Thursday, November 26, 2009

rash pics (some partial nudity)

sorry for the tushie shots, i tried to sensor as much as possible, but here is "the rash". i took lowell into the doctor today & he just placed him on 5mL of benadryl every 6 hours.. he said its not contagious and should go away within a few days.. let's hope so! :)


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

hives.. rash..??

I have no idea what is going on with Lowell lately but his body has broken out with a hive-ish type rash. I will have to take pictures tomorrow & post them & see what any of you guys think it possibly could be..?? the only thing we have really changed is his nebulizer treatments.. the albuterol he used to take was a lower dose & he hasnt taken any albuterol in months so I was thinking maybe he is having a reaction to the new albuterol??? I'm going to call the advice nurse tomorrow, when we went in on Monday for a re-check doctor appointment I pointed them out to the doctor & he said it could be an allergic reaction to the albuterol.. but nothing to be worried about... but since then they have gotten 3 times worse :/ so I'm not sure if the rash is what he thought it was.. Hmmm.. but on the positive side of things his oxygen levels were 99% and his broncitis is getting better, the doctor only heard a little bit of wheezing when Lowell breathed out.. anyways hopefully we can get down to the bottom of this rash soon.

ohhh and after his doctor appointment on monday we took him down to my mom's work to see the dentist, because on sunday he bumped his mouth pretty bad & was bleeding everywhere (i have no idea how or what he did, all i know is he was in his crib). I felt horrible, the older he gets the more unsafe I think his crib is (is that normal..??) Anyways, he tore his Frenum & managed to get his right front tooth a little loose. They said its nothing to worry about and it's common in children because their nerves are the size of a strand of hair and can break easily causing their tooth to become loose. I just have to watch and see if his tooth becomes darker or if somehow it becomes infected.. he's on a soft diet for a few more days to help his tooth to get better. we can only hope for the best, i'm pretty positive everything will be ok though.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bronchitis? :/

Last night was a REALLLLY bad night for Lowell :( He started to have a cough, and as the wee hours of the morning came it just got worse.. As soon as I was able I got myself & Lowell dressed & out the door to the peds office up here in Paradise. We were in there office @ 830 waiting for an appointment to check his oxygen level... I could definitely tell he wasn't breathing 100%... They got him in REALLY quickly.. but made us wear masks.. needless to say Lowell only kept his on for about 5 mins before he realized he could take it off.. His sats read 94% (which isnt as bad as I thought) but the doctor said he is beginning to get bronchitis... are you serious??? :( I was soo bummed when I heard him say that!! I thought we were going to go ALL WINTER without Lowell being sick... guess I set my hopes a little too high. So ever since 9am I have been routinely been giving Lowell Nebulizer treatments... the office gave me a new pediatric mask that we have never used before & it works AMAZING!!! Lowell has never fussed during all the neb treatments he had today (hes gotten 2 treatments that were about 15 min long, & 2 treatments that were about 5 min long), he just sat there patiently & didn't even move until they were finished... I am soooo proud!! he is such an amazing kid! he also took a 3 1/2 hour nap & a 2 hour nap.. guess his body needed the rest since he didnt get much last night. Hopefully tonight is a better night & we can get through it without too many wake-ups. I just KNOW how I get when he gets sick within his lungs, I wake up atleast 3 or 4 times & go to his crib & check to make sure he is breathing.. I am soo afraid of him not being able to breathe while he's sleeping...

well prayers & positive thoughts are greatly needed right now, I just hope he gets over this quickly & it doesn't effect him for long... love you all & will keep you posted on his progress :)

Look at my poor child.. :(

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

18 month check up

Yesterday was Lowell's 18 month check up... he did amazing & only had to get one shot.. YAY!! He is 21lb 10oz & 31 1/4 inches.. he's getting so big!

We ended up taking him into the peds office up here in Paradise so he stayed on top of his vaccines... although I have to admit walking into the office I felt like we were in quarantine... there was no one in the waiting room, everyone was outside the office in a different waiting area, wearing masks... I had my hand sanitizer handy & used it mutiple times while there.. I honestly felt like we were at a pure sick child clinic & shouldn't have even been there with Lowell being so healthy.. I definitally gave myself a silent 'high-five' that Lowell has managed to not get sick the last 2 months that everyone around us have been sick (regular flu, swine flu, stomach viruses, etc).. I have yet to be sick either.... But after today I'm pretty sure it's going to bite me in the butt.. we were exposed to waaaay too many germs. :/ Well we can only hope for the best.... right?


Thursday, November 12, 2009



I'll be changing it within the next week... so SAVE the address!! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


stumbled across this poem i had found when Lowell was 1st born.. it is short, simple but sweet. enjoy~

Precious one,
So small,
So sweet

Dancing in
on angel feet
Straight from Heaven's
brightest star

What a miracle
you are!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


So I've been doing A LOT of research on the H1N1 flu shot. Lowell already has gotten the seasonal flu shot (last month) & I decided that today I would take him to the clinic our local high school was having to have him get his 1st dose of the H1N1 vaccine. But since there was a "limited amount" of shots (& a lot of the nasal spray) they were hesitant to give it to him a shot because they were wanting to do "school aged children", but I fought to say he NEEDS it & he got it! :) Now lets just hope the will have another clinic in a few weeks, or that his peds office will have the 2nd dose available for him! Wish us luck! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A little laughter never hurt anyone... ;)

Gosh I am soooo in love with this boy's adorable little face & charming sound of laughter! It is MUSIC to my ears! I guarantee this video will make you smile.... more than once! :)

~ENJOY~ (especially you great grammy bee)

oh btw he is laughing at Mark's nephew Bryce... Lowell absolutely LOOOOVES Bryce. This laughing uncontrollably happens everytime the boys are together!

LOWELL IS WALKING!! (& Halloween pics)

I'm sure some of you have heard the news that LOWELL IS WALKING!! He started walking all on his own on the 15th of October. It started out with about 5-10 steps, and now he can walk all over the house without falling down, its amazing what 2 1/2 weeks can do! :) It is so great to watch him walk all on his own.. I told myself I thought he would start walking before or by Halloween & my prediction & hope was right!! It was such fun to let him walk around in his costume, I thought he would have a hard time walking because his costume was bulky but he did so good!! here are some cute pics from Halloween... he was such a cute Monkey! We met up with my friend Amber, her son & husband at the local church up here, they have a huge harvest festival with bounce houses, games, cake walk, food, trick or treating (lined up cars that are all decorated neat... so its actually called trunk or treat), etc. It was tons of fun, I cant wait until Lowell gets older & he can enjoy more things!

I love this picture of Lowell & Landin!!
they love each other so much

Amber & I

The Monkey & The Boxer

Look at those baby blues... :)

Amber & I with our Boys.

Mark letting Lowell get some of his own goodies.

Lowell & I
(he was so entertained by everything else
we didnt get too good of pics, haha)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

my 1 1/2 year old