Every year May rolls around and there graduation ceremonies going on every night, in every town across America. This year is no exception. We have 3 graduations that we are going to at this moment.
The first graduation that we need to go to this year is my niece Jaklyn's graduation. Jaklyn is graduating from Jefferson High School on May 19th 2009. Over the years Jaklyn has watche
d my kid's for me more times then I can count! She is such a beautiful girl and I can't wait to see what she does in the next few years!
The next graduation that we will get to attend is Ella's preschool gradution. Now, I know that some may argue that it is silly to have preschool graduation, but Ella has had such a good time at preschool this
year. She has made some really good friends in her class. Some of them are going to kindergarten next year, so it will be fun for her to do one last big thing with her class/friends. Ella is graduating from Little Chickadee Preschool on May 20th 2009.
Congratulations Ella Jean!!!
The last graduation we get to go to is my Sis-in-law Categerine. Catherine is graduating from Springville High School on Ella's Birthday. It will be fun to go and celebrate with Catherine and give her our expert graduate knowledge!
I got my Mother's Day present early yesterday. I was with Cub Scouts all morning, and when I got home I went to my mom's for awhile cause Dave and Ella were making a "surprise" for me. When I got back this is what they gave me...
David helped Ella write all the things on the cake that Mommy does. David even got video of Ella decorating the cake.
So, I got my Happy Mother's Day and I won't forget it.
As most of you know, Elena has had terrible ear infections since she was about 6 months old. I got looking back on her profile at the drug store and she had an ear infection every 6 weeks or less!! Well, it finally got to the point that our family doctor referred us to the ear, nose, and throat doctor.
On Monday, April 27 we got to the hospital at 5:30 in the morning and waited for her surgery. (Elena must take after her mom cause she WAS NOT HAPPY that I woke her up that early) While we were checking in, they needed to weigh her and she threw a fit cause she didn't want me to put her down. "Oh great," I thought, we are starting the day out great! Soon after this her nurse brought her a purple teddy-bear that she carried around and would not let out of her sight the entire day.
Right before we went to the holding room, the anesthesiologist came in and asked me if we wanted to give her a pre-med so she wouldn't cry when they took her. Since she had already cried when they tried to weigh her, I told them to go ahead. Soon after, Elena's head started drooping a little and she started getting silly. At one point she laughed out loud at nothing at all! The rest of the time she mostly was just jabbering a lot. All the nurses got a kick out of her making so much noise. It was the best part of the day!!
Elena was only in surgery for about 30 minutes and in recovery for 30 minutes before they brought her to me. When they first brought her to me, you couldn't imagine how hard she was crying. (They told me before hand that they can get really disoriented on the anesthesia) I finally figured out that if I stood up and rocked her she would calm down, but there was no way that I could sit down!! Soon after she went to sleep and everything was all good.
The rest of the day went pretty well. I had to make sure that she had Tylenol in her, but other than that she just wanted to be held a lot. The day after the surgery Elena started throwing up. She had a day or two where we didn't know if she was going to throw up or not, but once we got some pedialyte in her she felt 100 times better.
The other day we got Elena's new ear plugs in at the drug store. We could have just used cotton balls and vaseline in her ears when she took a bath, but it was a pain plus we had to buy ear plugs for her to use when she went swimming anyway. These are the ear plugs that the doctor
They are called Doc's Proplugs and I really like them. They are made to suction to the ear canals, and they are comfortable enough Elena doesn't mind them. (Once they are in!) They also fit into the curves of her ear enough that she can't really pull them out which is a definite plus!!!
These days Elena is back to her splashing little self. It's a good thing she has her earplugs. If she didn't she would have water in her ears all the time. The other day she even climbed in the bathtub (with Ella) with ALL HER CLOTHES ON!! (and that day she DIDN'T have ear plugs....)
Another medical fiasco completed. THANK GOODNESS!!