Wednesday, December 20, 2006

218 Maplewood Loop

This is the first house that Dan & I bought together.  

We love it.  It'll be hard to say goodbye.

We have put so much sweat equity into this house: painted every interior wall at least twice, laid hardwood floors, stripped wallpaper, built a deck, sodded the yard, replaced the front door, landscaped.

While living here, we:
each earned a degree.
had a baby.
got our first real jobs.
took our first ministry position.
fell in love with a group of teenagers.
got to know our friends better.
made lots of mistakes.
loved a lot.
played more board games than you can count.
cooked thousands of meals.
learned some hard lessons.

This is our HOME...yet we've been reminded that it's a temporary dwelling.  

It's sold. 
Not ours anymore.

Goodbye, Lake Forest.
Hello, Wake Forest.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Lana's first stay in the hospital

We just arrived home from Lana's first hospital stay.  Cry  

Last Friday we took Lana to Dr. Kirkland for her 4 month well baby checkup.  She felt fine; just a teeny bit stuffy.  Her ears were clear, her lungs were clear -- she felt fine!  

Saturday she kind of felt a little yucky, and by Sunday she was miserable and would not stop crying.  We took her to the doctor Monday morning, and found out she has a double ear infection and she tested postive for RSV (which is a parent's worst nightmare; it can cause acute respiratory distress).  Dr. Kirkland immediately admitted us to the hospital.  Luckily we caught it in the earliest stages, so they did not have to put her on oxygen.  

She got regular breathing treatments to get her oxygen saturation levels up, and they put her on steroids and an antibiotic.  They finally got her oxygen saturation levels up high enough to send us home today.  She is still very uncomfortable, but she has the best little temperment.  She tries to smile and play, but sometimes just can't help but cry.  It seems like she's starting to feel we've just got to work on getting mommy and daddy feeling better!  We've only had 3 or 4 hours of sleep in the last 3 days.  Thanks to all who prayed for us...we so appreciate those who want to come visit, but the doctors are recommending no visitors for two weeks.