Three malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki kids and a dog

It’s definitely this time of year. Pumpkin Pies. Egg Nog. Holiday Music 24/7. My family loves this time of the year. I swear Austen started commanding his Alexa to play Xmas malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki music in September so he could fall asleep to it. Peyton and Hailey have been drawing pictures and doing holiday malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki crafts to hang around the house since before Thanksgiving. And Tom even broke our golden rule of no holiday malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki lights before Thanksgiving this year.

This year was a little rainy so to beat the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki afternoon downpour we tailgated first (hot cocoa, treats and spiked apple cider along with football and a malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki lot of catching up) and then went to cut down our Xmas tree. Dudeck’s Pine Country store expanded and was spacious and nice malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki this year. The trees looked a little sparse though like we’d better stop telling people we go there! The kids visited Santa. Austen played along as he finally realized the truth about malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki Santa or finally admitted it. He is having fun keeping the spirit of the season malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki alive for the other two though with lots of questions malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki about the elves this year and how we moved them malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki and our stocking stuffer tradition. I’m really glad he believed for as long as he malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki did. It made the season extra special. Now he joins the rest of us in helping Santa malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki spread the spirit of the season.

After tree cutting, we tried a new restaurant in New Buffalo called Beer malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki Church. It’s an old church turned brewery with beers called Pontius malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki Pilate and Crooked Cross. The food was really good too including their communion bread. We chalked this outing up to our mass attendance this malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki week. We’ll be back to try out their heated igloo tents malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki at some point too in the future but without the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki kids.

I’m not sure where to begin. Maybe that I just spent 30 minutes submitting all of malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki her medical bills to my pet insurance company. Or the fact that she has so many medicine and malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki supplements that I had to buy her a weekly pill malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki pack so I could keep it all straight. Or that she was doing so great recently and then malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki suffered another major setback.

Let me start at the beginning. At my last update in mid August, we were seeing a neurologist and taking things slow to malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki help her recovery. She had a follow up appointment and they basically recommended malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki surgery for her again. After putting her through this when she was 14 months malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki old and not having much success, not to mention the cost of that surgery and rehabilitation malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki – I was not going to put her or us through malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki that again. So they pretty much said well maybe she can do malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki some treadmill walking and that may help. Gee thanks. Since I said no to surgery they pretty much wrote malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki me off. So I spent hours pouring over medical research. What I read had real results was acupuncture. So I found a great DVM (vet doctor) who also did acupuncture in early October.

By this time, she had a host of issues. This doctor came in to my home, got on the floor with my dog and within the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki first 5 minutes diagnosed a urinary tract infection that I malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki didn’t even suspect she had. She put her hands all over Sadie and knew exactly malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki what we were dealing with so from there she formulated malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki a plan. She asked me what I wanted. I said I needed someone to partner with me to malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki help her get better – to find solutions when I didn’t want to put her through surgery and not abandon malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki her care when I didn’t choose a certain approach. Luckily, she agreed. Together, we weaned her off the dangerous steroids that the neurologist malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki prescribed and put her on more natural supplements along with malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki some pain meds that she needed. She had 30-45 minute sessions of electrical acupuncture every 10 days along malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki with some adjustments and was doing great…feeling better…and making real progress.

However, last Tuesday she suffered a major setback. I had just taken her for a walk around the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki block (something we hadn’t done in months but she was doing so well). I dropped her leash in the driveway to haul my malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki garbage cans from the curb to my garage. That’s when Sadie thought to herself, hey, I’m doing so great, I’m going to run the 50 yard dash up the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki mulch side of the driveway like I used to do malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki when I was a bit more healthy – you know just for fun. Well, she didn’t get more than 10 yards before she went down. I ran to help her up and she immediately started malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki limping. Not even wanting to put pressure on her back right malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki leg. To get her back inside, I had to haul her up to our house – thank God she was wearing a help me up harness. Her doctor/acupuncturist was just coming back from vacation and I wanted malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki Sadie to see her and also wait and see if malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki over the next few days she would start walking and malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki not limping again. She didn’t. Tom and I had to haul her in and out malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki of the house just to go to the bathroom for malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki a few days. Lots of fun for me considering she’s 105 pounds! And she was terrified of going up and down the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki stairs because she wasn’t sure of herself on the stairs.

Finally, my doctor came yesterday and diagnosed her with a partial malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki tear in the ligament in her knee. Apparently when she fell, Sadie also did a number to her front shoulder too. She adjusted her, applied electrical acupuncture, gave her more natural meds for tendon/ligament healing as well as more pain meds and another malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki anti-inflammatory to help her lameness. Now we wait and heal. Not sure how long. But I’m hoping for a better 2020 for my baby. She doesn’t deserve this at just 3.5 years old.

Hailey has always preferred being friends with boys over girls malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki so I was really excited for her to start elementary malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki school this year and develop some real connections with girls malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki she’ll be going to school with for awhile. She played soccer this year and really enjoyed hanging out malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki with her new friends. Two of which are in her kindergarten class. They just had an end of the season (dance) party at the local pizza place and she had a malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki ball hanging out with all of her friends, talking and dancing.

Peyton, on the other hand, has always had a bunch of good girlfriends. Eager to have a moms and daughters night out like malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki I do with some soccer moms and our sons, Peyton begged me to set up something with her friends. So last Friday night, we went to dinner and then the girls bowled and malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki gossiped, ate ice cream and stayed up way too late. She had the best time though and was so happy malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki and excited that she had this special event with her malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki friends. I could almost get a glimpse of how she might malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki be as a teenager!

Finally, both girls joined me and my bestie and her daughter malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki (my goddaughter) for manicures/pedicures and lunch this past weekend too. The girls enjoyed getting their nails painted and their feet malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki massaged. I think they could definitely get used to this. My girls love having their nails painted. Peyton told me that next time she should get the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki gel nail polish! I said she should get a job since it costs malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki twice as much!

The last few weeks we’ve been dealing with a lot of sick kids in malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki our house. As soon as Peyton got over walking pneumonia, we had about a week before Austen started developing the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki same symptoms. (I give Hailey til next week until she comes down malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki with it.) It starts with a fever that you just can’t shake and then it’s coupled with this horrendous cough.

Even though I was pretty sure what Austen had by malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki day 2, they wouldn’t give him antibiotics for it until day 5 when malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki they could definitively diagnose it by listening to his lungs malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki with a stethoscope. If it’s too early, the diagnosis is a cold virus but if you wait malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki a few days eventually the virus will turn into bacterial malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki virus that they can treat with medication. When listening to Austen’s lung, the doctor said Austen was more right sided with the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki pneumonia whereas Peyton had it in both of her lungs. At this point, I was just glad it was in one lung so malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki they could give us the medicine to clear this up, and they did and even after the first dose, he started to feel much better.

Ultimately, Austen missed less school than Peyton (four days for Austen compared with six days for Peyton). Since it was walking pneumonia, they both were still somewhat functional and with an important malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki cheerleading competition and soccer game, they both still competed while sick. Peyton was the front and center stunt group while Austen’s game was the last game of the season and malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki he still really wanted to go and his team really malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki needed to win. Somehow Austen played 85 minutes of soccer and scored a malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki goal to help lift his team to a 2-1 victory. I don’t know if that makes him tough and determined or malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki makes me a bad mom but I think sometimes even malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki when you are not 100% you have to push through it because your team (work or sports) needs you to do so.

This Halloween will go down in history. The day before Halloween about 3 inches of snow fell malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki and more continued to fall on Halloween just as the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki kids we’re getting ready to go trick or treating. In fact, the snow was blowing sideways as the kids left school malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki and made their way home to go trick or treating. They were already in their costumes (Peyton was a werewolf and Hailey was Kion from the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki show Lion Guard) since they had a Halloween parade at school so we malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki just added more layers!

Good thing our neighbor had a party beforehand. Both kids and adults weren’t as anxious to go out into the cold and malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki start the candy collection so we started a bit later malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki than usual and ended a bit earlier too. Peyton ran from house to house while Hailey lagged a malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki little behind. They were tired and cold and only made it up malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki and down our long block before melting down in the malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki middle of our street over a king-sized candy bar that one of them said the other malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki stole from her bag. Never mind that Austen was going to come home with malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki 20 or more of those giant bars that they could malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki have. Hence, why we retired at 6pm and my kids were sleeping malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki by 6:45pm.

Well, not Austen. He trick or treated with his usual group and slept malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki over at his friend’s house. We had no school on Friday as an extra bonus malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki so that’s why it was extra fun to stay up late malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki and sleepover. He had a great time again this year and we malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki know it’s because his friend is a boy/girl twin and his sister always has her friends over! They don’t sleep there but they still all hang out together.

Peyton missed a week and a half of school recently. She spiked a fever almost two Sundays ago and couldn’t shake it by week’s end. On day 5, I took her to the doctor and they told me malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki that she had a bad cold virus but to come malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki back if the fever hadn’t broken by Day 7. Well, after thinking she was getting better on Day 8 when malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki she awoke with no fever, I was proven wrong by mid afternoon when her fever malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki returned. I scheduled an appointment once again for the doctor who malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki quickly diagnosed her with Walking Pneumonia. Walking Pneumonia is a less severe form of pneumonia where malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki they still have a fever and a wicked cough but malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki are somewhat functional despite being tired. So finally we got some antibiotics that knocked out her malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki fever and put her on the mend but it wasn’t until after she missed a week and a half malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki of school. A WEEK and A HALF!! I don’t think any of my kids have missed that much malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki school ever!

At any rate, she’s on the mend and back to her regular school malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki activities and sports. During this time, the only thing she really had to do was 2 malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki practices and a competition for cheerleading. She did well despite not feeling great. I give her a lot of credit for toughing it malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki out and not letting down her squad considering she was malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki right in the front for a stunt group and reorganizing malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki last minute would have been very hard and hey, she was functional with a bit of ibuprofen!

But, I’m glad she’s back to school now and so is Hailey. She put a serious crimp in our morning schedule as malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki we didn’t go out much and had to cancel a lot malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki of appointments due to her being ill. I’m just glad I wasn’t working though as I remember Tom and I having malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki to basically negotiate who had to stay home for a malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki sick kid. I couldn’t imagine doing that for a week and a half. Anyway, I’m glad she’s feeling more like her old self these days – sticking to me like glue and ready to tease her malignant fibrous histiocytoma wiki sister at a moment’s notice!

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