Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What a Weekend!

The above title has two very different definitions!

The first story:
We took our first family vacation to the beach together last weekend to celebrate Mother's Day! I am one blessed Mommy to have two very sweet handsome men in my life! They are just the best! My boys were so sweet to take me to the beach and they surprised (and I mean SURPRISE) with some very wonderful and awesome gifts for Mother's Day! They are so thoughtful, but did WAY too much! The trip to the beach was suppose to be my Mother's Day gift! But I am not complaining! J and baby surprised me last Wednesday with an awesome new camera! J asked me to go and get some stamps out of the cabinet and so I opened the cabinet and remembered that I had moved the stamps. I told him that they weren't in there anymore and quickly turned my head because I noticed something that did not belong...there it was!! So surprised! Here it is! I can't wait to learn how to use it!!

Then, on Sunday my sweet angels surprised with a precious charm necklace! It has a little "h" on it:) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

The second story:
Sweet boy had some GI stuff done last of which was an Upper GI. He was given Barium in his formula for the procedure. The staff warned me of constipation issues, so when he was having some problems the following day, I was not surprised. On Thursday, he was still having issues and was not eating as well. So when we met with his GI specialist, he wrote a Rx for us to help him. By Friday at lunch, baby boy was not doing good at all and still was not eating. Without going into to detail, we discovered that what was bothering him could not be broken up and passed. We got really scared when we realized we weren't sure what we were dealing with and baby was getting hurt from all of the straining. He was absolutely beside himself and it scared us both. All I could do was cry for him. We went to the closest medical facility to the condo and they were IDIOTS to say the least. But they did do an x-ray and determined that he still had a significant amount of Barium in his stomach. The x-ray clearly showed two pieces in there, one large and one mid-sized mass of solidifies Barium. Most children apparently break it down and pass it with a regular BM, but Hudson apparently could not break the Barium down. The clinic suggested the ER in Pensacola. Being that they were the dumbest people I have ever encountered, I was on the phone with our pediatrician's office relaying what was going on. Our dr suggested a Fleet enema and a few other things to do. So back to the condo we went, praying we could manage this on our own as our dr suggested to do first and would not have to drive to the pediatric unit an hour or more away. Without getting too graphic, baby boy ended up passing the solid pieces pf Barium (yes, ONLY stool in the large mass) that had hardened in his stomach. Both were larger than a quarter in diameter and one was 2 inches long. None if us had EVER seen anything like this. Our poor, poor baby was just pitiful and had been through it! Ugh...we seriously remained in shock for the rest of the day about it. Yes, I took pictures of what came out (won't scar you with the images) and will be showing the dr because I do not think that they thought it was Barium ONLY when we were on the phone. He is better now thank goodness, but has a little cold now....which he probably got from me, because I was sick the entire weekend :(

So, while it was nice to change the scenery a bit...we probably will not take anymore vacations for a while! We were in the sun maybe 3 hours??! I think we will wait until he is 2 or older before we go on vaca again! We think it will be a little bit easier then. However, we have been told that if your children are going to get sick, it will be while you are on vacation. But that's ok, we are just glad he is better!!!

Despite the rocky weekend, we still managed to eat some delicious food and take a few pictures!

Maybe an hour before sweet boy's troubles flared up :(
Precious Crutcher's :)
Sweet Lanlan LOVED the sand!Scooter and his SWEET Mom, Grandma Syd aka Gammy
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's day weekend!
J, E, and H


  1. Really love Landry's beach coverup!!!! Hope she gets to use it alot this summer - maybe a trip to MI is in order in August!!:)) We'd love it!

  2. Hudson's next vacation will be at Grandpa and Grandma's - and we can't wait for him - and his Mommy and Daddy!!!!:)

  3. bless his heart! hope he is feeling better this week. happy late mother's day to you!