It has been about a month since I have last blogged. I figure it is time.
Billy came home on the 19th of January. What a transition, what a new job. He is like having a new born baby at home. But only worse. A baby you can sleep when they sleep and they tend not to wake you unless they cry. With Billy every sound wakes you up. You worry that he needs to be suctioned or that his cath might come off. Then his high volume nebulizer is loud and goes through alot of sterile water. So you have to get up like 2 times at night to fill it up. LOL
But taking care of Billy is rewarding. To make sure he gets him meds on time, to wash his face, to just sit and watch him... very rewarding. Mom keeps telling me that I should become a nurse and David keeps telling me to finish my first degree!! =)
The benefit for Billy was on the 7th of February. What a success that was. I got there early. And to watch all those bikes keep coming in. Can you say WOW!!! There were at least 125 bikes. (And for those that don't know when I say bikes, I mean Harleys) Then I was able to watch them all leave to go to the first stop on the poker run. It brought tears to my eyes. Mom was extremely overwhelmed also. It was such a great day. There was the poker run, a plate sale, a bake sale, a silent auction... and the proceeds came back to Billy and Mom. Alot of money was raised. It is a very refreshing feeling.
That night Billy was rushed back to the hospital. He had a rectal fever of a 103.6 and it wasn't going down. They ended up diagnosising him with pneumonia and a UTI. On top of it he is suceptible to contracting MRCA for the next 6 to 8 weeks. He came home on Valentines Day.
So we were starting our 4th week home when he ended back up at the hospital. So we are starting over.
David and I just spent our very first valentines together. We have been together for 4 Valentines and this is the first one we got to spend together and it is our first married one!! I am so blessed. My wonderful husband bought me flowers and sent some to my mom. (He knew how tough it was going to be for her...) He then bought me a sapphire necklace. It is pink/white and its a heart. He knows how much I love them. And of course he got me my favorite candy!! I have the best husband in the world.
He has stood beside my family this entire time. He comes in on Friday and jumps right in. He is my backbone in this tough time!!
We are still leaving seperate but with the current situation, we just enjoy the time we have on the weekend. Hopefully we will be able to have some alone time before long. We, as a newly married couple, need it.
Nic is doing great. To freakin' smart for me. We just got his second report card and he made honor roll again. In the mist of everything going on and he still made honor roll. I am so proud of him. We FINALLY got his EOG report for last year and he did AWESOME. He made a 4 (the highest you can make) in math, basically he is part of the top 12% in math in the state. He made a 3 in reading but still is part of the top 30% in the state. He scored above the state score, school score in both tests! Can you say proud mommie!!
If you made it this far... good job!! LOL
Keep Adam Crumpton in your prayers. He is leaving for Iraq today!! Also keep my cousin Kristy in your prayers. Life is not being so nice to her right now...
Love to all of you!