Sunday, August 29, 2010

Switched medications

I've been planning a long overdue "Back to School" post, and when I feel the energy to do so I will post it.  It will be a picture filled post of our back to school stuff.

I finally was seen at the pain clinic last week.  They've switched me to dilaudid 4 times a day with 2 additional pills for break through pain.  It's reducing the overall pain pretty well but the acute pain is still pretty bad.  The Plaquenil is beginning to work and my swelling in my elbow is going down for the first time in 2 years.  This is great, however with the swelling reduced my bones are now rubbing together all the time - this is the most disgusting feeling.  So right now I'm trying to adjust to the new meds which make me very sleepy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Life is so short

I know we all say this, but I think this statement is said so often without realizing what it really means.  A few days ago I had the worst scare of my life.  I was rocking Charlie in the recliner and the older kids came to tell me Jovi had an accident.  Without thinking I laid Charlie on the recliner and went to clean up Jovi's mess.  I never lay my babies anywhere but in a swing/bouncer or on my king size bed away from pillows or blankets.  I wasn't thinking and I nearly paid an awful price for my lapse in judgment.  As I was cleaning I had an overwhelming urge to check on Charlie so I cleaned up and rushed into my room.  There he was with his face mashed in the back of the recliner, I could see his mouth working as he fought for air and his face was blue.  I snatched him up and he gulped air and screamed a scream I had never heard before. I don't think I've ever been so scared in my entire life.  I called Chris and he came home and I just held Charlie non stop for a few days.  Even now, I look at him and I realize how he may not be here with us had I waited just a few more seconds to check on him.  I am so incredibly lucky and I will never make that mistake again.  

A friend, an online friend but a friend nevertheless, wasn't so lucky.  Her baby, a few weeks younger than my David, died yesterday after drowning in the family swimming pool.  All it takes is just a few moments and our babies lives can be snatched so swiftly and permanently from us.  Life really is so short, and when it's taken from us it happens so quickly.

Be patient

I'm trying to remember how to change font colors on my blog page... if anyone can help me I'd appreciate it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cast is off!

On Monday I had my cast removed.  The skin under my cast had been coming off and was caked on, very gross!  Healing is going well.  I'm now in a removable brace for 6 more weeks, and then after that we'll discuss surgery for my other wrist and elbow.  I can now type again!