Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Value of Life

Many of you must have stumbled upon Oregano's Blog here through Pepper's blog.
It was shocking to read of a 23 yr old having Kidney failure without any symptoms and then reading about his journey, his willpower, the changes in his life makes one want to thank God every day for the healthy life he has given me and my near ones.

However we were faced with a somewhat similar situation a month back. One of my friend's kid, almost same age as my son, whom we have seen since he was 2 years old and is always in and out of our house playing with the gang had to have a liver transplant.
It hit us all from nowhere, the 6 yr old had no symptons, just complained of stomach ache a couple of times, parents took him to the doctors where they did some tests and said it was some viral disease, they could go back home.
2 days later he puked and so they again took him back, this tiem they send him to the Childrens hospital to conduct more tests, and aft 2-3 days they told the parents on a Wednesday night that his liver was 80% damaged and the only option was to do a liver transplant. On Thursday morning they got a donor and were ready to operate that night. This is when the friends circle came to know about it. We were shocked to hear about this, some of the guys went to the hospital whereas the few of us took care of their little ones.

The surgery went fine and Fri noon myself and 2 other friends went to the ICU. It breaks your heart in a thousand pieces to see a kid lying on the bed with tubes all over his body, I am even scared to think what his parents must be going through.
For the next few days we were in and out of hospital in turns helping out,taking food, being there, thankfully the kid was responding well.
There were a few hiccups here and there but after 2 weeks he got discharged.
He will have to take immunosuppression drugs for his life and for now the 1 year period is very critical to make sure his body adapts the liver.
He has to take about 20 pills per day and has to avoid crowds so that he does not get any common cold or any other disease as that will again lead to a hospital visit.

The liver biopsy was done and the doctors could not point out the reason for the failure which is another very scary thought. The said it could be any virus that may have attacked and it was acute which means the liver damage could have happened within a week.

I am sure God has some great plans for him, this life changing incident will definitely lead him to become a big doctor or scientist(the kid is way too smart, the smartest that I have seen till date)

Praying for the kid to be well soon and also for the health and well-being of each and every person in this world.

Go and hug all your loved ones, I definitely did that, Life is too short and precious.

Monday, March 09, 2015

8 month Milestone

The little R completed 8 months today. She can sit by herself and can hold onto things and stand. She is eating mostly all foods in the pureed form. She also got 2 lower teeth coming out and one upper teeth.

She can babble a lot nowadays, still sleeping half hr morn, half hr eve and the 2-3 hrs noon nap.
Touchwood a good night sleeper also.

Friday, March 06, 2015

And then there were 2

This post is inspired from R's Mom post here .
Sibling love is the most beautiful and precious emotion  in the whole universe.

I see my little one's eyes light up the moment she sees her older brother, He in turn wants to hug, cuddle and kiss her all the times (xcept when he is playing on his ipad) even then if I ask him to entertain her he will call her quickly 'Kunniie"(in Malu).
He can dance and entertain her non-stop and she will always be in peals of laughter, if I do the same thing he does she will just smile. If he screams peeka--peeka boo you can hear her squeals in the other room.

At night he will kiss her and then tell me, Mom, she is the cutest or things like 'She is super cute Amma', I love her, she is my baby.

The younger one is no less, the minute anna walks in and squeezes her tight a bright smile will be plastered on her face. We will be scolding him as he might crush her or put her weight on her but she is always having fun.

Hope thier love and bonding continues as years go by.

Luv u my chubbies.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

And back again!!!

Life is again become so busy and I am not recording anythign here. After Mom left I was staying home with baby in the mornings and was working in the evenings. Hubby took care of cooking, older one, making the house clean etc etc. The first 2 days were tough but me being me could somehow manage mtgs, feeding, cleaning putting baby to sleep and also gettign 2 Deployments done in that process.
Initial plan was that we would travel to india in March but we dropped the plan and the in-laws reached here last Friday, has that made my days less hectic, no way , it is just the same and I am enjoying everything.

How i could manage a baby and work has to be recorded, first of all my Bumshika is a sweet , loving, and very precious baby. Wake up at 9 or sometimes 9:30 when I had calls and would play on the bed by herself, then I would clean her, give her some fruit and then by 10; 30-11 she would sleep for 30-40 mins, then wake up, give her bath, feed her cereal and take her around for a walk, by 2 she would sleep till 4:30 -5 and I was left to do all my work :)

Sometimes I worked in evenings which was not easy as my older one came from school and I had to give him my attention too but I managed for 3 weeks and now I feel as if nothing is impossible for me.

Friday, January 16, 2015

And Mom leaves for India today

Today Jan 16th 2015 Mom leaves for India after being with us for 8 months. I am so thankful to God for giving me such beautiful and gr8 parents. They are my pillars of strength. They are the ones who made me what I am today. My mom basically did everything from taking care of the baby, the house, and all of us.
It was such a gr8 help to have her and we did have some really fun times together.

We went for walks along the park, went for some Women's Expo, went to the casino, went shopping and had a great time everywhere.

The whole family came in May. We went to parks, went to Wisconsin Dells and Chicago, we even did an overnight camping trip with me 8 months pregnant. The Sis and nephew left in 1st week of June, then it was only mom & dad. After bumshika's arrival mom was super busy with taking care of her and everything else. Then dad left on Oct 16th and we extended her stay for another 3 months. These few months passed so fast. She enjoyed Halloween, Diwali party, X'mas party, Secret Santa gift, X'pose girls party, New Year party andnow it is finally time to bid adieu to Eden Prairie and go back.

WIll miss u mommy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My dearest baby bumble

This saturday nite I had a womens mtg that I had to attend for the forthcoming Charity Event that we are planning.
Bumble was playing on his ipad, I told him and went for the party , came after an hr only for his dad to tell me that he was crying for u and I was like , really, Why? So strange....

The background, his dad asked him to change for his night clothes and when he went inot his room he same pictures (which I had just developed that day for mom to take to India)
he saw my picture and remembered me and missed me and started crying.

As soon as I entered he hugged me and when I asked what happened he sais, i saw your picture and missed you Amma.

Perfect Awwwwww  moment.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

6 month milestone

Yayyy, we are halfway there. We completed 6 months on 9th Jan 2015 and we had our check-up the same day.
Bumshika weighed 19 lbs and 27cm in length.

today i.2 10th JAn she even started crawling forward. Till now she was pivoting on her stomach and mostly rolling and her back and front but from now on I have to be careful of all things as my lttle crawler is here.