This is Saxon, our energetic little man who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was a week old. We gathered together many friends and family members and created Strides for Sax. Our mission is to raise money and create awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cf. This is all about Sax and our team's efforts for the cause. As of the creation of this blog, Saxon is 21 months old, has been hospitalized several times for pneumonia, and had undergone 3 surgeries since his first birthday.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just Another Crazy Month!!

So April 22 was my 30th birthday - and 30 has taken me on one helluva ride so far!!!

Raine and Sax had a new sitter that night, our friends' daughter Ellery, and they absolutely LOVED having her sit for them!!  Yay!!  We stopped in to check on the kids and see how they were getting along, bringing them a big piece of dessert to share (loaded with sugar of course!!)

That weekend was pretty mellow even though Easter was on Sunday.  The Easter Bunny hid baskets in the house for the kids and eggs and toys in the yard.  This year was kites, bubbles, more bubbles (always a huge win for my kids!!), and frisbees.  We knew the Bunny had left 42 eggs, so we were sure to tell Raine that she and her brother each got 21 eggs.  Sax got a 2 minute head start to try to find them... not that it helped at all.  He wasn't sure what he was looking for, but after finding the first egg, he got the idea and he was off!!  The kids put all of their change together into their change jar.  They are saving up for the fair, of course!! Any money they save up is theirs to share and spend come fair time!

Monday Sax had a WIC appointment and recert.  This was a FABULOUS checkup, as his weight has climbed to 14.7 kg, which put him into the 60th percentile - WOOHOO!!  GO SAX!!  This time, along with the PediaSure we usually get, we also got 6 cans of DuoCal - 2 per month.  It seems to be working though!

Wednesday was another HUGE day for us!  We found out Saxon is going to be a big brother!!  I am due to have baby #3 on Dec 25, 2011, so it will be one heck of a Christmas!!  We are not going to find out what we're having, and we're not going to find out if the baby has CF.  There are way too many risks involved with having an amnio, and we'd rather not risk it.

The rest of the week was pretty mellow - until Sunday.  Sax and Raine were playing in the living room with their golf clubs.  Saxon had taken the end off of one of them and put it in his mouth - just long enough to bump into something - OUCH!!  His mouth was bleeding like crazy, so we rushed off to the ER.  What we found out was he gouged under his tongue and put a hole in his soft palate in the back of his throat.  There's really nothing the doc could do for him, so they just sent us home and said it would heal on its own.

We thought that would be the end of it.  Nope.  I ended up taking Sax into Urgent Care on Tuesday.  When he woke up his right eye was matted shut, and it was pretty red most of the day.  I noticed it had been a little goopy on Monday.  Yup, in spite of the fact he's not around a lot of kids during the day, he had gotten pink eye.  The only thing I can think of is that maybe he got it when we were at the grocery store or if Raine brought it home from school with her.

What a fun 2 weeks!! Always waiting to see what happens next!!

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