Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Career Change

So, I'm a stay at home Mom now. Oh, did I forget to mention I quit my job? You knew that I hated my job, right? Yea, so I quit. Not like 'Oh hey Mr Boss Man, I'm going to give you a two week notice that I'm going to leave this fabulous company and stay at home with my beautiful boys'. No it was more like 'F#*@ You, here's my key!' Yea I literally cleaned out my desk and threw my key on my desk and walked out. Just call me a rebel. Mommy of Ms the rebel.
That's me. That is until the bills come rollin in, then you can call me terrified.

So forgive me for not blogging for what 3 weeks? I haven't figured out this stay-at-home mom-thing. I mean in my mind I thought I would have so much more time and would get so much more done, but that so isn't true. I have less time and get less done. I don't get it. When on earth do you blog?? Before I quit my job I blogged at work!

So anywho I have lots to post about, I just haven't figured out when to post. Bear with me while I figure out a time schedule. I'll probably figure it out right before I find a new job. Assuming I find a new job!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ No they are not twins

M1 is on the left!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Toy Story, a 3D movie. M1's first movie in a movie theatre.

For more WW check out 5 Minutes for Mom and Kati.

One of the best days of our lives

I know I haven't updated since we went to Cincinnati for little M2's Airway Reconstruction Surgery follow up. Life got in the way and I just haven't had time.
Hubby and M2 watching TV in pre-op.

Basically for the follow up he is taken back into the OR and a camera/scope is put into his mouth and down his airway to see if the surgery worked and how it is healing.

M2's reconstruction surgery was a complete success!! His trach was switched out in the OR to the smallest size possible and a cap has been put on the end of it forcing him to use his NEW airway!!

M2 in his room on the Complex Airway Unit after his followup procedure. He has a capped trach, and is eating his dinner while talking on his phone!!

They did keep him overnight to monitor him with his capped trach and he did GREAT!! We were discharged in less than 24 hours!!

Hubby and I were told in December that their was nothing the doctors could do for M2, that he would live his whole life with this trach. That wasn't good enough for us, so we found a new dr in Cincinnati. I completely broke down in the consultation room after we got the good news. I think the NP even started crying. It was Pure Joy.
M2 having M&M's (his favorite)
He has to go back for one more procedure, a swallow study. He has to do the procedure with his trach capped so the doctors can see how he does using his NEW airway. If all goes well from his swallow study he will be admitted and have his trach removed. He will be monitored for 48 hours and then will be sent home, TRACHLESS!! (Is that a word??) He was aspirating a good bit at first after the reconstruction surgery so I understand the need for the swallow study, although over the last 3-4 weeks he's been doing fine and not aspirating at all.
M2 is even starting to talk and babble as a 'normal' baby would. It is a FANTASTIC Sound! Thank you Dr Cotton, and the whole Cincinnati Team. You have truly changed our lives. And for that we will forever be grateful to you.