What Happens When Your 3 Year Old Shoots Himself With an Epi-pen Accidentally

This Sunday, the day after we got home from Nana’s funeral, Darrel and I were getting the kids ready to go to town to run some errands when Jed came over to us telling us he had a “Boo-boo on Jed’s tummy.” He was holding the test Epi-pen in his … Continue reading

Because NO Weekend is Complete Without a Trip to the Hospital!

We started off today with a bit of excitement and trepidation…today, we were going to get Mr. Charm his First Haircut. Shocking, I know. I still don’t really want to cut his hair, but even I can see that it hangs in his eyes and bothers him.  I’m just sad … Continue reading

Intermediate Care Ward – Day 3 (Both kids in the hospital!)

For some reason, I woke at 6:15 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep.  So I got up, pumped and dumped, cleaned the pump equipment and was heading into the shower at 7:15 a.m. when Mom called me.  She immediately asked me if I was awake, as sometimes when she … Continue reading

Angel Flight

Almost immediately upon arrival in our room they sent respiratory therapists in to begin therapy, which involved nebulizer treatments and chest beating.  He didn’t seem to mind. They had prevented me from nursing him because they were afraid he would aspirate the milk and make his pneumonia worse.  I finally … Continue reading


Wednesday morning, Mr. Happy didn’t eat his usual way at 3:00 and 5:00 a.m.  He only nibbled.  At 6:15 a.m. he woke up screaming and wouldn’t stop.  At 7:00 a.m., I took him to the living room and found he would only calm down in a few select upright positions.  … Continue reading