Saturday, May 2, 2015

The "Date"

Recently the Babe and Ben had an event at school from 6 PM to 10PM, allowing for parents a date night.   These events are RAD! 

So the Man and I decided to use this opportunity to do something special with Buddy.  
Something really special like take him and his friends to the movies.  

Friends being a girl friend. 


Once the plan was hatch, Buddy and the Man were so excited with the details.   
You would have thought it was the Man's first "date". hahaha

We wound up taking Buddy and one of his bestie's from his Saint Mary along with his girl and her friend. 

There was little chatter between them in the truck.  
Boys up front, girls in the back.  
They basically talked among themselves.  It was pretty comical. 

Yes, the girls have colored hair.  This was for a concert the next day.  Got to love it. 
the friend, the girl, Buddy and his friend. 

Not the greatest photo, but I didn't want them to know I was taking pictures with my phone.  

At the mall, we grabbed a quick bite to eat then headed to the movie.  They were so funny.   I absolutely enjoyed every second of it.  Not so sure the kids did, but nonetheless they were smiling. 

The movie was funny.  And then we headed home. 

I hope this is the first of many fun outings and I think I'm gonna love this new chapter. 

Friday, May 1, 2015


The Babe caught a stomach bug right before his birthday.  It wasn't too bad a couple days of diarrhea and a couple of middle-of-the-night vomits.  It seemed it was running its course and he was in good spirits.  Missed a couple days of school, but was feeling better, when Buddy got it.

Then I got it.

While ours wasn't as bad as his, we managed to get over it within a couple of days.

In the meantime, we gave it back to Babe, who wasn't completely healed.

This lead to a doctor's visit.

The nurse practitioner said is was most likely a virus and it would eventually run its course.
Babe wasn't getting better and was getting weaker.   He has lost about 5 pounds.  He is so skinny.

His poor little body was working hard, but he wasn't getting better. And this past Sunday's was one of the worst days yet.  Lots of vomiting and diarrhea and unexpected naps.

Monday we headed to the lab for blood work.  Here's the Man giving him a little pep talk.  He did great.

And yesterday, we went back the Doctor.  He was really surprised that it had gone on so long.  He said the urine samples, stool samples, the blood work, all looked consistent with a colon bacteria and that nothing major was the cause.  Nothing to be alarmed by.  At any rate, he wants to do more stool samples and change his diet to high probiotics, fiber and protein.

Hopefully by today we will have a better idea of what's going on and get some medicine.
Poor little dude has been in good spirits and trying to eat.
Praying that this all ends soon!