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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, we went to an Easter Egg Hunt at a local church. There were a lot of kids there to participate. Everyone met in the sanctuary for warming up, learning about the Resurrection eggs, instructions and prayer. The kids 0-5 had the top of the hill and kids 6-12 had the bigger hill. I was glad they divided the ages up. Although, it ended up that the majority of kids were in the 0-5 range, so there really weren't enough eggs hid for them. Not that that was the organizers' fault. You never know what age the kids are going to be. It was a lot of fun. They had a few big eggs hid and inside them were either a card for an Easter basket filled with candy or a plastic person which was free registration to VBS. Kaitlynn found a big egg and won an Easter basket filled with lots of candy.
We should have brought a bigger basket for her. Oh well, hopefully we will remember that for next year.

The basket she won for finding one of the big eggs.

We went to visit MawMaw at the hospital. She was doing better. The plan was for her to be released some time on Easter. She was up walking around and still not using oxygen!

Dying Easter Eggs

Friday, April 2nd my allergies were really acting up and I was just completely ran down from the week.

We dyed Easter eggs that evening anyway.

Kaitlynn did a pretty great job this year. She was very into dying eggs.

April Fool's Day

The day started out very sucky. I missed my Women's group at church. Later that afternoon, I took Kaitlynn to her Kids in the Kitchen class. There are a lot of kids in that class and most of them are 4 or 5 years old. The theme was Foolish Foods. Kaitlynn acted up during class. She actually took her flip flops off and put her foot on the table. She refused to sit in her seat and wouldn't try any of her food she made. It was horrible. I couldn't wait to leave.

Kaitlynn fell asleep as soon as we got in the car. I knew something had to be up with the way she was acting. We visited MawMaw in the hospital.
Kaitlynn was pretending to be MawMaw's doctor. She was asking her what was wrong and what hurt.

We met daddy and Hanna at home and went to Bread Co for dinner. Hanna hung out with Kaitlynn while Dave and I attended the Good Friday Experience at our church. It was an amazing experience and really put things into perspective.

Still in the Hospital

Monday, March 29th I ran some errands for MawMaw. She had the scope procedure done and called soon after to say she was doing well. When I saw the phone number from the hospital appear on my cell about an hour after the procedure started, I got very nervous. It was MawMaw saying that she was out of the procedure, awake and feeling fine! They also checked her heart again and said her heart was still doing great. The chest x-ray was better, too.

Kaitlynn played outside with Mya, but then had to come in to take a nap (since she was having a major meltdown). Later, Kaitlynn and Aidan played outside with the Mya, Leah and their cousin.

Tuesday, Kaitlynn and I visited MawMaw at the hospital, then came home to babysit Aidan.

We ran some errands and I went back up to the hospital that evening. They started PT on MawMaw to get her up walking around. It was an anxious evening at the hospital. Since they were giving her so much through her IVs, they kept blowing the vein and had to keep moving the IV. Tuesday night the supervisor could not find a vein that was strong enough or not bruised. They put warm blankets on her arms and I was praying like crazy. I think we all were. When the supervisor came back in the room about 10 minutes later, as soon as she removed the first warm blanket, there was a huge vein popping through! Thankfully that vein was strong enough to put the IV in.

Wednesday, Kaitlynn, Aidan and I ran some errands. We purchased MawMaw a new pair of pajamas to wear while in the hospital. MawMaw was off her oxygen the entire day!

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28th we attended church. It was an awesome service. We were given a purple strip of thread to wear as a bracelet, keep in our pocket, do whatever we wanted with it. It was to remind us what Jesus did for us during the next few weeks. The color purple symbolizes royalty and suffering. Dave and I chose to wear them on our wrists.
In class, Kaitlynn received a palm and made a palm leaf.

I visited MawMaw at the hospital. The doctors were saying that it is possible that the infection she has could be contagious. They scheduled to do the scope procedure on Monday to try to identifiy the bacteria.

Gabe's 3rd Birthday Party

Saturday, March 27th we attended Gabe's 3rd Birthday Party. The theme was a Neverland (Peter Pan / Pirates) Pajama Party. This was Kaitlynn's first pajama party! Kaitlynn wore her Tinker Bell night gown along with her Princess slippers.

They had to dig for buried treasures.

We went to visit MawMaw at the hospital. Her breathing / oxygen level was better. The lung specialist consulted with us. He said they may have to do a scope procedure to check out the shadows on her lungs. He said she has some type of bacteria that they are unsure of what it is. They were testing for everything and I mean everything!

Build-A-Bear Chipmunks

Friday, March 26th, Kaitlynn played outside with Turtle. We also visited MawMaw in the hospital. They did a CT scan and more blood tests. The doctors said her lungs were very inflamed, especially her right lung and that they were bringing in a lung specialist.

Dave, Kaitlynn and I went to Build-A-Bear, so Kaitlynn could get Brittany and Alvin. This was an early Easter gift. She had a lot of fun stuffing and bathing them!

We went back up to the hospital to show MawMaw her chipmunks.