Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, blogland! :)

We hope you all had a safe, happy New Year's Eve! We stayed home and had a fun night with the kids - good food, fun movies and everyone stayed up until midnight!! :)

Drinking sparkling grape juice and watching the ball drop

In true New Year's fashion, we couldn't be too uneventful! Kennedy woke up on the 1st with a really red left eye. Her eyes had healed so well after surgery so it was surprising to see it red again! She complained off and on that it hurt, and then when evening hit she really started complaining and her eye developed a big bubble on it. I called the after hours service for her ophthalmologist and they said the on-call doctor would call me back. After waiting for an hour with no response, we headed over to the ER. The answering service called me back and let me know that the on-call doc wasn't answering his phone. Awesome! 

Anyway, the doctor at the ER was pretty concerned about her eye. He took a picture of it and said he wanted to get the on-call ophthalmologist to come in and look at her because he wasn't sure what to do. Unfortunately, it was the same doctor that I had tried to reach earlier. After 2 hours they finally got ahold of him and he refused to come see her, even at the urging of the ER doctor. :( SO we went home with no answers and no help. Kennedy cried the whole way home because they didn't help her and her eye hurt. Breaks my heart. 

Her ophthalmologist called me bright and early this morning to see what was going on. I filled him in and he said to bring her in as soon as she woke up. When she did wake up I noticed the bubble had popped in the night but her eye was still really red. We got ready and headed over to the office. He said she is far enough out from surgery now and was healing so well that he was pretty surprised to see her eye looking so bad. He said the bubble was a cyst and gave me eye drops for her. If they don't work, she may have to have another surgery. :/ Praying hard the drops work quickly!! 

In other news, while my mom was here for Christmas we were able to go to Breckenridge a couple hours from here to see some cool man-made ice castles! It was really neat!! Here are some pictures... 

It was really neat - and really cold! haha! 

My mom was supposed to stay with us through the New Year but sadly, my grandmother (my mom's mom) passed away on the 30th. She had been sick for awhile so it wasn't a total shock, but still hard. My mom flew to Michigan on New Year's Eve to be with her siblings and help them get things taken care of. I am thankful my grandmother is not in pain anymore.

Anyway, that's about all that's going on here... Kennedy gets to go back to dance today which makes her very happy! She's missed it so much! (I have kind of enjoyed the break though! haha)

I will blog again soon with more pictures. :) 


Jen Tufford said...

Happy New Year! Kids look great. BTW, I will be in Denver this summer for 31's National Conference. I may bring Em out to see CU...will keep you posted. Are you coming to Shriners at some point this year?

So sorry to hear about your grandmother :(

Angel Miller said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing on, and also about Kennedy's eye troubles! ( I hope she feels better.) I've been through Breckenridge when I lived in Colorado... it is really pretty there.

Becca said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother. :-(

And what's with the on-call ophthalmologist?? Sounds pretty unprofessional to me... Glad Kennedy's doing better.

Love the photos!

Stephanie said...

Those ice castles were awesome! Great pics too.

So, so sorry to hear about your grandmother, Renee!

Hope Kennedy's eye heals so she doesn't have to have another surgery. I agree with Becca...that on-call doc? Totally unprofessional in every way!

Lynn said...

Oh I hope that Kennedy's eye just gets better on it's own!
Your grandma died the same date as my mil...I'm so sorry!
Always praying!
Psalms 139:1-3 O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
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Anne B. said...

So sorry about your grandmother Renee...prayers for your whole family, especially your mom. Rejoicing with you that there is no more pain. Praying also for Kennedy's eye! Poor kid! Breckenrigde looks so beautiful, made even more beautiful by the presence of your precious family!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Lynn said...

Continuing to lift up prayer!
Psalms 139:4-6 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
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Lynn said...

What amazing words of Scripture! Know that I'm praying!
Psalms 139:17-18 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
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Lynn said...

Psalms 102:1-2 (A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD.) Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
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Lynn said...

Know that I'm continuing to lift up prayers!
Psalms 145:14-18 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
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Anne B. said...

Missing you guys!!! Praying that all is well. Love to all of the Special K's from this fan who would love to see some pics!! (((HUGS)))!!