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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Thankful Thursday

It is a very happy and blessed Thursday Y’all!

I am so very Thankful for the overwhelming support and prayers sent to Owain this past week! I can’t even begin to tell you all how much it means to us!

We went to UVa this afternoon for a follow up with peds cardiology. It was a huge source of stress for me this week. Today when we got to UVa, I sat in the van for at least 5 minutes, I had the hardest time bringing myself to get out. I was so worried that he would be seen and we would be told that his surgery would be getting pushed up. I didn’t want to hear that. I don’t really want to think about his next surgery at all.

I am so Thankful that his appointment is over and that is one less thing to think about.

Owain is sick, everything we were thinking last weekend, that he has a respiratory illness, croup, his ear infection is all that was making him sick. It is just really kicking his butt. He is having the hardest time getting over it, it just wants to stick around. He is spending his day with on and off coughing and gagging and turning blue and it is all because of a virus, and the virus aggravates his asthma, which causes him to get even bluer.

The last couple of days waiting to hear what peds cardiology had to say has been stressful, but I am Thankful that Owee is super sick and that his body is not ready for the Fontan surgery.

We did work out tentative dates for his next cath procedure and the surgery. His Heart is doing everything it is supposed to be doing at this point. And it does look like he will be ready for his next surgery this summer, just like we planned. His cath procedure will be the beginning of May, just after his birthday and with any luck his Fontan will be the end of June, in between some of the kids birthdays.

I am Thankful that Honey Nut is sleeping tonight. After she joined Owee and came down with croup last night, the two of them kept me up all night long. I have pretty much been up since yesterday, spent the morning at the doctors with Honey Nut, and the afternoon at UVa with Owain. I am not interested in spending another night sitting outside in the cold, followed by sitting in a steamy bathroom. With any luck they will give me a good solid 5 hours sleep tonight and I will be happy.

No Thankful Thursday blog hop this week, but I would still love to know what you are Thankful for!

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10 Responses to Thankful Thursday

  1. Angela (Toucan Scraps) on March 6, 2011 at 11:05 am

    sorry I missed joining in this week. Praying for a full recovery for Owain

    • Hazel Nut on March 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      That’s OK, I got it up last and didn’t even feel like making a blog hop! Thank you, Owain is doing better, but still sounds horrific.

  2. Christina on March 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I am thankful for the power of prayer. It’s what I wrote for my Thankful Thursday post this week. May the surgery be successful when Owain has it and may your children all get healthy again soon! Sending prayers your way.
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  3. Stefenie on March 4, 2011 at 8:20 am

    So sorry that the sicky bugs are still hanging around. Praying that health is restored for everyone and that you can finally gets some much needed rest!
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    • Hazel Nut on March 4, 2011 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Stefenie! I am still amazed at how much more everything effects him than the rest of the family. Baby girl has only been on steroids for 1 day and she is already leaps and bounds over him as far as recovery. She bounced back so quick. I haven’t seen any improvement in Owee since we left the hospital on Tuesday. As long as he is not getting worse, we are happy.

  4. Lynn Pearson on March 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I am thankful for people like you.

    • Hazel Nut on March 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

      You are so sweet Lynn! I am thankful that I have gotten to know you.

  5. Cara on March 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Well I am thankful for good friends who are supportive and up lifting. Having Jeff so far away and missing him is really hard but having great friends to help me through thisyear is what I am thankful for tonight!!

    • Hazel Nut on March 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

      And we are thankful for men like Jeff who serve to support our country! And Girl Scout cookies 😉

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