The last week has been pretty eventful at the Turner House. Wes got sick the day before labor day so I took him to an emergacare on Labor Day (our first time at one) - he had a virus and an ear infection. He continued to run a fever all week until Thursday. He slept about 20 hours per day and didn't have any energy at all. They spent all week with us at home (thanks to Aunt Laura and Grandma Bonnie helping us out). He would not eat any food and would barely drink any formula (maybe 10 oz's a day) although he would drink water. On Thursday Grandma Bonnie came over and I took Shea back in to have her ears looked at (she had an ear infection before but it is cleared up) and Wes in to be looked at again. When we got there they took his temp and it was 105.3 - the nurse said OMG and I knew something wasn't good. So they wanted to take some blood to see if it was a virus or not (the Dr thought it was still, it just held on for quite awhile). So the gal came in to take the blood and I held Wes down - Definitely the hardest thing I have ever done in my life :( She missed his vein and continued to move it around trying to get it for about 3 minutes. She then told us someone else would have to come in to do. I told grandma Bonnie, she could take a turn at holding Wes down :). They then came back in a little later and Dr. Betsy asked me if I heard what had happened - nope. I guess the gal who took Wes's blood had poked herself with Wes's needle after she left the room so Wes would need to have an HIV and Hepatitis Test and we would need to go somewhere else to have it done. Once we got there, they had me set in a chair like I was giving blood with Wes on my lap. They then sprayed some numbing stuff on it and got the blood right away. We will always go there from now on to give blood!! It was a much better experience and everything came back just fine with Wes's blood. And Friday morning Wes woke up fever free!!!
Our first night away:
On 9/9/11 Rob and I left Shea and Wes for the first time overnight. The Ekborgs came over to our house and we then left around 8 p.m. to head to Des Moines to stay with Uncle Andy, Aunt Krista, and cousin Sage to go to the Iowa State vs Iowa game on Saturday. Shea and Wes did awesome and we missed them immensely but know that they were in good hands with the Ekborgs!!
Shea is walking:
On 9/12/11 Shea took her first steps - she went from me to the Ottoman - and I had her repeat it many times. And yes it was only a couple steps but now she is trying to walk everywhere. Her longest adventure so far was walking across the living room trying to get Rob's beer can :)
I can't believe we are having their first of two "First" Birthday parties this Saturday!!!