Thursday, March 31, 2011

Feeling Better

We went to the doctor again today. Aubrey is doing better. She's not completely well, but she's getting there. She has slept much better the past two nights and is coughing less. Thank you for all your prayers. She seems to be back to her normal self, behavior wise, ornery as ever!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We've Got It All

Well, actually Aubrey has it all. Her strep throat seems to be better, but she's been coughing quite a bit and I didn't feel comfortable about it. We went back to the doctor today. She has a double ear infection, bronchitis, pneumonia, and her oxygen level is a little low. She had to get a breathing treatment in the doctor's office and then we brought an inhaler home with some albuterol for the next couple of days. She is also taking a steroid and a different antibiotic. The good thing is that she acts like she feels much better than she did even two days ago. So, we're stuck away from the other kids for another day or so. I really wish the weather would get nice so that we can get outside and dust off all our germs!

Aubrey coughs a lot at night, so I haven't been sleeping very well. Please pray for both of us.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Strep Throat

Aubrey is sick again. Poor little one went to bed Wednesday night with a rash that I was a little suspicious about, but didn't worry too much. After she started coughing, then woke up around 1 with a fever of 101.5, and then threw up the tylenol half hour after I gave it to her, I knew something was up. She went to the doctor yesterday afternoon. By that time, her rash had overtaken her whole body and she was running a fever of 104. After 2 doses of her antibiotic, I do have her fever a little more under control, but she still had a low grade fever this morning. She did act like she felt a little better this morning than she did yesterday.

Pray for her.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

Aubrey and I had a great weekend.

Friday after work we went to Jumpy's in Troy with our friends, Greta and Christy. Jumpy's is a building with those blow-up, inflatable jumping things (5 in one place). The girls had a blast and because they wanted to go down the largest slide they had, Christy and I had to participate to get them to the top. It was really fun.

Saturday morning, Mamaw and Papaw came over and I went to Muncie to a Thirty-One party. This was the only bad part of the weekend because not only did I spend money buying some cute bags and a new purse, when I was backing out of my spot in the driveway, watching so as not to hit another car, I hit their basketball goal post with the front of my car. That trip over there was a little expensive for me, as I will probably have to replace a piece on the front fender to fix it :(. I did have fun at the party though, so in the whole scheme of things, one minor mishap doesn't ruin everything. Saturday evening, we met our friends Curtis and Karen and their boys down in Dayton for supper and then went to the mall. While Curtis watched the four kids, Karen and I got manicures and pedicures, it was very relaxing!

Today we spent the day at my parents, Aubrey played with her cousins and I got to read a book, which I'm going to have to sit down and finish here shortly.

Nice to have a weekend like that.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Taking Applications

Bath time was Ryan's domain. When Ryan first got sick just a little over two years ago, I had to take over giving baths. At first Aubrey wasn't very happy about this, but after a while, I got the hang of things. Ever since then, unless I can get someone else talked into it, I've been giving Aubrey her baths. This might just be my least favorite mom job. I've decided it is time to look for someone who would like to be hired to give Aubrey her baths at 7:15 every other night :). I'm not sure what the pay rate will be for this position, still figuring out the fine details! Obviously, I'm just kidding, but we've been talking about daddy a lot lately and we miss him a bit.

Last night I went to the Versailles FFA banquet where they honored Ryan's memory with a wonderful poem written by Shayne Cheadle and a slideshow of some pictures of Ryan's FFA years. I appreciate so much what others do and say to honor Ryan's memory. It was shared that a tree will be planted at the school in memory of Ryan and this will surely be meaningful to Aubrey when she is a student there in the future.

Thank you all who still think about and pray for our family, we appreciate it.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our Status

I haven't blogged much about how Aubrey and I have been. Unless something majorly stressful happens, and we've had several of those situations, then we generally deal with things fairly well. Aubrey asks about Daddy often and usually prays for him at bedtime. Otherwise, I think she is adjusting well to just Mommy at this point, but she's still young. I've been noticing lately that I'm very concerned when we go places and it is just Aubrey and me. I never in a million years thought I would be a single mother and sometimes feel self-conscience about that. I think God has been trying to speak to me about this issue though. A couple of times we've been in a restaurant, just the two of us, and a complete stranger will come up and tell me that she is well-behaved and that I'm a patient mother. It is usually in those times that I'm not feeling very patient with Aubrey at all, but I think God has been sending little reminders to me. Last night I was reading a magazine and there was an article titled, "Co-Parenting With God", and I realized that although Ryan wasn't meant to be able to be on earth for all of Aubrey's life, that God has promised He would never give me more than I can handle and that he'll always be with me.

On a different note, I have found another house. I made an offer on it yesterday and the offer was accepted. In all actuality, the morning after I blogged about moving and looking for a house, I got an email from a friend about a house her uncle was selling. I went and looked at the house two days later, looked at it again that weekend, and made an offer that was accepted yesterday. I am excited about moving. It will probably still be a couple of month and the house needs a few things, but I'm looking forward to a clean palette for decorating!

Aubrey wasn't feeling real well last Tuesday and I took her to the after hours doctor. He said her throat was red and put her on an antibiotic. She seemed ok by Wednesday afternoon and went back to Sandy's on Thursday, when I picked her up, she was running a fever again. I took her back to the doctor Friday and she said that Aubrey had pneumonia. She got a different antibiotic, and I think this one seems to be working. She hasn't had a fever since Friday afternoon and her cough has become more productive. We have a follow-up appointment this Friday to make sure her lungs sound better.

Thank you for your prayers.