Saturday, February 13, 2010

February 12th Snow Day

Our backyard during the snow "storm"
We had almost 2" when I measured and the snow fell for another 3 hours
Daddy hitting C right in the face with a snowball.
The girls took aim too!
He was NOT happy!!
Jumping on a snow covered trampoline
M posing on the tire swing
Double the triplets!!!
Me being silly with the kids
I have a lovely belt around my waist as I show off the triplet snowmen.
Posing with the kiddies again. I'm rarely in photos with them so this was fun.
C destroying his snowman. We almost didn't get any pictures b/c he wanted to crush them all.
M destroying hers with help from C.
C helping Z destroy hers.
They really do love each other.
Z's making a snow angel
M's snow angel.
Daddy and the kids being silly!!!

Sunday morning

C adores a man at our church, Mr. Richard, who wears a suit and/or tie every Sunday. Well, Mr. Richard and his wife came over one day after their surgery and brought the kids soup, suckers, and C the yellow tie pictured above. He was SOOO PROUD of that tie and just had to wear it the 1st Sunday that they were allowed to go back to church. He smiled the entire day.
Z and M were just excited to be going to church.
They each picked out their outfits from head to toe!!!

Teddy Bear Breakfast

B/c of their tonsil surgery, the kids had to miss 1 1/2 weeks of school. They were scheduled to have a "Teddy Bear Breakfast" at school the Friday right after their surgery. Their teacher was so sweet to move it to the next Friday. The kid's teddy bears got to spent the night at the school the night b/4 and the bears got into all kinds of mischief. M and Z's teddy bears were hiding in the mini fridge eating pudding and C's teddy bear was hanging out of the filing cabinet with a pair of scissors. The kids got to wear their pjs to school and eat Mickey Mouse pancakes. Z, M, and C were able to join their class for the pancake breakfast and a little playtime in the classroom. They were so happy to be back at school.
Z and her pink bear.
M and her pink bear.
C and you can barely see his blue bear.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tonsil surgery

On Jan. 13th, all 3 kiddies had their tonsils taken out. I have pictures of them right after surgery that I took with my cell phone but I can't figure out how to get them off of my camera. Anyway, this is them once we got home after 9 hours at the hospital.
Z did so-so with the surgery. She received some "happy juice" b/4 surgery that made her very sleepy. The surgery itself went great but once she returned from recovery, she had a hard time staying awake. She had trouble with her IV and she threw up several times. Once she got something for nausea and took a good nap, she felt a little better.

C had the worst time. He, too, received some "happy juice" b/4 surgery that also made him sleepy. After surgery, a nurse in recovery asked if he had pain (which, duh!! sure he did) so she gave him some morphine. When he was brought back to his hospital room, he was COMPLETELY out of it. We could not wake him and he started to have trouble keeping his oxygen levels (sats) up. His O2 level dropped into the lower 80's and they had to put him on oxygen. That helped a little but we still couldn't wake wake him up. They had to call anesthesia to give him the antidote to the happy juice. As soon as the antidote was going in, he started to wake up. It took him 4 hours to come completely off of the oxygen and keep his sats above 95.
Miss M did amazing. She is the one we thought would do the worst. She, too, received happy juice but it made her giddy, not sleepy. She had the largest tonsils and was the only one who came out of recovery eating a popsicle with a smile on her face. She was ready to go home b/4 C even got out of surgery. Unfortunately, she had to hang around until he was stable enough to go home. We did have some good company in the rooms with us to help pass the time so that helped! Thanks PaPa, MiMi, Bro. Johnny, and Mrs. Kay.