Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Of babies, bone marrow, and slacking

I am such a slacker around here!! I have so many updates that I don’t even know where to start but let’s start with the most fun one. My new niece was born on March 3rd and we got a chance to take a quick trip to see her before CarGuy’s transplant. She is an absolute doll and it was so hard to leave her when we left for home. I’ve decided to call her Darling on my blog because it sort of relates to her name and she is so definitely a darling child!! She doesn’t like to be contained and her arms and legs are in near constant movement when she’s not sleeping. I can’t really figure out if she looks more like BeeGee or Pepper so I’m going to take the easy way out and say she’s a good mix of both. Poor BeeGee has had nothing but problems since Darling was born. She came down with a nasty infection in her abdomen from the c-section which required another stay in the hospital and then a few days before we got there for a visit she passed a gallstone so she was in the hospital again. Once this infection gets taken care of she will need to go in and have her gallbladder removed. I feel so bad for her – this is not how your first baby is supposed to go!!

Now…on to CarGuy – his transplant was delayed yet again but we have a date set in stone, aka - don’t change this date or you will face the wrath of the insane caregiver kind of date. He goes in the hospital on March 30th with his transplant occurring on April 3rd. The trip to see Darling was a great diversion but now that we are back home he is getting nervous. I don’t blame him but really don’t know how to help his situation much more. I could wisk him away again for another short trip but I need to get some things done at home before we leave and wisking tends to interfere with those chores. I think this is maybe one thing I need to let go of and just let him deal with it. I’m a meddler, uh, I mean fixer so that’s really hard for me.

I’m looking forward to having more time to blog about all the crazy and bizarre things I’ve noticed. My family used to warn me not to blog about something stupid they did but I’ve been such a blog-slacker lately that they haven’t even felt the need to give me those warnings they know I won’t listen to. I’ve had lots of fodder to choose from but just haven’t had the time or motivation to get them down in print. Gosh…I need to get my priorities straight!!


Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I know SO many people who end up with that gallbladder issue after having their first baby... isn't that odd???

We'll be praying for the transplant!!!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Not to concern or scare you about your niece and her gall bladder...but, please have her Doctor check her heart before they do any kind of surgery for the gall bladder. My friends niece just passed away from this routine surgery because her heart was enlarged....common in postpartum woman...her baby was 9 months old. Better to be safe than sorry!!!

I'll put the new date on my calender and am still praying!

Lauren W said...

Yay for the new niece! That's so fun :) I'ts great that you two got to go see her. I'm sorry to hear about BeeGee. I'm sure she was hoping to just be able to enjoy her new baby girl without worrying about other less fun things :/
CarGuy (and you!) is still in my prayers. I'll pray for peace. I now I would be a total mess preping for a transplant.

Aubrey said...

That happened to my little sister too soon after giving birth! No fun.

I'm sure everything will go fine! The waiting is probably way worse! Thinking of you still!

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