Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dad Got 2nd Place at the Hants County Exhibition!

Way to go dad!!! He won second place for his 871 pound pumpkin! I can't wait to see what his other pumpkins will weigh at the weigh offs later on in the month!

Great Job!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Ben finally decided to take a drink!!! Nurse Steve has managed to talk the ENT on call to discharge Ben home on morphine.

I am packed and ready to go! Fingers crossed we can stay HOME!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day from the IWK

Today I am spending Labor day in the IWK watching Despicable Me for the 10 Millionth time...I hope you are all doing something far more fun.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

We are still here....

So Ben decided he is not going to eat or drink anything. He is back on his IV and sadly the doctors are trying to find a balance of pain meds that will give the poor kid some relief. He is due to start some steroids tonight to help with the swelling so that should help some too.

On the plus side the DVD player in our room works and Despicable Me seems to be offering the best distraction so far.

Lets hope we can leave in the morning!!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Surgery Day....

So today was surgery day. We stayed last night at Ronald MacDonald house to make things easier. Somehow this didn't make us feel any more prepared. Surgery days are harder now, not that they were ever easy. Ben now understands that something is up on these days even if he doesn't really understand what is going to happen.

He was such a brave boy and walked himself back to surgery with his giraffe named Bear and his doll named Baby.

The recovery room was a nightmare this time. Ben was angry and in pain and screamed for all he was worth. We spent much of an hour passing him back and forth between Ashley and myself and in the end he settled when Harry came in to watch cartoons with him.

We are settle up in 771 and hopefully Ben will continue to eat and drink so we can get out of here. So far so good, fingers crossed it continues!

Here we go....

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happy 12th Birthday Victoria!!!

Happy Birthday Victoria! I can't believe you are 12 already! Here is one of my favorite pictures from her 5th Birthday!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

End of Year Show

Today was the first performance of the end of year show for Cadance. Victoria did so well in the first show, I can't wait to see how she does tonight.

Here she is in her Jazz costume with the flower from Grand-dad Alvin!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Consults, Emergency Room and Stitches

After months of waiting we finally had a consult with the GI doctor about Ben's vomiting episodes. He is pretty sure it is something called FPIES and wants us to follow up with Dr. Kapur next week at Halifax allergy and asthma.

We weren't back 10 minutes and Ben tripped and fell over something in my dad's building and we landed in Emergency.

We waited forever! In the end the doctors decided to do stitches as opposed to glue since the cut was vertical. The doctors gave him sedation so he would stay still and he ended up having apnea episodes. So long story short we had respiratory in with us and he was put on oxygen.

Several hours and six stitches later we FINALLY got to come home.

Poor Bean can't catch a break. :(

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Band Concert

I can't believe Victoria is completing her first year of band tonight! Here she is with her brothers before the concert.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014