Sunday, June 28, 2009

Scariest day of my life...

How do I even begin to tell you what happened Saturday. I figured I would just write something about it because I have told this story around 15 times in the last 24hrs to doctors, emts, family and friends... Sophie has been sick with diarrhea and vomited 3 times since wed. I kept calling the doctors to see if I should bring her in or if it was just a stomach bug. They told me to keep her hydrated and watch her temperature so that's what I did. I got pedialyte and took her temperature like 20 times an hr i swear.... I'm paranoid about fevers. She hasn't had much of an appetite because her belly didn't feel good so she hasn't been eating very much since wed. Saturday I went to Red Robin for my sister's daughter's bday party. Sophie was feeling ok and hadn't thrown up so I'm thinking she's feeling better. She was acting just fine going over there and before. When we got to the restaurant she had a blow out...(sorry dad for her getting it on your white shirt sleeve :) after that she was very whiny and attached which she never is unless she doesn't feel good. I figured her belly hurt so I just carried her and cuddled her and made her feel comfortable... she was acting very loopy and kinda light headed cause she keep bopping her head on my shoulder, which again, she never does. after an hr or so of her trying to go to sleep on me I decided since we were almost leaving to take her out to the truck and sit in there with the AC and maybe she'd fall asleep in the car seat. when I went to put her in her whole body froze. I can't even explain how i felt. she went completely stiff and was unresponsive. her eyes were not rolled into her head but she just wasn't there. she was gone. her whole body was tensing up she was having a seizure (it was later concluded). I'm freaking out and I'm by myself (Derek was working) and I see a guy walking by and while holding Sophie in my arms I yell at him to call 911. after several tries and busy signals he got through. ya... 911 was busy. I had put Sophie down on the ground and by now she stopped tensing up and went limp. like she was sleeping. I thought I had lost my little girl. my heart hurt so bad that i could not stop shaking. I kept calling out to her to come back to mommy and she was just laying there. by this time I'm screaming and crying hysterically. it was then when she woke up a little bit and gave out a little cry and slobbered some and we put her on her side. I got a lady to go get the rest of my family from inside and they all came running out to help. luckily my brother in law Adam (Paula's husband) was there. He is a nurse. he hept Sophie safe and was making sure that she was breathing and that her heart was still beating. I was holding onto Paula and my dad and felt helpless. when the ambulance arrived we took her to the hospital which luckily it was only about a minute away and took her into the ER. she was exhausted. when they starting poking her to get an IV in she woke up and started screaming. I have never been so happy to hear Sophie cry and fight people. The ER staff was not equipped for a baby so they tried poking her 10 times (2 times in her feet, 4 times in her arms, 2 times in her hands and 2 times in her head) to get an IV in. She was stable but her glucose level was low and she seemed dehydrated which came from her sickness. After a Cat scan to make sure nothing was wrong with her brain and numerous tests the doctor said we would take her up to Primary children's to get an IV in her and take a better look. She loved the ambulance ride. she was doing so much better and being responsive and after taking a nap on daddy ( which Derek enjoyed since she never EVER sleeps on us). She was laughing and yelling "weeeeeee!" on the ride up there. what an amazing hospital primary's is. I knew she was in better hands. they did a heart test to make sure her heart was ok and it was. everything looked good. all test came back good or negative for bad things... the doctor here said that maybe the combination of being sick and dehydrated and everything just reached her seizing point and she seized. We stayed overnight to make sure it didn't happen again and to hydrate her since the IV team in this hospital got it in the first try. she is doing MUCH better today. she still had diarrhea but hasn't vomited in 2 days and she is eating a little better and drinking just fine. we came home and I'm sure Sophie is going to sleep for the next 2 days straight. no wait. its Sophie. she'll wake up in a few mins. I have never experienced anything like this. holding your child thinking she was going to die and thinking you were going to loose her forever. my family was amazing. both sides. I could not ask for a better family. everyone came rushing to our aid and to see Sophie. and either called or came. I love them all so much and I want them to know how much we appreciate everything they do for us. specially yesterday. We hope to never have to go through that again and that the image of Sophie's face frozen and stiff will leave my mind soon. I cannot stop seeing it every time I close my eyes. I know Heavenly father made everything to happen the way it needed to... from Derek's co worker to just happen to drop by on his day off right when we call him therefore making it possible for Derek to come to the hospital right away and leave his co worker to close up the plant, to me being at the party instead of home alone and farther from the hospital, to my brother in law being there to help keep Sophie safe, to my dad's baptism he had to go do being cancelled 10 mins before, therefore us being able to stay at the party longer and not having this episode on the freeway to me being with everyone in my family when I needed them the most. I love my family so much and my baby so much. I don't know what I would do with any of them. Derek makes me feel safe and strong. and i know that why Heavenly father sent me to him. Sophie playing and watching Dora in her hospital crib. that hospital sure was equipped for her.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gunner forgot his Guns...

gunner apparently brought a knife to a gun fight and lost against a dirt bike.... stinkin dog likes to chase vehicles that pass behind our house and he finally caught one... we took him to the doggy ER late last night and they cleaned up a couple scrapes and cuts that were pretty bad... doctor says he probably has a concusion and maybe a broken or fractured bone on his nose but it could just be swollen. Luckly he is a puppy still and will heal up quickly and easily.... poor little guy though is all disoriented and very mellow and sore. hopefully he gets better soon.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gymboree at the Gateway

Paula and I love going shopping with the girls... specially at Gymboree. because they have a TV and little chairs there for the girls while we shop. So we went to the gateway and shopped today.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Birthday Fun

On the 16th I turned So we went up to thanksgiving point and took sophie to the little petting zoo they have and then had lunch and ice cream at the deli. Which sophie now INSISTS on eating on her own... EVERYTHING. I'm not against her getting dirty because she's a kid... but she actually does pretty well and stays pretty clean. Sophie is so brave around animals that it makes me a little nervous... she was sticking her fingers in the goat's nose and petting everything... they were walking a little cow that she also got to pet. we had lots of fun there. then Derek and I got away and went to watch the Star Trek movie (which I was pretty bored in... I guess I'm not a trekie) It was a wonderful birthday spending time with Derek and Soph. This weekend we'll have a big family BBQ for father's day and my birthday and I can't wait to have some of my dad's bbq :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new addition to the family...

what... you thought I was gonna say I was pregnant? NO. not yet. hahah but we have been hearing a lot of birds outside our house and we were thinking there was a nest... and this is what we found today in our gutter. for some reason I am so excited to see these little guys hatch. the mom and dad hang out on our roof all the time. they are gorgeous birds. ya we'll have to put up with the poop on our walk way but its still fun.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sophie's latest

Sophie is growing up way too fast. she is 14 months going on 3yrs... she talks up a storm. her newest phrase... "mmmmm that good." haha she says it every time she drinks juice. its hilarious. ill get it on video soon... she has finally learned to steer the stroller our cousins Lindsay and christian gave her for her bday. she puts everything on it and pushes it all through the house... and if she can't find it she comes to me and says... "push? wher-ish-it?" hahaha it so stinking cute. we can't believe she is already putting sentences together... and now is obsessed with balloons... everywhere i go and she sees one..."allon? allon?" until i get one. we are up to three balloons this week... HAHAH