Monday, September 29, 2008

Coxsackie anyone?

Another bummer for Cate. Starting this past Friday, Cate had a low grade fever that rose to 103 on Sunday morning. We called her Md's office and they got her in that morning. We thought she was having ear infections again. Nope. They then ran a Strep screen. Negative. The doctor looked a bit closer to her mouth - the results....Coxsackie Virus, aka Hand, foot, mouth disease. The poor peanut. We are thinking she got that from daycare. They said they haven't had anyone sick. Cate's fever is down with the help of Tylenol and Mortin. She now has little blisters in and outside her mouth, a few on her hands. I haven't seen her little feet today (I have been at work). I feel so bad for her. But classic Cate, she constantly has a smile and a giggle despite feeling crappy. Say some prayers for her to get over this super soon!! Thanks!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Now Introducing to our Family.....

So we have a new addition to our family. Tonight Barrie and I bought a 2005 Toyota Sienna LE. We are super excited and majorly depressed. Our beloved 1997 Honda Civic was having transmission problems. It would be thousands of dollars to rebuid and put a new trans in. So we thought we would start shopping around. We wanted something that was roomie for potentially maybe more little Campbells (definitely non in the near future.... Cate is enough for now.) We also wanted the space so when family was in town, they could have a seat, be comfortable and not have to rent a car to get around. We looked at Used Honda Odesseys (super nice). Did research on Dodge Caravans - not too fond of. And more research on Toyota Siennas (sorry Amy and Ben for copying you). The ride is sp unbelievably smooth. The space is rediculous. Curtain side air bags all the way to the back. All wheel drive. Only 30,000 miles on it. We can now go to the zoo and put Cate's wagon in there instead of the stroller. I will post some pics as soon as I take some. The depressing part in all of this is we now have a car payment to make each month, where the beloved Honda was totally paid off. Bummer.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Poor Miss Cate

Little Miss Cate has had such a hard last few days. First she has been battling a cold for the last 2 weeks. She started daycare this past Wednesday which they said she did really well except for constantly taking off her glasses. Then that evening/early Thursday morning, she was vomiting, had a low grade fever. The vomiting stopped by late morning, but the fever continued till Friday. Barrie and I took her to the doctors, thinking they will send us home, saying she has a cold. Well to my surprise, she has bilateral ear infections. Poor peanut. She never tugged at her ears or made any kind fussy like they hurt her. We get home, with antibiotics in tow. After pj's were one, she guzzled the 6ml down like it was going out of style. When she opened her mouth, we realized that along with all this that has been going on, she has also cut a new tooth - one of the top front teeth. Amazing. Cate has gone through so much in her little life and has hardly, if any, made a complaint. Makes me take a look at myself and be thankful for my trials. I need to take her example and be happy with life more than complain about it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Job Report

What a wonderful change, to go to work and not have chest pains. I started working for Utah Imaging Associates at the Utah Vascular Clinic Tuesday. It was so nice yesterday ( and today) of course to come to work, to scan patients and not have someone backstabbing another coworker, or getting yelled at. I am now 8am-5pm, Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, no nights, weekends, or holidays. No more early 3am morning calls saying we have a scan in the ER for you. It was so nice to work the day, then come home and be with Ben and Catiebug (except for the hunt for the missing checkbook, which has still not been found and considered lost). It is nice to look a few days ahead to the weekend and see that I don't have to work. I get to be home and not skip out half way through church. I can have my afternoon Sunday nappie. Waahoooo!!!