So Aaron has decided to grow a beard this break. Now that he's the scout master he feels a bit more freedom. :) He looks good.
Unfortunately the day after Christmas Brooke took a turn for the worse and we found sores on her tongue and mouth. So I took her to a minor emergency clinic that was open the day after Christmas. They told us she had the Herpes virus in her mouth. So they gave me a few prescriptions and one of them was a numbing cream so that she could eat and drink which she hadn't been doing. So we picked up the meds and packed up and drove to Arlington to do Christmas with my family.
Well the drive was horrible, the traffic was bad and Brooke was screaming the whole time. We still coudn't get her to eat or drink. She wanted to so badly but each time she tried she just screamed and threw the bottle out. Then she just got too scared to even try. Her doctor had told me she needed to urinate 3 times in 24 hours and we were at about 10 hours without urinating so we were really pushing it but she just wouldn't do it.
We finally go to Arlington and the Cs ran off with their cousins and started having fun. They were so excited to have fun with their cousins. After awhile we opened the presents and Camilla was a machine again. Carson was really into this as well. He got a lot of Pokemon and he was in heaven with it all. He also got a nerf gun and loved it. Camilla was thrilled with each of her gifts. Poor Brooke didn't get to do anything, she was just crying and screaming so we decided to just put her to bed.
Well Carson decided he wanted to spend the night with Sheppard and left with them but after they pulled out of the driveway he changed his mind and wanted out of the car. He thought they had stopped and jumped out of the car but Cory was backing up and ran over his foot. So I was putting Camilla to bed and I hear screaming so I run into the living room and find Carson screaming. Well after he calmed down he was fine. He could move his ankle and I knew it wasn't broken it was swollen up so we got some ice on it and he showed my mom all his new Pokemon cards. Then I finally got the 2 big kids down and Brooke was up again and upset. So Aaron and my Dad gave her a blessing and we decided to make a bed for her on our floor and she slept all night long. That was a huge blessing. We didn't think she would sleep at all.
Tuesday morning Brooke seemed better and even drank some milk and water but then she stopped again and started with her screaming. At this point we are at almost 24 hours without urinating and we just wanted to get Brooke home to her own bed and so we can try and get her to the doctor again.
I went for a run with my brother, finally! And then we were off.
Well on the drive I talked to Brooke's doctor and the doctor that saw her and we called Uncle Spencer and everyone said we needed to get her into the hospital. We were at over 24 hours without urinating and they said she was severely dehydrated and we needed to get an IV right away. Well we were still driving home and so we dropped off me and the other kids at the house and Aaron took her straight to the children's ER by our house.
She got right in and they got started on treating her. At this point we were at over 30 hours without urinating, she had stopped talking and there were no tears when she cried. Poor thing, it was very sad.
She got an IV and was a champ. Soon after her IV she went to the bathroom but it was still work to get her to drink. They put pain meds in her IV as well. Aaron did a good job taking care of her and convinced her to give some juice a try. As soon as she tried it she couldn't be stopped.
Aaron took her to get a prize for being so good at the hospital. When she came home she was talking to me, oh how I had missed that sweet voice. Oh man I loved seeing her walking and talking.
She told Camilla she would share her play doh with her because she loves the color purple. Everyone was so happy to have Brookey back home.
Brooke slowly got better each day and we are so happy to have our girl back.
Wednesday was a busy day with unpacking and cleaning and trying to get organized again so we decided the kids needed a fun night out. We took the kids to get dinner and then we went to Chuck E. Cheese. The kids had a great time.
Then on Thursday we decided to have friends over for a play date (which turned out to be a disaster, we won't be having another play date for awhile). Carson finished his swim camp that afternoon and got second place in the relays, he is a champ.
Friday I needed to get the kids out of the house for a bit, they have been fighting a lot this holiday break. So Spencer wasn't feeling well so I left him home with Aaron to take a long nap and me and the kids went to the gym for awhile. Then we divided up and Aaron took the Carson to get a hair cut, how handsome is this boy? And then he took the girls to get their nails painted because they missed out on doing that at Grandma's house and were very sad to miss it. (We were only in Arlington for about 15 hours).
Friday night the kids went for a night run so Carson could get his 10,000 steps and he wanted to try out his new head lamp.
Now we are busy planning our New Years Eve party. Its going to be very exciting!