Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

Here are some pics from this morning...we are about to head out to a doctor appt, Boo at the Zoo, and then end the day with some neighborhood trick-or-treating. I am a STRESS BALL! Emma and Nathan were awake for eons last night, so Miss Emmalion was banned to her bed until she took a nap this morning. It took her all of 3 seconds to fall's hoping that it puts Miss Whineybutt into a better mood.
In typical Nathan fashion, the kid can NOT do anything by the book, so I should have expected some mishap during the planning of this muscle biopsy next week. They have started doing these biopsies at the Pediatric Surgery Center in ATL, and we had a surgery time for 10:00 on Wednesday. But after the anesthesiologist found out that Nate was baseline tachypneic, he said he wouldn't do the surgery there. In a mad dash to change venues to a hospital and times and being prayerful that we could still do everything on the same day, I finally got an email from the scheduler saying that his surgery has been moved to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at 9:45 on Wednesday. I am now in a mad dash to complete his pre-registration before we leave for his GI appt in a few mins. I'll update more when I'm less of a stress ball.

Update: Okay, I'm less of a stress ball now...probably because I am too pooped to stress. We just got back from our Boo at the Zoo where the kids had a BLAST. I really enjoying taking them each year. Emma is on nap #2 right now...all that Halloween excitement obviously got to her.

Nathan's GI appt went well...he has now been diagnosed with gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying). Our GI said that he wants Nate to have a gastric emptying scan done to see how delayed his emptying is, but we can wait on this scan since he has so much going on right now. He said that it is clearly evident that he does indeed have this from his symptoms (spitting up food 2-3 hours after eating it, horrible pain and congestion at night, not eating much at each sitting) and the upper GI scan he had Wednesday, so he started Nathan on erythromycin to help speed up his motility. If this works, it should help with his reflux and pain at night. Our GI also said that we need to give him solids sparingly until we get his motility under control since it is clear that his stomach isn't digesting solid food like it is supposed to.

All in all, he is still happy with his growth...17lbs 9oz and 27 inches long. And I really hope that the e-mycin works and we can all get more sleep from now on.

Okay, now off to make a healthy dinner of non-cavity forming foods before sugah-fest begins.


Michelle on October 31, 2008 at 3:42 PM said...

Well, I am so impressed that you got all 3 of yours to sit for one shot. My 3 year old and 15 month old will not. Never the less, we will be attempting to photograph Batman and Robin after they wake up from naps.

Christine on October 31, 2008 at 10:54 PM said...

they are totally adorable!!! Which childern's will you be at?? Do you know yet?? email me when you get a second ;)

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home on November 1, 2008 at 10:16 PM said...

So how long are you going to be in town? Need anything while you're here?

amber on November 1, 2008 at 11:09 PM said...

Thanks gals! We'll be in the Perimeter Mall section of town for Monday evening/Tuesday and at Scottish Rite CHOA on Wednesday. If all goes well, we'll be heading home Wednesday afternoon/evening.

Dani on November 3, 2008 at 2:01 PM said...

Emma makes the BEST lion ever.

Cassie on November 4, 2008 at 11:01 AM said...

ohhh...soooo cute! great costumes!!
My fav picture is Emma doing a fabulous Lion roar! :)

Amber Schmidt on November 5, 2008 at 11:25 AM said...

Too cute!!!!! Love the costumes!

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