Wednesday, March 25, 2015

11 Weeks Old

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kyle's Yearly Heart Check Up

On Monday, Kyle had his yearly cardiology appointment.

All went well.

His heart is growing like it should.

The VSD is still the exact same size.

We are supposed to follow up in a year for another echo and check up.

Peyton's Second ER Visit, First Ambulance Ride, and Second Hospital Admission

All week, Peyton has been stuffy and had a cough...

On Thursday, all of a sudden Peyton was choking on mucus and coughing and turned blue...and then stopped breathing... and then started breathing... and then did it all over again...

Once he was breathing semi normal again, I called our pediatricians office and spoke to a nurse. The nurse told me to take Peyton to the ER in Ionia so that he didn't have to ride in the back seat for 45 minutes to Lansing when he was having issues breathing.

I called one of our teenagers to come over and watch the big kids and I took Peyton a few blocks to the hospital.

When I walked into the hospital with Peyton, he was blue again.. and we were taken right back. Once he got stable... we went back to the waiting room until there was a room available. Once there was a room available, we were taken back again and hooked Peyton was hooked back up to the monitors again. The doctor come in pretty quickly and after hearing what happened and examining him Peyton, he decided we were going to be transported to Lansing by ambulance to be admitted.

The doctor called and talked to the doctors in the peds unit in Lansing. That doctor wanted labs and a chest xray done before he was transferred and the ambulance needed to have IV access.

So, we went and got a chest xray... and then when we got back from xray, the nurses tried to get blood and start an IV. The nurse got the IV in on the first try and got the blood that was needed for labs, but then when she flushed the line, the vein blew. They attempted several more times and then decided to take a break... a little while later, the first nurse tried again and finally got an IV in.

Shortly after he had his IV, the doctor came back in and said Peyton's RSV swab came back positive, RSV isn't good, but at least we had an answer as to why the little man was so sick.

A little while later, Lansing called to let us know they finally had a room ready for Peyton.

So then we road in the ambulance to Lansing... it was a long trip. Peyton had to be in his car seat and his car seat was strapped to the stretcher. Peyton was having a hard time being in his car seat and kept having to have oxygen on the way. It made me feel a lot better about riding in the ambulance and not taking him to Lansing myself.

Once we finally go there and got all checked in, Peyton calmed down and started breathing a little easier. It was hooked up to the monitors and checked out by a few doctors....

Throughout the night and all day Friday, Peyton did okay. His had to have oxygen a few times and had lots of snot sucked out of his nose....

Friday night we were sent home with instructions to follow up with our pediatrician and to return to the ER if he had more problems breathing.

RSV is a long lasting virus and will hang out in Peyton's body for a long time...The doctor said he will probably cough for the next six weeks or so...

10 Weeks Old

I took these on the right day... but am posting them late due to Peyton being in the hospital...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Peyton's Two Month Well Visit

On Tuesday, Peyton his has two month well visit.

All checked out good. He's growing and developing as he should!

The only concern was that his reflux seems to be getting worse. So we adjusted his meds for his weight and there isn't an improvement in a week or so, I'm supposed to call and the doctor will prescribe something stronger. So far, after two days, the new dosage seems to be helping.

Peyton's stats..
Weight - 10 lbs 2 oz
Height - 21.75 inches
Head - 38.25 cm

9 Weeks Old

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Four Year Old Questions

Emily Kyle
What is your name?  Emily Doris Eubank Kyle Eubank
How old are you?  Four Three Eight
What is your favorite color?  Pink and Purple Blue and Brown
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Pancakes O's
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Noddles Cheeses
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  Jelly Sandwhiches Cheeses
What is your favorite snack to eat?  Fruit Snacks Queen Fruit Snacks
What is your favorite fruit?  Grapes Blueberries
What is your favorite vegetable?  Carrots Green Beans
What is your favorite thing to drink?  Orange Juice Chocolate Milk
What is your favorite animal?  Horses, Snakes, and Giraffes Kangaroo and Kawala
What is your favorite toy to play with?  Dollies Queens
What is your favorite book to read?  Parker Riley Queen and Farm Books
Where do you like to go?  Bounce House and the Mall Bounce House
What is your favorite song? Let it Go and I have a Dream Life is a Highway and Daniel had a Farm
Who is your best friend?  Grandma My Bumpa 
What is your favorite thing to watch on tv? Parker Riley Queen Mater
What do you want to be when you grow up?  A fireman and a Grandma Drive cars, tractors, and airplanes
What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Build a snowman Bubbles
What is your favorite thing to wear?  Coat and Sweatshirt Queen shoes
Who is your favorite person?  Mommy Mommy and My Bumpa

Here are links to their other answers...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Four Year Old Birthday Party!

Today we had Emily and Kyle's birthday party! We sort of had two actually. Around lunch time we had one at our house, and then we went out to dinner in Battle Creek with more family that wasn't able to make it to the party at lunch time... we were bad though and only took pictures at the one at our house.

Colby got to open his birthday present from Aunt Alyssa and Uncle Shane since they weren't able to come to his birthday party...

Kyle opened a card from Aunt Lois with money in it and goes "Now I can buy anything I want!"

Kyle wants McQueen cup cakes... I tried... I don't think they looked much like McQeen, but he did and he loved them!

Two Months Old!

Mr Peyton is two months old! It's been a very long two months, but at the same time, it has flown by quickly! 

Peyton was sleeping when I had a chance to take his pictures... so there are only two.. and he's sound asleep!

The boy loves to sleep! He normally takes one long nap during the day between 3 and 4 hours, and then a few short naps. At night, he normally goes to sleep around 8:00pm or so, eats about 11:00pm and then sleeps until 3:00 or 4:00am, eats again, and then goes back to sleep until 7:30 or so. He's starting to be awake for longer periods of time, but still sleeps a lot!

Peyton also loves boob! The kid is a champ at nursing. During the day he normally nurses every 2 to 3 hours and is pretty efficient at nursing.

He's not so much a fan of tummy time, but can hold his head up and look around for short periods of time.

Peyton is starting to look around and watch what is going on around him. When the big kids are playing, he seems like he is interested in what's going on.

Peyton is such a sweet blessing and we are so thankful for the littlest man of the house!