Friday, December 27, 2013

Summer to Fall

This is a picture of Gus the sickly.a
I'm obviously not blogging much. Here's a small view of a few things that happened in our family.
Gus had some choking problems that began at about two weeks old. We had to watch him continually. We always had him propped up on his back and in the same room with us. He could eat properly but would have choking spells at random times throughout the day. He choked on his saliva. 
Thus began the tests. 
This little test was to check his swallowing. The nurse called it a "baby rotisserie" which couldn't have been more true. The room was warm and he was strapped in and then they cranked a handle to twist him around  into different positions as he drank a bottle. 
Test results. A big nothing.
Blood draw which only revealed nothing of what we were looking for and more of other issues we didn't want to know about.
A little VCUG. To check out his big kidney issue.
On one of my many Dr. appointments Gus helped me out by having a little choking episode in front of my Dr.
I was glad that someone else could see what I was seeing. The bad part was that my Dr started asking me a lot of questions that I didn't want to hear. Essentially he thought it looked an awful  lot like an infant seizure. 

So here's the brain scan which came out clear. 

I have hundreds of these on my phone. 

Jeremy and Shauni came to visit and attend the BYU / Virginia game

BYU vs. Virginia
A giant storm rolled in and rained us out. It was pouring.

Megan, Andy, Matty, Grandpa, Helene, Mike
We always love it when family comes to visit.
Maggie liked to play with Grandpa's oxygen when he left the house.

Maggie and Jane
First Day of School

Drew, Peyton, Charlie, Patrick & Cooper
School fun run to raise money for new playground equipment. The man in the red head is our friend Mr. Bill. He is  a secret service agent for Biden. Imagine him in a suit with a thingy in his ear. Doesn't he look the part?

The whole school participated. 
Charlie advancing to a wolf.

Charlie was the only 3rd grade boy in his school to qualify for a countywide 
school run for  3rd, 4th & 5th grade qualifiers. 

And his sweet Mom forgot his water. 
A couple of weeks later he thought it would be funny to faint in class. Turns out he's fine.
His friends B-day party was at a Nationals Game. 
They got VIP tickets and Mike got to sneak along too.
Jane, Mallory, Maggie, Charlie
Thanks to Groupon we  scored a great horse ride out in the country and Cousin Mallory joined along.
Big hit with the littles.