Growing up in Burrwood

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Supraventricular Tachycardia

William has Supraventricular Tachycardia, Tachycardias are rhythm disorders in which the heart beats faster than normal. They are generally not life threatening unless you have other heart disorders. But because of Williams history and the fact that he gets dizzy and lightheaded, short of breath and has pain with it makes it dangerous for him. They gave him some meds to get him through the holidays but are setting up an appointment in Madison to have a procedure where they go up through his groin into his heart and see what’s going on. They can follow his beat and see the electric current that is making his heart speed up like that and fix it.
They said he has 3 options. Take meds, have the procedure done or do nothing. Because he has dizziness, pain and shortness of breath I don’t think doing nothing is a good idea. I’m not crazy about taking the medicine Diltiazem for very long either. He has a low blood pressure normally anyway and that medicine can lower it even more. What do you do for someone whose blood pressure drops? That makes me nervous too. We are also not crazy about having the procedure done either but it does seem like the best option, at least that way it will be fixed and over and done with and he won’t have this happen to him anymore and won’t have to take pills the rest of his life.
So that’s where we are at right now. They will be getting a hold of us to let us know when to take him to Madison but I imagine it won’t be until after the first of the year. I’m glad they want him to go to Madison and have it done at the University hospital. That’s where he’s had most of his surgeries and they have all his records there. I did like the doctor in Janesville but he said he’d also feel better with him going there. A doctor who says that tells me he’s a good doctor. He said he does those procedures but the University has better equipment and they know William there.
Well I better go and get busy. No matter what Christmas is just a couple days away and I have tons to do yet. I think I’ll go to the grocery store today and beat the last minute shoppers. I’m looking forward to having all the kids home, I always love that. So from my house and family to yours I wish a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas and I hope the New Year treats you well.
Love & Hugs to all!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dr. Appointment

Yesterday William had 3 palpitations very close together, He pushed the button on the monitor and then called like he was told to do. He puts the monitor to the phone and sends the report and they in turn  sends it to someone who reads them from what I understand.  A little while later his dad calls here and said they called him and said to call and make an appointment for him and that he should see a doctor as soon as he can. They did say that people who have had surgeries like he has had sometimes has this problem and that he's ok but needs to have a doctor check him over.  I know that's probably true and I'm trying to stay positive but gosh it's hard to do that. I think the thing that bothers me the most is that he says it hurts and is painful. I hope he can get in right away tomorrow and not have to wait a few days.

I'm glad he has the monitor and I'm glad he had these palpitations while he has it. I hate that he's having these issues but at least this way they can see that there really is something going on. I'm sure he will be fine, I know that. It's the thought of the possibility of him having to have yet another heart surgery that hurts the most.  Of course if he needs it I want him to have it but I wish I could do it for him. I would gladly trade places with him if I could. If only I could!

Thank you my friends, thank you for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers, it means a lot to me!

Friday, December 17, 2010


William got the heart monitor yesterday. When he feels his heart racing he pushes the button on it which transmits it to whoever reads it. If it’s ok they do nothing but if they feel there’s something wrong they will call us and either tell us to make a Doctor’s appointment or get to the ER immediately. He told us that he had two episodes the day before his appointment and another one at the doctors just before he got the monitor but nothing since. I asked him if it hurt and he said it did. I asked him if he could describe the pain but he couldn’t. He said it wasn’t a stabbing pain and it didn’t feel like there was something heavy on his chest, he just couldn’t describe it for me. He had a valve repaired when he was 4 and now that he’s 18 I am wondering if something is going on with that. They did tell us when he had his surgery that he may have to have it replaced when he’s an adult but I am hoping he won’t have too until he’s much much older. I know they know what they are doing but I wish they would have done a echo-cardiogram right away. Too me that would show them much more then then the monitor does.  I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong but that’s how I feel. I’m sure they will sooner or later but sooner would make me happy. I just want to know that he will be ok and not have to go through that again.He’s staying with us for awhile and I tell ya, if I think he’s sleeping too long I sneak up there to make sure he’s alright. I’m a basket case where it comes to my kids and grandkids. I’ve always been a worrier and I’m sure I always will be but I can’t help it. His dad keeps pretty cool but I think he does that more for my sake then anything else, he knows how I am. I just pray with all my heart that it’s nothing serious.
On other news of what’s going on around here…Would you believe I don’t have our Christmas tree up yet? There’s just been so much going on that I haven’t had time. On top of that, when you have a 2 year old tornado living with you I felt the longer I put it off the better it will be for all of us lol. Besides, I wanted so shampoo the carpet before I put it up and Sis and I got that done yesterday. We will probably put it up tonight after we get home from finishing up our shopping. Brody is going to be so much fun this year at Christmas. I love that age and he’s so animated that I can’t wait to see his reactions to everything. He’s so much fun to have around and makes me smile. He’s a lot of work too though and gets into things he shouldn’t but that goes with the territory. When you look at that sweet face you can’t stay mad at him for long.
Well I better get off of here and get dressed and put my face on before I face the world. As Carole would say…I have people to dazzle and I can’t do that unless I’m all diva’d up :) Have a great day Everyone and take care. If you go out, be safe.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Been a lot going on around here.

Another worry that’s on my mind and is more serious is William. He told me a couple weeks ago that he’s been noticing and feeling that his heart feels like it  is racing and is sometimes painful. I asked him if it happens a lot and he said it use to happen once in a while but lately it’s been happening more often. Needless to say my heart took a nose dive. We were shopping when he told me so as soon as we got home I called his dad and told him about it and for him to make a doctor’s appointment for him. His appointment is today and I pray to God that they say it’s all a normal thing for him and that all is okay. I’ll be a nervous wreck until he gets home and I find out what the doctor said.
So that’s what’s been keeping me busy. I have to catch up with all of you and find out how you guys are doing. Hope you’re doing well.
Love & Hugs

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rest in Peace Aunt Dot

My Aunt Dot passed away this morning. My cousin said she was with her and that she went peacefully to which we are thankful for. My cousins doctor made her go home last night and she called me worried that her mom might pass when she's not there and she said she'll feel so guilty if that happens. I told her that if her mom goes during the night it's because it's what she chose to do but that I really feel that she will wait for her, I'm so glad I was right. Micky took care of her mom for many years and I knew Aunt Dot wouldn't go without Micky being by her side.

Let me tell you a llittle about Aunt Dot. She loved life. She loved playing Bingo, she loved the Packers and she loved to dance. She loved Hank Williams and she loved polka music. Whenever we were anywhere there was music and they played polka's she'd drag me out on the dance floor to dance with her. The Hot Shodish (sp) was her favorite dance and I was one of the few who could keep up with her. I can almost hear her saying come on Sherry lets dance. I'm sure she dancing all the way up the stairs to Heaven. She had a temper too. When we were kids and I was on my way to their house and if I could hear the cupboard doors being slammed I knew Aunt dot was mad about something lol. We would tease her about that, (after she calmed down of course) and she'd laugh and say it was better then her slamming us lol.  Aunt Dot never learned to drive. She always said she was too nervous to drive but one day my mom decided to teach her. They got in the car and headed around the block. I remember seeing them coming up the street going like a bat out of you know what. She was going to fast to turn back into the drive way but turn she did and knock down the fence in the front yard. I can still see my mom sitting in the passenger side laughing like crazy and could hardly talk when she got out of the car. I think that was the last driving lesson she gave Aunt dot. Can you blame her :)

Anyway, Aunt Dot was fun loving, high spirited lady and we will miss her. Love you Aunt Dot!
Give Mom and Dad and hug and kiss for me when you see them and tell them I love and miss them too. I'm sure they are waiting by Heaven's Gate to welcome you home!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A battle of wills

Between me & Brody yesterday. He was bound and determined to get into everything he knows he shouldn’t. And believe me, he knows! He was climbing on top of the end tables, he kept opening the glass doors of my TV stand to get at the knick knacks and remotes I have in there. I’d tell him no and take him away from there and he’d turn right around and go back. I bet we did this for at least a half hour or so. He’d get mad and cry then go right back again. I guess he thought grandma would give up but he doesn’t know grandma’s a expert and has done this before lol. Finally he gave up and crawled on my lap, laid his head on my shoulder and fell asleep. This time grandma wore him out instead of the other way around lol.  There’s truth to the saying “terrible two’s”

That was quite a busy day yesterday weather wise wasn’t it. Records were broken all over the country. We hit the lowest barometric pressure on record from what I hear. It’s still windy today but no storm warnings that I know of.

I was talking to my cousin last night and was sad to hear that my aunt isn’t doing so well. She’s the one who fell a few weeks ago and broke her pelvis. She’s back in the hospital and they think she’s had a stroke. The doctor says she’s nearing the end and all they can do is keep her as comfortable as they can. My cousin said that she keeps saying that she wants to go home. I went and saw her when she was in the hospital the first time when she fell and thought then she wasn’t doing well. When I was about to leave she told me to say Hi to my mom and dad. Mom and dad have been gone for years. The next day she told my cousin to tell them to come visit her. Her mind is going back to early memories. On top of that my cousins husband has had to have 3 platelet transfusions in the past 2 weeks. His doctors wants him to quit work as it’s too dangerous for him. He can’t take the risk of getting any kind of infection because he just can’t fight it and it could kill him. They came right out and told him that this is a life and death situation and he needs to do everything he can to protect himself. I don’t know how my cousin is holding up through all this, it has to be the hard on her. She said she had a bad day on Monday but she’s decided to put it in God’s hands and what will be will be. I hope she can.

Well it’s almost time for hurricane Brody to get here so I better batten down the hatches. Have a great day my friends, go out and make it a great day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I really like Google Reader


I just realized that it shows me when you guys update. Isn’t that peachy! I see I have 9 in there so I better get hopping. It’s sort of like our home page on spaces huh.

I’m feeling really bad for Bill. His leg and back are really bothering him and his MRI appoitment isn’t for 2 weeks yet. They haven’t set up therapy yet either like they said they were going too. I think that might help him once he gets into it. Maybe he should try a chiro.

I laughed so hard at Brody yesterday when I had him. I was in the living room and he was in the dining room playing with his toys when he came in and gave me a funny look. He then pulls down his trousers and starts to take off his diaper. I grabbed him up right away and it’s a darn good thing I did or I would have had quite the mess on the floor. Might be time to start potty training him don’t you think? He is only two and usually too young to potty train but it’s obvious he doesn’t like messy pants.

We have Dish Network and I was looking on their website and saw that they have a promotion price for a bit cheaper then what we are paying now. I decided to call them to see if we could get it at that price. The salesmen told me that it was just for new customers so I asked him why would a new customer get a better rate the one whose been with them for 6 years lol. Then he offered me movie channel packages like HBO and Show Time free for 3 months but I told him I don’t want them, I’ve had them before and don’t care for them and I’d prefer the cheaper rate. He then said that that’s all he could do for me so I politely asked to speak to a supervisor. I explained to him why I was calling and of course they put you on  hold so they can check your account. I must admit that I was on hold longer then I liked but I was determined and I’m sure they do that hoping you’ll get annoyed and hang up. WELL, they don’t know me very well do they lol. In the end I got the deal and am now a happy girl. Patience does pay off doesn’t it sometimes Smile

Wishing you all a great Wednesday. Go out and make it a good one Red lips

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hello, My name is Sherry and I am a slacker :)

Is there a 12 step program for slacker's lol? If so I need one. Every day I think I need to take the time and jot down what I’ve been up to, but that’s just the problem. I haven’t been up too much of anything. I know I don’t have to be doing anything that is is exciting to tell you about, just checking in is good enough right? You’d think now that I don’t have to share puters that I’d be more diligent wouldn’t you? Oh well. I have no excuse other then being lazy.
Hubby has to have a MRI as soon as the doc sets it up. He’s having pain that runs from his hip down his leg so they suspect a pinched nerve. Not sure what they do with a pinched nerve but I hope surgery isn’t in the plans. That scares me when they start messing with your back.
Williams here for the weekend and it’s great having him here again. It’s been awhile since he’s called to come down and even though I understand it now that he’s 18 an almost a man but it’s nice knowing he still wants to spend time with grandma and grandpa once in awhile. I hope they never get to the point where they think it’s not cool to hang out with good ole grandma lol.
So anyway, life is good and so are we. I hope you all are as well!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

learning the ropes

Been playing around in blogger to see what’s there. I realized that on your profile page it shows those who have updated their blogs so that’s kind of like the home page spaces had. I did change the design too, the other one was too hard to read. I’m trying live write again (it didn’t work yesterday) Keep your fingers crossed that it works today. I like having all the options that live writer has compared to just what they have on the blogger edit page. Love having font choices that live writer has.

I’m sitting here holding my breath that the Packers can hold on to their lead. It’s a close one, 28 – 26 right now with only 6 minutes left of the game and Detroit has the ball. Hold’em Pack, Hold’em!

We had to puppy sit this weekend. My son and his family were going down to Chicago to his BIL’s for a euchre tournament so he called and asked if I wanted to watch our grand-dog lol. He’s a bed hog I’ll tell ya lol.

We had to turn the heat on last night darn it. It got down to 36 but it’s still nice during the day. I sure hope we have a long Indian summer this year. I so want to take a ride when the colors start changing around here. They already have up north I see from Cindy’s blog. She sure got a nice picture with her new stealth cam didn’t she?

Ok, going to try posting this again with live writer…wish me luck.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Well Now I have more blogs then I ever thought I would

And it's going to take some getting use too. 
I transferred my msn space to word press but I'm not impressed with that site. Since most of you moved here I'm moving in too so move over, Now I just have to remember how to get around here. Cindy's been here awhile so if I have any questions I'll just ask the expert.
I wonder why msn gave up on spaces? It seems most everyone has been there as long as I have and that's 5 years. After all these years why did they decide to just throw us away like that. Isn't that just about the rudest thing you ever ever heard of? I wonder if blogger works with live writer. I hope so, I love live writer.
Ok, I'm going to post this and see how it looks. Let me know what you think.