Friday, July 30, 2010
1 can crescent rolls
1 bag Frito's
1 lb ground beef (it actually called for 2lbs, but I only used one)
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream
1- 1 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese (I didn't measure this, I just used enough to cover the top)
Unroll crescent rolls into casserole dish. Sprinkle with crushed Frito's. Brown beef with taco seasoning, drain, add to dish. Spread on sour cream, sprinkle with cheese and another layer of Frito's. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
This was delicious, a good twist on the traditional tacos. I put mine over shredded lettuce and tomatoes. This will definitely go into my small group rotation of snacks.
This isn't the best picture, but it does show a good reason why I love casseroles. We always have so much left over it lasts for 2-3 days.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
For the most part I think we are over the hump as far as recovery. Recovery is about 7-14 days, with more pain coming in around day 7-10 when scabs fall off. He hasn't really let me look too deep in his mouth this week but I got a good look tonight and I think they may have fallen off. Actually yesterday when I gave him his medicine he started crying, that happened twice, I know from spilling the medicine on a paper cut on my finger that it does burn so I'm hoping that was what the crying was from. Overall he has been a pretty good patient. It's hard at times to distinguish the whining from pain or just being rotten. He has gotten away with some stuff this week, like eating for example. It hasn't really mattered to me what he has eaten or when, as long as he eats. I can say he has had some good breakfast this week; cinnamon rolls, waffles, french toast, donuts. He did ask for Cheerios one day, he still likes to eat his cereal dry so we haven't tried them yet. He did get some animal crackers after nap today, didn't seem to bother him. We also hit two important milestones today; last day for ear drops and I switched from his pain medicine to Tylenol.
We also managed some play time outside tonight. Of course it would be the hottest day of the year. Steve and Cooper played, I sat in the shade drinking my water and taking pictures. The doctor's orders are to stay cool and hydrated. I love it that my little guy is starting to like the camera again, he kept looking at me and saying cheese even when I didn't have the camera out. Most importantly though, I'm glad I'm starting to get my little guy back.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I need a nap!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
We got to Kosair on Fri around 7:15, with surgery scheduled for 8:45. The surgery floor has a play area so that kept Cooper busy for most of the morning, which is a good thing because they didn't take him back until almost 9:30. It also helped for him to not ask for food or drink. Our early childhood care director from church also stopped by to help pass the time. Finally they came with the "happy juice" in hand. Oh my, that is about all I can say. He got so figidity, but there was no way this child could stand alone. I was ready for surgery by then because we could barely hold on to him. He did great leaving us, he laid in the bed, had Mickey Mouse under one arm and away he went. Surgery went quick. It wasn't much more than 30 minutes before the doctor came out to talk to us. The right ear tube looked good, the left one had lots of fluid build up so he put in another which should help with hearing. His adenoids weren't bad but his tonsils could have won some awards they were so big. He told us Cooper will most likely be a happier kiddo and sleep better, I'm not for sure how that could happen, he sleeps fantastic. They did say no child this young should snore and if they do then they most likely do have some form of sleep apnea. This made me feel better, just because I kept questioning myself if we did the right thing or not this only proved we did.
We didn't see him again till we were all back in the room were we would stay in. He was awake and somewhat alert (what you can be given Morphine) and he was doing good, not crying at all. We got settled and he took a nap, but woke up in pain. Poor guy, at one time he had tears but wasn't making a sound. He got pain medicine every 4 hours but yesterday it seemed as if his limit was 3 hours, especially if he was asleep and woke up and it wasn't time yet. He was emotional at times, but if we could get him to drink at all he got better and talked and played in the play area and watched plenty of videos. He drank a little yesterday and ate some Jello and ice cream. They would weigh his diapers and by evening he was doing good. They had used an IV during surgery and kept it in and bandaged up, luckily he didn't need anything the rest of day until bedtime when they went ahead and gave him some fluids. I've learned my lesson on the IV for the future, always tell the nurses he is left handed. I'm sure they just assumed right handed, put it in his left and wrapped his hand up and he pretty much didn't have use of his hands last night. I didn't even think about it until we got his sticker book out and he gave us this look like, what am I supposed to do with these? He didn't get to sleep until 11:00 and woke up for good this morning at 6:00 when they came in with pain medicine. Steve and I didn't get much sleep at all, they came in the room pretty much every 1-2 hours either checking vitals or his IV.
Today has been much better. He ate some french toast and pudding for breakfast, Steve got me and him a cinnamon roll and he wanted some of it too. They came in around 9:00 to let us know they would start working up our discharge papers and since he was scheduled for another round of medicine at 10 we could leave after that. We were ready! Cooper was feeling well enough he wanted to get down and move and play and he was just plum exhausted from lack of sleep. Wouldn't you know it they preached all day Friday about not getting behind on pain meds and this was the one time they got behind. We finally got out of there around 10:45. He has been so much better once getting home. First he took almost a 4 hour nap. He has eaten Jello, applesauce, a pancake, and a popsicle tonight. We got him in bed at our normal time and he just seems happy to be home. Still a little cranky at times, but that is to be expected. His voice cracks me up though, it's so high pitched. I read it could last a couple of months. We are all hoping for a good night sleep tonight. Thanks to everyone for all the prayers, it is appreciated. No one wants to see their child in pain but after hearing from the doctor I realize it was all for the best.
I didn't take many pictures, this is one right after we got into our room. He was a little sleepy.
He was trying to eat some Jello last night, check out his hand. Poor guy, it was so awkward for him eating with his right one. I wish I would have gotten a pic of his left, they wrapped it up in a diaper.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
We won't be bringing a laptop with us and don't have Internet access with our phones so I may call Gretchen sometime tomorrow and have her post a quick update on here. Other than that I will post details sometime Saturday evening. Wish us luck!
I really don't know where to begin on these. I went to Target the other night and Steve called to make sure I found the balloons. I got home with the balloon and him and Cooper had been playing a game and they showed me how just in case Cooper asked for it the next day. Sometimes they just leave me speechless.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Then I just gave him a pile of stuff and let him have it, this has got to be the cutest. So random!
Anyway, yesterday I was getting him out of the car and he likes to hold the CD cases we are listening to. So I take the case and gently toss it into the front seat. What does he do? He takes his cup and launches it into the front seat. It hits the stereo, bounces back into the console. This kid has a pretty good arm on him. I know I should tell him not to do that but I am cracking up laughing, I was laughing this morning just thinking about it. He was only mimicking my behavior. I was wondering, what have your kids done that makes you laugh so hard you can't scold them?
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
They started off the fun by trying to catch apples in a bucket. I wish I would have gotten a good pic of the one where you catch popcorn. All morning long Cooper kept talking about popcorn at Chuck E Cheese. We were telling him, no we are having pizza. I guess he was really just talking about the game. Next up, my favorite, skee ball. We all had fun playing this game.
Cooper LOVED this game. I can't remember what it was, it's on the other side of Deal or No Deal. You put in a token and you push a button to win tickets. You either win 2, 3, 4, 25, or 75 extra tickets. He played it at least 10 times and one time he did win the 25. I didn't get any of the Deal or No Deal, but Steve won over 50 tickets in just 2 games.