Sunday, February 17, 2008


Bill and I met in Logan at skyline (yes, lame I know) 6 months after served an LDS mission to Argentina. It was in January we met and were inseperable afterwards. In may 2002 he took me to Idaho down on the Snake River and asked me to marry him. We were married August 17, 2002. We were SURPRISED to find out in January 03 that we would be expecting our first boy October 27 2003. He was born October 17. He was born with positional clubfoot and I was a mess. It wasnt caught in the several ultrasounds I had, but the doctor pulled his foot straight and just said they do series of casting until they are straight. (For you that don't know, Bill and I are sports it was very hard to learn of Riley's situation. One of the doctors said the most he will do is play out on the school yard basketball court with his friends.....boy was I mad at that doctor and he never saw us again after that.)So off to Primary's we went and had the serial casting. Unsatisfied with the result on the right foot, I took him back down and the doctor agreed that it needed more work. So the doctor decided to do an achellis tenotomy. (They basically took meat tendorizer to it, ok not really but it had the same effect.) Well a year or so went on after he healed from his surgery at PCMC and we had moved to Idaho. I took him to the best pediatric orthopedic in Idaho (????is there such thing???j/k) and he said that Riley's heels were still pulled up from where they needed to be. So we went to St. Lukes in Boise and had a major surgery for a 2 1/2 year old...They actually cut his tendons and lenghtened them. It was so hard for me to see my active little 2 yr old tied up and in HUGE casts that went all the way up his leg up to his c-rotch. In the scatter of all that, we had a baby girl in December of 05. All looked good until the doctor had decided to tell me when I was all alone that little Madi needs to be looked at very closely, she does have a risk of dying (For you ladies, I was tested + for strep...I am allergic to the penicillen family so they had to give me a different antibiotic that isnt as effective as the other.) and i just broke out into tears, and he had the nerve to deliver other bad news to me when I was alone....grrrr....he told me that she also has very bad hip dyslpasia. What the heck was that?????He said her hips were under developed and they were constantly out of socket. He told me that Madisen would be in a hip brace for up to a year and possibly surgeries in the future. (This happened before Riley's major surgery.) Before I had Madisen, I was looking for a doctor to take care of Riley's feet and found "the best one around" in Boise, but he only took patience that were a referrel from docter for a newborn or siblings of a newborn. I was blinded with anger for a long time....why my children, they are innocent, why me...I did everything i was suppose to during my pregnancy. The doctor suggested that we take Madisen to Boise to see this doctor right away. We had a family fast before we took her down, and my testimony of fasting had never been stronger until that moment. I knew everything was going to be ok with Madisen. I felt that Madisen had this "hip dysplasia" so Riley could get the help that his little foot needed... Madisen had the brace on for only 3 MONTHS when the doctor told me up to a year. We really believe that little Madi agreed to come to earth with this short trial so that her big brother could get the help he needed. You can call it coincidence....we call it a miracle. Two more years go by and we just had another little girl in November...let's just say she came early and fast, and yes everything is perfect with her nothing wrong other then the fact that she had to be admitted to the NICU because she dropped down to 5 lbs and wasnt eating........knock knock knock(that's me knocking on wood) as you can see know, we dont have an issue with that :) That brings us up to date...Riley's feet couldnt be any better, Madi is all over the place and wild as can be, and Lily is the best little baby in the world....That is our Novel.

Figuring It Out

Our page is going to keep changing until I figure this blogging thing out...HELP!