Thursday, October 16, 2008

All by myself

So this was my first week with my two kiddos without my mom or mother in law helping me out. It went pretty well. We managed to go to the Dr. for Nixon's two week check up and then we pretty much stayed in the rest of the week. On tuesday Parker decided that he didn't need a nap. However he wasn't too distraught in his bed. He would be quiet and then talk a little cry a little and run that cycle over and over. He was the one who told me he was ready for a nap so I let him stay in there for a while. Finally I decided that he wasn't going to cooperate I went in to get him and found this:
If only this was my only surprise. The room unfortunately also smelled of a poopy diaper which was no where to be seen. I had to search for the buried treasure under all of his blankets that he had thrown on the floor. Somehow the diaper managed to be underneath the blankets and his shirt and pants even though the diaper had to come off last. Lucky for me it was all still in the diaper and no where else.
Also we got a call on last Friday saying that the blood results were in and that Nixon has a serious metabolic disease called Galactosemia. This means he can't have any milk or milk products. If you know my family then you know that we live off of milk, cheese and ice cream all of which are very big no no's for children with this disease because it could cause handicaps, blindness, seizures and many awful side effects. After calling Nathan and sobbing on the phone and crying most of the morning we received another call saying that it was a mistake and he has a less severe form of the disease-Which means we still do soy formula every other feeding and after a year we are free to have him eat a normal diet. It was a huge relief especially since it is exactly what happened to my sister Stephanie and she is normal and healthy-and loves her cheese! Our prayers were answered once again on behalf of Nixon. He has been such a good baby. We love him so much. And Parker still can't get enough of him.

8 comments:

Angie said...

I'm so glad all is well with him. It is to bad they scared you so bad to begin with. I would make sure they check things before they make that call. We can't wait to see him. And I'm so glad all is going well for you.

mcranford said...

Okay, so as I began to read you blog my heart sank when you were talking about the problems Nixon had, so I am glad I countinued on to discover that it was not as bad, and that things would turn out great. I am so glad that is the case, and that everything will be okay.

The Bingham Family said...

Ok, that is too funny about Parker...what a funny little guy! And I am so happy for you about Nixon...what a sweet baby!

Ashlie Midget said...

I am glad that Nixon's okay, you scared me for a second. It was so fun to see you and your boys, finally! We need to get together again sometime. I am glad that you are doing well.

Angie said...

FYI - This time it's Jerry, not Angie - Is Michael Scott your doctor? That's the same tactic I use if I have to tell any of my employee's bad news; I start off by telling them that they're fired, then whatever the real news I have for them doesn't seem as bad.

The Hansen's said...

We miss hanging out with you guys, but don't know the rules of hanging out when people have a baby. please let us know what they are.

Craig said...

dear celiece,

this is your friend craig. this is the comment that lets you find mine and amber's blog. now we can stalk each other via blogs, and maybe once our blogs get to know each other well enough they can have links to each other.

craig

Tina said...

That is so great to hear that it is not as serious as you thought. What a relief. I'm sorry you had to have that roller-coaster of emotions. Those darn doctors!! I hope this year goes by quickly so he can enjoy the pleasure of milk and ICE CREAM!!