Sunday, November 9, 2008

Another Head Injury

Everyone who knows Dustin knows he LOVES football!!! They also know that he is very prone to head injuries. Well, Friday, I got a call from the school nurse telling me Dustin had been playing football at recess and got hurt. Now anytime my kids need to check out, they are the ones who call me so when it was the nurse who called, I knew something was very wrong.
Turns out that after a play, Dustin was running back to position and another player stuck his foot out just as Dustin turned and he went down so hard he ended up with a mild concussion. When I went to pick him up, he was very shaky, he was nauseous, dizzy, and his pupils were dilated. He had quite a goose-egg on his head as well. I brought him home and had him lay down while I freaked out not knowing what to do. Of course Chad was working and I couldn't get a hold of him, so I called the pediatrician. They told me unless he was throwing up or couldn't stay awake, then there was no need to take him in. He just needed to lay low all weekend and would slowly get better.
Needless to say, there will be no more football playing for a long while. Here we are 3 days later and he still gets dizzy when he stands up. This kid is so smart and such a good football player! It makes me sad that he got hurt, but I am glad he will be ok and that it wasnt any worse!!!! I Love you Dustin!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Good Bye to a Friend

Yesterday, my little friend Trent DuVal passed away. He is the 8 year old little boy I have talked about who has been battling leukemia for the past 15 months. He and his family have been so amazing through this trial and have set an awesome example for so many. Trent was a great little kid who always had energy to spare. I have known this family for 9 years and they are some of the nicest, most amazing people in the world. If you read Trents blog, you can see the influence he had on people. There are a ton of comments about he inspired people and I am lucky to be counted among them. He mostly taught me that no matter what we have to deal with, little trials or big, Heavenly Father loves each of us and knows what we are going through. We may not always like the answer He gives us, but that is the test of our faith and we become closer to Him this way.
Thank you Trent for never giving up and reminding me to look for the good things. You will be missed!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Autumn!

So, I realized today what a bad mom I am. I didn't even take pictures of my kids on Halloween. I hope I will be forgiven, but who knows.......
Chad had to work, but the kids and I had a good day. Dustin decided about 30 minutes before leaving to trick or treat that he wanted to be a zombie. We shredded some old clothes and "dirtied" him up. He looked pretty good, if I do say so myself. Oakley and Kylie were witches. They looked very cute. Maybe next year I will be a little more on the ball. They stayed out gathering candy for over 2 hours and I think we have enough to last a few weeks.
Hope you all had a good one as well!