It's only Tuesday?!

Is it seriously only Tuesday? This week has been eternally long already. Yesterday, I got a call around lunchtime from the trainer at Ryan’s school that he was having chest pains and shortness of breath and that they had called EMS. Thank goodness for our nurse because I was able to leave right away to go and be with him. He checked out ok, but EMS recommended we go to the hospital. I drove him to the ER, and long story short, they kept him overnight for observation and he came home around 6:00 tonight. He did not have a heart attack, thank goodness, but will follow up with a cardiologist on Friday to see if they can figure out the cause.

Visiting Daddy- G was glad not to be the patient this time!

This morning, we had an appointment to get Grayson fitted for his AFOs- orthotic devices that will help his stability when he puts weight on his legs. In true Grayson fashion, he was generally uncooperative and being a major wiggle worm. I turned on Veggie Tales music on my phone and he instantly calmed down (Veggie Tales is Grayson Crack). He also wanted to chew on my phone, which I stupidly thought would be ok because I have an Otter.Box case. Ummm…so my phone may be able to survive a fall from a 10 story building, but baby drool- forget it. By the time the casting was done, I took my phone from his mouth and it wasn’t working- and there was a pool of drool under the protective screen. Grrrreeeat. Thankfully, putting it in rice for awhile and wiping it down really well seemed to work- no issues now. But…ugh. Oh, and you get to pick a design to go on the AFOs. I’m normally totally against licensed characters on stuff for my kid, but when I saw that Veggie Tales was one of the options, I just couldn’t NOT have Bob and Larry on my kid’s feet- ha!

Getting measured

Tomorrow is a big day- not only is Grayson’s wheelchair being delivered, but his bath chair too. And you know what that means? After almost 23 months of bathing him in the infant tub, tonight was possibly his LAST bath in it. I am beyond excited for this nastiness to be in the trash tomorrow (Baby #2 will have a brand spankin’ new tub). I just had to take a picture of his last bath tonight- Ryan just rolled his eyes.

Yeah, he’s a tad too big for this tub- ha!

Grayson starts school on Monday! Life is about to get crazy, but I am so very excited for him. I am meeting with the organization that does therapy at the school on Thursday; we have decided for right now to keep his ECI therapists (we are both attached to them) and try and get additional therapy for him at school. I am hoping he can get some intensive speech therapy at school to focus on oral feeding- we’ll see what they say on Thursday. Because he’s going to school 3 days/week, we will be fitting in 4 therapists and hopefully most doctors appointments in 2 days. Well, at least we won’t get bored!

Life is plugging right along- we are just thankful Ryan is ok. Here’s hoping the rest of the week is drama free!


  1. Traci on August 15, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I'm exhausted just reading this!

  2. basebell6 on August 15, 2012 at 2:04 am

    yikes, super scary about ryan! hope everything turns out ok.

  3. Erin on August 15, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Whew, what a week already! So glad that Ryan is home and doing better. Love love the pic of G in the tub, he looks so grown up! Hope his new goods arrive tomorrow and you can saw goodbye to that rain forest tubby forever!

  4. Amber on August 15, 2012 at 3:04 am

    I'm glad that Ryan is okay!!! We should have thrown away most of Paisley's stuff and started new for poor Graham, but he's using her gross leftovers. :(I'm excited you get a new tub, that will be so much easier!!!

  5. Alex on August 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Husband in the hospital? Super scary! So glad to hear he's ok! The pic of G in the tub is great – woohoo for a new chair!!! Can't wait to hear how school goes. Big changes!

  6. The Martin Family on August 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Good grief. What a heck of a week / month. I'm glad you're feeling better and hopefully with school starting more routine will be easier to put in place. So excited for all the new "toys" to make life easier. Pics please!!

  7. Coco on August 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Holy crap!!! I'm so sorry. What a crap-tastic week. I hope Ryan is feeling better, that they can figure it out quickly, and that it will be something small and worry free that caused it. And I actually LOLed when you said veggie tales is like crack. 🙂 Me too!!! Love Bob and Larry, and especially the sebu song is a major favorite around here. 🙂 And the I love my lips song… and… well all of them actually. Ha! Thinking of you! *hugs*

  8. Becky on August 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Oh my goodness. You have had a lot already this week. Sounds like it's going to get better though 🙂

  9. Esperanza on August 16, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Oh my! I can't imagine going through all that. I'm so glad Ryan is doing better and it wasn't serious. I hope be continues to be well. And I hope all of G'a stuff comes without issue and that it is as helpful as your expect it to be!Sorry I'm not commenting much right now. Things are crazy with the move.

  10. allthesunforyou on August 16, 2012 at 4:58 am

    So glad to hear Ryan is ok – that had to be very scary. That picture of him and Grayson together is really cute!My phone was placed in the cat water yesterday and then put in a bowl of rice. HA! I thought B was crazy for suggesting that, but apparently he's not the only one who buys into that. The worst feeling is not having a phone – not being able to make emergency calls. That bath photo is too cute! He looks like he loves his bath time!

  11. J o s e y on August 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I read this on my phone and just am getting a chance to comment. I just wanted to say I've been praying for your family. So glad that Ryan is home and doing better!!

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