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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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On Faith and Marriage: Part One – Lack of Faith

St. Peter's Basilica

“On Faith and Marriage” is a 3 part series on how Faith and Marriage are braided together. —————————————————– Life is complicated. It doesn’t really need to be that way. My life is hard. It sucks. I hurt. My children hurt. They ask me constantly when their father is coming home. They are so mad....
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I Hate the Way I Hate

Surviving Adultery

Yesterday someone asked how they could Pray for Me. Yesterday I answered: To Help Me Find Peace. What I Really Meant to Say Was: Pray That I Find Peace To Rid Myself of Hate. Hate of Myself. Hate for the Selfish and Foul Soul that Believes Sleeping with a Married Man is Acceptable. Hate...
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Remembering The Day Owain Came Home For the First Time

Such a happy little guy! We are so blessed!

May 29, 2008 was one of the best days of my life. After close to 4 weeks in the hospital, after being told over and over that he could go home, only to be kept another day, we brought Owain home.   It was such a surreal feeling. I was starting to feel like...
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Thankful Thursday and Owain’s Surgeversary

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I spent the day with my little Owee. I am Thankful for every day I have with him. Three years ago today Dr Peeler saved his life and every moment of his life is a blessing. I am Thankful I made it through the day without breaking down and crying. I...
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He Almost Died. But He Didn’t.

Three years ago, today was Mother’s Day. The day started with a phone call to UVa to talk to Owain’s nurse to see how things went overnight, after getting off the phone with her I thought that while things were not really getting better, they weren’t getting worse. I spent some time with his...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! So I did something really stupid yesterday. I was in the middle of a phone call with the phone company, the kids kept coming in and asking me a million questions, even though the door was closed and I told them I was on the phone, leave me alone for a...
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Peds Cardiology Visit on a 2 Year Surgerversary and a Thankful Thursday

Owain is my hero awesome pediatric cardiology visit picture perfect surgerversary glenn procedure chd congenital heart defects

When I woke up this morning, the only thing I had on my mind was Owain’s Peds Cardiology check up. I always get very anxious on his check up days. I always worry that things are not going as well as they seem. Or that there is something happening right in front of me...
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A Year Ago Today My Wee Nut Had His Second Heart Surgery

A few days later I got this picture of him, after everything, sleeping peacefully.

I didn’t realize until last night when I was think about his surgery last year, that the anniversary of his second surgery was another contributing factor in my feeling down. I think it affected me differently because it was something we had spend months planning. It was so much different than when Owee was...
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Owain’s Heart Defect Story Copied From My Livejournal Account

I have spent too much time trying to get the different import programs to work. I am supposed to be able to import my livejournal posts over here, along with all of the comments. I have tried a few different programs several times, and for the life of me I can’t figure out what...
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Owain is Doing Great & Recovering Quickly!

Owain is recovering very well & sooo very quickly! I am amazed at how much quicker this recovery is. I did mistake his crankiness with a double ear infection for crankiness because of his surgery…which left me with bad mommy feelings, but I know I can’t know everything, so I am working on forgiving...
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Owain is home :)

Owain September 2008 5 months just before his Glenn Procdure

I know I should have posted here sooner, but I haven’t had more than a minute or two to try to sit down at the computer. Owain came home last Wednesday, October 15th. It is amazing that he was only in the hospital for a week and a day after having major bilateral open...
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Owain is recovering slowly

Owain is still in the PICU. We were hoping that he would be out on the floor by now, but his lungs and a high fever have been keeping him here. His fever has been dropping most of this evening. He has some fluid both in his lungs and around his lungs, so his...
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Another Successful Surgery :)

Owain came out of surgery around noon today,Yippie! He is doing well. He still hasn’t woken up yet & is still on a bit of pain killers. We are waiting for his pain meds to wear off and most likely they will be able to take him off the respirator early this evening. He...
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Owain is home!!!

Such a happy little guy! We are so blessed!

He actually came home last Thursday May 29th! We have been getting settled, going to different Dr visits and trying to get some rest. The kids are so excited to have him home. It was very strange for them to be with out their parents for so long. They were just as disappointed every...
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Still waiting for Owain to come home…

I love this little guy so much!

Owain is still at UVA & we are starting to feel like he will never come home. I have been leaving as early as I can after getting the kids off to school & staying until 7pm or later so that I can nurse him. He has had some really good days with his...
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Owain is getting better

Even just minutes after he was born, is a strong little guy. I had to pry his little hands away from his face.

Owain is doing much better this week! He is pink & plump & full of life! They were able to take him off of the respirator yesterday! It is so wonderful to be able to see his face again & to hear him cry. He is still a bit of a cranky head, but...
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Surgery went perfectly!!

Just wanted to pop in quickly & let every one know that Owain’s surgery on Monday went perfectly & he is doing great. They have been able to start taking him off of different meds & are hoping to have him off the respirator by tomorrow. He looks wonderful! It is such a relief...
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Surgery moved up to Monday moring

We just heard from one of the Cardiac fellow & Owain is not responding to the meds as well today as he was yesterday. So surgery has been pushed up to first thing tomorrow morning. He is first on the schedule & he will be going down for prep around 6:30am & starting surgery...
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Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day Congenital Heart Defects

  It has been a week since I woke up in the hospital & saw my little dark blue Owain. It has been such a long emotional week with so many ups & downs. It still seems like a surreal dream, like I am floating through it all. After Owain’s attempted procedure on Friday...
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