Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Update and Other Things

I just thought I would update on Dalley's Holter results. Dr. Ethridge called us the other day and said that the Holter looked pretty good. She is not concerned about his heart during the day but is still worried about at night and naptime. Because of this she wants us to get an automated external defibrillator (AED). In case you don't know those are the paddle things in the movies that doctors use to shock a persons heart into beating again. The one we will get is a little different though, no paddles just little wires on sticky things that you stick to his chest and side to shock him. It also takes a reading of the heartbeat to let you know if you need to use it or not. I am a little nervous explaining this to the babysitter. It might freak her out to have to use a machine to start his heart in case it ever stops. I know it is freaking me out. I am also asking for a monitor to put on him when he is asleep because my biggest worry is that his heart will stop and I will not know it or I will be unsure if it is time to get the AED. Preferably something that beeps when his heart stops, the one we had on him when we first brought him home would beep everytime his heart would beat and that made it hard for him or us to get any sleep.

Anyhow on to other things. For those that have been asking my address is:
P.O. Box 81
Circleville, UT 84723
I have other things to post, but I have spent the whole day trying to get this one finished so i will end this one and post again later.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Trhanksgiving, New Baby, and New House

I apologize in advance, this is enough information for about 4 posts crammed into one eternally long one.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. We started it out by heading to Layton back on the 13th. I had to go up for meetings so Dustin went with me to watch Dalley. We were able to go see my brother Rowdy who just moved up to Roy. It was fun to see his new house and to visit his family. Dalley loved playing with his cousins. They were so cute with him, Tifnee and Britnee spent the whole night trying to find toys that he would like. Dalley also liked playing with Uncle Rowdy's beard. I am pretty mad though cause I didn't take my camera like I planned. Oh Well.

The next week we started moving Wednesday night. We took a load Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday we had to take Dalley for his 9 month check-up and also to meet with his cardiologist. The pediatrician told us that he is still too skinny. He only weighs 14 lbs, but he is 29" long so he is growing, just up not out. Next we went to Dr. Etheridge (the most awesome pediatric cardiologist ever, but also the only one I know) she examined Dalley and tried to explain his heart problem to us. He has Long QT Syndrome. There are a few types. The type he has is brought on by sleep. Our Dr. was unsure as to how to treat him because she has never treated a baby for it before, because usually it doesn't exhibit symptoms until the child is older. We only know he has it because of genetic testing we had done on him.The Dr was worried, because his EKG's have been normal, but he always has them during the day when he is awake. She needed a way to tell how his heart looked when he was asleep, so she sent us home with a Holter Monitor on him and boy was that interesting. He wasn't allowed to crawl for fear he would tear off the wires. We couldn't really let him move around much at all. To make matters worse we had to be out of our house that weekend so we had to move and keep an antsy baby happy. Luckily Dustin's sisters took turns watching him and his sister Haley even took him to the emergency room on Saturday to have the monitor taken off. We were all moved in on Saturday night, with the help of quite a few friends and family members.
The next week November 24 my audit started. It has been miserable. We are working till 8;00 at night and they are having us work weekends. I was lucky to get Thanksgiving off. My job is usually so good cause I get nights and weekends off and have a very flexible leave schedule.
We spent Thanksgiving with Dustin's family. Then on Saturday night we went down to see the cutest new baby ever!!! Ira Roger Hatch was born Thanksgiving morning. He is Shawn and Stina'a first baby and he is a handsome little devil. I am disappointed because I actually remembered to take a camera I just didn't get any pictures.We have decided that Dalley and Ira are going to be great friends.We are already planning to send them both to the ranch together during the summers. Grandpa can't wait till he gets all that help. We spent Saturday and Sunday in St. George. My parents took Dalley home with them so that I could work long hours. It was really hard and we didn't know what to do with ourselves. I cried all the way back to Circleville.
This Thursday my mom brought Dalley home and spent a few days helping me at work. She is the best mom ever.
Anyhow this post is getting marathon sized so here are a few pictures.
This is the best picture I have of the Holter,Dalley wasn't cooperating

Another picture of the monitor

Dalley's new obsession is with laundry, this is where I found him one day

Isn't that the cutest little crawler ever

This is my new house. New to me, not new to existence. I think it is the most wonderful house ever. It has been taken care of and it is so much bigger than the midget mansion we have been living in for the past two years. It was Dustin's grandma's house and it is on a dairy. i wake up to the sweet smell of corn silage and manure and I love every minute of it. I love that my house is surrounded by alfalfa fields and cows and that I have no close neighbors. I love that my house has a history. I am also excited that I will have room for my zoo of livestock. I will finally have room for my chickens, pigs, and turkeys that Dustin and I are planning on eventually adding to our livestock zoo of dogs and horses.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Amazing Sunset

So ever since I moved to Utah I have maintained that Nevada has way better sunsets. Tonight I saw one that rivals any I have seen though. It was so amazing I had to run out and take a picture of it. I used my work camera, which is amazing, so the pictures turned out really really great. Anyhow I have so much to catch up on but I am being audited at work so I don't have time for much these days. I even had to ship Dalley to Nevada for a week so I could work unlimited hours every day. I will update soon. Enjoy my pictures.