Friday, March 19, 2010


In the hospital that is. After being discharged they found another wire casing that was left, but this one was in his tummy. They decided that one needed to come out. Since they were already going to go in they decided to take the previous one out as well.

Everything went well and Cache did great, of course. It took a little longer then we were told and made us worry a little, but it all turned out good. We thought we were going to have to stay all weekend, but Dr. Kaza said we can probably go home tomorrow! Yay for us! It has been a long road but I think we are almost done. I can't wait to be 100% back to normal.

Friday, March 12, 2010


So I messed up the blogging traditional 100th post. So in honor of that I will call this 101 things about me. So here it is in no particular order….

10 Things I Love
1. Kids
2. Husband
3. Parents, Siblings, Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles…You get it family
4. Friends
5. House
6. Healthcare and the people who work in it- You have saved my son’s life more then once, Thank you!
7. Great neighbors- I could have not picked a better place to live, we lucked out!
8. Money- kind of have to love it, yet I never have it
9. Good food
10. School

10 Things I Cannot Live Without on a Daily Basis
1. Coffee
2. Diet Coke
3. My computer/internet
4. Cell phone- I never really talk on it, but I feel naked without it
5. Daily Facebook checks- Did I say that? Yes I am an addict, but I love staying in touch!
6. Sleep- I am so grumpy without it
7. Toothbrush/paste
8. Make-up- even though I only wear it if I am going somewhere
9. Car
10. Hubby

10 Things I Hate
1. Health insurance- a necessary evil!
2. Ignorance
3. Prejudice
4. Being broke, but hey we have love!
5. Not working, I miss the money and the sanity it gave me
6. Getting ready, it takes too long, and when I do spend the time, I still look the same
7. Migraines, I can’t stand them and I have had them most my life. It is the worst!
8. Being sick
9. Being bored
10. Hearing my kids cry and fight (yes, that is what I am doing right now!)

20 Things I Love about my Kids
1. He is an AWESOME, TERIFFIC, KIND, big brother
2. He is a good Friend. He is nice to everyone.
3. Despite all his trials, he has turned out to be a really good teen.
4. He is funny and even funnier to tease.
5. He is a pleaser and will do anything to make you happy.
1. He is the sweetest kid ever.
2. Plays with his little brother and sister as if they were best friends.
3. He too is a pleaser and will do anything to make you happy.
4. His love for all animals, we would have a zoo if his Dad would let him.
5. His random acts of kindness. He is always bringing something home for the babies or doing something nice for his Dad and I.
1. His smile and eyes, they are infectious.
2. His strength and courage, so brave for a 4 year old.
3. He is a Mama’s boy and I love it!!!
4. Nothing stops him, not pain, not the inability to communicate with everyone, NOTHING!
5. He is a spitting image of his Dad, looks, personality, and even food.
1. All her cuteness!
2. Her determination to get what she wants, and if you don’t help she will get it anyway!
3. All her girly-ness and her ability to keep up with the boys.
4. When she says “SURE” with her cute little voice instead of yes.
5. Her love for Cache, her best friend.

10 Things I Love about Eric
1. He is the BEST father.
2. He is a GREAT husband.
3. He is always willing to help others even if they don’t ask.
4. He always lets me sleep in. This benefits him too, because I am not grumpy then!
5. He loves his family more then anything and always puts them first.
6. He always calms me down when I am stressed and makes me feel better.
7. He is competitive, and I loose most of the time, but I love when I get in a win!
8. When we have fun, we have FUN, and he is always good company.
9. When he has to admit I am right, oh it kills him. I think we both have this in us!
10. He loves me and all my flaws!

10 Things I Want to do Before I Die
1. See my kids grow old and have their own lives no matter what that is.
2. Have grandkids, I am super excited about this!
3. See all 50 states.
4. Go to a Superbowl
5. Go to Italy/Rome with Eric and see as many countries as possible
6. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro before the ice caps melt
7. Go to Madri Gras
8. Go to a World Series game
9. Be financially stable
10. Have a degree

20 of my Favorite Things to Do
1. Hang out with my family
2. Sleep in
3. Play games
4. Rock Band
5. Eat good food
6. Get a massage
7. Get a pedi
8. Date nights with the hubby
9. Dancing and shaking da booty
10. Having people over/parties
11. Redue furniture, except the sanding part
12. Cook as long as I have time and someone to help cut, chop, and peel
13. Beat Eric at anything
14. Facebook stock
15. Finding good deals
16. Making my family smile
17. Go to Mexico, my home away from home
18. Going to Cali to see family
19. Taking pictures
20. When my kids behave

10 Things I Hate to Do
1. Bills
2. Look at my bank account, it is just depressing! LOL
3. Clean bathrooms, love it when they are clean, just hate getting there
4. Mop floors
5. Take my kids to the grocery store
6. Or grocery shopping for that matter
7. Potty training, thank goodness that is over for the most part!
8. Sit in a hospital, but I am happy they are there when we need them
9. Doctors appointments if I have to take more then the child being seen
10. Yell at my kids, another necessary evil

And 1 random thing you would not know about me…
I work for the FBI…OK I don’t but I could not think of anything fun!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Valiant Hearts with Rhythm Part 2

Well they have posted his story. Now I need everyone to convince them that he is worth making a shirt for. I have attached the link, so go and tell them just how great Cache is! I am super excited about it. I hope he gets picked.

Home is Where the Heart is

That's right we are home. Have been since Friday, but I have been too busy/lazy to blog about it. Cache is so happy to be out of that joint and is doing pretty well.

When I got the clear to go home, I asked Cache if he wanted to go home. He looked at me reluctantly and said yes. Then when I said do you want to go see York, Mason, and Dylann, I got a huge smile. I don't think he really believed he was gong home until he saw our car pull up, and I got a screech with a big smile. He was all grins the whole way home.

He did over due it the first day and was in a little more pain then usual. He is doing really great, still sore, but I think he is on his way to recovery. He is my strong boy.

Dylann is happy to have her playmate and best friend back, and they are fighting now as if he never left. I love having all my kids in the house and sleeping in bed with my hubby.

Through all our trials in life, we have learned our family is the most important. These trails have kept us strong and has not let us forget how important it is to just love each other. Although life gets in the way, and we tend to forget what may be important, we always bring it back to home and family. We are a strong family for many reasons and we are a stronger family because all our trials. Home is where are heart is.

We are a home full of hearts that all beat to a different drum, but big hearts we have.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

5th One Down and Hopefully No More for Awhile

As much as I wanted to get him better and out of here, I was still a little worried when he went back into surgery. It just never seems like it gets any easier. His surgery went well and he did great. They were able to get in and they put it under the muscle to protect the ICD more since he is so skinny. This will make him a little more sore, but will be better in the long run.

They moved us up to the 3rd floor after. He woke up drank some Sprite and tried to eat a little dry cereal, but that did not go down so well. He has been in and out sleeping and even tried to play some video games for a little bit. This kid can recover from anything it seems. He is amazing. About an hour ago he did have some ventricular tachycardia but his heart went back into normal rhythm. It gave us a little scare and has now made me worried. They did call cardiology and he said that he was not too surprised due to what they had just done. He wanted to wait and see if it happens again. If so, they will draw labs and do a little more work-up. His ICD did not fire because he has to have 45 abnormal beats before it shocks him. He only had about 20-25 before it went into a normal rhythm. It did gives us a scare still and really made Eric not want to leave. I promised I would call him if anything else did come up.

A few thoughts in my head right now...
I just want to make it through this night without any issues. Well all nights, but you get what I mean.
I am worried about the piece that they left inside. They said they had left it in because getting it out would have been very invasive. He said it was sewn to his diaphragm and that he would have had to gone in through another incision and that it would have been incredibly painful. The surgeon was very addamit that it was fine, but it still worries me. A few others doctors have brought it up more then once. I don't want to have him go through this again. I have faith in our surgeon and he is a great doctor, but there is still the unknown.
The infection...besides the piece still in him, we still have to beat this infection 100%.
He will now have to heal from this new surgery and pray that it all works properly.

I am still scared out of my mind. I know he is such a strong boy and has so many people who love him and are thinking and praying for him. I know there are other parents and kids that have it so much worse. But none of this makes it easier. I wish I could make it all go away. Sometimes I just feel like this is a bad dream and I am just waiting to wake-up. But until I do...we will push on, be strong, and everyday is a new day. This too, shall pass.