Friday, June 29, 2012

Logan's Tummy Troubles

     About 8 weeks ago, Logan consistently started complaining about his tummy hurting almost daily. Then he progressed to vomiting almost every night. We took him to see our pediatrician Dr. Davidson. We took him off of dairy and started him on Zantac. They also took 6 tubes of blood and urine. It came back that Logan had evidence of a previous bacterial infection in his stomach. There's a big fancy name but I don't remember it. We then put Logan on 5 different medications to clear it up. The vomiting stopped, but his tummy pain has continued. 

     Today we saw the nurse practitioner for a GI specialist. When the nurse brought us into the room, she handed me the paper robe and told Logan to take his clothes off. He eyes got soooo big. When she left, he said I'm NOT taking my clothes off. I explained you get to keep your underwear on and it's only so the doctor can look at you. Once I had promised I wouldn't leave him alone while he was in the robe, I got him into it. He still wasn't thrilled as evidenced by this picture.

     I let him bring a couple of wrestlers to play with while we waited. Once the nurse practitioner came and got the symptoms and family history, she checked Logan's tummy. She also did a rectal exam. I had no clue that that would be a possibility so I was as caught off guard Lo was. She did a really good job of explaining what she would do. He told her she was not touching his bottom cause that's his private parts and NO ONE can touch them. I explain to Logan that this time it was okay for the doctor to do it because it was part of helping her figure out why his tummy hurt and I would be with him the whole time to protect him. He was such a champ and so brave. Joshua's aunt has and his sister had ulcerated colitis. This is our major concern that we and the nurse practitioner want to rule out. It was decided that Logan will have a colonoscopy and EGD on July 16th. It will be outpatient and they will put Logan under. When she told me about the tests I wanted to cry, but watching my brave boy gave me the strength to be brave through this too.

     After we scheduled the test, we had to have blood work done. Once again he was a champ, he sat so still in my lap and watched Good Luck Charlie on TV while they took 4 tubes of blood. Then they gave him two lollipops, two stickers, a goodie bag, and a door hanger.

      When we left Cooks, I took Logan to Beto's for lunch-it's his favorite place. He deserved it after how brave he was. Please pray for Logan, our family, and those involved with diagnosing Logan and that we would find an answer quickly.

     " The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, 
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Psalm 18:2

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Logan's Kindergarten Awards

Logan waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Grandma, Justin, Lucas, Daddy, and Grammie came to see Logan receive his awards.

Logan received an award for Most Improved in Science and Most Improved in Math.

Afterwards with Mommy and Lukie!

Afterwards with Daddy and his brothers.

 Grammie and the boys!
 Grandma and the boys!

Logan and his teacher Mrs. Loftus-he loves her so much!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

AWANA Awards

   Our church began the AWANA program this year. Logan is in Sparks which is for kindergarten through 2nd grade. Logan received excellent attendance awards for Sunday School/church attendance. He also received his ribbon for completing his first Sparks book. He memorized 36 Scriptures this past year and the New Testament books of the Bible. We are so proud of him for his enthusiasm and motivation to hide God's Word in heart! Lucas was such a good boy during the ceremony and we are so excited that Lucas will start cubbies this coming year!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sandbox Fun

    The boys were so excited when they came home from Aunt Susie and found the new sandbox we had bought them. They were even more excited when Daddy asked them to help him put it together! They love playing in their sandbox and especially the blue sand. Many fun summer memories will be made while they play together.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Logan: Environmental Steward

    For the last 9 weeks, Logan was chosen as environmental steward for his class. This means he is good at making sure paper gets into the class recycling bin, picking up trash, and making sure his classroom/school is clean. The environmental steward gets to go to the Star Citizen Celebration in the cafeteria, where they get a cookie and juice and their award. Daddy, Lucas, and Grammie came to school to see him get his award. The boys' godmother is the math/science strategist at our school and she presented Logan with his award.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

AWANA Grand Prix

    Back in May, our church had it first annual AWANA Grand Prix. Logan had so much fun racing his car and cheering on his friends. I was so proud of him because once his car got out, he had such a good attitude, he just cheered on his friends who were winning and was excited for them. 

Logan waiting to race his car.

Logan's car is ready to race!

Logan waiting for the girls to go down to the end of the track.

Logan with his car, participation ribbon, driver's license, and 1st place trophy for Best in Show!

    This race was Mother's Day weekend, so Joshua had to work. Daddy and Logan once Joshua got home from work.

Daddy and Lucas are so proud of Logan!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Reading Club

    Yesterday, I took the boys to the Grand Prairie public library to sign up for the summer reading club. It brought back a lot of memories from my childhood because Mom always signed us up for the summer reading club and library activities. I remember one time Calli and I got to spend the night at the library. The boys were so excited to do what Mommy, Aunt Calli, and Uncle Josh used to do. They had lots of different vehicles out for the kids to climb in and explore. Here they are in

an ambulance,

 on a tractor,

 in a bulldozer,

 in a firetruck,

 on the back of the firetruck, 

 and in a dump truck.
Aren't they sweet?!

    Then we went inside listened to the children's librarian read Officer Buckle and Gloria. We signed up for the reading club,  and then found some books to check out.

    After lunch, we had some "school" time, reading time, and rest time.

    Summer is off to a great start!