Wednesday, November 4, 2009

When It Rains It Pours!

Surgery Is Scheduled

We went to Ann Arbor yesterday. The insurance company approved a consultation with Dr. Richard Ohye. We have been waiting (fighting) for this day since we found out about Kaitlyn's heart defect when I was 27 weeks pregnant. Due to her increase in symptoms, mainly lack of eating they saw no reason to wait for surgery. It is scheduled for November 17th...Ugh! Brady's 5th birthday! MOTT children's hospital seemed so confident the insurance company would give the final OK that they scheduled the surgery. Blair and I are cautiously excited! We still have the fear PH won't come through, but we have to keep the faith. I'll write more specifics about the surgery later. My main focus now is to plan a little party for Brady. He is at such a fun age, and he is well aware his birthday is very soon. I need to make it special since we won't be here on his birthday!

Please Pray For My Mom
My mom is having surgery tomorrow. She has been having a lot of pain in her left femur. After many tests finally a bone scan found a dark "suspicious" spot in her bone marrow in her left femur. They will go in and remove what they can and biopsy it. Our biggest fear is cancer, but the doctors said it can be one of many things. My mom is the strongest woman I know and unfortunately isn't new to battling cancer. When she was 21 she had Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and with great doctors (U of M) and a lot of determination she beat it. She needs a lot of prayers right now. Unfortunately I can't be there but my sister went down to be with her and my dad. Thanks Jenna! We are praying for a miracle right now. I'm so sorry I can't be with you tomorrow Mom!

Happy Belated Halloween!

Out of all the candy the boys managed to get their hands on the favorite item in their bags were these crazy vampire teeth. So silly! The week around Halloween H1N1 over took our house. Both boys were mildly sick with fevers and a nasty cough. I on the other hand got horribly sick. Definitely the sickest I've been as an adult for sure. We questioned whether or not to let them go out trick or treating but we decided they could go. Brady was much better and Bryce...well I thought a little fresh air couldn't hurt! For the first time in years Brady wasn't a super hero, he decided to be a pirate. Bryce had his heart set on Scooby Doo, and after much searching in stores and online (it was sold out everywhere) he settled for a "cute" monkey. He liked the costume at the store but on Halloween he informed me he didn't want to be cute :( Next year he wants to be scary! Kaitlyn and I stayed home. I didn't even dress her up! She slept through it all. There's always next year!


  1. Hey Jax was that same monkey for halloween. I'm glad surgery is scheduled. She's been doing so good that you'll be surprised at how quick she'll recover.
    Praying for your mom today.

  2. Yay! I was pulling for UofM. Dr Ohye did Carly's surgery/surgeries. He is AWESOME! I told him if he ever left UofM and Carly needed another heart surgery. I would find him! In our eyes, there is no one quite like Dr. Ohye. He is a very classy man as well as a fantastic surgeon.
    Praying all goes well for your mom. I know how having a parent in a health crisis weighs us down. We feel about as helpless as we do with our kiddos.
    Love the Halloween pics!

  3. Praying your surgery goes without complications! I can't believed how relieved I was to get it over with. It's been 2 months and it's such a thing of the past now. The kiddos are so resilient. Bring something to do in the waiting room (I made hair bows) - distractions do wonders. And let yourself be comforted with all the prayers being said on Kaitlyn and the surgeon's behalf come Nov 17th!

  4. Glad surgery is scheduled and you can get this behind you-it will be such a relief!! We all had H1N1 in our house the week of Halloween too! So glad that week is over!

  5. I love your boys costumes - they are so cute! I'm glad they were feeling well enough to go out on Halloween.

    I will be praying for your Mom and for Kaitlyn's surgery. I'm not sure I understand why so many stressful things happen at the same time. I too have experienced that before.

  6. I'm glad the surgery s scheduled too. What a relief it must be to know they are watching out for her. I know it's stressful, but it sounds like your insurance company might come through for you. I'll keep on praying for Kaitlyn and your mom too!

  7. We'll be praying for your mom. I'm writing it down so I remember to pray for her all day tomorrow. We are excited for Brady's party! I can't believe he's going to be 5 already... that means Macey will be 5 in only 4 short months! Time goes by way too quickly! Hang on to all the good stuff and let it overtake the bad. Among the many things life has served in the last 5 years, BLESSINGS are at the top of the list!

  8. I am so glad that things are looking up for Mott's! Gabriel will tell you they did an amazing job on his AVSD surgery!