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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Matthew 24:35

Today is red envelope day. So send yours to the White House!

New video posted

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It is spring thyme!
This yellow plum tree is just outside Sey and Mye's window. I just love it this time of year!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LOrd, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. " Psalm 46:1

Mye had a doctor appointment on Monday. She weighs 15lb 8oz ~Healthy little booger~ She had 3 shots. I worried she would spike a temp with them, but she just ended up with a slight elevation in her temp. I am so thankful! We went to the park yesterday. Girls had a blast.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Indoor fun on a rainy day.

I have been kind of jumpy lately. Every time I hear a crash, see one of the girls acting slightly out of caracter, see either girl making some weird repetitive motion, or if they feel slightly warm, I catch my breath and have to calm myself. I have to remind myself, "You who fear him, trust in the LORD--he is their help and shield." Ps 115:11 "The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you." Ps 116:5-7

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Encourage one another daily as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." Hebrews 3:13

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Playin on the porch

Stuffing toes in a knothole :) Fun stuff...
Sey had her appointment on Monday. The doctor agreed that she has been having febrile seizures, but he thinks they are atypical since they are more frequent than usual, longer than usual febrile seizures, and her temperature is lower than typical. All we can do is wait and see if she will grow out of them. He wanted to taper Sey off the medication. That made me soooooo happy! She will be off it by the end of May! Regarding Mye: he wanted us to get a prescription from her doctor for the same rescue med that we have for Sey. Thank you so much for the prayers! Please continue to pray that they will have no more seizures.

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We planted some herbs on St. Patrick's Day. It was Sey's first experience with planting. It will be fun to watch them grow in our window. I am enjoying watching my girl's grow and learn. I pray this for my girls... "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen." 2Peter 3:18

"Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. " Romans 3:24

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." Matt 11:28

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A is for...

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
I have become a fan of a few of Leonard Ravenhill's quotes:

"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere." — Leonard Ravenhill
"Men give advice; God gives guidance." — Leonard Ravenhill
"Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?" — Leonard Ravenhill
"A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning" — Leonard Ravenhill
"The only reason we don't have revival is because we are willing to live without it!" — Leonard Ravenhill
"God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost." — Leonard Ravenhill
"The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising." — Leonard Ravenhill
"The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity." — Leonard Ravenhill
"My main ambition in life is to be on the devil's most wanted list." — Leonard Ravenhill
"If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified." — Leonard Ravenhill
"Entertainment is the devil's substitute for joy" — Leonard Ravenhill

Each one makes one think...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hat fun

The Neurologist rescheduled again. The appointment is now Monday! Yay! Please pray that he would be given wisdom.
Mye is 6 months old!

She had just a little taste. :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I wanted to write this down before I completely forgot all that happened...

It was Wednesday morning. Mye was a bit crabby. I thought she was hungry so I fed her again. As I carried her to the bathroom she threw up a ton. She then seemed much better so I decided to go ahead and go into town to buy Kai a shirt to go with his Ironman rocket for his birthday.
We met up with Moogie at Carl's Jr. There were a ton of people in line. I went ahead and stood in line while Moogie sat with Selah and little Mye who was sleeping in her car seat. As I finished filling Sey's drink cup, Mom yelled across Carl's, "Layla, Come here NOW!" Leaving Sey's drink, I ran to my girls. Mye was lying in her car seat gently gerking every extremity, her head turned to the right, her eyes nonfocusing but sporatically moving. I looked at my phone: 12:25pm. Mom was holding her hand over her mouth, staring at Mye, saying over and over again, "NOT HER, TOO!" I gently picked up Myelle, took her jacket off, tried to calm Moogie, and comfort Selah.
Moogie said that Mye had woken up from her nap and smiled at Moogie. Moogie then talked with Sey for a bit and when Moog looked back at Mye she saw her foot rhythmically move so she peeked in at her again and found her seizing.
After a few minutes of indecision, I decided to load everyone up in my car and go to the hospital. Myelle seized the whole way. Praise God, Moogie, was with me so that she could take care of Sey! I was able to drive up to the emergency room, grab Mye's car seat, and run her in. They took one look at her and rushed us into their trauma room. She was given oxygen. They hooked her up to a pulse oximeter and a heart monitor. I was a wreck. I could not believe how long it was lasting. The seizure would not stop! After numerous pokes they were able to get an IV started. At 12:50 they finally gave her ativan IV. She stopped the tremors at 1252. Such a small baby under the power of something so exhausting! At some point I was able to call Mason at work, and he was able to come in. I was so happy to see him! The next hour they did numerous tests: temp 100.2, bloodwork, UA, Chest x-ray, CT scan.
The pedeatric doctor was preparing to do a spinal tap when someone came to the curtain, pointed at Mason, and rushed him out of the room. I was confused. Then the doctor said, "Did they just bring in your other little girl?" I said, "What????" She said, "I think your other daughter is having a seizure." I left Mye with the Doctor and nurse who were still preparing to do the spinal tap and ran to the other room where they said Sey was. Poor crying Moogie was sitting just outside the door with Gumpy standing beside her. Apparently what happened was that Sey was playing with Gumpy outside the ER. She fell face down, started jerking, and would not get up. Dad scooped her up and ran her into the ER. When I went in the room, Sey had her Daddy hovering over her as well as nursing staff. She was disoriented, but not seizing anymore. T 100.5 I let her know that I was there and that I loved her, and then went back to Mye. It was about 2:35pm. The doctor was just finishing up Mye's tap, and she was already asleep. I stayed with Mye, and Mason stayed with Sey. The nice security lady who Mason knew from work kept us informed on each other.
Well, each of Mye's tests came back just fine. Praise God! They kept her overnight for observation. Sey was given an IV of phenobarbital since her level was low, and they did a CT scan since she hit her head when she fell. She was fine so they sent her home with Mason. They ended up having a terrible night. I guess she threw up 3 or 4 times--just generally did not feel well.
Mye did not have a super night either--diarrhea, crying A LOT. I did a lot of holding my baby girl. The doctor order her ranitidine. I am curious to see if it will help her tummy issues. Neither girl had another seizure. The next morning Mye had an EEG. She was such a good girl. She went right to sleep as the tech started putting the 28 electrodes on her head. She only cried at the end when I had to wake her up to keep her up for the last 15 min of the test. Oh, yeah, she did not like us taking the tape off of her head either. ;( I believe, that the EEG was fine, too. Our girls just do not like fevers. :(
Boy, do I hope they grow out of it! You never know when it will strike. They act just fine---then---wham! Their out. Praise God it is something so minor!
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." Jn 14:27
Well, Sey's new pediatric neurologist had an emergency on Tuesday so Sey did not get to see him. She has an appointment on the 30th now. The girls are doing well. They finally had their first 24 hours without a fever. Mye is still snotty. ;P They both have coughs, but are doing great. Thank you for your prayers.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Selah has an appointment on Tuesday with a different pediatric neurologist. Hopefully, he will be better with follow up than her previous doctor.

Mye and Sey both had a seizure 3/4/09

Here is a post that I posted on facebook last night. I know that some of you do not have that so I decided to copy and paste that here since I do not have time right now to do more. :)

That was totally wild! I am really tired so I will just give the basics. Both girls are fine. All their tests came back good. They now have the stomach flu, we believe. Our girls must have a very low tolerance for fevers. I am kind of bummed that now we have to deal with seizures with Myelle. sigh. I am praising God that that may be what it is though. Myelle's seizure lasted around 29 frightening minutes. Once they were able to finally get an IV in her tiny vein after numerous pokes, Ativan brought her out of it. Her temp was 100.2. Thank God for drugs! I do not know how long Selah's was. I saw her as she was coming out of it. Her temp was 100.5. Selah went home with her Daddy and Mye and I stayed overnight at the hospital. Poor Sey threw up like 5 times or so last night. Mason had fun. ;) Mye slept poorly and cried A LOT last night, but was happier this morning. She has diarrhea today. She had an EEG today. Not sure the results on that yet, but I kind of think it probably was fine. Mye did so well during that test. I was amazed. God worked everything out from having Moogie with us when Myelle seizure started so that she could watch Sey (I am blown away by that because I do not know what I would have done without her!), to having Ry and Shae get Kai (who Mom was supposed to pick up), to Mason being able to leave work since there was enough staff. What a Great and Awesome God He Is! Thank you for praying for our girls.

Today 3/6 - The girls are still sleeping right now. They had a much better night! They were able to get some healing sleep. Thank you for your prayers.