Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trey's Broken Femur

I wanted to do a post about the story of Treyson's broken femur.  So here it is. It was Saturday and Mike had been working in the garage all day so we decided to do something fun with the kids that evening.  My sister happened to call and invite us to go to I Jump with them the kids were so excited. The place was packed when we got there so Mike took trey to the wee jump area which is designated for children under "48. We thought that would be safe since no one over that height was allowed in.  I took the older kids to the other side of the park.  I came over to check on Trey and he was sitting on Mikes lap and his face was completely pale. I immediately knew something had happened.  A 200 pound 40 year old man decided to jump in the middle of all the little kids and bounce his daughter. He landed right on treys leg as he was trying to climb out of the foam pit.  I tried to stand Trey up but he wouldn't put any weight on it. So then laid him down and took his pants off. His leg was very obviously broken. I was totally freaked out. We picked him up and as we were headed out the door Mike walked past the guy and told him he broke our sons leg and he very rudely said "well why don't you just get out of here then." I thought Mike was going to kill him! I finally convinced Mike to leave the jerk and get in the car. After what seemed like eternity we got to the emergency room where they gave trey some morphine and he was finally able to relax. Taking the x rays was horrible he cried and cried. I hate feeling so helpless. I just wanted to trade him places. Then the orthopedic surgeon came and told us he would need surgery. Our doctor was awesome and said he would do the surgery that night. Before they took him back Mike and his dad gave him a blessing. We all felt very comforted. I am so grateful I have a husband who has the priesthood. The worst part of the night was when they had to take him out of my arms and I wasn't allowed to follow. We sat in the waiting room and waited and waited. I was almost grateful I had to keep little Austin with me. He gave me something to do. Nursing babies can't leave their mommas! Finally they called and said he was in recovery. They also said while he was under the doctor decided to try and set the bone before they opened him up and it worked! They didn't have to do surgery. That's the power of the priesthood right there! When they finally allowed us to see him he had a cast on him that went from his ribs all the way to his toes. Its called a spica cast. I'm pretty sure the devil made them because they are the worst things ever! So then I got Trey and Mike all settled in their room and then I had to take the baby home. The hospital wouldn't let him stay. Leaving him there was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do but he had his dad and I had to take care of the baby. The next morning I got up at 5 and went straight to the hospital. After treys vitals were all good and we were able to find a car seat that would fit him in his gigantic cast we were headed home.  We had a really long road ahead of us.
The next 6 weeks were tough to say the least. My active 2 year old was stuck in this horrible cast. Ipads and netfix were our best friends.  The diaper changing was terrible. There was a small hole in the bottom where I could stuff a small size 1 diaper but it wasn't very affective. It leaked all the time. So after 6 weeks of leaking pee all over you can imagine how he smelled! For the first 3 weeks he had terrible muscle spasms that kept him from sleeping. He would fall asleep and about 5 minutes later he would wake up screaming. Mike was amazing with him. He slept with him every night. I had to get up with he baby so he really stepped up. Over all Trey was a real trooper. I can think of very few tantrums.

After almost 7 weeks we were finally able to get that horrible thing off! I was better than Christmas! Trey was really nervous but he did good. He didn't even cry. His joints were very stiff and it was painful for him to move them. He still has to wear a splint and isn't able to put any weight on it yet but anything is better than that cast! Trey is like a different little boy. He is so happy and almost always has a smile on his face. They say it might be months before he walks again and then we have to be very careful with him. His bone is still fragile. I'm so grateful its over! I know Heavenly Father gives us trials to challenge us and make us stronger.  I defiantly feel like I have grown from this experience. I have learned to not only rely on my husband for strength but on my Father in Heaven. I had many breakdowns and I could feel Him picking me back up telling me I could do it.

Monday, April 28, 2014

We're back!!

So after taking a 4 year break I finally decided to start blogging again.  So much has happened! I now have 4 kids: Caden my genious child is going to be 8 in June and can't wait to be baptized, Olivia the angel girl is going to be 6 in June and is my life saver. She is going to be the best little mommy someday. Treyson is going to be 3 in May and is recovering from a broken femur (more to come about that) and Austin was born October 10th of last year and we all just adore his cuteness.  We also have 2 dogs. Huck is our lab and he is as dumb and an ox but we still love him (I will also post more wild stories about him later.  I could write a book!) and Toby is our cute little morkie. Mike is still currently working at Melaleuca and is loving it.  Here are some photos of our adventures from the last few years. Enjoy! 
Austins Blessing day

                                                               Our little Toby dog

                                                             We love the drive-in
                                                            Boating at the cabin
                                                                  More of the cabin
                                                               Sweet baby boy
Hiking in St. George

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Caden's Ski Day

We took Caden skiing for the first time the other day. He was so stinkin cute! I was very proud of him. He actually did pretty good. Mikes mom and dad came with us. She was an excellent teacher. I normally snowboard but I decided that it would be easier on me and the baby if I skiied this time. I haven't skiied for like 14 years but it came right back. We had a really good time. After a couple hours little caden was totally done. He couldn't even stand up his legs were so tired so he and I went and hung out in the lodge while the others went on a few more runs. He was such a little trouper!

Getting off the chairlift. He was so excited to ride the charilift! He kept counting the poles the whole way up.

hangin out in the lodge.

The First Snow

I found these pics the other day and I thought they were pretty cute. They were so excited the first time it snowed the played in it all afternoon.

Christmas 2010

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. The kids are at really fun ages. They were so excited to go to bed on Christmas eve. We spent Christmas with the Mendenhalls this year. All of Mikes family was home except Brooke and we missed her. It was crazy and a lot of fun. We were very spoiled this year. I'm so greatful to have everything that we have. We are very blessed.

Livvy and her new kitchen
Caden and his criss cross crash. Its all he talked about for like 2 months before Christmas. He was very excited.

Livvy and her new baby. I think she liked the 10 dollar baby more than the kitchen. Oh well!

I love their faces in this picture

Everyone checking out with santa brought

All the kids in their Christmas jammies

Mikes mom got all the girls these adorable matching outfits.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween

Halloween this year was really fun. The kids are starting to get old enough to get excited about everything. Livvy was a "Caterina" cat/ ballerina and Caden was a fireman. We headed up to grandmas house in Rexburg to do our trick or treating. They both loaded up.

The pumpkin patch- freezing to death

Carving pumpkins with grandpa

The finished product

Mikes work goes all out for Halloween it is so much fun. Mike's department did Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mike was an ompa loompa.

Boo at the Zoo

Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby Number 3!

Ready or not here comes baby number three! Yes I am officially announcing (for those of you who don't already know) that baby number three is on its way. I am due May 27 so I'm only about 10 weeks. I have to admit that I'm a little nervous for 3 kids but I think I'm ready to have another little one around.

Other than that not much has been going around here I am sad that summer is officially over. But I love the fall and all the fun hollidays that are comming.

I'll try to be better at blogging and have baby updates!