Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sam's bum...AGAIN

Well, unfortunately, we are probably going to have to take in Sam for surgery again. The problem that the surgery was supposed to get rid of in December (see our December blogs for more info) is still rearing it's nasty head. It keeps coming and going and when it has been flaring up we have just been taking care of it on our own, but I think after 4 months of it coming back we need to take it further. It's getting much worse and I just feel so bad for him. We have done everything we can to not have to make him go through that awful surgical procedure again (thinking about it makes me want to just...I don't know...scream and cry at the same time), but it clearly wasn't enough. I am waiting for the doctor to call me back today and then I will know more details. I will keep everyone updated when I know more. The problem itself isn't a big deal and will go away once we take care of that...so it's not that that's stressing me out...it's thinking about surgery again and wondering how in the crap it wasn't taken care of the first time, even with the antibiotic! I just don't want him to have to experience the hospital again and the pricking and the prodding and the anesthesia. It was such a traumatizing thing for him...and for us too...and long and tiring. I just hope this next time goes more smoothly and that they actually take care of it! Good thing he wont remember it all. The poor boy and all his bottom problems. Okay, I will stop venting on that now...

I wanted to post a couple cute pictures of Sam and his new friend, Will. I watched a friend's 2 year old son a couple times this week and Sam just loved having another kid in the house to play with. They were so cute together and played so well together. Sam just loves Will and followed him EVERYWHERE, like he was his big brother. It was so cute...and so nice because he actually forgot about me for a change! He loves his new friend!



Well, yesterday I tackled the project of painting our front room. It took me all day just to do 3 walls, due to our little guy...and the taping. I haven't decided yet if I am actually satisfied with the outcome. My intention was to do a light tan color, so I borrowed some dark brown and white paint from a friend (thanks Christa!) and mixed them together...how hard could that be, right? Well, apparently, the brown has some red in it (Dave was smart enough to be able to see it just by looking at it, but I guess I'm not that observant), so instead of getting tan, it made pink. Why pink, I still don't understand, but it wasn't what I was expecting at all. So, because I didn't want a baby pink color on my wall, I put more brown in it, knowing that it would be darker, but I'd rather have it darker if there was going to be less pink. So after realizing I was not going to be able to get the pink hue out completely, I just painted. When I got it done, it looked brownish tan with a pink tint to it, so it was alright. Well, by night time when it was completely dry (and especially today in the day light!) it looks totally pink....not even brown at all! I guess if I was being technical, it's more of a mauve color. So yes, I have pink walls. And actually...the color isn't that bad, and it surprisingly matches things pretty well. It's definitely not what I really want or what I'd pick out, but I don't hate it enough to actually change it. In fact I don't really hate it at all...it's just different. I will just deal with it and it will grow on me. It already has started to. Anyway...here are some pictures of our new pink living room...it's still bare because I haven't hung any decorations, pictures, or drapes, but it will get better. Maybe I will post a picture of the completed look when it's done...



And lastly....this is what happens when I leave Sam to feed mac n' cheese to himself...

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Yokora said...
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Steve and Jillian said...

LOL! Do you remember when Jillian and I had a similar experience when we thought we were painting our living room a khaki color with a brown tint, and it turned out to have a green tint? Jillian still grumbles about it now and again, but it flows well with the room and neither of us have forgotten how much we hated painting it enough to change it.

Akinol said...
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