Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Birthday Party!

Monday was Delayna's 14th birthday. We had a birthday party that day for both of the girls. About 2 hours before the party was supposed to start it started storming. Rain, wind (blowing the rain into our house) thunder and lightening, it was crazy. We were running around trying to finish getting ready for the party and trying to shut windows and clean up the water that was blowing in. It rained for a while but thankfully stopped before the party. The girls had a great time with their friends and we enjoyed fellowship with some of the parents. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

An ammendment

Regarding my previous post, "Ready to Jump", some new facts came out at lunch today. Seth started talking about when him and Jesse were jumping yesterday. We started asking questions and found out that they were jumping from the roof of the house! We were all covering our faces trying to keep from showing anything. I was both upset and trying not to laugh. My boys sure keep me on my toes!

Ready to Jump!

Well, my boys were at it again! Last night they were out in the pool swimming and me and Stu were sitting in the living room. We could hear them but not see them. After a bit I asked Stu where they were jumping from because the splashes sure sounded loud. He said I think they are just jumping from the ladder but I will go check. Before I go further, let me tell you how the area around our pool is. The pool is right by the back of the house and just off of the house is a little add on that holds our propane tanks. So the "gas" house is about 3/4 of the way up the house with a small gap in between. Well, when Stu went out Seth jumped from the gas house into the pool and Jesse was up on the house roof, on the edge, ready to jump into the pool!
We still got sickness going through ours and the Wesson's house. Jesse woke up yesterday and threw up all over the place. He was fine the rest of the day except for a bad cough. He coughed all night last night too. Seth kept crying last night that his stomach hurt but he never threw up. I gave him ramen noodles for supper and really thought I would be cleaning them up during the night. Three of Joy's kids are sick. I am staying home today keeping the infirmary.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

When it rains it Hurricanes!

I have this saying, "when it rains it hurricanes!".  That is what has happened the last couple of weeks. It started off with Juls getting "gripe", a cold. Then I got it. Then Stu got bit by something on his finger and it turned nasty! Any of you who are on Facebook saw the pictures. After going to two different doctors he finally got put on a strong enough antibiotic that started helping. It is much better now, but still not pretty. Then Myra, our German Shepherd, had a big patch of fur that she licked off of her thigh. So we took her to the vet and from what I heard, second hand, she is allergic to the food we were giving her. Juls has been playing vet and giving her meds and doing her bath and creams and sprays. Juls loves animals but admitted it has been hard to keep up with the pills and baths, etc. at the scheduled times. (that is how I feel keeping up with giving out meds to the family) Then it was Delayna who got very sick. It started out as a cold, or what seemed like it, and got worse and worse until I suspected she had Bronchitis again. We finally took her to the doctor and found out she has Asthma. She was on a 3 day treatment to get her breathing back to where it should be, but it didn't quite get there. She was still coughing and has been having headache, arms hurting and very tired. The doctor suspected that she might have Bronchitis as a secondary infection, so she is now on antibiotics for that. I think she has a virus also, which is what I think Jesse has now. He went to bed last night with a bad headache and woke up this morning with a fever. He has been laying around all day. I am hoping the rest of us don't get it, but I am not holding my breath.
On top of all of that, we have been trying to prepare for our furlough.Our U.S. passports finally came today, so legally we are ready! We leave in less than 6 weeks now and we have a full schedule during that time. My brain is a little fried right now, so I can't remember anything else that might have happened! I think I am going to bed now! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Good looking finger!

Well, Stu's finger is not looking any better. It is actually looking pretty nasty! We went to the doctor today and he got some of the pus out and gave him an antibiotic. He says it is so painful, very tender to the touch. Anyways, hopefully it will clear up soon. I'll attach a picture, if you have a weak stomach, you might not want to look at it. :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


It takes a lot to gross me out, but today my boys grossed me out! Me, Stu and the boys had to run a few errands. First, we stopped to get gas (propane). When we get propane we all have to get out of the car. So we walked around the parking lot while waiting. We then got back in the car and headed to the next place. After a few minutes I looked back to check on them and they were licking the bottom of their shoes!!! I am not a clean freak, I let them play on the floor and the ground and I know there are germs there, but I was ready to germ X their tongues! We have already been praying for protection for our health with Cholera all around us, but I better pray a little extra for them. I could use some help, so if ya'll think about it, keep us in your prayers. :)
Stu got a bad report on his knee. He was told he was basically going to have to deal with it until he is ready to give up his sports and get a knee replacement. He is taking an anti inflammatory daily, received a cortisone shot and is hoping the pain will ease up for a bit. He also got a bite on his finger that is swelled and has pus in it now. I guess I will watch it closely to make sure it doesn't get worse. He doesn't know what bit him. If anyone knows what to watch for besides red streaks, let me know.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

To the Embassy again!

We had a great time on Memorial day. We had a few American friends over and grilled out. It was overcast all day, so it wasn't too hot. The kids had a good time playing and were worn out by bedtime.
On Tuesday I got a call from the Canadian Embassy saying that they wouldn't accept Seth's picture because there was a shadow in the background. A couple of hours later they called back and told me they wouldn't accept mine or Jesse's either. So today we went and got more pictures and took them by the Embassy. Once again they said they should be fine now, but now I can't help but expect a phone call saying something else is wrong.
Yesterday was the first day of hurricane season and it started out with lots of rain! Actually it is supposed to rain for a couple more days. Because of all the rain Wednesday traffic was very bad and church attendance was low. It has cooled us off quite a bit. I was cold last night. Of course, Stu always laughs at me when I'm cold here.
Cholera is getting closer to us. They keep putting in the paper, the neighborhoods that it has been found and the last update showed it just down the road from us. The girls heard about it and started talking about it. They want to know everything about it. Now they want to use our filtered water for everything!
The ear doctor put Jesse on an allergy medicine for 3 weeks and I am supposed to give it to him in the morning and at night. The doctor said that for some kids it makes them real active and they won't sleep, so if that happened only to give it to him in the morning. Well, the first morning I gave it to him he fell asleep 3 different times on the couch. I didn't clue in until the next day, when he kept falling asleep again, that it was the medicine. So now I am only giving it to him at night. He seems to be sleeping good. :)

So far my niece is doing pretty good. They are still waiting for her intestines to start working, but she is off of the breathing machines now. She will still have to stay in the hospital for another month or two (at the least). Craig and Leigh are staying at the Ronald McDonald house nearby. Please continue to pray for them.