Thursday, January 29, 2009


We had the amazing opportunity to meet the Jazz and hang out on the floor while they warmed up for their game against the Spurs. It was such a fun night! (Except for the fact that we lost) We got autographs and pictures and... oh yeah, I touched Kyle Korver! The boys were so excited! I don't think Coby knew what to do first, either pee his pants or pass out! We were all like 4 kids in a candy store! I loved every second of it! GO JAZZ!

Millsap got a little signature happy and flipped me around to sign my jersey, my Korver jersey!! I didn't want him to do it, but what do you say..."Um.. excuse me Paul, no thanks. The one autograph is enough." I don't think so! So now my Korver jersey has a random Millsap signature on it! Not cool Paul!

Yes, it's Kyle Korver! just so you know, he gave me a little tush squeeze! Don't tell Chris!

Jerry even came over to pose for a photo! I think we were all afraid he would beat the crap out of us if we asked, but he was actually really nice. He even cracked a joke when he left! Who knew he had a sense of humor!

Koufos is probably the funniest player on the team! The entire time during warm ups he was making jokes and wandering around aimlessly! what a goon!

Hey Okur, are you true blue Jazz fan??


The boys came up with the nickname "special k" for Kyle Korver, and it suits him quite well. I mean, I wouldn't mind going on the special k diet!! He is my favorite player on the Jazz. I know what you are thinking and no it's not only because he is freaking hott, but that didn't hurt his chances! I went a little crazy with the Korver pics, but what can I say, "I love me some special k!"

So Christopher told me to point to this side of my jersey, but as you can tell, the signiture is on the other side. I don't think he has a future in directing! He better stick with appraisals!

Monday, January 19, 2009


As you know, Izaiah was scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Unfortunately he will not be able to have that done because he is very ill. When Christopher and I arrived to the hospital on Saturday, he didn't look like himself. He was crying a lot, not eating and throwing up. I had an uneasy feeling, but after talking to the nurse placed my worries to the back of my mind and chalked it up to reflux. Late that night, the doctor called me and told me he had gotten progressively worse and they needed to take blood and give him a spinal tap to figure out what was wrong. The next day we were told he had some sort of infection because his white blood cell count was very elevated as well as his inflammation count. He was put back on oxygen, given two IVs to start three antibiotics and his feedings were stopped. They acted as if they were not too concerned about it and he would be better in a couple of days. A couple of days passed and he was still sick and his count wasn't going down. I finally was able to speak with the nurse practitioner and she nonchalantly mentioned to me that he had E Coli. E COLI!! My first thought was how the hell does an infant in the ICU contract E Coli? Then I thought. why wasn't I told about this the moment they found out? Did they not want to raise any questions? Did they know they were at fault? I kind of freaked out and asked the obvious question and here was her response... "Sometimes, when you change a baby's diaper, some of the stool can get up through the urethra and can cause E Coli." I sat in silence for a moment and asked myself, "Did she really just say that?" My son has an ostimy bag!! There is no stool in his diaper to get to his urethra to cause the infection! I explained this to her and she had nothing to say! I asked several nurses that work at Primary Children's and they told me they have never heard of a baby contracting E Coli in the ICU. My son has E Coli. What happened? Were the nurses hands not washed? Was his ostimy bag not changed when it was suppose to be? What happened? Izaiah is very ill! Not only is he in pain, but he is that much further away from coming home. Could it have been prevented? I am 3 hours away, and have no idea if my son is being taken care of. Is he being neglected? He is at the best children's hospital, but has something like this happen to him. What do I do? I have to stay here and work so they don't take away my insurance, but my son needs me! I need piece of mind that he is being cared for when I am not there, but how do I get that when something like this happens? What do I do? How do I live with myself, as a mother, knowing my son hurting and there is nothing I can do?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

one step forward, two steps back

Well, It's been a little while since I have updated you on Izaiah so here is a little info. Zai was taken off oxygen (yeah!) and is doing so great breathing on his own! He has tried figuring out how to eat from a bottle and does fairly well, but still gets a little too tired and has to be fed through his tube. I am reluctant in feeling optimistic about his progress because he is scheduled to have his "take down" surgery on Tuesday, and his last surgery experience was a little on the rough side! Although I am beyond thrilled about him getting rid of his ostimy bag, I am terrified on how the surgery will effect all of the progress he has made. I know he is such a strong little boy, and they say one step forward and two steps back, but I can't help but worry. I'm a mother, that's what we do!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

My parents came down to see Izaiah on New Years Eve, so we decided to have a little New Years celebration "Kenna style"! We wore princess crowns and danced around the hotel room. Kennedie painted my dad's nails, dolled him up with makeup and blew noise makers with my mom. I must say, it was a pretty eventful evening. Kenna is a hoot to watch when she is all hopped up on sugar! It makes me laugh thinking about the things that make me happy now. Who would have thought spending this night like I did would have been so much fun! I am looking forward to a new year. I am excited for a new beginning with my family. For everyone that reads this, I hope 2009 is everything you want it to be! I hope you have a year filled with wonderful surprises and beautiful moments! This year try and stick with your resolutions! One year isn't that long! It goes by in the blink of an eye! Happy New Years!!