Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The latest on Brody

Today we packed everything up got the babysitter ready and left for the Children's Hospital. When we got there Brody had fallen asleep in the car so I grabbed him and took him in he said he was cold but it was outside was in the 70's. We got in and checked in and I felt him and he was burning up. They took is temperature and it was 103.0 so we where sent home. And told to go see our pediatrician and figure out why he was having a fever. So this is where we are now. The biopsy has been put off until we get him over this whatever it is.
We are going to the doctor at 4 and will let you know what we find out then.

In other news this was a huge blessing in decise as today we walk in there thinking that we only have to pay one amount and where told that it was going to be almost 2000 dollars. Wow! But now that it wont be until after the 1st we will be on a new health insurance plan and it will only be 200 dollars. I am so greatful for a loveing watchful Heavenly Father.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Family Fast

We as a Family are going to be holding a fast for Brody on Sunday the 28th. We would like to invite all who are willing and able to participate with us.

Thank you!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas......

A day late...

We hope everyone had a wonderful family and friends filled day.. I know we have been very blessed to have such great family and friends that surround us. We honestly don't know what we would do without them.

* Brody update.... We have been actually scheduled a time at Dell's Children's Hospital. Here in Austin for the Biopsy we knew it was going to be on Tuesday but didn't know when. It will be at 2 in the afternoon and we will be staying the night there as they have to put him to sleep to do it. We are hopeing that we will all be home Wednesday afternoon if there is no complications. Then we will be doing pretty much nothing. As he is not aloud to move or do anything more then go to the bathroom for the next 10 days. As if the kidney is moved to much after the biopsy it could start bleeding. And we don't want that. Thank you so much for all your prayers and offers to watch children. We really apprecitate it.

Have a happy and safe Holiday Season ...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Update on Brody

We just got back from the Specialist Office. Dr Berry. The blood work didn't show any one thing so they have scheduled Brody to go in for a Kidney Biopsy Tuesday the 30th.

Thank you so much for all your prayers and help watching of our other little ones so that both Robert and I could be at these appointments.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The goings on at the Whitmer House..........

Ok so we will start things off with the good news and work our way to the bad....

- I got a new church calling.... I am really nervous about this one. I have been asked to teach one week out of the month in R.S.

- Riley is out of school for the rest of the year!!! WOW she has some energy.

-Hyde is finally getting over the pneumonia he has had for the last month. I am very grateful for antibiotics. And chest X-rays.

- We have decorated the Christmas tree and have almost all the presents wrapped and under it.
( this is a big one as we didn't start shopping this year for anything until the 20th wow crazy I know)

Now for the bad news....

-Brody Thurday night the 18th we had just gotten home from taking Hyde to the doctor as he had spiked a fever and was coughing still and so we had been at the dr from 3 tell 6 and on our way home stopped for dinner and we were eatting at home as Robert had just gotten home from Waco for work. Brody got down from the table after only eatting about half of what he normally does and said he didnt feel so good. He laid down for about 2 mins then got up and ran to the bathroom and about threw up. Then went to the bathroom and there was blood in his urine.
We called the dr and ended up going in the morning and was there from 9am tell 6pm. Long day in and out of the hospital, lab and radiology place. We came home that night with no answers other then that he didnt have a UTI or tumors on the kidneys or kidneystones. Our pediatrition did take home a sample of his urine to his lovely kind pediatric uroligist of a wife to look at. And called us with the information that it hadnt gotten so bad the his kindneys were putting out clits or clumps of red blood cells. But we had to wait until today for more test results. So this morning some tests came back looking good but others just didnt make since. So after many calls to the specialist in Austin, from both us and our dr. we are going in tomorrow for more tests.
Please if you can pray for these dr's to find out what is going on with our little boy. The next step we have been told is to have a kidney biopsy.

We are very greatful for out wonderful pediatrition. Dr. Grady we love you and thank you for all the extra time and energy you and your wife have put in to helping us.

Thank you to our wonderful friends and family who have prayed and fasted for us.

Thank you for our wonderful kind friends who dropped everything on Friday to watch our two other kids so we could be fully there to help and listen to everything we needed to.

Thank you to our Awesome Friends who came over last night with dinner and games to help the time go faster.
We love and appreciate all the wonderful things you all have done for us. We have already been blessed.

We will keep everyone updated on what is going on when we find out more.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Outfit!

Here is Riley in her hand made Christmas outfit. I just love the way the skirt turned out. And my friend Michelle and I made her headband to die for.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sorry this isn't the best I was one handed and dealing with two little ones by myself as Robert has been out of town ALL week......
Riley did an Awesome Job!! I love you!

By the way she is third row right in the middle white shirt.

Check it out!!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Just because....

A friend of mine was over here about a month ago and was nice enough to bring over some fabric she wasn't going to use. So the other day I was going through it all and found this great green poka dot. I just had to put it on my floor and wall and take some pictures of my kids. I was going to do them outside but the weather here has been crazy!!! But hopefully we will be able to get out there sooner then later and get some good shots of them all.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008