Amundsen House of Chaos

Let's face it, when you have a kid who survived a stroke, life is always going to be a little chaotic.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Out of the mouth of babes

Last night after I got home from the hospital with Colby, I was talking with Jahnna before bedtime. She was tired and denying it. I asked her if she knew how I could tell she was tired. She wanted to know so I told her it was because she had circles under her eyes. So she looks at my faces and traces under my eyes and says, Gee mom you must be the most tired of all!

Yesterday Jahnna also informed me that she doesn't like it when I am on this diet I've been on. I asked her why and she said it's because we don't get to eat the same food. So I innocently asked her "Is it because I get to eat shrimp and you don't?" She said "Yup, I want all the shrimp for me" So I guess it's ok if I diet just not if I eat shrimp.

Riley told Grandma Amundsen to "Come in" the other day when she came over. She grabbed her hand and pulled her in the door. She has also decided that she is a "funny girl" Any time she does something she thinks is funny she does this fake laugh and says "funny girl"

Just a little note about Colby and the hospital. Yesterday afternoon he started throwing up blood again and his nurse noticed little red spots all over his back. Well we've been down that road before it's a sign of super high blood pressure and the little vessels are bursting. So the pediatrician wanted us to go straight down to Primary's but I wanted blood tests first. Not that I wouldn't have gone but to drive 3 hours round trip on a friday night to salt lake city just for them to give me negative lab results was not really in the cards. So instead we went here. They drew blood, Colby's a trooper. His veins like to roll and so he got stuck 5 times before we got a good draw. He just watched his blues clues on the little dvd player that we always take to the dr. now. It makes life easier. His labs are a little off and his platelets a little lower than normal but really the kidney doctor needs to look at them and it's not a big deal. He is going to have to be put on another medication but we kind of knew that he was going to have to anyway. His kidneys were damaged pretty badly during the HUS. So not a big surprise. Anyway the high blood pressure was probably just a result of him screaming all night two nights ago and he elevated it himself. It was normal for him yesterday. I'm glad it was nothing major.


At February 28, 2009 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Windblown said...

You are such my hero. I wish I could drive to your house and give you a weekend free so you could rest for just a bit.

At March 1, 2009 at 7:30 PM , Blogger Sara (Ferreira) Haslam said...

You rock Erin!! I'm glad that Colby's blood pressure wasn't anything too serious! :)

At March 9, 2009 at 7:15 AM , Blogger The Panero Family said...

What diet are you on? You look beautiful to me- I have always loved your skin color (holy crap Jahanna looks just like you). I am also working on getting rid of the extra lbs. from baby Tristan. If only I could get rid of my stomach; really that has been a lifelong dream. Miss you-I spent the last hour reading your blog(I lost the link but found it this morning because I was up sick). Did John always have that many tatoos or am I forgetting?-Nicole

At March 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I was on the hcg diet. It's crazy strict and you take a hormone and I lost about .75 lbs a day. I had to stop cause I was crazy hungry and your not supposed to be. I think it was because I don't sleep. So hopefully after surgery tomorrow Colby will start sleeping and then hopefully next time I won't be so hungry.
I love reading about your kids! They are so cute! No John only had 11 tattoos when we got married. Now both arms are almost done and he has more on his legs and a huge one on his chest that is only a 1/4 done. He had a mid life crisis while Colby was in the hospital and that was his cathartic release! Instead of going back to the hotel to sleep he would go get a tattoo. I could have killed him

At March 11, 2009 at 8:12 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I'm supposed to tell you that he only has 6 tattoos. 2 arms, 2 legs, a chest and a back.


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