Monday, January 28, 2008

It's been too long!

No, we haven't dropped off the face of the earth. Our computer has just been down for the last week. It's been killing me to not be able to write and keep in touch with people. When I make posts I love getting comments because I know people are thinking about us and I don't feel so isolated and cooped up. In turn, I also love to read everyone else's blogs because, again, I feel like there is, in fact, a world outside my home. So needless to say, without my computer, I've been lonely. Tim finally did bring his laptop home from work for me to use in the meantime since this is my only source of "outside" entertainment and socializing (pathetic, I know). There is just not much else I can do until the weather gets better and I can start going outside again with Ethan.

We are all still doing relatively well. Ethan, however, was really grumpy last Wednesday and was just not acting like himself. I had considered that it could be because his 2nd front tooth has been trying to come through and is very tender. He's also had some congestion and a boogy nose for the last week. So being a nurse I always try and trouble shoot things before I just run my kids into the doctor. I listened to his heart rhythm and lungs and they sounded good. I checked his oxygen sats and temperature and they were both good. There was nothing that I could see that would be causing him to be so grumpy and upset. Regardless, I decided to take him in because more than a nurse, I am his mother and I still felt something was not right. I took him in and it turns out that he had a bad ear infection. (This happened about a month ago the last time he had a cold.) We were started on antibiotics and he has been feeling much better. So, again I count my blessings and know that of all the things that can go wrong with these little heart babies, I can definitely handle an ear infection.

Well, Spencer and Emily start back to school in the morning and I am hoping to get the house cleaned and back in order. They won't go off track again until April. They will be off the whole month and we are trying to plan a trip down to Texas. This of course all depends on finances and health, but so far, so good.

I will try and post again soon. Thank you all for your support and interest. I have been truly blessed to have such supportive family and friends. (Jody-call me, I lost your cell #)



The Gatherum Family said...

I know-I've missed your posts! Good to hear from the Curtis' again! Tell Spencer thank you so much for calling us last night-he is so cute. Neal said that he ws so mature and matter of fact about it and Spencer said, don't worry, I've already called Darren and Jen and Bryan and Brittney so they all know too! What a cutie! Glad things are going as well as can be expected. You've only got one FULL month left-Let me know what nights work for you and we can plan to go out after Neal and Tim are home from work

Mike & Rebecca said...

I know I look forward to reading your posts, its nice to know that even while your couped up in the house you have something to keep you connected to other families of interest. Brinley has had bouts with ear infections to this winter but it was early on in the season... You can't stop father time these kids are growing up so fast, I can't wait for spring to arrive so we can enjoy the warmth of the sun and get outside.

Mike & Family

carolyn q said...

Who would have thought just having an ear infection would give you peace of mind? Yet, they do cause our little ones to be miseable (heart kiddos and not). I hope that he is feeling better. . .which means you are able to get some sleep too.
I also enjoy reading your blog too.

Anonymous said...


I am glad to see that things remain boring, because boring means good health. I have to hurry to parent teacher conference and will try and call you later. anyways here is my cell 644-7319 Jody