Saturday, November 23, 2013


For Halloween this year we went to the trunk-or-treat at church, passed out candy to trick or treaters, and went trick-or-treating.  Last year the girls had so much fun passing out candy.  This year I decided to let them do it again.  When we were passing out candy, we were starting to get low.  So, I took the girls trick-or-treating to replenish our stock.  I didn't have to pack up and go the store AND I didn't have to spend any money...Jeremiah liked that part.  Upon our return, I noticed the front door ajar.  I knew that I had closed it when I left and thought to myself "this has Jeremiah written all over it."  I walked in and Scarlett was beside me.  The next thing I knew, Jeremiah jumped out of nowhere screaming and SCARED Scarlett!  Scarlett yelled so loud for so long and you could hear the fear in her voice.  She laughed at the end and was a great sport about it.  Anyway, our neighborhood was busy, very festive, and we had a blast.

This is just the loot from the trunk-or-treat at church.

 Sophia Lynette even got in on the action.  She was in her costume about three minutes and had to come out of it.  She was so hot and started to get cranky.  

Waiting for the trick-or-treaters.

I love my little pretties!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Surgery #9 - Revise G-Button Site

Back in October Sophia had granulation at her g-button site.  We took her in to have it silver nitrated but her doctor looked at me with the "she needs surgery" look.  Apparently, she didn't have granulation tissue.  That "tissue" was her stomach lining coming through her g-button site.  Because she has had the g-button for so long, the stoma started to stretch and her stomach started coming out.  Crazy as it sounds, this wasn't that big of a deal.  Anything that is not respiratory related, we can handle.  Well, Sophia can handle.  She had surgery on 10/28.

I never got the chance to take a picture of Sophia Lynette's g-button before surgery.  I got this picture off the internet so you can have an idea of what it looked it like.  I have no idea who this kid is!  Plus, Sophia's looked worse so maybe I'm glad that I didn't get a picture of that.

In post-op and did well!

That steri-strip is where they pushed her stomach back in.  That plastic device over the gauze is her new g-button.

She slept for the rest of the day and most of the next day.  She developed an infection right before we were discharged.  The antibiotic we were given didn't do anything for her.  The next antibiotic worked better and her infection cleared up.