Friday, September 25, 2009

All better...sort of

Well if you haven't heard by now Dave's surgery went great. He made it through the surgery and out of recovery in 3 hours. My husband the over-achiever!!! :) Anyways, we left the hospital on Monday around 3:00 p.m. and I drove Dave to his parent's house so he could recover there without the threat of little man tackling or attacking him while he snoozed being on pain meds. It also made Dave's mom and I a lot more comfortable that she could be there with him all day in case he needed anything since I had to go back to work. So it worked out nicely.

Dave is doing much better, just trying to recover from the surgery. He is starting to swell now that the anesthesia has worn off and he is sore, but overall I believe he is doing great! The big question now is when is Dave coming home?!? Tonight, tomorrow, Sunday, next year(just kidding)...we are just not sure yet! Drew and I miss him like crazy, but his recovery is crucial so I want him to be completely certain that he will be okay.

I have had a great week with Drew. We have bonded and had lots of Mommy/Drew time and he is now a "Mama's Boy"...sort of. I started feeling really bad on Wednesday night and ended up going to the doctor yesterday during my lunch break to find out that I have a sinus infection and an ear infection in both ears, great timing huh?!? They gave me a shot and a bunch of medicine and today I feel SO MUCH BETTER!!! Now for a busy, busy weekend.

I am hoping I get to make it to the girl's night out that my childhood "Erwin" friends are doing tonight. I would love to see them all. I appreciate them inviting me and if I don't get to join them tonight hope they will extend another invitation soon so I can make the next GNO. :) I have a bachelorette party Saturday night and cleaning Sunday. I will try to post pictures soon of Drew playing soccer although they haven't played much in the past 2 weeks do to the rain. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Update on Surgery

Hi all...we have a date for Dave's surgery. He will be having his neck surgery on Monday, September 21 (one week from today). They won't tell us what time until Friday, but I am assuming we will be there very early. I will try to post as soon as he gets out to let everyone know how he is doing. Keep him in your prayers this week and especially next Monday. :)

On a different note, Drew had his first soccer game this past Saturday and it didn't go all that great. It didn't help that he got mud caked on his shoes when we first got there...that absolutely sent him into a tizzy. I guess I should have let him get "dirty" more often. ;) Once the game started, Drew was really into kicking the soccer ball when out of no where another child swooped in and with the fancy footwork of a 4 year old he swiped that ball right out from under Drew. Drew's reaction, crying and burying his face into Daddy's leg while Daddy is trying to coach the rest of the team and console little man.

After that little incident Drew wanted nothing more to do with the game, except of course during the 5 minute half-time where he was out there by himself kicking the ball up and down the field with his family cheering loudly. Of course I was no where near the video camera when this all took place, but I did take some cute pics. *I have to go through and edit around 300 pictures from practice and game day so I will post as soon as I get a few.* Drew with his accomplished little smile took his seat on the sideline after his little half-time show and sipped water until the game was over. Needless to say this may be our only soccer season...he may be more of a T-Ball player! ;)

After the game the whole family including Myself, Dave, Papa, G.G., Nana, Granddaddy, BB, Great Nana, Uncle J, Flower and Kelly (you know our wonderful family cheering loudly for my child at half-time) went to Seafood and Chicken Box for lunch and over to the Halloween store next door to purchase Drew's costume. I will keep you all in suspense for a little longer until I can post the picture with it.

Thank you all for coming to Drew's first soccer game, maybe the next time you come he will actually play with the team and not just at half-time by himself....although that was quite
entertaining! :)

Hope you all have a great week...stay dry!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


If you know my husband, you know that he has been in excruciating pain for the past 2 years with his back, shoulder and neck. He has had two spinal blocks that did not work. He took the advice of Dr. J and went to see a neurologist. The neurologist Dr. M did another MRI and we found out yesterday that Dave has to have neck surgery in the very near future. He has 2 bone spurs that are cutting into the nerves in his spine around the neck area. They will go in through the front of his neck and cut out the spurs and add some bone from the bone bank. He will be out of commission for about a month.

I am asking for prayers for my husband for his safety and that the surgery will be a success and he will finally be out of pain. I know this surgery will be well worth it especially if my husband obeys the doctor's orders (he's had a problem with this in the past). :)

I will keep you all posted about the surgery when we hear from the doctor and find out exactly when it will take place. Again, prayers are much appreciated for now. Thanks!!!!