While many of you on here know how I roll in that often times I go M.I.A. [no not like the artist] for a bit of time many of you can see I have been dropping in more frequently....for those of you new to the board welcome and know how I roll is to going missing sometimes
but I ALWAYS come back. We have a lovely group of peepz on here that can help with any questions/concerns in my absence.
To start Juno is good....now for the krazy stuff...
Just a quick update, for anyone not following our bully mart fan page at www.facebook.com/customdogcollars
[WHY IN THE HELL NOT BTW?]
we had our beautiful baby boy [for those of you that didnt know I was pregnant, ... I was pregnant], it was an extremely difficult pregnancy that had me all but comatose. We even shut down Bully Molosser Mart for a couple months in the early stages and then again once Sir Izaac [that is his name BTW...well Izaac but the Sir fits his personality] was born because he was born with congenital heart disease and was in the PICU and NICU at Cooks Childrens Hospital from the moments after he was born until he was strong enough to come home.
Only 2 hrs old here just before they whisked him away to the Children's hospital which I was very close behind. Thank GOD it was just across the street and I could be with him. Man these were hard days.Hours old after his first heart procedure they went in through his belly button vein to open something to make him strong enough for surgery.
He had to have 3 heart procedures by the time he was 4 days old to fix his heart. Naturally I am thrilled to say he exceed all expectations and was dubbed Sir Izaac by one of his most favorite and loved nurses and a real Rock Star by the Cardiologists that worked on him [yes Cardiologists I know it does not sound right that a baby so pure to this world would need one. Anyhoot he is doing well now and getting stronger every day. He is as Don Don [Donnie, Rushi's papa on here] dubbed him a Lil Solider.
During my last absence besides all of that health scares our new little one gave us
[which ps. a PICU and NICU stay is less then comfortable but of course I stayed up there with him the entire time]
the accommodations were not too bad it could have been a lot worse
................ we were temporarily living with family [imagine the stress level of that] while purchasing a home which was a nightmare in itself but we did not want to sign another lease because we had planned on a 1-3 month stay tops....that was back in August of 2011 [thud] and currently as I type this we are still here BAH but the nightmare of home buying is THANK GOD over.
We have closed on our brand new home on 2 wonderful acres on March 23rd 2012 in the country. We will be moving in w/in the next 2 weeks when all is complete and we can do our final walk through.
Oh did I mention the last month of my pregnancy Michael and 2 of the kids [Caleb & Elias] were in a car accident that total our van [not at fault] we had just paid off not even 2 full months prior? We also lost my dear sweet Miss Rumba due to a black widow spider bite. Talk about hectic stressful times. The accident there was only minor injuries to Elias from a pop can he was drinking, thank God everyone had on seat belts! Miss Ruma's passing was a tragic act of nature. It is something I never want to see happen again. Its a neurological toxin....my heart broke watching her try to fight.
You can read more about it here because I honestly do not have the heart to type much more about that right now http://www.bullymolossermart.com/2012/01/sad-heavy-heart-black-widow-kills-my-french-bulldog/
DEEEP BREATH So that has been what has been going on in my last absence, sorry to everyone for not being able to update the theme until just recently, I know you guys rocked the halloween theme all through winter. Thank you for no one complaining or sending me hate mail. I appreciate your patience.
Now a quick visual journey of Sir Izaac.
Sir Izaac hours after his open heart surgery at 3 days old Sir Izaac after they closed him up, looking at this now is so surreal. It's never good to see your baby with so much stuff going on to keep him alive. He was a very very sick little boy.Getting stronger every day./
Slowly but surely getting stronger and more tubes and cords taken off and out.
Through it all he smiles...this was our first day in the NICU, we had graduated from the PICU...I never knew there was a place worse then the NICU until now. The NICU is considered a HUGE step of progress.
Less tubes off the intubation tube and he is healing very nicely, my lil solider.
The BEST day...the day we got discharged
About 5 weeks old you can see his scar is healing nicely. I share this because I got asked often by family to see it, so I figured everyone else would be curious too. It is his badge of strength.
And him now
Sorry for the ooober long winded post but there has been a TON of things happening in such a little time. Through it all we have survived and came out stronger then going into it. I never thought I would be able to handle being a NICU mommie. So thankful I was wrong.
Oh and for those that lost count yes that makes 6 kids, 6 kids total and final and there will be no MORE with absolute certainty unless God has a wicked sense of humor. Caleb, Azariah, Ezriel, Elias, The Zion & now Sir Izaac. Thank GOD were moving to a bigger house where they can be in their own rooms! [insert church choir]