Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kaitlen's Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Time Line HSP

One of the frustrating things when Kaitlen had the Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) was there was no time line for me to go off of. I know all the cases can vary, but it's nice to have something more than "it's takes about a week" which we found out later it can take upto two weeks to do it's thing. So we didnt know why this happens, and day in and day out we had no idea what to except-no idea when it would end.

(Click on pic for larger view)

I made kaitlens time line in case there is someone out there looking for one. This went from Dec 14th 2009 to Dec 24th, 2009.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Thank You Logan and Logans Mom

Don't you love how he never once looked up at the camera! He loved his gifts very much!!! and i'm so theme-y that I loved the theme you had going on with the gifts!!

They all just finished watching Night at the museum II.

Thank you Krim and Lo. Well and Sully, because i'm sure he had a paw in it somewhere :)


Sunday, December 20, 2009

waiting for her Zofran :(

Kaitlen in the car in the Walmart parking lot waiting for her Zofran Rx.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kaitlen update (Saturday)

(Sorry FB people you already know most of this)
She slept most of the day on Thurs, Wednesday really wore her out. So, Friday was her class party. (yay) She was so excited to go see her friends and the teachers.
Her party ran over the 1/2 hour it was suppose to be so I left her there and went to cody's class for his. After Cody's was over I went back and got sister. By the time we got home she was not walking again :( outings are officially a no-no while she has this.

Today wasn't a good day. She was in pain and her pain meds were making her vomit pretty bad. So I had Ben call the peds office to change her pain med. The meds she wanted to change them to she couldn't because it couldnt be called in over the phone it had to be a written Rx. So she is still on the Codeine, but they also added Zofran so she doesn't throw up. So finally this afternoon she got the Zofran dose and about an hour later she ate a couple bites of oatmeal and about 20 minutes after that I gave her a 1/4 does of pain meds and 30 minutes later the world was right. She didn't get sick, she actually ate dinner, and since her pain was under control she could walk. Such a relief that she is feeling better. Now I have to keep her from getting up and walking, lol. The Dr wants to see her in the office on Monday and recheck her kidneys and see how she is doing by then. It generally takes a week, but this Dr on the phone said it can sometimes take 2 weeks. Monday will be a week, we are hoping that she's better by then.

Here are some pics of her arm and stomach. Her legs look so much better. She also has a spot on her ear. If you look hard enough its that pinker spot midway down.
you can click on the belly pic to see the spots

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kaitlen update

The abdominal part of the HSP started this afternoon at literally like 3:45. Funny how with this, things just come on all-of-a-sudden. He almost thought she wasn't going to get the abdominal pain. She, unfortunately, is vomiting. She has to stay hydrated because of how this can affect the kidneys. We have now switched to pedialyte to help her out.

She's not asking for any pain medicine right now which is good because I don't think she could hold it down. It's been 8 hours since her last dose? :( I feel so bad for her. We were going to take her to her party at school on Friday and during her last throwing up episode she said she doesn't want to go to her party. I just hope she's feeling better soon.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

I went to pick kaitlen up from school as normal and on the way to the car she was limping very bad. Like when your leg falls asleep and your knee dips down when you step. I asked her if her foot had fallen asleep or if she hurt it. She said she hurt it, that there was a scratch and a bump on it................ I lifted her pant leg to this and almost died. As im leaving the school I call Ben to tell him Im headed straight to his work to call and make a Dr appt that there was something wrong with Kaitlens leg.

We get to the Dr (even debated the ER, they are right by each other) We were fitted in with in an hour.

As soon as the Dr walked in Kaitlen asked him,"Do you know what this is?" shaking her hands at her legs..... He said, yes I do. My Granddaughter had the same thing a couple months back. (Right then and there i felt SOOOO Much better)
Kaitlen has Henoch-Schonlein Purpura she was sick last week and missed tues-fri from school so it really helps explain it. Her autoimmune system has freaked out a tad bit. At the Drs her right leg had only a couple small spots and now its just like the left leg. she is getting small spots on her bum now. i wonder what tomorrow will look like??

By the time we got to the Drs she could no longer stand or walk because of the pain. :( He has given her codine for the pain. It's only going to get worse and he says by the time shes done with it she'll look like someone beat her with a rubber hose.

He tested her urine to make sure there was no blood from her kidneys and their wasn't. He says we can come back as often as we want just to ease our worry. I hope her tummy doesnt hurt to bad when that starts :(.

I have never heard of this and so far no one I know has ever seen this. Now, I'll see it all over the place, lol.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Lakewood PD (Wa) lost four

Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39
Officers Ronald Owens, 37
Tina Griswold, 40
Greg Richards, 42
In Remembrance . . .
The Monument
I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face.
"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last.
by Sgt. George Hahn, LAPD (Retired)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kindle 2 giveaway!!

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Cute sock monkey giveaway

Over at Krimsins reviews and giveaways. Super simple to enter and this monkey is a OOAK for this contest!!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

8th grade graduation

My GF posted these on FB today in honor of my birthday, lol.
L to R- Me, Lisa, Misty, Veronica, Julie, Gina, Patty, and Tina

Me, Patty, Lisa, and Tina.

We all ended up going to Balboa Island that night.


Friday, September 11, 2009


I called my mom crying, expecting her to make it all better. Moms can do that you know.

Went on the 13th to donate blood only to find out it was a 4 hour wait and Cody needed to eat dinner soon, so I had to go back a different day.

Remember thinking the hospitals are waiting for the injured, but no ambulances are showing up with them.

flier after flier of the missing loved ones. Moms, Dads, Sisters, Brothers, Sons, Daughters, Husbands, and wives. Gone.

Hero's, so many hero's. Humans loving humans.


Monday, September 07, 2009

Our little Farm

Here are the animals we recently added to our family. Of course if you are on my FB you all ready know this.
This is Marie. Im hoping she gets pg in November and once she has baby we will have milk, cheese, yogurt...

This is Chivas (goat in spanish) he is Marie's husband to be ;)

Next, say hello to Dinner. Really, his name is dinner. He will be our turkey on Thanksgiving.

Here is one of our roosters hanging with Dinner. Remember the chicks we got. Only 2 of the Rhode Island Reds ended up being hens. The rest were roosters. This guy was a late bloomer, I had actually thought he was a hen because the other roosters were VERY obviously roosters, him... not so much. Surprisingly I did not name the chickens. The Bantams are doing good, small, not really what i needed. They are pretty, but I want hardy egg layers.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Archer

True Love

Ash kissing Abbie

Morty, Ashley and Sherri

Miss Lily Mae

Ashley and her Daddy


Friday, August 21, 2009

an IM, my sis and I, lol

me- do you remember you almost drowning
Tina- yes
Tina- thats why i dont go in water
Tina-i cant even go on the boat
Tina-I remember seeing dads legs in the water
Me-i remember it too. and i though dad was jumping in to save you but he happened to be just jumping in and landing on you
Me-oh wow

(long time with no response from Tina)

Me-your not hyperventilating right now are you?
Tina- lol.. no but my feet and hands are sweating


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Part of K's costume

Kaitlen is going to be a bumble bee for Halloween (her BFF is going to be a daisy) So this is what i have so far. Her knee high socks, and i made her a yellow tutu and instead of alternating black and yellow i did it all yellow and tied some black tulle through out it.

Here it is from underneath.

The other kids are going to be:
Abigail- Minnie Mouse
Matthew- The Hulk
Cody- Van Helsing (you'll just have to look it up)
Thomas- he's on his own this year.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Auntie Anna....

Cody wants a camping themed cake......

Here is Matthews cake that my SIL made for M's sniper bday party. Awesome Huh!


Sunday, August 09, 2009


The pics are backwards, but o'well. This was their performance to Wipe out. They are in the middle of a shimmy.

The girls took, group and individual pics. We get them at the game when they perform for our town.
Abbie was light brown, then red haired and now she is blonde.


chipped tooth

Kaitlen chipped her left front tooth when she was swimming under water. Her eyes were closed and she hit the step. You can see it's just the inside corner and I think her teeth are so young that they still have all those bumps to smooth out so it really won't be noticeable when she is older, but still I'll have her dentist tell me that instead of me assuming, lol.


Thursday, August 06, 2009

Today at Cheer camp

Today I finally remembered to bring my camera to cheer. Today was crazy hair day so I put many ponytails in Kaitlens hair :)

Kaitlen and Jasmine

Jasmine, Kaitlen and Meme- In 10 years they will be such trouble.


J, K, B, & M

K's hair

Toward the end, the fire alarm went of at the school and we had to exit the building.

So they did some chants and fun stuff

The young ones were actually practicing.
We got to go back in. There was no fire. People were doing work in a different area of the building and they think that's what set it off.