Friday, April 20, 2007

A Trip to the Alberta Children's Hospital

Last week my little nephew, Cobin, became very sick with a virus called RSV. All kids get it, but only 0.5%-2% require hospitalization. The poor little guy had to have oxygen, a heart monitor, an IV in his arm (then head, then foot), two other thingies attached to his chest, a catheter to collect a urine sample, a spinal tap, and countless blood tests. He was in the ICU for one night, and then moved upstairs for two more nights. My sister is still breastfeeding so she had to be there at all times. It was very stressful and scary but he is fine now. He lost his voice from the oxygen and has bruises from the countless needles, he even has a little bald spot on his head from being shaved for the IV (he barely has 2mm of hair!). We are very lucky be so close to the brand spanking new Children's Hospital. It is an amazing hospital, I highly recommend it!

Here are some pictures, taken after we knew everything was going to be ok. He is off the oxygen in these photos but still hooked up to an IV (in his foot), and the heart monitor (attached to his little toe).

Redneck Hockey Freaks Have Taken Over the City!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Coolest Cake Ever

So I turned 29 today...gettin' old, gettin' old...
My roommate Kevin had his birthday yesterday so we shared a cake. Cameron (the 2 year old) picked out this Cars cake. Cars is "The" movie these days.

My spring break has been very relaxing. I've taken up sewing, despite having no training. I don't know what the hell I'm doing, but it's pretty easy to make blankets and things.

I've bought an actual pattern to make some kids pjs but I'm not ready to take on that challenge. Right now I'm content to buy all sorts of fabric and dream about the things I will make.

Maybe I'll post some pictures of the baby blankets I have made.

Tomorrow I'm going swimming with my nephews and then I will spend Easter weekend with them. The baskets I've made are overflowing with goodies. Should be fun!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Time Waster

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