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A spot about the Wooten’s and the happenings in their world.

And the doctor says… April 24, 2008

Filed under: Family — woocrew @ 8:39 am

…their eyes look great!  Yesterday was C and X’s 1 wk post-op dr. visit.  They both look really great and weathered throught the healing marvelously.  C still rubs on one eye in particular a bit more than we’d like.  We’re going to try an ointment instead of the steriod drops we’ve been using.  It should provide a little more relief and do away with the steriods all in one.  Yipee!!!  We got really good correction out of the surgery and couldn’t be happier.  Germaine comments a lot on how big C’s eyes are.  She has really beautiful eyes but you couldn’t see them much because she looked out of the bottom of her eyes a lot.  Now she is looking forward and straight…it’s really amazing!!!  X is happy to be cleared to participate in P.E. again.  He actually let out a “woohoo” in the dr.’s office, so it’s pretty major for him.  His ADD doesn’t do him any favors when he has to sit on the bleachers and watch all of the other kids enjoying gym time. 

The rest of the woocrew is fairing well.  G is back to work after having most of surgery week off.  We really like when he’s home.  I will really enjoy the retirement years when he’s home all of the time and we can go hang out together and fart around more.  M is 3 now and it’s very apparent.  My kids never suffered the terrible 2’s, but 3 is another story.  She’s got some personality, and a lot of sassy attitude to go along with it.  She’s gotten pretty, well, hmmmm…I can’t find the word…she can be a bit of a turkey I guess.  She has really fallen in love with her baby sis, which is cute except for when she wakes her up from sleep to give her a toy and then walks away, proud of what she has accomplished, all the while knowing that I had warned her against waking the baby.  She doesn’t like to obey much, but this too shall pass.  I find the 3’s to be a little trying and funny all at once.  I is growing and growing.  As of last week she weighed in at a whopping 21.6 lbs!!!  She is still the same smiley and giggly baby we’ve always known.  She will be going in for surgery on the 30th for tubes in her ears.  We haven’t had tubes in any of the other kids, but it’s so routine that I’m feeling really good about it, especially the relief she’ll receive.  Her allergies are really horrible so she is constantly rubbing her eyes and nose…poor baby.  The eye doc gave us a script for some allergy eye drops yesterday.  We’ll see how it goes…she doesn’t wear her glasses much because she wants to rub her eyes and shoves them into her face instead.  I have had the luxury of spending last weekend away with some friends in Oklahoma City.  We went to Time Out for Women…an LDS women’s conference of sorts.  Lots of music and great speakers.  It was a lot of fun, in fact, I’m not sure I was ready to come home.  We got to stay in the Skirvin Hilton and boy was it nice.  It is hands down one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever stayed in.  Germaine will be getting his “break” in the form of role-playing late this afternoon.  He really enjoys the chance to play and run games and I know he loves the chance to get away for a bit.  We will be heading off to Grapevine this weekend to take a ride on the Tarantula Train.  It’s an old steam engine that runs between Grapevine and Forth Worth.  We’re meeting another family and coming back to our house for dinner.  I’m looking forward to it.  My grandpa worked on the railroad and I use to get to ride trains all of the time.  It’s not really the way to travel these days, but it’s a fond memory for me.  I am excited to get to share with my kids the experience that is train traveling but am also glad that it’s a short fun day trip to and from.  I guess that’s all of the news in Woo-ville.  Stay tuned for tails from the train and C’s b-day that occurs next Monday! 

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Surgery day and… April 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — woocrew @ 8:47 pm

…all is good!  We set off this morning at 6 a.m. to get to the surgery center by 6:45 a.m.  We made it in time and the kids were in for surgery shortly after.  It was very early for all of us being that we’d spent the night prior staying up a little late and playing.  When Aunt Heidi came for X’s baptism she brought each of the kids a handmade quilt and it couldn’t have come at a better time being that the kids were able to take them into surgery with them.  They both had their blood pressure and heart rate checked, all of the standard things.  C was the first to swallow the “giggle juice” and the nurse carried her back where she got to wear a mask that made her sleepy.  The surgery took about 45 minutes.  The dr. informed us that he aligned 3 muscles, after the first two were initially done one of her eyes was pointing down so another muscle had to be taken care of.  X was next in after swallowing his juice and he was done in about the same amount of time.  Once he went back Germaine and I were able to sit with C in the recovery room.  She wouldn’t wake up at all, in fact she snored the entire time we were there and didn’t open her eyes until she heard her brother come out.  X came out hollering.  No, really, we could hear him coming down the hall.  He was in hysterics coming out of the anesthesia and cried and cried.  He is very anxious anyway, this exacerbated his anxiety.  I held tight to him and he kept saying he didn’t want to have surgery and he wanted mama.  Once he realized that mama was the one holding him he was able to calm down and fall asleep in my arms…all while still laying in the stretcher of course.  They have both worn sunglasses for a good part of the day, just to keep the bright factor down.  Neither of their eyes are totally bloodshot, which I expected would happen and am glad hasn’t.  We got home after a short stop at the store where dad purchased the necessary things to keep them comfy.  They slept most of the day, both waking around 2 p.m.  They are in good spirits and feeling well.  Admittedly we are keeping them dosed up with tylenol and motrin so that they are comfortable.  No reason for them to feel any unnecessary pain.  M and I went with Granny last night to Abuela’s house.  They all spent the night and came home this afternoon.  We were so grateful to not have to worry with the little girls today and glad they were with people who love and care for them so well. 

Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and prayers.  We certainly feel your love at times like these. 

Next up…Baby I will be having surgery to get tubes in her ears the 30th of this month.  If anyone would like to make donations to the Woocrew pediatric surgery fund please let us know…we accept paypal!!! 😉  Our love to all!!!

 

8 is Great!!! April 14, 2008

Filed under: Family,Kids — woocrew @ 9:11 pm

As Many of you know, X turned 8 on the 26th of March.  This has become a big year for him thus far because 8 years old is the age of accountability, the time in his life when he can choose to be baptized and become a “full” member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was so excited to turn 8 and make the decision for himself to meet with our bishop and interview for baptism.  He participated in the stake baptisms this past Saturday.  A couple of families from our ward attended along with mom and Cherryl.  Granny and Aunt Heidi also came to town for the occassion.  After the baptism the family went to mom and Cherryl’s and had burgers and hot dogs and celebrated with yummy cake.  X received his own set of scriptures from mom and dad, and a CTR ring and baptism booklet from the Pyfer family.  His favorite part of the day was getting to actually be baptized.  He says that being dunked under the water was fun!  A very special part of being baptized in the Mormon church is that you are baptized by a worthy preisthood holder, which for many children is their father.  There’s nothing in the world like watching your worthy husband enter the waters to baptize your child.  This decision for X is huge.  It means that he will have the chance to live eternally with the family he was sealed to when he was only 3 yrs. old.  I am thankful everyday for my family eternal family and look forward to the day we get to pass this life and be together forever.