Tagged with Colman

God bless cataracts!

Something about turning thirty-nine today makes me wish I could skip it and head straight to forty. Maybe because when I say “I’m thirty-nine,” I feel like people think I’m lying. Not that I’ve ever cared what anybody else thinks, but I feel like I can actually hear the “Sure you are, Honey,” that flits … Continue reading

Let’s talk about time management

As I’m typing this, I’m listening to the hubs make horrible retching sounds while muttering under his breath, “Why on earth would she use the self-cleaning function on the oven while we’re all here in the house? What is she trying to do–kill us?” At least I’m pretty sure that’s what he’s muttering because he’s only said … Continue reading

Just Keep Swimming

We made it through the first week of school and I have to count that as a huge WIN! After a lazy past few weeks at home, getting the boys out the door was a major adjustment that included lots of yelling “FOCUS!” to all three boys. Three boys, three different schools and three morning drop-offs. It’s been hectic … Continue reading

Bribery

Everybody knows weight loss is a very slow process that is fraught with all sorts of problems such as will-power, genetics, metabolism and a myriad of other physical and emotional issues. I’m here to tell you that weight gain can be just as frustratingly slow. After one month of packing every last calorie I can … Continue reading

The TALK, the BOOK, and the CONSENT.

Colman had an appointment at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston on Tuesday, July 2nd, for his three-month checkup at the Cardiomyopathy Clinic. My mom decided to tag along with us, which was nice, so I picked her up on our way to Houston last Monday. Then we all met up with Robbie and his family. Robbie was one … Continue reading

Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter

Colman had his yearly well checkup last week with our pediatrician. We’re pretty sure, based on all of Colman’s measurements from the various doctors we see, that he hasn’t grown any in the past year. Our pediatrician is sending the data to Texas Children’s Hospital so they can add that to Colman’s file. I don’t … Continue reading

I need some magic!

I took Colman to see a nutritionist this past Tuesday. I’ve been writing down every last morsel of anything and everything Colman is putting in his mouth, so I took those notes with me to the appointment. It looks like Colman is eating the amount of calories he should be eating, which is between 1100 to 1300 … Continue reading

Because Sometimes Not Bad News Is Good News

Sorry it has taken me so long to update about Colman’s heart catheterization on Wednesday. I was getting over what I term “Hospital Headache.” It usually starts about an hour into whatever procedure or surgery Colman is undergoing and seems to get worse in recovery. I tried drinking lots of water, eating something, caffeine and … Continue reading

The Heart Catheterization Is Scheduled

Colman’s heart cath has been scheduled for tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. The cath lab at Texas Children’s Hospital called on Thursday of last week to schedule Colman. The woman who called me introduced herself as the cath lab nurse coordinator and said something like, “Hi, we need to get Colman scheduled for his heart cath. … Continue reading

Rockstar!

Last week, I received a call that Colman’s cardiothoracic surgeon gave his name to someone with theferrarikid.org.  I wasn’t really sure what that was, but Manny called that same night and said the purpose of their organization was to take kids who are sick and make them feel special and give them a memory that … Continue reading