Friday, June 27, 2008
Well it has been a little while since I have posted anything here, but I still guarantee that its much better than if Amy was still in charge of this thing. Some of you have posted comments on my previous entries, but I don't have some of your emails or blog info to add you to our friend list, so anyone who checks this out and we don't have you in our list let me know, because I would like to add all of our friends and family who have blogs as well. Thanks!
Some or most of you may know of our families latest events that have added quite the excitement to our already busy lives. The chaos started with the little punk, Ty. He had been just slightly sick, but became dehydrated and when him, Dane and I went to the store to get him some medicine he had a seizure. It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed in my entire life. He has never done anything like this and I knew that it was something I was unfamiliar with, so I just started yelling as loud as I could for some help, knowing that someone in the store must have some medical experience. It was quite dramatic and scared myself as well as Dane pretty badly. It ended up with an ambulance ride to the emergency room and really just some Tylenol. It was a febrile seizure which was caused by a dramatic rise in his temperature that his little body could not handle and thus gave all of us quite a scare.
He is doing very well now and is back to his normal, sneaky, punk self. The kid is so funny, I cannot believe it. He really is so sneaky and mischievous that it amazes me. He will punk Dane and get him to the point where he is crying and Ty just keeps bugging the tar out of him. So it is nice to have him healthy and continuing in his menacing ways.
After everything settled down, a few days later we had some more excitement occur with Dane. He and Ty often go out on the deck to hollar and play with our puppy. Well, Dane had grabbed one of the deck chairs and pulled it up to the rail so he could see better and as he messed around on the chair it slipped away from the rail and sent him headlong over the edge. Amy was a little ways off and watched the entire thing happen as if in slow motion. He fell head first and continued to rotate until landing on his back approximately twelve feet down, on concrete of course. Amy of course could not get to him fast enough, but by the time she did he had already gotten up and was just balling his eyes out. He had put his two front teeth through his tongue and we didn't know what he had done to his back or ribs, so we helped him all we could and decided to watch him really close to know whether we should make another emergency room trip. He ended up being okay, which is incredibly lucky and I cannot believe that he landed on the hard concrete in such a way that the only after effects were some holes in his tongue and some sore ribs. Again we are so lucky that both him and Ty are doing okay and we can continue with our fun summer here in Utah.
Well, I am going to have to post a lot more about our summer so far, because we have been doing a lot of other things and not just dealing with scary accidents. It definitely has been a couple weeks to remember,... or forget I guess. Anyway, I will be sure to go ever a few more things here soon, but I did want to post about these events that have given Amy and I some gray hair.