Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Vacation Over, Update on My Cousin

Sorry I haven't updated in a few days, we flew out of the States on Thursday and headed to the UK for the Other Half’s gig. We arrived on Friday in the Uk. We hung out with friends. The gig went great on Saturday. We headed down to London on Sunday. Then we were on a flight out of the UK around 7am their time, which would have been something like, 2am our time! Yuck! Needless to say I am jet lagged. I will blog on our vacation tomorrow and give pic. I am so tired that this will be more of a summary piece today.

First off, thank you all for your prayers for my cousin and her daughter. They are both still stable. As I posted I visited with her briefly last Tuesday. She was doing better. Well, Wednesday evening her heart started to spike again. I guess they were giving her oral meds that are easier on the baby and hoping that would be enough to get her heart back to normal. Well, it wasn't enough and it started to spike again. So, they had to bring in the University Hospital to consult and it was decided that they should give her intravenous drugs. That helped but it's not so good for Tallia, the baby. They took an ultra sound of Tallia and her weight is a little over 2lbs. There was talk of giving my Cousin a c-section because it would save Tallia, but the chances were not favorable for my cousin. Hearing this, my mom called some ladies from our prayer group and they weren't down immediately to pray for my cousin, Amanda and Tallia. Amanda wept and thanked them immensely for praying for her and the baby. As of Friday she had stabilized, some what. From what I understand there is still a possibility for a C-section if Amanda should go into some form of arrest. Amanda is so scared of dying. And we all know that Tallia's chances aren’t that great either. So please continue to pray. Their situation is still touch and go. I am hopping to go down and visit her today. They don't allow a phone in her room, so I can't call and talk to her personally. I am appreciating all of you thoughts and prayers. Many thanks!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

A rare Mommy and Daddy get away!

Yet Another Update

Visited with my Cuz for a very very short bit. She said the Drs. think she always had something wrong with her heart but the pregnancy exasurbated it. She said the meds she is on finally feel like they are working. She said her heart beat kept going up to 245 yesterday. The baby ,little Tallia , is, in my cousins words, " doing well, for now." My poor cousin looks so tired. I can tell she is worried aobut her little girl. Please continue the prayers.

Cousin Update

My cousin is still in the hospital. My sister,the nurse, said our cousin is still touch and go. They are having trouble with regulating her heart beat. It keeps racing to 200. On top of that, they found out she has pnemonia. I haven't heard any word on the baby. My cousin is 7months pregnant. I am going to see her in a few short hours.
Please continue your prayers. They are greatly appreciated.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Prayers Please!!

My cousin who is 26yrs old and pregnant had several heart attacks last night! She is NOT over weight. She does not have a history of heart problems. The doctors have not determined how many heart attacks that she had last night, but they seem sure it was more than one. From what I know the baby is ok and my cousin is concious. Last I heard the Drs. are trying to find out what might have caused this and how to prevent anotherone. My cousins mom is snowed in at her home in Colorado and is hoping she can get a flight into our state by midnight. Then my cousins dad is in Florida and is hopping on the soonest flight. Thank God for my sister the nurse. She is currently at the hospital with our cousin. She is reading charts and graphs and talking to Doctors.
Please pray for my cousin, her baby, and her parents. Her parents are just beside themselves and trying to get to her ASAP.
Thank you in advanced!

Monday Munchies

Most of you who have been reading my blog know that my son G is on a special diet that helps to curb his Sensory Processing Disorder. G is on a low/no gluten diet. Having one person in the house on a special diet can present problems for the chief of the house. Many of the gluten free products taste "funny" to the gluten loving palette. Not to muntion that gluten free is not cheap! So I am always on the look out for a good middle ground. I have found that in Gillian's Foods Gluten Free Pizza Dough. You can find it almost any health food store. I purchase mine at Whole Foods. It runs about $5, but it is a dough the whole family can enjoy. You treat it as you would any other frozen pizza dough. Even though it is gluten free, wheat free, and lactos free it tastes "normal". So for those of you with a family member or a friend in need of a yummy gluten free, wheat free, lacotos free food. I highly recommend Gillians Pizza dough, not just for them to enjoy, but everyone else as well!

Bon Appetit!