Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My drunk little man

We took Austin for his MRI yesterday. All went pretty well, but it was a LONG day. We don't have any results yet, but we should hear something by Monday. I tell you, it was heart-wrenching to see him sedated. He is always so full of energy, so to see him laying there totally motionless was weird. When he started to wake up, his head would just bobble around. You could tell by the look in his eyes that he was just out of it. Once he was awake enough, they brouht him a popsicle. He missed his mouth more times that I could count. At one point, he held it up and said "daddy, there's 2 of them". We just laughed!!! He was quite a funny little drunk boy! LOL We were at the hospital for about 1 1/2 hours after the MRI. He was still a little fuzzy for about 1-2 hours after we got home. It was like his head was normal, but his body hadn't caught up yet. He would stumble around and walk crooked around the house. It didn't take too long and he was back to normal again. He slept pretty good last night, and is fine this morning.

Now, it is the waiting game that is hard. They said that the results should be in on friday, so we can try to call the doc. But, we have an appt on monday, so we will know something then for sure.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Update on Mini-Matt

Here is an excerp from the latest email about Matthew. Thank you all for your prayers!

As for Matthew, he is doing great. They started feeding him 2 ozs by bottle today and he has been doing great with it. They are hoping by Thursday or Friday that he should be able to eat completely by bottle and we will be able to give him more than just formula. Tonight, when I talked to Matt he was running a little fever, but that is one of the signs of withdrawl. They are working to take him off of his medicine, but I think that they moved a little too quickly on one of his medications. Other than that, he is smiling and talking (alot). He is like a whole new baby boy. He is doing things that he had never done before his surgery and it has been really great to hear him and seeing him doing this. We will keep everyone posted as things change, but as of right now the news is good. He won't be able to come home until at least maybe next week, but we are not rushing him.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Please excuse me...

I am sorry for the previous vent. Sometimes, you just have to let it all out! As much as I hate that Jason has to leave again (for however long), I will always support him and do whatever I can on the homefront. It is just getting about time for that Emotional Roller-coaster to start all over again....it is not always a pretty sight. But with prayer and support from family and friends, we will all be just fine!

15 months

Well, I guess our dreams of a shorter deployment this time are shattered. Yesterday, it was announced that all Army deployments will now be 15 months, effective immediately. I guess it is better to know before Jason leaves rather than finding out at the end of the 12 months, like all the guys there now. It just kills me that the Senator from SC said "They will be disappointed, but they will do it anyway." DISAPPOINTED????? That does not even begin to touch the tip of the iceberg on our feelings about it. Being active duty now for almost 14 yrs, we have been very supportive of our govt and the decisions that it has made. But knowing that my husband is going to Iraq for 15 months to sit and twiddle his thumbs is rediculous. I know that there are soldiers there that have a job and really DO a mission, but Jason is not one of those. The unit that they are replacing has already told them that they only do 2 convoys a month. TWO! The rest of the time, they sit around playing cards, and sweeping dirt floors when some higher official comes around. The military just kills me sometimes. I don't care how much extra pay we will be getting while he is gone, we have done it before and I know that it is not worth it. We will probably always be poor because we value our family, our love, our kids so much more than any money could compensate for. Even though we will only have 4-5 years left to retirement after this tour, it is very possible that we might walk right on out the Army door and leave it all behind...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

dirt-bike boys

i got another deal on Craigslist last week. I got this little battery operated dirt-bike for the boys. It is made by Peg Perego. They LOVE it! It has training wheels, and is just so cute. They ride it all over the field. Jonathan can;t get on it by himself, Austin has to bo on the back with him. They are so cute!

beauty shop girls


I took the girls to get haircuts the other day. I had told them that I would take them before spring break was over. Of course, they all kindda freaked when I said "haircut". They have enjoyed doign ponytails and such lately. Kailyn and Megan have really gotten into that lately. Anyway, here are their new do's. Allison went for a short bob, Kailyn just got about 2 inches trimmed off (she likes hers long), and Megan went for a short bob, too.