Monday, April 26, 2010

oh goodness

I think that a lot of you already know, but others don't so here is another update on the lil dude. Well he was home for approximately a day and a half and then his butt got hauled back up to the hospital, poor kid. The day they took him back up my mom was noticing that he still wasn't acting quite right and that he had a mild fever. So she got ready and she, pops, and tibs took dev back up. Well since the doctors didn't quite know where to start they decided to re-x-ray his hip and make sure it was alright, so they did a full pelvic x-ray and while they were examing it they realized that there was an identical fracture on his other hip! Ya, I'm serious. So they scheduled him for surgery that night(friday) and he has been in recovery since then. On sunday and saturday he was pretty out of it and his seizures were back to being horrible. Today though he was more awake and playful but still fairly tired. Well I hope I don't jinx the dude when I say I think we are finally out of the woods and are on to greener pastures. I mean really there has to be a point when the crazy stops right? We are thinking he will hopefully be able to come home tomorrow and just keep improving from there. Really thank you so much to everyone who has come to visit, called, text, commented, and cared. It means a lot to our family!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Devin's HOME!!!

Alright well I accidently did my dev update on my families blog, so I am going to send you there.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Alright well there have been lots going on with our little dude. The first three days we were here at the hospital we had not a clue what was going on. None of the doctors seemed to have a clue even where to start with the poor kid. Meanwhile he is still having at least 1 seizure every 5-10 minutes throughout the night. Then on saturday dev's orthopedic doctor came in and within 3 minutes knew that something was wrong with his hip. Although it sucks that he's hurt it is such a relief to know where the pain is coming from. My mom calls the ortho doc Miracle Max(princess bride) and I call him Dr. Incredible. So he got an mri that afternoon and Dr. Incredible thought that there was an infection in his hip which would be very painful and could trigger a lot of seizures. well the mri also showed a possibly minor hip fracture, but they weren't sure if it really existed or not. A lot of doctors came in including: Dr. fancy pants, Dr. goody tu shoes, Dr. Incredible, and Dr. Compensate (ya we've got to entertain ourselves somehow) So they started him on an antibiotic and inserted a pic line. Well we were thinking that we would be out of here by the end of the week hopefully. We don't think that anymore. Today a doctor ordered more x-rays and we didn't really know why. Come to find out there is a definite fracture on his hip and it keeps getting worse and the only way to fix it is surgically. Yeah. So dev is going into surgery at some point tomorrow and they aren't sure when but probably tomorrow night. Right now he still can't sit up and won' move his legs still (can't blame him). The cute kid though is feeling better and is laughing and messing with the nurses. As I type he is trying to push my mom off the bed and is giggling like crazy. He is too dang funny and he knows it. The nurses have all gotten to love the kid too. One of them washed his hair with the no rinse shampoo and then spent like ten minutes styling his hair. It was pretty entertaining. So as it is we have no idea how long we will be here at primaries, but oh well, whatever gets the dude better. Thanks so much to everyone who text, called and commented! It means a lot to us! I'll let ya know how the surgery went.

Friday, April 9, 2010


So have you ever felt like your life is slowly spinning out of control? Well the last couple of days I have. Wednesday was probably the most traumatizing morning of my entire life. I don't really want to get into the nitty gritty details, but to sum up when Devin woke up he could not move his body at all. He could wiggle his fingers and that is it. If you know Devin you know that sitting still is not his thing so something is terribly wrong. After getting a priesthood blessing from my uncles since pops was already in Lehi my mom called the ambulance and they stuck him on a stretcher and whisked him away to primaries. So that is where currently my saintly mother and devdog are (and tibi, thanks so so much for being there!! you've been so great!). Then today after work I was on my way home to shower and then head up back to the hospital when I slowly realize that there is this horrible grinding noise coming from my front left tire. Yeah it really took me a whole minute to figure out that I had a flat on the freeway! So I turned on my hazards and went to the side of the freeway and called my dad. Luckily I knew he was at the salt lake store so he could come help. Meanwhile I figured it was a lovely day outside and I knew my dad wouldn't get there for a few minutes so I decided to sit on the cement barrier that I was parked next to. I started texting someone and then after a few minutes I looked up and a man is walking towards me. He told me that his name is Lance and that he has three daughters and wouldn't feel good about himself if he didn't stop to help me. I almost started crying because I thought that it was so nice of him to help me. I told him my dad was on his way, but he said he would at least get me started. He was really fast though because when my dad got there he was done. (I had never changed a tire before, but it doesn't look that hard so next time I think I'll just try to do it first.) So I thanked Lance a whole load and so did my pops and then Lance drove away. I just thought it was awesome of him to stop to help me, it's good to know that people are still nice! Then my dad gave me the look, the look that says "I've been telling you for a whole year to get your dang tires changed." and I smiled and then he smiled and gave me a hug and went on his way to the hospital. I took the back roads home with the spare. (Did I mention he opened a Scaddy's in Lehi? Well he did and it's awesome!) I went and got my tires changed and now I am here at home getting ready to go back to the hospital. So even though pops didn't change my tire I am so glad that I have a dad that will come help me whenever I need it, even if he is super busy! So ya. OH I think you may be wondering how devin is doing. Well I don't know. Yesterday he lifted his arms over his head so that was awesome! He still won't move his legs much though and still can't sit up. He got an MRI today and I guess we'll have to see if that shows anything. His seizures are really really bad right now, but they switched his medication and hopefully they will calm down soon. Well I better get going. I hope you don't blow a tire today.