Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Whole New Meaning to Our Christmas "Break"!!!

A whole new meaning to our Christmas "Break".....

Well, it has been a while! The lightning messed up our main computer and that is where I do most of my pictures and stuff so now that we have gotten it semi-repaired, I don't know how to catch up from Carmen's Preschool Graduation to now. So I guess I will just back up a little and start with the recent catastrophies of our household. In the last 3 months or so, we have been through 5 cases of strep, 2 cases of the flu, 2 ER visits, many dr.'s visits and copays, 1 case of staph, a glued eye from a cut, 1 surgery, and a broken arm in a bright pink cast! (With a little work, this might could be made into a Twelve Days of Christmas Song!!!) But at least they have all been temporary and fixable!!!! :) Most of you know already, but in one weekend we had Austin at the ER with a gashed eye from a collision in basketball but he was able to have it glued. Braden was at the urgent care the next day with what was supposed to be a sinus infection but turned out to be the flu throughout the next few days. Then that same night...Carmen fell off the couch backwards and broke her arm. She also tested positive for Strep the same night. She had surgery the following week and had 2 pins put in her arm and now has a bright pink cast and ended up having the flu this past week!

This was after the ER trip with just a splint before we went to the orthopedic dr.

A special thanks to Meemaw and Papaw for helping us out. Meemaw went with us and played with Carmen in their wonderful playroom while awaiting surgery. Papaw stayed at home with Braden for us since Braden still had the flu. Thanks so much...we don't know what we would do without y'all!

She got her own driver's license and drove the princess jeep back to the operating room. It definitely helped Carmen and ME with the separation anxiety of going back to the surgery!

This is my baby after surgery. She did so good. She was scared but very brave to go through all that she went through. Women and Children's Hospital was sooooo good with Carmen. When it was all over as I was carrying Carmen to the van....we stepped outside the door and Carmen said..."Well, that was a little fun!" They definitely did their job to get a statement out of her like that after the day she had been through!

So much for her first basketball she has to watch from the bench!

I told her coach that this looks bad on him....everybody out there doesn't know that these two actually got hurt at home!!! :)

Now hopefully we are on the road to recovery and things have been looking up. We had a wonderful Christmas with our family and are very, very blessed! Maybe I will catch up some more with a few more posts soon! Happy New Year from our family to yours!

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