Friday, May 22, 2009


Emme's urologist office called and they have changed the date for her surgery. It will now be June 22nd at Cook's in Ft. Worth. They accept our insurance where as the other place did not. I feel a little better knowing now that it is a hospital specialized ONLY for children! Thanks everyone for remembering her in your prayers and for thinking about us.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We Have a Date

Well, Josh and I tooK Emersyn this past Thursday to a pediatric urologist at Cook's in Fort Worth. For those that don't know Emme was disagnosed with Grade 4 vesicoureteral reflux when she was a little over 2 months old. This means that her anatomy did not form properly and more than likely she does not have a valve that keeps her urine from backing up ALL the way back in her kidney. This leads to urine and kidney infections and having too many and leaving them untreated can cause severe kidney damage, which in turns means that she is on an antibiotic EVERYDAY and will have to have a cystogram, ultrasound and a renal scan every year to see if it is progressing to a grade 5 (which is the highest it can go) or IF possibly it can decrease. In her case there is only about a 20% that it can get better. SO, next step was to go to a specialist. He has recommended that we go ahead and proceed with the surgery. He stated that more that likely her condition will not change from now or when she turns a year old. We can go ahead and do the surgery and if it is successful she will be done with the antibiotics, no more tests AND I will not have to panic every time she runs a fever and worry if she is developing another infection. The procedure is called DEFLUX and it is an outpatient surgery and we should be home later that evening! He did offer to do the "open" procedure which has a higher success rate BUT I feel like I do not want to put her through that - she has already been through ALOT. Sorry this is so long but please continue to keep her in your prayers. Her surgery is scheduled for July 17th - so far it is at another specialized pediatric hospital in south Ft. Worth called USMC??? I not really sure if that is correct or it will be at Cook's - she is supposed to call and let me know which one our insurance will cover - that is a whole other story!!! I am sure I will be a total basket case when the day gets closer but I have faith in God that he will take good care of her and this will be over soon.

Miss Emme going to the doctor

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just A Swingin'

I just love this swingset that Josh put together for the kiddos! Landry & Kade love to swing and I think Miss Emme likes it too. She just kind of sat there and took everything in and next thing I know she had fallen asleep :) I hope they will be able to enjoy it this summer without it being so scorching hot!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Scrapbooking + Fishing = Weekend Fun!!!

This weekend was National Scrapbooking Weekend. I, along with my mom and sister-in-law went scrapbooking Saturday from 10:00 a.m. til midnight!!! I had a really nice time AND I completed 5 pages and started on a project - for those who know me know that is alot for me to finish in one night! Here are some of the pages that I did and I am already looking forward to the next crop night!

While I was scrapbooking Josh took Landry and my dad fishing. My husband has turned into "Charlie Pack" - the off the streets and on the creeks guy :) since he has bought his boat! I think they had a great time. Landry caught a couple of keepers and my dad caught the 2 biggest fish of the day. Poor Josh was not able to keep the ones he caught - too little. Here are some pictures of Landry Lou and his fish!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Random Pics - Part 1 :)

Well since I am so far behind and so much has happened BEFORE I started my blog, I am going to just post some random pics. I will post more later and they will probably go in reverse order - especially with Emme! Hope you enjoy as much as I like looking at them :). Nicole & Miranda - aren't you so proud of me?

Monday, April 27, 2009

It seemed like a good idea!

WELL it seemed like a good idea at the time! I always loved water balloon fights when I was growing up so the boys received these for a Easter gift and have been BEGGING every since to have a water balloon fight. So we did. It started off fun but things went down hill very fast. First Josh decided he would play too :) and hit Landry with a balloon on his neck and that ='d crying. So Landry got mad and decided to get about a foot away from Kade and hit him in the belly and that ='d screaming and a blister on his belly. That also in turn ='d Landry getting into some serious TROUBLE. Well like I said we tried - they have had water ballons before but it seemed to go alot smoother than this :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

"Emme Lou"

Here is my sweet little Emme Lou - no that is not her real middle name but it just kind of rolls out of my mouth when i say it :) I bought this outfit the other day at Carol & Company - LOVE that store. She wore something similiar to this when she came home from the hospital and i just think it is the cutest line! BTW I love the Bumbo seat - I would recommend it to anyone.