Monday, July 17, 2006

We had a boring week, but crazy weekend. (I think I much prefered the boring week!!) Friday night, I cleaned out the van so Aaron could take the Scouts on a 20 mile hike in the Gorge Saturday. While I was doing this, Aaron took the kids for a walk. Noah tried to run away into the street, and Aaron grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back up. After Noah saying "owa" for the 100th time, and him not being able to move his arm, I finally took him to the ER. While in the waiting room, Noah was playing and it was funny, but sad to watch him. His poor little left arm just hung limply at his side and he kept falling down because he'd lose his balance. Anyways, we were in the exam room 2 minutes and the Dr came in and twisted his little arm and SNAP, it was all better! He had a dislocted elbow. It was neat to see the little boy prance out to the toy chest and pick a toy out and see his arm moving and acting normal again! Poor, brave Noah! We got home around 10 pm which is when I started to not feel quite right. By the middle of the night I had a fever of 102.3 and chills and my body felt like I was hit by a truck. I asked one of the husbands of the Relief Society presidency, (while he was dropping off his son), to have his wife to check up on Sarah, and get a baby sitter, and take her to the doctor if needed. He assured me that he would and I was able to have a worry free hike knowing that Sarah would be taken care of. It turns out that he never gave the message and Sarah was dying when I got home. ~aaronI had an infection that sometimes occurs during breast feeding when a milk duct gets clogged. Aaron left at 5 in the morning for his hike and I felt like I was going to die all day. He finally got home at around 7 pm and rushed me to urgent care. After being on antibiotics for a couple of days now, I feel lots better, still sore, but I'm not going to die anymore! I swear I have never been so sick in my entire life!!
Aaron had lots of fun on his hike. One of the boys gave up when they only had about 4 miles left, so they only made it 16.5 miles. Pretty good though. If anyone wants to go on one of the best hikes ever come on by one of these summers. The hike is beautiful; the trail is carved into the cliffs of the canyon and goes through a tunnel behind a waterfall. There are lots of swimming holes too. Its an amazing hike and only 12 miles or so to see all the best stuff. I’m going to try to find a weekend to get a sitter for the kids and take Sarah and Joshua. The other kids would fall off a cliff and die, it’s not a non-backpack-kid hike. ~aaron
Joshus is doing great. He smiles for me lots now. He's getting pretty chunky! It's great!!

Arwenisms:
(This is about the best!!) So, we sometimes say things that don't sound too bad until you hear them come out of the mouth of a 3 year old in public: We were at the store and Arwen wanted me to follow her so she yelled across the store, "Come on Helen Keller!!" I always call her Helen Keller when she can't find something or when she's not listening. Well, now she calls me Helen Keller all the time and it's so funny, but sooo bad because I sure got some dirty looks!!

Noahisms:
Noah begs for oatmeal at every meal now a days.
Noah can now repeat every word we say so he says his own prayers and helps read scriptures. It's so cute! He loves to hold Joshua now and goes up to him all the time and just says things like, "Hi," or "Cute."

7 comments:

NASA said...

You know how sometimes you get into you head that if you can just see the Dr. he'll make things better right away, well that was how it was with Noah! It was amazing! I wish they could cure everything that simply!!

heidi nielsen said...

Oh my, mastitis is miserable! I had it with Austin. If I didn't have a nice electric pump to help me get over it, I might have died. Luckily, my friend had been watching Austin the day I got it and I slept on her couch when I got home from the doctor until my fever died down.

michael nielsen said...

I feel sorry for Aaron, here he is saving his kid's life and he ends up pulling out his arm.

NASA said...

I know, every person at the ER had a similar story about their kid.

jen said...

well, I hope you went to the Forest Grove hospital...just to save yourself time! :) Sorry...too much experience with ER's in the Portland Area...yep...Noah's a Jake allright! Sorry about your mastitis. I wish I was there to take your kids...

Anonymous said...

Crazy stuff! That mastitis is a bear. I had it twice with Evan and so far so good. I'd much rather give birth than have mastitis. And the dislocated elbow. . .the Dr. finally showed my mom how to pop it back in because it happened so often to me. Just a little FYI. Glad you made it through the week though. Hopefully you have a much more relaxing one. Glad to hear Nohners is liking his brother more. I think he looks quite a bit like you Sarah!

jen said...

I never thought about it Bethany, but he does look a lot like Sarah! CUTE!