Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm horrible about blogging, we'll see if this attempt goes any better than previous attempts.

I have thought about posting several times in the last few months, but I was in a very very very dark place. We've had some serious medical issues.

In April I noticed Sam was peeing a million times a day. It was a horribly long involved process, that ended with him having surgery to make his urethral opening wider. A super fun trip to the Children's hospital ER to learn he almost had an impacted colon. We found out the constipation we thought was better was much worse than ever. He had a biopsy to test for a disease that means you have no nerves in the large intestine. That was negative. Finally after tons of research on my own I found Celiac Disease (gluten intolerance). After we went gluten free and it helped immensely (not only Sam, but Mady, Noah, and I, too) I found out that two of my half siblings have CD. We don't have an official diagnosis for Sam and we may never. I'm not willing to take him off the diet for months to make him worse so they can do a biopsy of the small intestine. We'll just assume he has it and go from there. Gluten free is not so easy, but getting easier every day.

During all that we had a HUGE scare thinking I had a tumor in my ear that my jugular vein went through. Thank Heavens it's not, just my jugular vein ends in my ear instead of my neck.

Savanna wants to be homeschooled this year, so we decided to homeschool all of them. THe girls got accepted into k12 virtual school and Sam is on the waiting list for second grade. Hopefully he will get in, too.

Bryan has been amazing through all this. He has been my strength to get through the hard times without me falling into a deep dark depression.

Now on to the FUN adventure of potty training Noah!