Sunday, August 24, 2008

Stir Crazy

That's how I feel. Cabin fever, I suppose. I am tired of being stuck inside. Summer in Western New York is very short. I am now destined to miss the rest of it due to my stupid broken ankle. Blah! No amusement parks or camping or day trips to the lake for me. Double Blah!

Alright, thanks for letting me vent. Actually, I really do have much to be thankful for. Brent is home. Although he is still not up to par, he is home and recovering. I am so happy about that!

Brent's Mom is here visiting and helping. To be honest, I don't know how we would make it without her. She is incredible and I am so thankful to have her here. The kids have all bonded with her but especially Nate. He gets super excited when she comes near him and I think that he is going to be really sad when she goes home. That goes for all of us, though.

Tyler is in the midst of "roid rage" and it is the worst we've seen. He is miserable. Poor little guy didn't sleep at all last night which meant Brent was also awake since I am of little use. Luckily he went to sleep pretty early tonight and we're hoping he gets some good rest. He is still doing his IV antibiotics and we pray that the infection gets better.

Emmalee has really enjoyed having her Grama Gardner here. They have been playing outside and reading lots of stories. Emma has also shown a real love for laundry! She was quite disappointed today when Grama told her they weren't doing laundry since it was Sunday.

Nathaniel is doing great. That boy just stays calm even during the craziest circumstances. He is such a love! He is truly a calming influence in our home. He has changed so much, even in just the past couple of weeks. He is very vocal now and loves to chatter, scream, squeal, etc. I think he likes hearing his own voice. Speaking of is becoming more and more obvious that he does hear. He is very responsive now, turns when we call his name, looks when he hears a noise, etc. He is also beginning to imitate sounds. I think that perhaps he just needed time to catch up and for everything to start working together. We will still take him to the neurologist at the end of October but I am getting less and less concerned. I honestly believe that he will be just fine. I think it will just take him longer to develop than other kids. Considering he was nearly four months early, that is totally understandable. Either way, Nate is one amazing, adorable, sweet little boy!

As for me...I go to the doctor on Thursday and I hope and pray she takes this cast off and fits me with something more manageable. The cast I am in now is really starting to bug me. It is a temp cast anyway but I am hoping the next step isn't something even more confining. Most people don't know this about me but I have very claustrophobic feet. I know that sounds odd but these past two weeks of having to have them bound up has really started to get on my nerves. Sleeping is almost unbearable. (I don't even like to sleep with socks on!) Luckily I can take the boot off my left foot and give it a breather once in awhile. It is going to be a long twelve weeks....only ten to go!

All in all, things are getting better. Maybe the voodoo dolls have been put away for awhile. Thank you all for your continued love, support and prayers. We truly appreciate each of you!


amy flege said...

i have been thinking of you and praying things get better..
hugs to you all!

terilynnh2000 said...

How lucky for you guys that grama is here! :) Love you guys!!!

Sustenance Scout said...

SO nice to hear that great news about Nate! Four months early?! Somehow I missed that detail back when he was adopted. Give all your kiddos big hugs from Denver...then give yourself (and Brent!) one, too! K.

Sustenance Scout said...

p.s. Jodie, I'd like to send you a copy of my book for your reading pleasure during your (long!) time on bed rest. If you're interested, just let me know (

Pam said...

Holy Smokes Jodie!!!!

I am gone from your blog for a week or two and everything falls apart!! I was reading all your posts going, "no way", "No Way", "NO WAY!!!"

I am so sorry that things are so rough, doesn't it always come in threes? So you, then Brent, then Tyler. You are oficially done because I say so.

If I find who has those Voodoo dolls so help me.....(Kidding)

Anyways, I am glad you have some help, and I hope that things improve from here. You are in our thoughts and prayers.....oh and take Karen up on her offer.....It's a GREAT book!!!

Sending lots of loves....

Pam and Rhett

Wondering when you will find us said...

Glad everyone is feeling better! Hope your doctor appt goes well, and you are put in something more mobile.

Mels said...

man, when it rains it pours or in this case a hurricane blows thru. I just can't believe it. I hope and pray that angels will continue to attend to your family. you will be in our prayers. love the millers