Thursday, May 28, 2009
Ivy had a Softball game Tuesday in Midway and another one tonight in RC. The kids are getting better at the game but the heat/sun is killing them while out in the field. When we play home games the sun is already behind the mountain and they love it! I think Ivy will play ball next year too. we have one more home game then a tournament in RC in early June.
Monday, May 25, 2009
The incision has healed very well, looks good, stitches came out nicely on their own. But... (I was kinda expecting a but, weren't you?) the area the lump was removed from is filling will fluid. The week after the surgery was fine but 6 days after I noticed the area looked swollen. 8 days after, Mike was giving Anna her first bath since the surgery and took off all the bandages and sterie strips and was shocked that the area was bigger than the original Lump. The next morning, Wednesday, Mike took her to the GF hospital. Dr said it was Post Surgery Trauma and that sometimes the body re-absorbs the fluid other times it needs to be drained, they opted to drain it. 3 fat syringes of clear fluid later and everything looked good again. Anna didn't fuss nor cry!
It's almost been a week and the area is once again filling up. Dr said it may continue. We are getting worried, how long will this continue, how many times will Anna get stuck with needles, why is this happening, how can we stop it, will it get worse, will it get better. No one gives us any answers, they say wait and see.....It's been two weeks since surgery.
So to say the least, we are stressed and worried.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This a typical sight most evenings when the girls are in bed, Rupert and Oscar are buddies, they sleep together, play together, eat together and patrol the neighbourhood together. So weird and yet so cute.
Friday, May 15, 2009
We got to Vancouver safely Sunday evening, had a bit of a visit with Rob and JL before bed.
Monday morning Anna fasted for her surgery, she didn't want to eat the jello nor apple juice so she was fairly hungry by the time we got to the hospital. The doctor was running an hour late, which we expected, but the surgery only took 45mins, which was fast.
There was no complications: Anna went under nicely, the lump came out intact, the incision was a bit larger then Doc first stated, Anna came out of anesthetic wonderfully (she acts like a drunk'n sailor but with no cussing) and she seems to be healing nicely too!
Monday night she awoke every few hours, I think it was bugging her but she didn't complain, just needed hugs. The drive home on Tuesday was good, once around Princeton she cried out in pain, mostly because the pain meds had worn off and she needed to walk around. Tuesday night she was up a bit. Wednesday night she took some Tylenol but was in and out of bed most of the night, just needed cuddles, no complaints from her, and Thursday night she was fine.
This a video of Anna after the operation, coming out of the anesthetic.
And this is Anna sleeping off a dose of Tylenol with codeine before we left the hospital.
This a cropped photo of her big bandage, Mike took it in front of the mirror and didn't realize he captured "all of her". Notice the Doc's initials (ES) so they would operate on the wrong side nor on the wrong kid :S
Saturday, May 9, 2009
And finally after 3 weeks, I have the pictures downloads of our trip to Vancouver in April!
Robert's Girlfriend and Cam's Mother, Jamie lee with a sleeping Cam.And here is my Brother James and his Daughter Bella! (8 months)
Anna and Bella playing in Bella's bouncy pen.
The following pictures are from Fort Langley, we went there as a side trip before we went to Children's. We want to go back with Ivy and when it's more tourist season, there will be more actors in costume then.
This is the Blacksmith working away, he made us a cool little candle holder but I can't find it...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Mike has rota tilled the garden, it's now my turn to weed/rake/clean and PLANT! but most of planting will take place later in May. Hoping to get the peas and potatoes in by the end of this week.
I usually start my tomatoes in the house in March but I forgot and was too busy so this year I planted the seeds straight into the pots in the greenhouse. I hope they will take and survive, it is still frosty at night, thou just mild. also in the Greenhouse, the chives came back! a surprise, I had forgotten about them. The cucumber and lettuce have popped up, as well as Some sunflowers the girls planted in egg cartons. I bought some Parsley seedlings and am thinking of keeping some int he house and the rest I'll transfer to the greenhouse, but the card with them says 32*F and up.... so that's 0*C... hopefully the frost will end soon!
I am planning on planting: Green Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Zucchini, and Onions
And So far I have planted: Tomatoes(5 kinds), Cucumbers, Lettuce, Parsley, Pansies, and sunflowers.
I'm also going to experiment growing potatoes in car tires, as the plants grow you add a tire and fill with dirt. supposed to get a higher yield from each plant. Have to scavenge some tires form the dump. I'll still plant potatoes in the garden, I'm thinking these tires will be good outside of the garden fence... might have to made a wire dome over the top of each stack to keep deer out.... I'll post pictures if/when I do it.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I promised pictures of our Vancouver trip but they will be delayed for a little longer, I had the camera but no cord, then I had the cord but no camera and now I have neither. Oh well!