Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dear Noah.....you are finally over pneumonia.....



What an experience this was! You started off at urgent care on January 21 thinking you might be getting strep throat. They gave you an antibiotic but your cough and fever just got worse no better. By Saturday the 26th I took you to the local ER as I was concerned about possible pneumonia or even infective endocarditis. They also felt the same so you were transferred to Miami Valley for a so-called stat echo which never happened till Monday anyway so I wish they could have just kept you local...but you made that trip by yourself in the ambulance transport, while I went home and took care of a few things to make the trip back down to Miami Valley to spend the night with you as I was pretty sure you would not be coming back home that day. You had 3 IVs going by the time I got back and you had already ordered your own supper and was eating it when I came into your room. They were treating you for sepsis and possible pneumonia/endocarditis and running all sorts of tests. You became an expert at blood draws, needle sticks and IVs before this experience was over with! Your heart rate was also super fast, and while I knew you had a fast heartbeat I totally forgot that your cardiologist had said in the past she felt you had sinus tachycardia, so while fast, it was normal for you, and when you are sick and with a fever your heart rate goes even faster. This would have been helpful to have remembered because the hospitalist was very concerned about the fast heart rate and of course I had not told him about sinus tachycardia, only a fast heart beat all the time in the past.

You were not getting any better and you had a reaction to the vancomycin, redman syndrome, so they had to then treat  you for that and the next time they gave you some they treated you beforehand and slowed down the infusion rate, which is usually what causes that type of a reaction. Poor kid you were really sick, not getting better and still with high fever, now looking like you were sunburned on your face and torso and back, and still with a heart beat of up to 160s.

Your flu tests were negative..but you did finally test positive for Mycoplasma pneumonia so they switched antibiotic treatment specifically for that. Once they did that you started to finally get better! By Monday, they were not going to let you go home again but if they were not going to do anything different, and you were off all your IVs at this point and on oral medicine, and I could monitor you at home, I did not know why we could not be discharged so I really pushed for it. FINALLY got you out of there and back home Monday night before the sleet and ice hit, somewhere around 7:30 or so after we picked up your medicine at the pharmacy.  You still were not great ....took you another week at home to feel better and totally get rid of your cough.  THEN I got it......and I am still fighting the cough a bit though I am much better than I was! I have never coughed so much and brought up so much stuff in my life!

THANKFUL you made it through and did so well.....thankful to God for getting us better and back home safe and sound and keeping us healthy now. I love you and I really missed not having you here at home, even though I pretty much spent all my time down there at the hospital with you.

Here is to the best health going forward for us both!

LOVE YOU  LOTS

Mom
XOXOXOX

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dear Noah...your 20th birthday party at CiCi's Pizza.........







You ended up basically eating an entire pizza all by yourself. You got some money and gift cards, a cool Doctor Who T-shirt, a cool mini train ornament for your mini Christmas tree......and more. We all had a great time......and I still can't believe you are now 20 years old! I love you my little man!

Mom XOXOXO


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Dear Noah.......you will be 20 years old next Saturday.......

and I have to wonder where those 20 years went! It seems like only yesterday (okay maybe last week or last month or year) that you were still about 5 years old, and now you are in college and growing up before my eyes. Bittersweet because I am thankful you have progressed along so well and come so far, but also a little sad to see those days have passed, forever. If you are successful making it on your own in the world, I will have done my job. There are times I wish you were still tiny and I was still  homeschooling you, but I love you now as a young man who has a lot of goals in his life. I hope and pray you will be able to accomplish all you set your mind to.

Christmas is only a few days away now, then your birthday, and we will be into yet another new year. I love you more than you will ever possibly know, even though I am sure I totally get on your nerves a lot now lol.

Love you to the moon and back, again and again, forever, and ever, and ever.......

Mom
XOXO

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Dear Noah..........forgot to post pics of your gaming PC build





These pics are not the greatest...and this new gaming PC is MASSIVE..........we had fun building it......except for a couple of minor frustrating events..

Love you!

Mom XOXO

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dear Noah..........

I came across this photograph of you I had taken when we were looking at model homes in Indiana. This was after we had moved back to Ohio and were looking for something to buy or rent. We always enjoyed looking at model homes in Colorado just for fun and on this particular day we went to Muncie, Indiana to go through all the model homes in this one particular area....I forget how many but it was either 8 or 18......lol..I do remember an 8 being in the number. I know it was a lot and I believe it was TK Constructors but I am not 100% certain on that. Here you are testing out the jet tub...and look at your face. You were in heaven!

It is hard to believe that this little guy in this tub will turn 20 this December. WHERE has all the time gone? It truly seems like only a few years ago you were this little. 

I love you Noah to the moon and back again, forever I will.

Mom
XOXO

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dear Noah.........

I don't post much these days in here...after all you will soon enough be 20 years old, leaving me asking myself, "When did that happen?"  It seems like only yesterday we were still homeschooling and living in Colorado. It seems in my mind you are still little even though I can see a much older young man in the room beside mine. Time is so odd in that way.....life really does end up becoming truly only how we "perceive" things to be I guess.

You are doing well in college......still cannot believe you are in college! I guess the fact that I make such a low income right now is good for you because you qualify then for grants to be able to go to college, which is a good thing,  but I always wish I could do more......and I want to do more.

So many little details I still need to take care of here and always things to do. I still  love you like I always have and always will...but it is getting harder and harder for me to see those little Christopher Robbins' legs, socks, and shoes on you and hear that little snippet of Winnie the Pooh song I hear in my mind when I used to watch you walk down the hallway.


I love you!

Mom 
XOXO