Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm pretty sure...'s safe to say that we are in "survival mode" in our household at the moment.

If I am able to get anything else accomplished in the next week, in addition to getting my children clothed and in clean diapers, as well as fed and bathed at the appropriate times, I will be pretty darn pleased with myself.

Case in point: this is the state my house is in at the moment. Cassidy had managed to create this total chaos by 9 in the morning. Ahem.

Why am I falling apart at the seams? Well, with my little boy's surgery hanging over my head, I am not exactly what you'd call emotionally stable.
But let's get back to yesterday...

I spent the better part of the afternoon and evening on the phone with Dylan's cardiologist and his Early Intervention nurse trying to figure out why his hands and arms were purple. They were concerned that this may be his heart going into distress. After answering a million questions about Dylan's state over the past few days, I had to decide if I wanted to take him in, (not easy considering I am still without a car...but that's another story) or monitor him further. I decided to keep a close eye on him and was told to call if anything else looked "off". I wrapped him up in blankets and turned up the heat...and watched him. Thankfully, a few hours later his coloring normalized. Whew.

While all of this was going on, I had found my dog lying in a puddle of blood. Dave had to take her in to the vet at 7:30 last night to have an infected mass (blech) removed. She is now sporting the lovely lampshade. She is not very happy about it, but then again, we aren't all that thrilled about the stained carpets and the surgery bill, Bailey.

Ah well. At least one person isn't phased by the madness.


Cathy said...

Ow wow...please keep us posted on the purple thing!!! I hope they figure out what it was. Who cares about the house being in's much more important to spend time with your sweet babies!!

Cleo said...

I totally agree with Cathy. Love Dylan's photo!!!, he looks so peaceful, he is such a sweet boy. =)

Tricia said...

My goodness, do not for one second worry about the house! We moved to another state about 4 weeks before Georgia's surgery. Alex had just graduated with his PhD. Georgia had just gotten out of the hospital b/c she was sick with RSV, our dog was sick too (sorry about Bailey), and we were a MESS. Guess what? None of THAT mattered. Try to get a little rest.

Kimberly said...

Hey don't forget you got medical advise from your sister ;)J/k
I am glad Dylan is better, he was just a little chilly, this will all get better. Cass is the best, if she wants to chat again tell her to give me a call! And Bay, I have nothing to say about her, I have known her for her whole life and know ALL the issues she has had, self inflicted may I add.
Love you!

Lisa said...

Awww, man, Laurie, when it rains, it pours. I'm so sorry for the super rough day. That is worrisome about Dylan's coloring . . . keep me posted please. Sending hugs across the miles . . .

Lis said...

What a rough day! Poor Bailey.

And my house in is a constant state of disaster, and i only have one kid!

Dylan is adorable as always!

Tammy and Parker said...

My heart is totally melting. You are one very blessed Mama.

Parker has a huge bowel surgery on the 7th. I'll keep you guys in our prayers.

And try not to worry about that house. It's lived and loved in.

The love being the most important of all.