Sunday, February 08, 2009

Catching Up on our week

  • I am feeling better, but not great. I think it is just a bad cold. Was very thankful to sleep in this morning and take a nap today. So far Mavery is healthy as are the other kids.
  • But Mavery is still not sleeping. We have no idea what to do with her. She just wants us to pat her, or kiss her or fix her blanket, or kiss her bear. This happens anywhere from 5-15 times a night. What is the right thing to do? She is in our room. We feel bad to let her cry, she did just have heart surgery a week ago. Is she scared? I don't know but I know we are tired.
  • Mark went to see his brother and Brett is home today. (brain surgery and home 5 days later, wow!) Did lose hearing in that side of surgery, which was expected. Is very shaky and having bad double vision. Face is droopy on one side, but they expected that because of the "trauma" around that facial nerve. It is not even that noticeable and they expect it to return to normal once swelling is down.
  • Our laundry room is still sticky. We have cleaned it with vinegar and still has a "coating". I don't know what else to do. Annoying.
  • However, I love the new washer & dryer and love that we keep getting more and more off. It goes on sale, we get more off from GE. I figure pretty soon it will be free! ;-) It has this stain setting that you can key in what stain you have. So last night I threw in some shirts covered in Chocolate blizzard from the little girls, put in chocolate stain, they came out perfect! You know it is good when you get excited to do laundry in this house.
  • We have been spoiled like crazy this week by our friends. Which we are SOO thankful for. We have had food since we came home from the hospital last week. Poppyseed ham sandwiches, fried pork chops, roast, meatloaf, chicken enchiladas, cheese soup/sandwiches, & taco bar. Along with freezer meals for later. That is not to mention the food that was coming here while we were at the hospital. It has been a HUGE blessing.
  • We see the cardiologist on Tuesday. Please keep us in your prayers. I am sure Mavery is not going to be excited about seeing another doctor. I am anxious to hear what he has to say. The scar looks great, in fact the scab is gone in alot of spaces. She still has the steri strips on, but we are leaving it uncovered now so we will see how much longer those last. The bump however, is bigger. I thought maybe from swelling, but I am not sure. Poor girl. We had hoped for her sake they could make it smaller but the opposite happened.
  • OHHH, Sawyer got 100% on his spelling test! This was huge because we have been doing ALOT of crying over studying the spelling words. They have ALOT of words each week. It was good for him to see that good grade!
  • Hopeful this will be a good week. It has to be, it is a week of love right? ;-)


Anonymous said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH Sawayer! Tell him congrats and we are very proud of him!

Aunt Debbie

Anonymous said...

YEAH Sawyer!!! He is soooo smart and I LOVE HIM VERY MUCH :)


Finally a Family of Four said...

Good job Sawyer!!! Keep rocking the good grades.


Rachel said...

Hi Shannon, my name is Rachel and I just found your blog by trying to find out more about CHD.

First, your daughter is just beautiful. I plan on going back and reading about her surgery. My daughter (adopted from Kyrgyzstan) is having OHS on Thursday to repair a VSD. She's a little sick so it may be postponed, and of course I am an emotional mama.

At any rate, you have no idea how God ordained me finding your blog was. Not only do I love the first two songs you have on your blog, but I also created a slideshow for an adoption seminar to "This is Home". I started crying when it came on. We have a really wonder God. If you have time (I know it must be crazy right now), I would love to talk to you. My email is Thanks again.