Saturday, March 28, 2009
Posted by Annie at 9:51 PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Posted by Annie at 10:26 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Posted by Annie at 10:56 PM
Friday, March 20, 2009
Posted by Annie at 9:23 PM
I finally took Matty for his bloodwork. He is having his thyroid tested along with checking for growth hormone deficiencies. The techs had to stick him THREE times to fi nd a vein, and then once they did, only got like 1/4 of the tube filled-so they are sending it anyway, so I hope it is enough for them to complete the test. My poor Matty fought the good fight, tho! Afterwards, I let him down from the chair, and he t urned around, screamed at ME, and started violently hitting ME!!!!! He was PISSED at ME! I guess b/c I was the one holding him down????!!!! Poor kid..........and poor Mommy! :)
I also handed in all of his stool testing.........one test is checking his pancreatic function and the poop had to be FROZEN!!! LOL.........hopefully we will get the results back early next week. :)
Posted by Annie at 9:21 PM
Yes, I have spared all of you the pictures, but trust me, there was a Poop Party in the Wilke Quads room today...............I walked past their room and heard them "throwing" something, I "thought" was a ball across the room..........Now, I know there are no balls in their room-so what could it be????? YES, my kids were playing "poop ball" in their bedroom!!! Emma was the pitcher! :)
Anyway, once I got in there, Austin was laying naked on the floor, sleeping soundly. Seems my girls got a hold of his dirty diaper and had some fun.......well, their kind of fun at least! :) I got them all in the shower, and Lexi started washing them for me, while I started cleaning the room. So freakin' disgusting. They fingerpainted all over their windows and sills........smeared everywhere-caked on. Their beds were disastrous-I literally took two of the beds and left them on the side of the house. I scrubbed out the carpets, walls, etc. And later in the evening, shampooed the rug really good.............Again, where is the Calgon????!!!!! L OL
Posted by Annie at 9:17 PM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I was swamped today.....Katie and Matty both had Nutrition appointments in Princeton, however Katie's was at 11am, and Matty's wasn't until 3pm. Katie's appt went well.......she went from 21.8 lbs the first week of Feb. to a whopping 23.13 lbs!!!! That is a lot of weight for her to gain in this short time. Seems the thickened liquids are really working!
As for Matty, he is a different story. My poor pumpkin did NOT gain ANYTHING since 10/8/08 according to the Nutritionist's scale. Ugh. I am really bothered that something is going on with him that we are not aware of. He is not a picky eater......he eats really well, so although I do calorie boost, that is not the problem. Anyway, we are continuing to do more b/w for thyroid and growth hormone deficiencies, as well as stool testing to check malabsorption. I also scheduled a sweat test on 4/1 to check for Cystic Fibrosis.
Posted by Annie at 10:52 PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Posted by Annie at 10:17 PM
Posted by Annie at 10:14 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My sister and I took the kids to King of Prussia mall this weekend. Nicholas has been bugging the heck out of me to take him to the "real big mall"! LOL........ :) The babies LOVED the water fountains in the middle of the mall........as you can see they were amazed at the water, and even were trying to jump into the fountain! YIKES! :) That would surely be a sight........ :)
Posted by Annie at 9:22 PM
Friday, March 13, 2009
Matty has been sick for a few days now. He has been throwing up randomly, as well as having LOTS of loose and stinky poops. So, I took him to the ped yesterday, only to discover he had lost more than a pound within a few days. And on tiny Matty's frame, that is A LOT! He was down to 21 lbs or so. He was acting very lethargic. The ped sent us right to the Emergency Room of the local hospital. On the way into the hospital, Matty threw up all over himself and ME! Yuck! It seems that Matty has rotavirus, and once they gave him an IV of fluid, he perked right up, so much so that he was singing away in the room! I've been giving him tons of Pedialyte since, and he seems to be doing well. Although, I do have to mention, as the ER doc was ready to discharge us, Matty pooped all over me! Yes, I had him sitting on my lap, and he squirted ALL over my jeans! Ugh-sooooo yes, I was crapped on and puked on all in one day...........and from only ONE kid! :) As I left the ped's office on the way to the hospital, I turned to the pediatrician and laughingly asked, "We ARE going to look back on these years and laugh one day, right??????" He chuckled and said, "YES!" I hope so! :)
Posted by Annie at 7:09 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Posted by Annie at 11:38 AM
Posted by Annie at 11:33 AM
Since Tom was busy rearranging our house, I took the kids to the mall to get them o ur of his hair the other night. Lexi and I just walked around the mall, basically window shopped, while Nick and Daddy were home doing "man's" work, as Nicholas told me. :) I was happy to realize that Cold Stone Creamery has kids ice cream for only like $1.50 each cup! I love a cheap deal! So, for the first time out in public, each of the little ones got their "own" cup of banana flavored ice cream..........they LOVED it! But, boy oh boy, what amess they were!
Posted by Annie at 11:30 AM
Monday, March 9, 2009
had his endoscopy done today at CHOP. He did well. Obviously, he screamed his little head off with the IV, but that is to be expected. He also HATED the warm packs the nurses put on his arms to get his veins to show up. It was soooo cute, though-he was super excited to be going somewhere with me alone............he brought his Elmo doll and everything-carried around with him so cute............he didn't even know what he was in for!!!! :) Anyway, the GI doctor told us that everything "looked" normal, however, they did biopsy his stomach and intestines, and part of his hiney (not sure what), and that he will call us later this week, or early next week with the results. And I better hit they hay, b/c we are off to the endocrinologist tomorrow morning at CHOP. :) I'll keep you all posted! :)
Posted by Annie at 10:32 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2009
So, with my previous rant, I forgot to add in the "stats" of the weight check visit. :)
In birth order, here are their weights as of 28 months:
Matthew 22.10 lbs (up ONLY 2 ounces from last month)
Emma 27.8 lbs
Katie 23.1 lb (up about 1.5 lbs since last month!)
Austin 30.4 lbs (porker!) :)
So, as you can see, there is a HUGE difference between Matty and Austin. 7-8 lbs or so. Matty is having an "upper endoscopy" at CHOP on Monday. It will be in the Operating room-he will be sedated. Apparently, they put a scope down his throat and take a look at his stomach and intestines. It is my understanding that they also biopsy his stomach/intestine and take a look at it on the "cellular" level. Apparently they can see a lot of what "may" be going on through these biopsies. So, hopefully, it will answer some questions as to his short stature and his poor weight gain. So, say a prayer that everything goes smoothly for him on Monday.
And, Tuesday, Matty has his first Endocrinology appointment. Again, hopefully, they can run tests or give me some better answers to Matty's short stature and poor weight gain. Even if we just rule things out, that will make Momma feel better! :)
The other thing I discussed with the ped was Katie's thickened feeds. I am having a semi-hard time trying to get her to take her thick liquids. I give it to her in the sippy cup, and then she throws it at ME, and gets all mad. Soooo, she then tries to "trade" with one of the other babies and get their cups. It always ends up in a fight. Ped's solution was to give ALL FOUR thickened liquids. If all four have it, she will eventually take it. He basically made the analogy that if ONE child was allergic to a dog, the dog wouldn't even be brought in the house. All four would not be able to have the dog, b/c the ONE is allergic. Same way with the thickened liquids. I guess he is right, but I am not quite sure what I want to do yet????!!!!!!
Posted by Annie at 11:07 PM
Can I just say that I am completely EXHAUSTED tonight??? I can barely keep my eyes open, and here I am, still typing away............
Let me briefly explain my day to all of you...........No big deal, I get up @ 620am, take a shower, get Nick off to school, come back home and my day "really starts"! :) I "release the hounds", ummm, I mean, wake the babies up around 8am. :) So, today we had to go to the pediatrician's office for weight checks for all four little ones. And since Tom had to work, this is something I had to do myself. Sooooo, I made pancakes for all four (making sure to add in all the extra butter the ped wants them to have!!!) and got all their diapers changed. After I changed all four, I attempted to dress all four. (I did lay out their clothes the night before at least!) So I change Austin, and go to start on Matty. Then Austin decides to poop. So I have to stop changing Matty, to change A's diaper again. I finally get both boys dressed, and next thing I know, the girls are naked upstairs!!!! I knew this b/c they started singing the song, "I've got a wee-wee....." and I KNOW that is not a good song when I hear that! :) So I finally get the girls dressed and then I have to find socks. Let me just say I cannot wait till the summer so I can just throw sandals on t hem with NO socks. I hate socks. :) I got them all dressed, then I had to fix the girls' hair. I got their coats on, and strapped their "leashes" on, too. Remember, this is ONLY to get out of the house---we haven't even LEFT yet!!!! :)
I decide to walk all four out to the car together, while having them leashed. Emma decided to try and pick the snow up, Austin wants to run down the street.............it was crazy. I get them to the van, and literally throw them in. I'm trying to strap them in th eir seats as quickly as possible, b/c they are already running through the van, climbing over the seats, drinking Lexi's leftover "Moolatta" from DQ yesterday...........chaos, I tell you !
So, off to the ped we go. They did very well inside, however since it was "weight checks" for all four, th ey ALL have to be undressed. You've got to be kidding me, I'm thinking to myself. So I ask if I can just take off their jackets/shoes and weigh them in their clothes. Answer: NO for Katie and Matty, but OK for Austin and Emma. (Since we're more concerned with K and M's weights.) So, back to getting them undressed, and redressed. All in the meantime, they're all climbing the chairs, trying to spill the alcohol and stuff the doc has on the table.
We see the ped, and fnally leave. Coats back on, leashes back on, and off we go. Back to the van, throwing them back in, fighting them to get in t heir seats, and finally I take a big sigh of relief when I sit in the driver seat. OMG, I think to myself-----why did I make this appointment when I am ALONE??????
Posted by Annie at 10:16 PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Posted by Annie at 10:31 PM