, its also not stopping the reflux. And the fact that he's already on two reflux meds and still refluxing is also disturbing! Today I know he aspirated that night. The problem is he shows just enough symptoms that I know he aspirated, but not enough to warrant a trip to the hospital. He is super junky, high heartrate, low sats, and a low grade fever this morning. Since his GI didn't even respond to my last email that he aspirated, I was wanting to get a second GI opinion. But if he is refluxing enough to be gulping, I need to get him in quick! Since his aspirations so far are mild, I want his esophagus looked at, because if he is refluxing a lot, his esophagus is going to be red and angry! And even mild aspirations are bad on the lungs long term. Looks like for now I need to stick some more phone books under his mattress to elevate his head, and start really pushing for a sleep safe bed!

We were standing in front of this big beautiful Christmas tree, and I was thinking that since I never got around to our family picture OR Christmas card pictures, maybe I could snap one of the kids here and use that!
But the pictures are too bright, the settings were a bit off. Plus the kids just wouldn't cooperate! As I look at them, I can't help but notice whats happening!
Tanner just stands like a statue with his fake smile until we say stop! Arina is grabbing Carters face,

to give him a big smoochie! Jax has a great smile in this one though!

Notice Tanner still hasn't moved! I'm not even sure if he took a breath!

Me and my warrior!


Alison said...

I love the second shot - captures everything perfectly!

The VW's said...

I am in love with those pictures! Jax looks so happy! You are one blessed Momma!

Leah said...

Oh my gosh, Arina! She is the cutest. What lucky brothers! XD

Anonymous said...

what a cutie!!!!

Michelle said...

They are all should use one for your christmas cards. Love the last one.