Friday, September 30, 2011

Home Sweet Hospital

The last few weeks have been ridiculous to say the least.
I swear it's been just one thing after another.

I have come to the realization that the Hospital is our second home.

Let me start off with explaining why I've been MIA as of late.

Our computer broke.
Sad story. I am so sad about it.
We don't want to get a new one until we can get a MAC.

I'm SOOO done with HP.

We're $300 dollars away from it.

We're trying to sell our 1998 Chevy Lumina.
That will help us get that extra $300 quick!

If you are looking to buy a car,
email me and I'll give you some more info!

It's a great car and runs like a champ.
We just don't need it anymore.

Back to the Hospital stuff.
The day our computer broke,
Tyson cut his finger open.
[Before you go any further, I am posting the picture on here. So if you don't want to see what his poor pinky looked like, scroll past the first pic ;)]

It was about 11:00 P.M when this happened
and when I came downstairs, there was blood all over the bathroom.
[for his sake, I won't go in to detail on how this happened. He would be mad at me. ha]

I almost had a heart attack.
I thought my husband was bleeding to death. haha

Then, when I realized it was his finger,
I calmed down a little...but it still freaked me out!

I had to get Kali out of her Crib and we made a late night trip to the ER.

Now, here are the pictures:

Before the stitches.
After the stitches.

Luckily, Kali slept through the entire visit.
We got home at 3:00 AM and instead of going right to bed,
we had some cleaning up to do.

There was blood EVERYWHERE. haha
Everywhere he went before getting in the car, blood followed.

he ended up getting eight stitches.
and they stitched up the vein that was squirting out all the blood as well ;)
graphic words? Yes.

Not even Five days later,
Kali started getting a fever.
By 5 am, she woke up with a fever of 103.

another trip to the ER.

Remember how I said she was really Colicky?
She's not.

They found out in the ER that she had a UTI
 (Urinary Tract Infection)

They sent us on our way with a Prescription for Antibiotics.
within a few days,
Kali was a totally different baby.

She's been so happy and laughs WAY more now.
She only cries when she's tired or Hungry....or going to the bathroom. [more on that later as well]
It's apparant to me that she's had the UTI for WAY longer than she had the fever.

Not gonna lie,
I was feeling really bitter towards her Pediatrician and all the people that were saying she was colicky.
I KNEW there was something else going on. I could tell.
Which is why I kept taking her to the Dr.

a couple of weeks after the ER visit,
(this last tuesday),
Her Pediatrician called and said that the ER told him about her visit and he highly recommended that we go in to Primary Childrens to get her an Ultrasound and X-Ray.

He said 30-50% of the infants that get UTI's have something called Vesicoureteral Reflux,
which happens when Kali pushes to pee, or if she has a full bladder, some of the Urine goes back up to the kidneys, which brings more bacteria into the kidneys and when she gets infection, that can cause even more problems in the kidneys.

BACK to the hospital we go.
Her appointment was yesterday.

They did the Ultrasound and Kali was good until they turned her to her tummy.
she HATES being on her Tummy. She screamed her head off until they were all done.
That was supposed to be the easy part!

Next was the X-Ray.
What they had to do was put in a catheter and insert some Dye into her bladder so that it would show up on the X-ray.
That was supposed to be the part she screamed.
She was SO good through the entire procedure.
It was then that I realized that Kalista is a TOUGH little girl,
she is just DANG spoiled. haha

the girl explained to me what would happen if she did have reflux.
You would see it draining to her kidneys.

Sure enough,
the second she started to insert the dye,
you could see it moving back up towards the kidneys.

and Kali would not pee it back out. 
Poor girl. It hurts her to pee, so she was holding it in. 

When the radiologist came in to look at it she explained some more.
They rate the severity between a 1-5.
1 being the lowest where they would just need to give her antibiotics for a while and 5 being where they would need to go in and do surgery.

She said by looking at it right there, it looked like she was at a 3.
She said we would most likely just need to give her an antibiotic for a year and then re-evaluate.

A couple of hours later ,
Her pediatrician called and said the Radiologist had reviewed the X-ray and had decided to move her left Kidney up to a Level 4. Her Right was still at a 3.

he gave us antibiotics and referred us to a Urologist who will determine whether or not she will need surgery or want to do the tests again in a few months.

I'm so nervous.
I've had such mixed emotions.
one minute I'm crying and the next I'm so grateful they caught it early.

My aunt had these same problems when she was little,
they didn't catch it in time and she lost a kidney.
I'm SO grateful they caught it early, I just really am not looking forward to hearing that she'll have to have surgery. The Dr thinks that is most likely what will happen.

How am I going to be able to let them just take my baby, sedate her and cause her pain?
I wish SO MUCH that I could do it for her.

The appointment with the Urologist isn't until October 26th either.
Which means I have almost an entire month to anticipate this.
We just started her on Antibiotics today. I hope those will help her feel better at least.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Kalista is 4 months old!

It's so hard to believe that she's already 4 months old!
I've got mixed emotions here. Sometimes I just want her to stay little FOREVERR.
At 4 months old Kali:
--Loves watching T.V.



--LOVES looking at herself in the mirror

She would do it all day if I let her. at least she knows she's cute right?

--Talks and Coo's all of the time.

--Will play with some of her Toys now


-- LOVES sitting outside.
I don't know if it's the heat, the scenery, the noises, or all three. But she could also do that all day.
It's probably one of the quickest ways to get her to fall asleep too.
If we could, I wouldn't mind sitting out there all day either. :-)


--Falls asleep quicker in a mans arms than she will in a womans.
on the day of her blessing, she was really fussy and I swear everyone was taking her out.
But it was like me or my sisters.

Tysons dad took her and walked to the back of the chapel,
within minutes she was sound asleep in his arms.
I wish SO badly we had gotten a picture. It was seriously the sweetest picture ever.

Same thing happens with my dad.
He'll hold her and she will be asleep almost immediately
It's happened more than once.
Tyson is holding her in this picture.
She had been really fussy all day and Tyson came home from work and picked her up and cuddled her on the couch.
She was asleep within minutes.

I loved how she had her hand on his. So I took a picture :)

--Has started rolling over! 
She hasn't mastered it yet...but she'll do it if she's in a good mood!
(now is a good time to show you how much she spits up. In this video, you will see four spots on the sheet. This is proof that no matter how much I wash all of our stuff, they will always have spit up marks on them, because she is ALWAYS spitting up! haha )

--HATES her car seat now. 
yeah. it's horrible.
She used to LOVE it, but now she'll cry every time we put her in it. 
NOT FUN! haha

and Finally,
--She Loves music.
Her favorite thing you can do when you're playing with her is start singing to her. 
she just stares at you and smiles.'s not common that she will stare at one thing for longer than 10 seconds! 
She loves songs that have actions to them. 

When we're in the car and she is crying,
if we turn up the music, 98% of the time, 
she'll stop crying and end up being asleep when we get to our destination :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My life should be a sitcom.

like at least once a week,
I seriosly consider calling TBS or something to see if they want to make more money.

Why you ask?
Because they would make BANK
by recording my everyday life.

haha seriously.
if it's not one thing, it's another these days.
I can't say I absolutely hate does make my life quite entertaining.

I can guarantee you that the world would greatly enjoy watching my stupidity, drama and mishaps in my everyday life.

Like tonight for example.
Tyson and I were trying to think of a fun inexpensive date night.
We (as in I) came up with the brilliant idea to ride trax and frontrunner
from daybreak (which is about 5 minutes from our house),
to Farmington were my Oma is.

I needed to take care of her and I thought it would be fun and enjoyable if we just included it into our date.
haha. My Oma LOVES Tyson anyway.

So around 6:00 I started looking for a babysitter.
(yeah I'm prepared right? Already six?)
 I would have planned this earlier except I've had strep throat all week and was just getting over it today.
 I didn't even start feeling better until about 5:30.

Mistake #1:
I just expected my little sister to be able to babysit.
She's been able to every time so I figured it would be easy to get her.

I called her and she said she wasn't feeling very well.

I had to find someone else.
My parents date night is friday too so they couldn't watch her.

remembering that Keltsons mom had been offering to babysit since before Kali was even born,
I gave her a call.

She willingly and generously said yes and agreed to start at 7:00.
We were late getting there and probably didn't leave until about 7:30.

Mistake #2:
we decided we would grab some quick dinner before boarding the train.
we grabbed subway..and ate it AT SUBWAY.

Mistake #3:
We didn't plan which trains we would catch at which times.
we just hopped on the first ones there.
Which resulted in my uncle having to pick us up at the frontrunner train so that we could get there before my Oma went to bed.

Mistake #4:
expecting to be to frontrunner at the minute we wanted...we weren't...and we missed the train we needed to get on in order to make it home.

We caught the last frontrunner train at 10:45 to Salt Lake.
We caught the VERY last trax train heading south.
It stopped at Murray.
The train we needed to be on was the one just in front of the one we were on.

we got off and were stranded.
35 minutes away from my parents house,
our car,
and Kali.

We told Amara (keltsons mom) that we wouldn't be any later than 10:30...
it was now midnight.

with no other option,
we had to wake my dad up,
he had to DRIVE out to Murray and pick us up and take us to our car.

Tyson and I decided to meet him at the olive garden so he wouldn't have to drive AS FAR.

we're sitting in front of Olive Garden,
listening the italian music,
on the bench,
in the dark,
it's chili...and we are in summer clothes.

It was lovely.
we sat there not speaking for about 5 minutes because both of us were stressing out.
and when I stress out...I shouldn't speak.

Eventually we lightened a bit and started joking around to lighten our stress...
we talked about the wierdest things I just realized...

My dad (our hero of the evening)
drove us back to our car and by 12:45 we finally picked Kali up.

So let's see.
We owe Amara like our lives for dealing with our major lie of being home by 10:30. We were two hours and 15 minutes LATE,

We owe my Dad my life for dealing with me. Yeah dad, you thought you got rid of my midnight calls after I got married didn't you? THINK AGAIN! haha

and We owe my uncle for picking us up in Salt Lake

What we thought was going to be an inexpensive date,
just got a whole lot more expensive!

Note to self:
do NOT rely on a train to get you where you need to go when you haven't planned out the route.