Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Questions

Apparently I have been a slacker when it comes to keeping this blog updated. Today is Colby's half birthday... which means Peyton's was three weeks ago. I asked both of them their questions today....


Colby Peyton
What is your name?  Colby Eubank Peyton
How old are you?  Four Two
What is your favorite color?  Yellow Yellow
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Chocolate Balls Chocolate Balls
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Peanut Butter  Grilled Cheese
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  Taco Noodles Taco Noodles
What is your favorite snack to eat?  Fruit Snacks Animal Crackers
What is your favorite fruit?  Apples Grapes
What is your favorite vegetable?  Carrots Corn
What is your favorite thing to drink?  Icee Chocolate Almond Milk
What is your favorite animal?  Walking Animals Bear
What is your favorite toy to play with?  Race cars Piggy Bank
What is your favorite book to read?  Hop on Pop Mommy
Where do you like to go?  Culver's Grandma's Barn
What is your favorite song? All the songs Elmo
Who is your best friend?  Megan TJ
What is your favorite thing to watch on tv? Sea Patrol Elmo
What do you want to be when you grow up?  Police Rubble
What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Go fishing with TJ Grandma's Park
What is your favorite thing to wear?  Paw Patrol shirt Elmo Shirt
Who is your favorite person?  Mommy Mommy

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Six Year Old Questions

They're a little late... but I finally asked Kyle and Emily their bi-yearly questions...

6 Years Old
Emily Kyle
What is your name?  Emily Doris Eubank Kyle Myron Eubank
How old are you?  Six Six
What is your favorite color?  Pink Blue and Brown
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Chocolate Muffins Chocolate Muffins
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Noodles Cheesey Noodles
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  BLT's Tacos
What is your favorite snack to eat?  Fruit Snacks Fruit Snack
What is your favorite fruit?  Peach Orange
What is your favorite vegetable?  Carrots Tomato
What is your favorite thing to drink?  Chocolate Milk Apple Juice
What is your favorite animal?  Giraffes dinosaur
What is your favorite toy to play with?  Princesses dinosaur
What is your favorite book to read?  Princess Books Paw Patrol
Where do you like to go?  The park Shedd's Aquarium
What is your favorite song? Princess Songs Paw Patrol songs
Who is your best friend?  Lilly Mr E, Mommy, and Peyton
What is your favorite thing to watch on tv? Movies Paw Patrol
What do you want to be when you grow up?  Police Woman Find dinasour fossils
What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Ride my scooter Ride my bike
What is your favorite thing to wear?  Dresses Shirts
Who is your favorite person?  Mommy Peyton

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Another Health Update

So.. I started the Imuran and very quickly my body let us know that the drug was not going to work for me. I have a lower level of TMPT, which means I am at a intermediate risk for the Imuran causing bone marrow toxicity, which we found out about a few days after I started taking the meds. About the same time we found out about the TMPT levels, I all of a sudden at lots of bruises. I knew what they were all from, but it was all from bumps that should not have given me bruises. My rheumatologist had me stop taking the Imuran because the bruises, along with the extreme fatigue, were signed that my body couldn't handle it.

I went back in a few days later to discuss other treatment options. She gave me a few different options of chemo drugs for me to pick from, but her suggestion was to try methotrexate next. I had to wait for couple weeks for the Imuran to be completely out of my system and I had to wean Peyton from breastfeeding before I could start, so I had a bit to decide which option I wanted.

I started the weaning process with Peyton right away. It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I really wasn't ready to be done nursing, and neither was he, but we have pushed through it and it's been a few days since he nursed! (For the record, I breastfed for a total of 64 months! And if you count the months twice that I was nursing two kiddos, it's 91 months! That's a lot of breastmilk!!!)

I decided to go with my doctor's suggestion of the methotrexate and took my first dose on Sunday night after Peyton nursed for the last time. I had an upset stomach on Monday for most of the day and Tuesday felt like I had gotten run over by a train until lunch time or so... so overall, the side effects haven't been too bad yet. Hopefully it stays that way. With methotrexate, you only take it once a week. From what I've read, lots of people have a day or two of feeling icky or off after taking it, but then are good the rest of the week.

Since I've last posted, I've also seen the cardiologist and the neurologist.
The cardiologist said that the calcium channel blocker I started taking the January appears to have helped resolved the arrhythmia and tachycardia I've been experiencing. So... for now, as long as I stay on that medicine, my heart seems to be good!
The neurologist upped my dose of the calcium channel blocker. While it has helped my heart and my everyday headaches, I'm still having more migraines and neuro issues than they would like. So far, I've been on the higher dose for a few weeks and I have noticed a difference in my neuropathy, tremors, and vision disturbances, and the migraines haven't been as horrible.. so I'm hopeful that as my body adjusts, I will see even more improvement. If not, we'll up my dose again and go from there. She also is pretty sure that once we get my lupus under control and my immune system leaves my CNS alone, that most of the neuro issues should go away and I should be able to stop taking some of the meds!

So.. for now, I'm hopeful that we have found a good treatment plan for the time being... and if it doesn't work, there are a whole lot more drugs to try.
I'm trusting in the fact that God's in control...even of my crazy out of control immune system!