Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hospital Update.... boy this seems redundant.

Okay so barring any major revelations when the cultures come back, Pete is in the hospital for two weeks. Following the hospital stay there will be SIX MONTHS of treatment. I think one of the doctors is talking to a neurologist about his memory loss. I know there are some doctors from Spokane interested in his case and the CDC is going to be involved somehow.

The boys and I have been visiting him every day. He missed Jackson's last tee-ball game on Thursday. Also, he will be in the hospital on Jackson's birthday. I am not sure how we are going to work that.

Pete has promised me that we will still be able to go to Ririe but we will likely miss most of the camping trip. We really did want to go, but this stupid illness came back. I would like to see any of you that want to see me LOL.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I can't take this again!

Pete is back in the hospital again. Obviously we hadn't licked this quite as much as we thought. He is much better going in than he was at any point in the hospital last time. I won't know for sure how long he will be in this time until the cultures come back in five days. So the stay will be five days to two weeks, but he will be five days into treatment when the cultures come back. I just don't know how long I can do this and this may or may not mess up our plans to go to Ririe. At least he is alert. I think I can deal with bored better than groggy.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Progressing











Two Tee-ball games left and swimming lessons just finished on Wednesday, though strangely Wyatt was not wanting to go.
I went to LCSC and talked about what I would need to do to go into the nursing program and then filled out my fafsa. I am at the point now that I need to decide what I am doing. I have a few applications out there that I am interested in, but one would have me moving out of the valley. I just don't know what I need to do at this point. So its going to take some more thought and prayer and maybe just a leap. For the first time since we got married, Pete is truly open to moving to another area. His illness just shook us both up.
Pete and I have been trying to figure out how we are going to go camping with my family. It would be fun if we could go to Harry Potter with family members while I was there since we are talking about staying at least a week and maybe through the next weekend so I can see Rebekah and Jon's family and maybe check out Ririe Days. I almost think they need to tack on all the class reunions to Ririe days to get a better turn out for both. I am going to email Annikah about that.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer is here, Kinda...

School's out, of this much I am sure. Beyond that, the weather has been nice with a mixture of not so nice. Thus my hesitation on calling it summer. The temperatures are close to perfect and not to hot which is a pleasant suprise, I don't expect it to last, thankfully the AC can help.

Boys are busy. We are tee balling through the month with Jackson, and both boys are taking swimming lessons. Jackson is starting to relax enough to get some buoyancy and Wyatt can kick like nobody's business and has no trouble jumping off the side to Pete's waiting arms. He has been in the water with them helping out. They both love it and are exhausted by the time they get home.

I have an appointment next Monday with admissions at LCSC. I am seriously thinking about going back for a second degree. Nursing, go figure.

We are trying desperately to make it down to Ririe in July. Most likely, if we can make it happen, we will drive down on the 9th and stay for a week. I am crossing my fingers.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Family Update

We are doing pretty well. This year of school is almost done. Thursday is the last day for Jackson and Lainey. Pete and I are still looking for work, though I am seriously considering going back to school for nursing. Pete has finished his meds and is doing better, his still trying to regulate himself back to what life was before.

He is definitely changed since the hospital. he seems more sensative to some things. We are both really starting to feel the stress of the current situation. I just need someone to take a chance on me or on him or both.

I have been going back to church more regularly and taking the boys. Jackson loves his primary class. Devri, you are wonderful for sending those quiet books and the board books and Legacy and the Testaments, I love those movies, and the support helps so much.

Pete says he will go with me if I need him to, but I don't want to make him do anything. He will come when he is ready.

It helps that one of the moms at Jackson's school that i have talked to quite a bit is in my ward. Those boys will probably hang out quite a bit. I still feel so out of place its crazy. Some of the older ladies have been telling me that my boys do a little better each week. They seem very supportive. Luckily I also know a few people from previous employment. Just a few familiar faces help. I have been sitting on a row either in front of or behind another family with small children. The books go back and forth over the bench. She shares with us and we share with them. I really need to get her name.