Thursday, February 26, 2009


Yeah - we closed on our refinance yesterday - 4.625%! Never thought I would see interest in the 4's!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yes we did but now we're not

So, yes we did have to make a trip to the hospital yesterday, but no we did not have to stay!! They took chest x-rays to look at Kat's lungs - which looked good - and then they did a breathing treatment. They also sent us home on breathing treatments, a liquid steroid, and an antibiotic for the ear infections. Poor thing, she sacked out as soon as we got her home!

Thanks so much for your prayers.

Faithfully, Kelly

Monday, February 23, 2009

Prayer Warriors needed

Kathryn has had a small cold over the weekend and she was sounding worse today so we headed to a 3:00 doctor's appointment. The prognosis is that she has a double ear infection, but also a significant "rattle" all over her chest. For Kat that can be dangerous because it can get into her lungs. She has been free of daytime oxygen for about 4 weeks now, but today she had to go back on daytime oxygen at 1/4 L (which is also her nighttime amount). Right now it is precautionary in order to keep her oxygen sats where they need to be. We are at home and treating her for her ear infections. Please pray that Kathryn will improve, this will not spread to her lungs, and that she will not need to go back in to the hospital. She has been hospital free for one year now and that is the last place we want to go back. Right now, we just kinda wait and see how she does (and we pray a lot!).

We covet your prayers!

Faithfully, Kelly

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Today is an anniversary

Today we celebrate one year hospital free with Kathryn!!

What an outrageous 12 months it's been.

Off to watch the Oscars. (and to Facebook)

Faithfully, Kelly

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More random thoughts

So here we are, another week has gone by and I have neglected the blog again! I used to have much more free time! Anyway, on to the news . . .

1. Maddie - Greg went this past Saturday at 5:30am to stand in line to reserve her spot in after school care starting in August. He was #8 in line and we still got first on the waiting list! I did talk with them on Monday afternoon and it seems pretty positive that we will get a spot, we just won't know until later this week. On the sickness homefront, Maddie is much better. A week and a half and now Maddie is back! She is thrilled to be back at school this week too.

2. Kathryn - had been hanging in all week and not getting sick, and now . . . she's getting sick. So far so good though with the oxygen. We had one little spell last night where she started to breathe funny and her sats were a little low so I put her on oxygen early, but other than that she has been doing well with nights only for about 2 1/2 weeks. Her sickness so far seems to just be really high fevers - 103 is the highest and that was last night with the crazy breathing spell. We went to the zoo and the park this past weekend and she loved running around without an attachment.

3. Greg and I - working, errands, etc. Greg was scheduled to go to Texas again this week on Monday and Tuesday and Monday morning after he had taken his travel bag to work, the trip was postponed. That trip will now be next week. Today he is headed to Mobile. Travelling fool! I'm in town, working, juggling appointments, holding down the fort, etc. For Valentines, we are doing the BE&K 5K this Saturday morning to help raise money for Kid One Transport. That's right, while you guys head out for your dinner dates, our date is a walk! (we save money and we get exercise - and I get some time with just my husband!)

Anyway, better run to get dressed for work!
Faithfully, Kelly

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Random Things

1. Kat is doing very well without oxygen during the day. She has been doing it about a week and a day and is doing excellent! She loves the freedom to go places in our home that she couldn't go before! She walks with a passion. She has now converted "Bay Bay" to "Bai-ly" to call our dog. If you ask her, where's Maddie, she turns to look straight at Maddie. In this fashion, she knows who the following people are: Maddie, Mommy, Daddy, Nini, Pawpaw, and Miss Cheryl. She waves bye bye with a vengeance and is just starting into "uh-oh".

2. Maddie is still recovering from a weekend of sickness. You name it, she's had it. Let's just say that our washing machine keeps getting a workout from all the sickness. Poor thing, her fever has been as high as 104, coughing, vomiting, chills, no appetite, etc. I hope that she is starting to round the curve to wellness because she isn't herself at all. I am also very tired from little to no sleep for the past four nights!

3. We went to the circus on Saturday night because Maddie seemed fine and we had the tickets. 10 minutes after intermission, Maddie threw up all over Greg so we left. Kathryn seemed to have a ball though! I have pictures of them that I will post later.

4. I joined FaceBook - that thing is fun, but is a definite time hog!

5. Greg's company won a job in Texas for some huge amount like $60 million that he helped to find! Go Greg!

6.Greg and I had a date last Friday night at the Comedy Club. It was very nice to get out and Nini and Pawpaw were gracious babysitters!

That's all for now! Faithfully, Kelly