Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trip to the ER

Sat and Sunday Taniyah was acting like her neck hurt. She wasn't wanting to move it from side to side and occassionally didn't want to move it up and down. We gave her motrin and it seemed to help.

I figured that if she wasn't better by Monday I would make an appt at the clinic for her.

Monday morning she woke up and would not put her head down. I called the appt line and they had no appts but recommended that I take her to the ER as it had progressed to the point of not moving her head at all. They said that if she injured her neck they would not be able to facilitate treating her.

So off to the ER we headed, I called Rod, Marsha and Mom to let them know that I was taking her in. Rod told me that he was transferring peirs and would not be able to come up until after he moored at the new pier. Marsha told me to let her know what was going on as she was stuck at work but would get Will if need be. Mom talked to me the rest of the way to downtown and reminded me to take a picture. Luckily I had a camera in the glovebox so I got one before heading inside.


This is how she rode all the way to the ER. Shw would not put her head down. We got there and it was empty. They took us right back and assured me that it probably was just a muscle spasm.

They asked lots of questions, looked her over from head to toe, back and front, asked more questions, looked her over again and then decided to get some x-rays of her neck. Their two main concerns were the nasal discharge from her nose as they said it could be the sign of an abcess in her neck. The other concern was a fracture of her vertebra.

Had the xrays done and waited. The best part of being in the ER - NOT! After waiting I was told that the xrays looked normal and we were waiting for a final read. After another wait they changed their minds. The radiologist thought he saw something suspicious looking on her C1 and C2. He wanted a CT scan done so they put in an IV and she fell asleep. While sleeping they taped a rolled up towel around her neck so that she couldn't move it. They decided that she did so well getting the iv in (it was solely for the sedation to do the CT scan) and the fact that she was asleep that we would try to do the scan without sedation. If we could do it without sedation then we wouldn't have to wait the 7 hours since she last ate.

So we headed up and did the CT scan. Taniyah did awesome! She laid on the table and did not move! She didn't budge. They did the scan and within 15 minutes of getting there we were headed back out again. Back to the ER anyway.

When we got back from CT will was there. Marsha had called him and he left the class that he was in to come up and sit with me. About 30 minutes later, Rod showed up. Then they moved us to a different room. After 8 hours in the ER Taniyah was declared to have a MUSCLE SPASM! They said to give her motrin and follow up with her ped. if she wasn't better in a day or two.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

One room down......

We got the Infant Care Room done. We did it in an underwater theme and had a lot of fun with it.

We put a shelf up above the changing table for wipes, lysol, and changing table covers.


This is the back of the door out to the sanctuary

The other part of the west facing wall.


The window looking out into the sanctuary

The big spot on the wall is for the flat screen tv that we would like to get in this room.


We frosted this window so that people outside can't look in.


A close up of the treasure chest with mirror in it.

The paint on the bottom part of the wall is sand textured.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Rod's first sermon

Rod preached his first sermon at the 8am service.

He did a great job and the message was excellent.

We were blessed to have many of our friends come out to join us - Will & Marsha and kids, Joe, Linda & Kelly, Jesse with Cadence, Cindy with her kids, and Daleen with her kids.

For those who would like a DVD they will be available in two weeks and cost $8.

After service I took pics and played around with it. Here is the result.

rod minister collage copy

Here is a picture that Ladaria took of Rod and I. I didn't do anything with it.

Rod & S'te

Friday, October 13, 2006

Blue Angels

Today we went to a special showing of the Blue Angels.

It was for the Make a Wish foundation and chronically ill kids from Balboa.

There were only a few kids from Balboa that made it but we still had fun.

If you click on the first picture you can see the slideshow of pics from the airshow.

Blue Angels

Blue Angels

After the show the pilots came and signed pictures for the kids and took pictures.

Makkiah and Pilot #8

Balboa kids with the Blue Angel pilots

After 5.5 hours we were headed home and Taniyah was tired but she was not going to let loose of her paper.

Sleeping with her Blue Angels

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Last of the seas creatures

I got the last of the sea creatures done. The only thing left is to paint the sand at the bottom of the wall.





Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dean Robert Bright

We found out on Wednesday that my cousin Dean was killed in action in Iraq.

Dean was a great person who always made me feel welcome.

He was the one who was always smiling, always laughing.

Dean leaves behind his wife Becky, his two children Jarrod 9 and Maddie 6, his parents Uncle Bob and Aunt Norma, his sister Sandra. He also had uncles, aunts, cousins, neices and nephews who will all miss him greatly.

I remember being there when Becky and Dean got married. He was so happy. So excited.

Then I went away and joined the military.

I didn't see him again for several years but when I did he and Becky welcomed us and our kids into their home.

We were there to clebrate our grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary.

Newspaper article about Dean

Sunday, October 01, 2006

New camera!

I got a new camera.

I've had a couple of people ask me to take pictures for them. I'm really looking forward to it.

I did have to try it out and my willing participant was not Tete this time.

It's always nice to have new models!!

As I edit and crop pics I will continue to add them to Flickr.

Baby B

Sucking fingers!

Baby B