Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Me with Dawson when he was Courtney & Jeremy's ringbearer!

As most of you know Dawson has been in the hospital for over a week. We found out friday that he has HUS Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. The way they explained it to us is that it is the worst form of E. Coli you can get. I looked it up on the internet and it looks like Dawson had a textbook case! He has had to have 2 blood tranfusions because his platelets keep falling and has been on dialysis every hour since he came out of surgery friday night. I went to see him on Sunday. It was my birthday but he kept asking where I was and wanted me to come up there so I got ready and started driving. I had to call Lindsay and have her get me directions to get to the hospital b/c it didn't even dawn on my that I had no idea where I was going! Thanks Linds! He had a rough day that day, he didn't like taking his pain medicine b/c he would throw up right after he took it and the pain just got to bad. They are giving him zofran for the nausea now and he's getting codeine mostly for the pain but also tylenol and morphine but the codeine is working best. He's a trooper! Niki made him a carepage. The website is She is trying to keep it updated everyday. You can also go to the Barnes hospital website and send e-cards. They print them off and bring them to him, I thought that was such a great idea! I only cried one time when I was sitting there talking to him so I walked out...Niki was like "she cries over everything!" It's just sad seeing him like that! The doctor came by and patted me on the arm and said "Mom having a rough day" and I was like "I'm not mom" then as I was leaving I gave Niki a hug and the nurses were walking in and they said "is that your sister?" to Niki....we evidently look alike!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Ok, time to update!
Yes, I am still living in IL and will be till I finish school next spring now. Then I will probably still be there another year after that to work out my contract I have with SIH. I am ok with this for the time being. I am doing better now and know that I will be fine living here.
I still have my sad days and it's sometimes rough but I try not to spend to much time by myself and that helps a lot. The time in the car is usual the hardest b/c my radio doesn't work so all I do is think. I try to talk on the phone to make the time pass quicker!
I am in the process of trying to find a place to is slim pickens when you can't afford anything! haha...I am trying!
I have applied for an LPN job at Herrin hospital and I'm just waiting to here from them to set up an interview. Hopefully that will work out soon! School starts in august and I just have to take one class so hopefully I will able to work a lot!
My Birthday is in a week....27....whoa! It's hard to believe I'll already be much was supposed to be done by now. Craziness!