Friday, July 8, 2011

Looooooooong day

Yesterday was a loooooooooooooooooooong day.

- 7 hours of driving in one day is a lot. I am sick of being in the van.
- I can run 26 miles plus and feel awesome, but one day at the children's hospital leaves me physically and emotionally exhausted.
- Noah (2) now has a new GJ tube (tube that allows his food to go right into his intestines) that does not leak. Awesome.
- Amanda (10) does indeed have very twisted femurs, but her tibias are straight, she is not in any pain, and her crooked legs don't slow her down, so surgery was not recommended. Woo hoo!! (Surgery would involve cutting the bones, steel rods, etc. etc. so we are SUPER happy it is not needed).
- The most valuable person in the world is a pediatric nurse that can get an IV into a crying, thrashing baby (that has terrible veins) on the first poke.
- Noah's neurologist, who once thought he would never progress at all (like not even be able to hold up his own head) was SUPER DANG IMPRESSED that the kid is crawling all over the place, pulling up to stand and on the verge of walking. (And has been seizure free for 18 months!) He is my miracle baby and I am grateful every day to be his mommy.
- Josh took the "don't have to be at the hospital kids" to see Cars 2 in 3D and to a playground and lunch. They had lots of fun. Then we all went and played some together, had dinner at Ruby Tuesday's and ice cream at Coldstone.
- We have three more long days at the children's hospital (tests and appointments) in the next few weeks. Bleck.
- We left at 6am yesterday and got home at midnight. Told you it was a long day!
- I got up and ran this morning anyway. It was much needed.
- Some easy miles and time to chat with my best friend does way more good than another hour or two of sleep could ever do.
- Race tomorrow! I really, really want to race well. Think some fast thoughts for me. :)

We are off to the packet pick up in a little bit and then an early bedtime. With an 8am start and a local race, I get to sleep later than I usually do to run. :) I will post tomorrow with lots of pics and to let you know how the race went.

Happy Friday everybody!


Emz said...

you are amazing.

makes 100 mile run seem like a walk in the park.

you. amaze. and. inspire. me. daily.

Becky said...

Wow. That is amazing! Those kids are so lucky to have you as their mom.

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

That is a very long day! I'm with you...running does me more good than that extra sleep. Good luck on the race tomorrow! I know you will do great. :)

Penny said...

WOW. I you are one awesome lady. Running instead of sleeping I dont know about that one for me. Good Luck on your race tomorrow. You are going to wipe the course clean, like the ROAD RUNNER CARTOON. Tell me you remember the ROAD RUNNER CARTOON. I might be out dating myself. You inspire me daily. Love ya girl. Glad Noah GJ tube is not leaking anymore and Amanda doesnt have to have surgery. YAHOO.

Mommy Miles said...

Good luck tomorrow. You are just amazing. I understand the 7 hours drive and how it can wipe you out. I have to take my husband to University of Pitt which is 3.5 miles each way to see his specialist for gastric cancer. I love your blog and you are such an inspiration.

Christy said...

Best wishes tomorrow on your race! You will do great!

Chris @ Heavy Steps said...

You are a great mom! What did they think of Cars 2. My two oldest LOVED it. I am glad you do not need to have surgery. I bet that is such a relief.

You will do amazing at your race, just try not to think to much about it and run hard!

Andrea H. said...

So excited to start following your running blog. Even though I don't understand a lot of the running talk yet, espcially when you talking pace and stuff but I am sure in a few month I'll get it all. You truly inspire me too and I can't wait to see what it does for me..I read some today and you got a serious pace going. Wow..

runnerwannabe said...

what a wonderful mommy you are! So glad things are going well with all of the children. Good luck tomorrow on your race!

Her Name Is Rio said...

Glad to hear some good news coming out of the doc visits! You are an amazing wonder you feel exhausted! Good luck on your race!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You are pretty much a saint and so is yur hubs. How do you do it all and run like a pro?

I am just in awe of you Erin-your selflessness and the positive impact you are making on your kiddos lives.

Wishing you the best luck on your race Erin!!!

fancy nancy said...

You are making an amazing impact on the lives of your children!!! Whenever I'm feeling lazy like I have earned some rest I think of you getting up early every day with 12 kids and I think, no rest lazy pants! You are so inspiring!!

Praise the Lord for amazing gains in your children! He is so faithful and can do more than we ever think possible!

Good luck to you on your race!!! As my Dad used to tell me, "Do your best and let God do the rest!"