Monday, October 31, 2011

Flying Superman!

Scotty wanted to make sure I got a picture of him "flying".

Got it!
Off to school!


My other sweet flyer!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Sissy had her soccer play-off game and Nanny and Papa couldn't miss the fun!! They arrived at our backdoor at 8:00am. (They left their house at 4:30am) CRAZY! They brought us their old rocking chair and the kids thought it was awesome. Macker has claimed it as his own.

On to the game, Sissy's team, Breakers played the Lady Eagles. Sis calls them the Lady Giants. I understand why... seriously they were huge.

Amelia played with all her heart.
They lost 12 to nothing and Sis was sad. Fortunately, she had the best coach ever!

He was always full of love and encouragement.

Coach and Bulldog!

Sis, Katie and Lindsay with their trophies.

Next up, bike ride with PAPA!!

We road all the way to the French Market. Scott, Mac and my mom met us there.

Sissy's leggers were tired from all the soccer so she road in the car on the way home.

Papa did great!

Little did we know... these 2 were hiding in the bushes...
Here we are, serious bikers....

Ahhhhhhhh!!! She scared me!! (wink, wink)

Macker got Papa!!

Both kids surprised Scotty.
Next up... a little Harvest Festival at a church near our house.

None of us wanted to take a hayride except Juner so... he went alone.
This was the highlight!
Sammer wasn't scared one bit.

I don't know if you can tell from these pictures but Sam was petting the pony. So sweet.
We literally did fun things from sun up to sun down. Nanny didn't stop once. She pitched to Macker until he went to bed.

He can really hit 'em.

Overall, the perfect day. Thanks Nanny and Papa for making the trip.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Our Week

Other than medical stuff, we've had a great week. The weather has been wonderful and we've been enjoying it!
Macker is the best helper.

Thumbs up!
Sissy helped too.

Mr. Joyful just watched.

Scotty didn't help one bit, but he wanted to be in on the fun.

The boys have discovered a new game this week. They have spent hours going up and down the driveway.

I'm not kidding.

They can't get enough.

It's the first thing Mac asks in the morning.

Poor Little Brother....

No worries, the second Dad gets home from work he joins the fun.

Hey, Mr. Competative.

We also carved our pumpkins.

Sissy loved it. I forgot to take pictures of the finished porduct, but they're awesome.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Update

Scotty is doing great. He had a small pooping accident in class yesterday! (poor guy!!) Thankfully he was not tooo embarrassed.
We talked to the doctor yesterday late afternoon and he confirmed with what the radiologist told us the day before. He DOES had some "looping and strictures in one area of his small bowel". The doctor was very honest and said that he wants surgery to be a LAST option because as he said, "At 5 years old, we would be heading down a very slippery slope." Surgeries cause adhesions which cause strictures which cause bowel blockages.... etc...
So, we are meeting with them next Wednesday morning to make a plan. Right now we are changing/ adding things to his diet to keep his poop soft. Pears, pear juice, white grape juice.... we are praying that his body will be able to handle this. So far, so good, because although we feel bad he pooped at school (totally writing that in his baby book) it's great that he is pooping. He pooped again this morning and we all cheered!
Thanks for praying for your Scotty.
One other thing I forgot to mention. This doctor is known for his Laparoscopic techniques with bowel adhesions and strictures. We are so thankful to hear that!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


We met with Dr. Liu and he was awesome! We explained Junie's situation and he thought it was either strictures or intestinal adhesions. He thought the first step would be an Upper GI with a Small Bowel Follow Through. We put on this cute outfit.

The radiologist was really great too. Scotty was a total rock star. 

For the first hour things looked totally normal.
But then as the barium made it to the lower part of his small intestines it was really obvious that it didn't look like the rest. The Radiologist said that it was obvious that there was some adhesions or strictures causing his bowel to become distended. He said that he would write the report and I would have to discuss that results with Dr. Liu tomorrow.
I know that some of the possible options could be surgery or dietary restrictions. I will find out more tomorrow.  My worst fear has always been that something would happen to Scotty's guts again. But being right here in the middle of this I feel very peaceful. I am so thankful for that. Scotty ate a cheeseburger, chips and a Fizzy Izzy on the way to school this afternoon. Wonder if he'll have a tummy ache later?!?! Ooops! 

My Scotty

Notice the soccer socks.
 So, this past Saturday morning Scotty was crying in his bed when we went in to get Mac. He was holding his tummy and he said he couldn't sit up or move. (what?) It was his last day of soccer and he really wanted to play so we got him in the shower and also gave him some breakfast.... still he was hurting. We laid him on the couch and went up stairs to get with the little boys. Scotty came up the stairs and collapsed into our floor, crying and holding his tummy. Big Scott and I decided it was time to take him in. He was pointing at one certain spot and it was just sooo unlike our tough guy.
At the ER they checked him for strep (?!), did a X-ray and determined he was constipated. We gave him 4 suppositories and one dose of Miralax and he only pooped a tiny bit. All day Sunday and Monday he seemed like his old self but... Tuesday he woke up crying again holding his tummy and pointing to that one spot. Ahhhhh!!
We took him to the pediatrician (he was so smart and compassionate) and they checked everything and then called a specialist to get their advice. Long story short, we are going to see a Pediatric GI surgeon today at 10:00am. Not necessarily for surgery today. I would assume they are checking for strictures (scar tissue) forming in his gut.
I would really appreciate your prayers for wisdom for the doctors. My prayer is that they find NOTHING and that his gut looks totally normal. When it comes to my Scotty I usually get really nervous but I feel very peaceful and for that I am thankful to God.

Thanks friends and blog stalkers!