Friday, October 17, 2008

Deformed Cast

The picture below is a look at the new cast. They didn't take the old one off, they just cut a wedge out and moved her wrist a certain way to keep her bone from shifting more. The big lumps you see on her cast are plastic wedge blocks that they wedged inside the cut of her cast so that her wrist would have to stay cocked that way for the next three to four weeks. She has got to be uncomfortable!!

She's trying to get as many signatures as she can! =) She even has the signature of a boy in her class that she REALLY likes (trying to discourage her from liking any boy right now)...his name is Jacob! Can you imagine another Jacob in our family Katy? Not that I'm pushing ANYTHING!! =)


8 Favorite TV Shows...
1. FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Everybody Loves Raymond
3. Full House
4. Allie McBeal
5. Home Improvement
6. American Idol
7. Hannah Montana (NO's a good show!!)
8. So You Think You Can Dance

8 Favorite Restaurants...this is hard
1. Port of Subs
2. Delmonico's
3. Applebees
4. Olive Garden
5. Cafe Rio
6. Buffalo Wild Wings
7. Roadrunner
8. Cappriotis

8 Things that happened yesterday...
1. Was promised by my son that he would keep his card on green in his class.
2. Started out the school day nice with no students the first hour.
3. Gave Ginny tylenol at lunch time for her arm being in pain.
4. Finally ate something for the day - a bagel for lunch.
5. Graded papers and put in the gradebook.
6. Told by my son that his card was changed to red for the 2nd day in a row!!! >:(
7. Helped with homework.
8. Did the dishes.

8 things to look forward to...
1. Thanksgiving and Winter break(Christmas!)DIDDO SISTER!!!!!!
2. the weather getting cooler
3. finding out that Ginny's bones are healing and no surgery is needed (cross your fingers!)
4. The weekend!
5. Getting Ginny's cast off.
6. Seeing my little sister at Cafe Rio on Saturday!! YAY!
7. Trip to Denver to watch the Broncos play in December.
8. Getting my Lia Sophia jewelry!

8 Things i love about fall..
1. Leaves changing
2. the smell when you walk in your house of pumpkin or family, something awesome.
3. the weather getting cooler.
4. The pumpkin patches and christmas tree stands
5. Jacket wearing
6. Hot Cider! MMMMMMM!!
7. NO ONE has an excuse for being so white, including me!
8. Seeing family more often!

8 things on my wish list...
1. Feeling comfortable with how I teach sooner rather than later!
2. Seeing my son's behavior improve ASAP in his class.
3. To give the best to my kids.
4. Good health for my kids (Ginny's not helping me on this one lately). =)
5. Our Denver trip to be a blast!
6. To keep God in my families life constantly!
7. Any amount of money I want to spend on supplies for my classroom!
8. To make a difference to someone.

The lucky people I tag...Emily, Brooke, Channi. LOVE YOU GUYS!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Tears!!

Today was another doctor's appointment for Ginny. Last week, the orthopedic doctor that put on her cast said he wants to see her once a week for the first few weeks to make sure her bones are healing properly. He is worried that her bones will shift and cause her to have surgery. Today's doctors appointment didn't go like I imagined: We sign in, wait to be called, have x-rays taken and then told her bones look great and we can make another appointment for next week. NOT THE CASE TODAY!!

After getting her x-rays done, the doctor said that her bones have shifted slightly,nothing terrible, but enough to cause some concern. He then said that they will need to adjust her cast so that her bones will shift back in place and heal correctly. The doctor was explaining to the cast technician that he needed to cut the cast in a certain spot, put in some wedges so her hand can be shifted enough to help shift her bones back to the proper place. Ginny wasn't listening to all of this and probably wouldn't understand it even if she did listen.

After the doctor left the room, the cast technician pulled out the cast "saw" and Ginny's eyes grew as wide as a frisbee!!!! She was terrified of the saw. He turned that saw on and Justin about jumped in my lap and Ginny was SCREAMING and crying!! YES, literally screaming!! She was afriad that it was going to hurt her but even after the cast technician showed her that it wouldn't hurt her at all (he touched his own skin with the cast "saw" and it did nothing to him) she still was in hysterics!! She had the whole doctor's office staff down by the cast room again trying to calm her down.

Justin was not understanding either and he started crying so I took him out to the waiting room while Ginny had her moment in the cast room. Justin asked me "why do they have to cut Ginny's arm off" and through my giggling and laughter I had to explain to him that they weren't cutting off her arm, they were merely cutting a piece of the cast and the cast "saw" is not going to hurt her at all! He was okay with it after that but we had to stay in the waiting room so Ginny wouldn't freak out more.

They finally finished adjusting her cast and re-wrapped her cast with another roll of the BRIGHT pink wrap so her cast was good as new. She is in a lot of pain again so we've had to give her medicine and send her to bed...without doing her homework might I add.

Oh the joys of being a mother!! My advice to anyone reading...don't let your kids break their bones (like we "allowed" this to happen-sarcastically speaking)!! =) ESPECIALLY a girl that overreacts to almost anything!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


It has been 11 years for my husband and I today!! We've had our hard times (like this last weekend with Ginny breaking her arm) and we've had our good times. I love him and will always be thankful for everything he has and continues to do for me and our kids!!

Here are a few old pictures of us:

Our first car as a couple. This picture was taken the summer before we got married. Doesn't Jeff look hot in the sleeveless shirt and all that hair!! =)

This was one of my wedding pictures with the girls in my wedding. Love my sisters and cousin! I love this picture and have it framed in my house!

This is also one of my favorites from our wedding day!!

ER's make moms emotional!!

Our latest adventure was not a fun one! Last Friday, Oct. 3rd, my mom watched my kids for my very first Staff Development day as a licensed teacher. My son was not very good at school that week so he had to go with Grandpa and help him with landscaping someones yard (although I don't think he was upset about it at all). Ginny got to stay with Grandma and do things around the house and run errands. From the black marks all over my children's clothes and skin, it is assumed that they played on Grandma and Grandpa's trampoline for awhile that day also! NO INJURIES! That's a relief. HOWEVER, when returning home from Grandma and Grandpa's house, Ginny and Justin were allowed to watch T.V. up in my bedroom while my husband watched the latest election news on the T.V. downstairs (I was still at work). Ginny decided that she wanted to balance herself on the foot board of our bed (approximately 3-4 feet off the floor) while watching T.V. and fell off. In the midst of falling, she landed on her left arm! My husband heard a thud and was heading upstairs to reprimand whoever was "horsing" around in our room. Halfway up the stairs, he heard a shrieking scream (that you would hear in a horror movie) coming from our bedroom. When he arrived in the bedroom, my daughter was screaming and crying that she fell and thought she broke her arm. He inspected the arm she fell on and decided that it was in need for medical attention. They all came downstairs and he attempted to call me, which my phone did not deliver the call until after I got home. Just as he hung up I pulled up and came in the house. As soon as I came in he told me in an extreme panic voice "We have to take Ginny to the hospital, she broker her arm!!" I was supposed to go to a Lia Sophia jewelry party an hour from this time but had to call the lady coming to get me that I was unable to go due to the recent events! Needless to say, I was panicking a little as well but tried not to show it. We arrived at the brand new hospital (I believe it was only open for about 4-6 months) on our side of town and they immediately took her while I was in the process of filling out paperwork! The older gentlemen that was helping me was so nice and expressed his understanding of what we were going through. We finally got back to a "bed" (it was really a recliner type chair) and the x-ray lady came to take the x-rays. After about 10 minutes the doctor came to tell us that he has good and bad news (I'm really not sure why they say that, just tell me the news...we're in the ER, it's obvious to be bad news whether it's the injury or the bill!!!) The bad news was the she broke both bones in her arm just above the wrist and the good news was they didn't have to set the brake!! I was planning on leaving if they would have to set the bone...I wouldn't be able to handle watching her go through that pain and I figured that Jeff would do much better than me!! The ER doctor scheduled an appointment for an orthopedic surgeon (which made my stomach turn again!) Tuesday for a cast. They put a splint on her in the ER and she kept tearing up and looking at us with big alligator tears...hence making me tear up as well!!! I hate not being able to help one of my kids when they are hurt and watching them give me that look of "help me"!

Waiting for the nurse to finish putting the splint on...this was painful for her also because she had to lift her arm several times for the wrap to go around her arm several times!

Justin was getting restless so I let him watch some Scooby-Doo and Spongebob on my Ipod.

We went to get the cast on Tuesday and the doctor said that she is still at risk for surgery if the bone displaces at all so they put on a long cast (up to her shoulder) and he wants to x-ray her arm once a week for the next 4 weeks. The man that was putting the cast on had to form the cast to her arm so that it would help keep her bones in place but while doing this it put Ginny in a lot of pain and she was crying pretty hard. She had the majority of the staff down by her room to make sure she was okay. She got to chose the color of her cast and instead of picking purple (her favorite color) she wanted BRIGHT pink! =)