Thursday, April 16, 2009

My buisy Week and Plans for the weekend

This week has been a crazy, successful and relaxing week. I have been really crazely buisy with Dylon's yard sale and gathering up items for it. We almost filled a 10x20 storage unit and hope to fill another one by the time the yard sale(May 9) gets here. Some of my good friends, so good I call them family did most of the filling of that storage unit. Thank you Jen, and Mrs. Susan for donating all of that wonderful stuff. The stuff consisted of 2 airhockey tables, antiques, pots and pans, 2 day beds one with a trundel, bicylcles, strollers, lamps, toys, clothes and a whole bunch more that I am leaving out on purpose to lure people to the yard sale ;)

Tuesday morning I went around town and handed out flyers to some people I had promised to bring one to... and WAAO 103.7 f.m. was one of the locations. They are a local radio station that also broadcasts live on AndyTv cable Channel 12. I was just going in to drop off the flyers. Ok so picture this I had just dropped my 3 1/2 yr old twins off at of course I hadn't brushed my hair and I had barely remembered to brush my teeth, left over makeup from like two days ago and I was feeling pretty tired... when one of the radio spokesman Blaine Wilson waved me to come into the studio (which was live at that time) I tried to convince him differently but you can only do so much with hand gestures. So I joined him and Joann Jones and we talked about Dylon and his yard sale oh Laeton Reid is sitting in my lap too. The reason they had really wanted me on there was to announce that WAAO is going live from the yard sale. I am so excited and so thankful that they are doing this, we (Joann Jones) is also going to be selling her famous pound cake and we are planning on grilling too. The only downfall to going live is that the yard sale will need to be indoors, so we have decided to move the yardsale to The Old Farmers Market which is located by the train station in town. I am so excited about all of this.

Oh I also went down to Destin, FL for the day with my Cousins Mandi , John and his girlfriend Allyson. We stayed on the beach for a couple of hours and then went to the Destin Commons. My only need there was a doctor outfit from build-a bear workshop for Dylon's doggy that he made last year. Not only did we find it, but it also included a little x-ray that had a heart on it, it was perfect. We also got Houston's turtle an Atlanta Braves uniform...I'm one of those moms were if you can't do it for all of your kids, don't do it for one. Laeton Reid doesn't have a build a bear, but Mandi (MiMi to my kids) plans to take him this summer while we are in Texas. I have some pics of the kids with their build a bears that i'll post sometime later.

I am most excited this weekend. My mom (cha-cha to my kids) and I are taking the boys to the Montgomery Zoo tomorrow and then meeting a sweet lady that is coming all the way from Birmingham to meet us with some much needed items for the yard sale. She found out about the yard sale through blogspot...what a sweet heart.
I feel like I am really trying to let Dylon do everything that he would've wanted to do this summer. Not just him but his bubba's too. In my mind I think that once June 17 arrives, summer will no longer exist for us, maybe i'm wrong but I don't know what to really expect.
I called TCMC Tuesday because we had requested a copy of his MRI and never received it and so they are sending one this week. I also talked to Dylon's cardiologists secretary and requested that he write me a very detailed email of Dylon's condition. I have had some CHD moms question the type of CHD he has and I just want some more info on it too. I have googled and yahood his CHD until I was blue in the face and still couldn't find any info. I am almost positive they went into detail about it when we were there last, but my mind kind of fogged over after hearing that surgery was needed. When I told his nurse that I can't find any other info on Dylons CHD she said yes, thats because Dylon's heart is that rare, she said the info that they have on it is from text books that cost about one grand a piece...I can't wait to get the write up and don't worry Ill copy and paste it for ya'll!
Thank you for all of the responses from my above post.....Don't worry Houstonians I will be getting in touch and holding ya'll to the offers!!


Amy said...

We'll be waiting! I totally understand the "brain fog". When we found out about Jackie's heart, she was 5 days old and ready to come home from the hospital in Houston where she was born. By that evening, we were in the Texas Children's Kangaroo Crew ambulance with our whole world stopped and swirling at the same time. Even being a RN myself, I could not do anything but sob, stare, my brain was mush, so for me it was good that I did not have time or mental clarity to read the Internet (I left that up to my husband). I felt safe to fall into the arms of Jesus, and let Jackie's amazing doctors tell me all I needed to know, when I needed to know it. But as the fog lifted, I felt empowered to be her advocate. I wanted to let you know that there is a wonderful family waiting area complete with restrooms, showers, kitchen area, couches, and a great view of the city on the 17th floor where you will be during the surgery (which is on 18 with the CVICU). You should also be able to secure a room in the RMH in-hospital wing on the 4th floor on the night before and day of his surgery. This was a God-send and haven for us! Praying for y'all,
Amy Smith

Dave and Mandi said...

This yard sale is going to be AMAZING! Dave and I may end up buying a ton of stuff from you from the sound of it. Can relatives and workers have first dibs??? I really want to see those daybeds and the air hockey tables!

Have fun at the zoo tomorrow, and take lots of pictures.