Friday, July 31, 2009
The last night of my class reunion I ended up leaving about an hour & a half early because I just didn't feel right. Well, I ended up puking all night (sorry to be so blunt!) & getting no sleep. (And no, it wasn't because I had too much to drink either.) Anyway, I spent all day Sunday & Monday in bed & half of Tuesday until my husband Paul drug my butt out of bed & to the doctor.
After a series of tests, it was determined that I had a HUGE (2 cm - yes, you are reading that right - 2 cm) kidney stone that was actually lodged in my ureter (tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder) & blocking any waste from being removed from my left kidney. So, I ended up being transfered to a bigger hospital under the care of a wonderful doctor. It was decided Tuesday evening that I was going to have surgery on Wednesday afternoon to remove the boulder (as the doctor called it).
Well, wouldn't you know it. In the middle of the night Tuesday, I spiked a high fever so the nurse ended up calling the doctor & he decided to take me down for emergency surgery early Wednesday morning. There was so much infection & my left kidney had completely shut down so the doctor ended up putting a stent in so the infection could drain for a few days before removing the stone.
So, I am at home now. Doing okay - just very sore. The new plan is to go back to the hospital next Tuesday for surgery to blast the boulder & remove it. I will then have a follow up appointment a few days later to have the stent removed.
Not really how I wanted to spend this last week, but it could have ended much worse. My doctor told me it was a good thing Paul talked me into coming into the office because if I would have waited a day or two, I could have ended up with major kidney problems & a body full of infection. Now that would not have been good!!!
Paul & I taking time out for a picture together!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Before dropping Jimmie off at his mom's house in our hometown, he conducted a cheer clinic for the junior high school cheerleaders (& Zoe!!!) in my small town. You see, Jimmie owns Storm Cheer, a cheer/tumbling/dance facility in Houston. Cheering is his specialty, & I can see why.
Jimmie demonstrating a move.
Madalyn & Ashley going through the motions.
Learning chants - look who joined in on the fun!!!
Zoe is a little ahead of Shaina in the cheer!!!
Having the time of her life!!!
Showing off her handstand.
And her bridge kick-over.
As she gets ready to kick over.
(Notice the tongue sticking out - True concentration!)
Look Mom - No hands!
Just like the big girls!
Reviewing a chant.
Stunting - Don't worry, they didn't drop him!
After three hours of hard work!
The girls (& of course, Zoe) had a great time. A few of them stopped by the house last night & the cheer clinic is all they could talk about & do (meaning cheer after cheer after cheer, after....you get the idea!). Of course, Zoe was right in the middle of them doing her thing!
Now that Zoe's gotten a taste of "real" cheerleading, she is pumped. We saw an advertisement for a cheerleading camp next Tuesday for her age at a local college so I signed her up. As you can imagine, Zoe is soooo excited. She cannot wait to attend her first real cheer camp. (Just hope it's as good as Jimmie's!)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
My dad has a motorhome (AKA: a Camper Truck according to Zoe) & Zoe absolutely loves it. Therefore, you can imagine how excited Zoe was when Paw Paw called to say that he & my nephews, Caleb & Zack, were going to camp this week at the state ran campground close to our house. So, last night after dinner, Paul, Zoe, & I packed the lawn chairs, bug spray, Zoe's bicycle, & the camera & headed out for an evening of fun. And let me tell ya, Zoe loved every minute of it.
What we saw as soon as we got out of our car.
Isn't that sweet?
Fishing like there's no tomorrow.
Zack & Caleb waiting for a bite.
Fishing with a smile.
Crossing to the other side of the lake.
She'd had enough standing.
Concentrating so hard.
Caleb getting his pole all set up.
Helping Caleb look for a good spot.
Zoe decided to try the net.
Zack is trying to teach Zoe how to skip rocks.
Something must be funny.
Daddy & Paw Paw across the lake.
Zoe couldn't get enough of the worms! YUK!
Zoe & Paw Paw (with his eyes closed).
Watch out - Bicyclist on the loose.
Cuddling up with Zack.
Caleb acting a fool!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Getting her big start....
Climbing the chains.....
Taylor & Madalyn just happened to be riding their bikes by.....
Holding herself up - just like at gymnastics on the bars.....
Twisting while hanging on.....
Saturday, July 18, 2009
What a good time they had! They played outside on the play set for quite a while & then came in for a snack & something to drink. They then went to the basement & played in Zoe's play room. I didn't hear a peep out of them. They enjoyed each other's company while I got quite a bit accomplished around the house. Play dates need to happen more often - about the only time I get my chores completed!!!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Last night Zoe had to get her shots & lab work done for kindergarten. She was great with the finger stick for the lead test. Likewise with the urinalysis, even though it took three tries before she had to pee!! However, when it came to getting the three shots, that was a different story. She cried & cried & screamed & screamed! In fact, I ended up having to basically hold her down so the nurse could stick her. Once it was completed, Zoe was back to her old self again.
This morning though Zoe woke up with a sore arm (normal) & a fever (also normal). Zoe is prone for high fevers so I am watching her today. So far the fever has not come down any & she is just basically laying around. Her sweet friend Avery was supposed to come over to play, but I postponed that to another day. It's a cloudy dreary day so what better way to spend it than by staying inside & watching TV? Just wish Zoe felt better.
Here's a few pictures of Zoe right before we left for the health clinic last night. You can see, she was her happy-go-lucky self!