I didn't have my surgery on Nov 7. I am actually putting the surgery off until late January/early February. Primarily for personal financial reasons....my husband's wonderful health insurance has a $1000 deductible. And yes, I know that my health is more important than anything else, but I made the decision to put the surgery off for now and I will continue to stand by my decision, even if my husband and family do not. As my nurse practitioner put it, the surgery is emergent but not emergent.
Since my last update, has been the pumpkin patch. Just as much chaos and fun as it always is. Joshua thought the pumpkins were pretty cool. If they were too little, he wanted to hold two of them. He wanted to play in the hay on the hayride and strewn about the pumpkins. I took many pictures and even side-by-sided some to show his changes in a year.
My little monkey turns 18 months next week. The first age I always wanted him to get to be....the other is 3. This year for pumpkin carving, Joshua wanted nothing to do with the pumpkin guts, except for the seeds. He wanted to eat them. He would just say "ewww" and walk big circles around the guts. Next year, Halloween should be more fun for him.
After the pumpkin patch, we had planned a surprise birthday party for my sister who turned 30 in October. That's right, she joined the 30 something crowd. She was very surprised, but suspected something when we got to her house and she noticed vehicles parked in strange places. She had been asked to come into work, but hadn't mentioned it to anyone. She had to call work and explain that she wouldn't be coming in as she had been thrown a surprise party. Plenty of gag gifts were given. There was a coffin cake....that was carried into the house like a coffin in carried after death. It was the death of her youth.....all this while she was wearing her New Kids on the Block shirt she got at the concert. We also had tasty homemade ice cream, which my stomach was still not feeling well enough for. Next up is my mother who turns the big 5-0 this year....that will happen Thanksgiving weekend. Not sure how we will throw a party given the weekends activities. Probably will wait until she gets back home and have one. But sshhhhhhh......she reads this blog.....don't talk to loud about it.
For Halloween Joshua was a pirate. A very cute pirate. He scored lots of candy trick or treating.
Last Thursday 11/6, I got a call from his daycare around noon that he wasn't feeling well and was very lethargic. I was ticked that they had called me yet again to come and pick him up. When I got to the daycare they were concerned about a seizure and his temp was 103.5. I started stripping his clothes off him, that is what I have been told to do when his fever spikes way up, way fast. I took him to urgent care. The doctors do not believe that he had another febrile seizure (he had one on his 11 month birthday), but that he was close to that point. After blood and urine work, he has a bacterial infection. He was given shots of antibiotics that gave him sore legs and a followup antibiotic for 10 days. My little man can't seem to catch a break.
I have been researching potty seats online....I research nearly everything for him before I buy it. I thought I had settled on one, but tonight I found another that I would like to see. He moves into a class next week where there are little potties in the room. We have really been talking to him about diapering and when he is dirty or just wet. He is catching on well to all the talk. Hopefully a potty introduction in the next couple of months will go well. I was reading about this one lady who was saying her daughter was potty trained at 7 months......my son wasn't even crawling at 7 months. And I didn't have the time or energy then to worry about potty training at 7 months....I wonder out loud if she lived beyond the bathroom???
In a quick nutshell, there it is.... oh yea.....Election Day. Congrats to our country for making it an incredible election day. Either way, would have been very cool history. I was turned off by one VP candidate, who just couldn't seem to keep their mouth shut or themselves out of every spotlight. We will see what the next 4 years brings about.