Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home and No More Broviac!

Home Sweet Home! No other words so so sweet! My brother got married on July 4th and then on July 5th Ethan ended up in the ER in St. Louis. He was released after some antibiotic and we stayed in St. Louis waiting on results from pending cultures.....so we spent the day at the zoo and that was fun. Ethan's cultures were negative, so no infection....yeah, just a fever probably from a virus! Well, as luck would be, Ethan had his oncology check-up on Tuesday and they drew follow up cultures......just in case. Wed came and I thought all was well until we got a call asking if we were on our way. So we ended up in the hospital with Ethan from Wed - Sat evening. It was a crazy few days and a lot has happened since. Ethan got his broviac out since it was his 3rd line infection and they came in and surprised us Thursday saying surgery to remove the line would be on Friday.....then 10 minutes later they were asking when he last ate......surgery had been moved up for later in the afternoon on Thursday! Oh how life changes in a moments notice! Friday I had a stamp camp scheduled with 20 ladies and had just found out about 4 others coming on Tues evening so I needed to cut supplies for 100 more cards! So I cut paper Wed and Thursday before surgery, sent what I had back with my Mom with plans to drive home (2 1/2 hours) to do stamp camp and come back later in the evening. I ended up coming back Sat morning with my daughter too!





My card is for Stamp Club that I have this evening. I put a little sparkle on the hippos back with Dazzling diamonds and used the new Scallop punch from SU. The stamp set is Pun Fun from SU! Oh is this set cutes! It's a very simple and fast card to make. I think I will bring my cuttelbug along tonight in case anyone wants to do some embossing.....I was running super short on time so I needed to get it finished, cut and ready to go. The pink is the newPpink Pirouette and Mellow Moss from SU!






Crazy, crazy life, but Ethan finally got discharged on Sat. He had an IV in his foot since surgery because they couldn't find a vein in his hand. So he had to ride around in a wagon for 3 days until they finally removed his iv before leaving the hospital. Getting oral antibiotic for the bug he had was a whole other story......we did finally get his meds and decided to celebrate his broviac removal with a trip to the zoo and then on Sunday we went to the Butterfly house. Our trips get planned on a moments notice, but that's life! I can't tell you how glad we are to be at home. It's been busy, but we would rather be busy here than sitting in a hospital room. Ethan is doing really well and has been in such a good mood! Here's a pic from the Butterfly House.



And.....here are the kiddos at the zoo! They are looking at the elephants. We could go everyday to the zoo and I think the kids would have fun.

A BIG HIGHLIGHT to top my week off.......I won a contest. I got the "I want it all" pacakge from Papertrey Ink! I was so excited to win. It was worth $124.....how cool is that! Time to get the kiddos dressed and ready to go outside to play. Oh how nice it is to be home!!!


2 comments:

cnote_71 said...

Looking forward to seeing you tonight. Love the card we are going to make!

Kimberly said...

HUGE congrats on the PTI win!!! I am always glad when someone who loves PTI deservingly wins!! :)