With all the beautiful photos we've been posting you'd probably never know that Alex had pneumonia. A couple of nights before Thanksgiving Alex spiked a fever of over 103 degrees and had an extremely high heart rate so we made an emergency trip to Children's in the wee hours of the morning. After 12 hours of blood work, trying to start an IV, an x-ray, MRI and consulting with a bajillion doctors we were sent home with some antibiotics. Let's just say we had a lot to be thankful for as we celebrated the holiday with family and friends.
We also increased Alex's growth hormone so we hope to see some growth spurts soon. Endocrinology did some blood work recently just to make sure they weren't missing anything and to make sure things like her thyroid were functioning properly before deciding to increase the dose. Other than that, her eyes are looking much better and she's been doing great. She's been talking up a storm and repeating EVERYTHING. Our little Ryan is growing by leaps and bounds and doing great too. She usually only wakes up once a night to eat and then goes back to sleep like a good little baby =)
We've been searching for a new nanny and that process is always interesting. Let me back up a bit. I'm really excited (ok beyond excited) to share that I was accepted into nursing school. It's an accelerated BSN program at the University of Colorado Denver that will have me on my way to becoming an RN in just a year and a half. As if this wasn't enough to add to my plate, I just started a new job last week at The Children's Hospital. I'm working as a clinical assistant on a med/surge floor which just happens to be the floor Alex stayed on for most of her inpatient visits. It's a part time flex position designed for nursing students so I can work anywhere from 1-3 days a week depending on my school load.
Back to the nanny search, our interviews are always interesting. I interviewed a women and explained very clearly (I thought) in both the job post and in person that Alex doesn't walk and at the end of the interview she grabbed Alex's feet and told her it's good that she wears socks with non-slip sticky dots on the bottom so she doesn't slip on the hard wood floors while walking around. Needless to say we didn't go with her. We did find someone who is a great fit and stuck around even after both of the girls decided to have meltdowns during her interview. We are relieved to have a sitter for the girls and are just trying to keep up with our ever changing schedules.
I actually started this post at the beginning of December and am just now posting it. It seems the holidays are always such a crazy time of year. Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and we'd love to hear from you so don't be afraid to leave a comment =)
Happy New Year!