Sunday, December 26, 2010
We had two great days of celebration for Jesus' Birthday. Christmas Eve we went over to Kevin's parents house for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner. His mom over did herself cooking a delicious turkey, dressing, squash casserole, homemade mashed potatoes (prepared by Kevin's dad), fruit salad, rolls and then an assortment of desserts. After our delicious dinner it was time for presents which Carson was more then ready for. He had been patiently, well not so patiently waiting to open presents.
The boys were blessed with many special gifts from Mama and Papa but one favorite from each was a camera for Connor, a Batmobile for Carson, and Colton received a super cute Toy Story riding toy which he zoomed around on all night.
Christmas morning started off with Connor waking up at 6:30 to discover it was snowing outside. The other 2 boys were woken up at 7:15 when Connor could wait no longer. The boys I think were a bit overwhelmed by all the presents and were loving playing with each other's toys. When you have 3 boys it is a bit hard to buy for them indivudually because they always play with each others toys and typically like the same things.
After having "our" time we headed to my parents house aka the farm. It was such a beautiful drive that morning with the snow falling, a bit surreal. When we arrived at my parents we opened presents with my parents and sisters and my sisters fiance, Doug, and then outside for a snowball fight. After playing in the snow a while we headed in to dry and warm up and then waited on the rest of the family to come up for lunch and then more presents. The boys again received many great things,a few favorites were a Wii, John Deere Tractor, another Batmobile, broom set, Toy Story toys, and Pillow Pets.
Overall I think our Christmas was good just a little different. It had its good and sad moments, the most sad was my grandmother not being there after just loosing her one week ago. But many new memories were made and this was one we will always remember!
Posted by Barnett Family at 1:26 PM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Well, the doctor finally used the two words I had been dreading....Crohn's Disease. Though I am glad we are finally making progress in finding out what has been wrong with our Colton for almost 2 years, I was hoping it was something less severe. The doctor is not 100% sure it is Crohn's but he is pretty sure. Crohn's is very hard to diagnose and especially in small children. He said that only 5% of cases are in children his age-and wouldn't you know we would be in that 5%. He has officially diagnosed him with Colitis and we go for an Upper GI two days after Christmas and he is hoping that will give him some definite answers on Crohn's. Right now he is keeping us on the four, yes 4, medicines that Colton takes multiple times a day because they are helping with his symptoms. He said basically we will stay on them until we see they are no longer working and then we will try something new. The med he is on for the inflammation is a one of kind because all the other types are in pill form, which a 2 year old cannot take. So we are just praying that this medicine continues to help and that he will start to gain weight-even though today the dr was not pleased with his lack of weight gain. We again ask for your prayers for our sweet Colty Bear and pray for his healing from the Ultimate Physician! I will give another update as soon as we know more.
Posted by Barnett Family at 6:40 PM