Friday, February 20, 2009

Today we got to play in the snow with some friends. The weather was beautiful, sunny and in the 60s, so we didn't even wear jackets. The kids had so much fun climbing the hills and sliding down on their behinds. Drew was really impressing us with his endurance and stamina to keep climbing those hills. Incredible!

Eben, Jacob and Drew ready to sled

Keilani and Ava playing in the snow

Drew

Ava

When we got back from there it was off to see the doctor again. Drew hadn't had a fever since yesterday so we weren't worried about that, but still needed to recheck his blood pressure. It was fine this time, but it worried me that the doctor still wanted to see us. It turned out he just wanted to measure it himself and say he was sorry that he missed it the other day. We did a quick check with the pulse ox, mostly for curiosity, but also to get a good baseline and it was 98%. Incredible again! If it had said that a year ago I would have thought the machine was broken. Now it's normal. It just amazes me. It does seem that Drew is having a reaction to the vaccine though. First the fever and now his arm is all red and hot where the injection was. Poor guy.

As we were on our way home from UCD we were listening to the radiothon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network and the UC Davis Children's Hospital. I have to confess that I cry every single year listening to the stories of other families who have been there. So, I called them up when we got home and made a donation. I guess you could consider it an investment. :)

And then we went to Jimboy's Tacos for dinner because they are having a promotion to benefit the hospital as well, and our heart buddy Casey is the poster child! The radiothon ends on Sunday, so everyone go to Jimboy's tomorrow and get yourself a Miracle Meal!

Drew and his buddy Casey and his buddy Jimboy

6 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that your biggest worry today is that Drew is having a totally normal reaction to his vaccine.

When I think about the stupid bullsh health problems I stress over with my kids....
Ugh.

I know, I know....
Everyone's normal baseline of health is their jumping off point to craziness...
Don't you just feel so glad to have your baseline moved up so far!

I'm so incredibly happy for all of you! Go Drew! Way to kick CHD butt!

Yep, That's Really Our Name! said...

That picture is amazingly cute! I would love to have a copy. I was crying to listening to all those stories!!!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

I don't understand why such wonderful events aren't advertized more. Grrrr! We will be stopping by one tonight. Thank you so much for talking about this fund raiser here. What better way to satisfy the heart, mind and tummy?

The Portas said...

Phew...the doctor's visit brought relief! I'm so happy to hear this. That sounds like a totally normal reaction to a vaccine. Elijah reacted the same way to one once and it freaked me out, but all was well after a few days.

I love the snow pics! Can you believe I live in Minnesota and Elijah has never been sledding? It's been too cold! Maybe we'll be lucky to have a warm-ish snowy spring day this year.

I hope you guys are having a good day! Kisses to the two cuties..xoxo

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Carlla said...

I just happened across your blog. I think I may have seen you on Hope for HLHS support group?! Great picture! Drew looks great!