Sunday, February 21, 2010

Getting Back to Normal

Sorry that I haven't updated much lately, we've all been working pretty hard on March of Dimes stuff around here lately. Team Colton is at it full force!

Colton is almost back to normal, I'd say about 80%. He still keeps his eyes closed and head down a lot. I asked Dr. Trese about it during our latest trip to Michigan and he assured me that Colton is just keeping his head down and eyes closed trying to keep us from giving him his eye drops, he still hates them with a passion. The Doc was still very optimistic for improved vision, getting a strong red eye response in both eyes. This means that nothing is blocking the retinas now, like the scar tissue was before the surgery. I asked a couple time if he could tell me just how much "improved" we were talking and he gave me the same answer that he did right after each surgery... "We will just have to wait and see but things look good". Like I have said before, it will take up to nine months for us to know just how well the surgery worked, talk about anxiety, shew!

In other news, Colt got his first "real" haircut yesterday. He won't quite look up for pictures just yet so I will have to try and get one soon, he looks like such a big boy. Daddy and I did it because we knew he wouldn't let anyone else near his head right now. I held him while Daddy cut his hair and guess what... he loved it... who knew?

He is doing so well at cruising the furniture, I have a feeling that one day he will just take off, once he gets going there is no stopping him, he's a fighter.

There isn't much else to report, we are all (currently) happy, healthy and thriving.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Very SWEET Birthday

Today is not only Valentine's Day it is also my Mother's birthday!!! I won't say how old she is (okay, okay, she is finally turning 21 *wink*) but I will tell you all how wonderful she is.
She has stood firmly by my side from day 1.She helped me to learn and grow.She supported me in my many sports, activities, pageants and clubs... and even doubled as a taxi driver until I turned 16.She even gave me advice on boys, make-up, love, friends and life in general. Mom's have soooo many jobs and she did an excellent job at juggling it all.
Not only is she an awesome mom, she is now an even better Nana!!!

Thanks Mom for everything, I love you.
Happy Birthday, hope your day is as great as you are!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Smiley Boy

Okay, so this Wednesday isn't so wordless... I've got a lot on my mind.

With all of Colton's surgeries, appointments and sickness, he is not the smiling, happy boy that I am used to. His eyes are kept tightly shut most of the time (probably trying to avoid eye drops) and his smile has been replaced with a pouting bottom lip. I know that soon we will be able to stop giving him eye drops and medication and he will return to the outgoing boy we all know and love. I have to remember this is all worth it. In the meantime I have been looking at lots of smiley boy pictures and imagining the day when he will look like this again.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snotty Mommy

Seriously, we cannot catch a break around here. We got in from Michigan last Tuesday night and all was well for about 48 hours. Colton played, I did laundry and cleaned, Seth napped, things were pretty much getting back to normal. and then...

BAM!

we get hit head-on by little germy, sickness bugs. I got it first, then Seth got a touch of it, then Colton and now Nana. Who's next? Your guess is as good as mine. The point is we've been a sickly bunch for the last several days. I pretty much stayed in bed for 24 hours, feeling awful, then, as if by magic *poof*, I was much better. Still have a snotty nose but my sore throat, fever and body aches are nowhere to be seen. Seth and his extraordinary immune system managed to squeeze by with just minor sinus issues. Colton on the other hand got hit hard by this bug. He didn't eat or drink for a full 24 hours. He had to be held constantly, that was the only way to keep him comfortable. He had a fever, sore throat, cough, and just about every other symptom of winter-sickness you can imagine. My son always seems to get sick on the weekend, when the Peds office is closed, so I took him this morning to the Family Care Clinic here in Frankfort. It was determined that he had an ear and respiratory infection, so we got some antibiotics and headed home. After two doses of meds (added to his eye-drop regimen, which he still HATES) he is still not quite back to normal but much, much better.

Me, on the other hand, well I'm burnt out, exhausted, spent... just another day in the life of a snotty mommy.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Little Alien

Colton has to wear eye patches over both of his eyes when he sleeps so he doesn't mess up all the hard work the Docs have put into his improved sight. He likes the eye patches just about as much as he does the eye drops... none at all. I think it's kind of cute though, I call him my little alien.Now all we need is a flying saucer to transport us back home in a fraction of the time it will take us by car tomorrow!