Sunday, March 15, 2009

I could write...

I haven't been writing much lately, eh? What's up with that?

I don't know, honestly. I sit down to write a few times a week and....nothing. Life has been pretty kosher lately, calm and even keeled. KayTar has been healthy for 6 weeks (minus her minor illness on her birthday) and we've just been sailing on through. It is odd and wonderful and I'm appreciating it through silence, subconsciously trying to postpone the inevitable jinx.

There are things to write about, like how KayTar brought home a gift from a BOY earlier this week, an older boy who has taken quite a shine to our KayTar. He's a five year old from the older PPCD class and he likes her so much that his reward for good behavior is being allowed to stop by her classroom and tell her hello. He made her a poster sized collage of leaves (he collects leaves), that says, "To KayTar (heart) From J". How adorable is that?

I could write about how KayTar's nighttime coughing/vomiting cycles haven't relented in spite of 6 weeks of health and various asthma medication adjustments, so we're starting to think it might just be long term undiagnosed reflux that triggers the nocturnal exacerbations, as it has been happening since infancy without fail. The pediatrician has started her on Prevacid, but it is seemingly IMPOSSIBLE to administer via g-button due to clogging and regurgitation from the valve (seriously, if anyone knows the trick to this, please let me know!) so we have no clue whether it will help or not. I have to call the magical compounding pharmacist on Monday and see if he can whip up a magical potion for us.

I could write about how I'm 99.7% sure I'm going to switch to premed next semester, about how I'm excited and terrified all at once.

I could post some cute photos, like these from an impromptu nap...





I could write about how I'm going to Austin on Thursday to testify in front of our state House, also exciting and terrifying.

I could write about a lot of things at length, but for now, these snippets will have to suffice.

31 comments:

carrie said...

Oh Kyla...sometimes you don't have to, but I'm so glad you did.

Best of luck on Thursday - you lil warrior you!

And to nap like KayTar...oh, how divine that must be! :)

Chaotic Joy said...

So glad to stopped to update us on the world of the Tars. How delightful that Kaytar has an admirer.

Love the picture of Kaytar conked in her chair. So cute and so funny.

~aj~ said...

Your blogging has been missed, but these tidbits will definitely help to tide me over.

I don't think anything could be much sweeter than KayTar having an admirer that made her a leaf collage! Well, except for those napping pictures. Absolutely precious!

And I'm glad you shared your probable pre-med plans. I'm behind you 100%!

Kristin said...

I'm glad things have been so non-blog worthy for you. That's great...and what a change!

Pre-med, very cool. I know that's what you've always preferred anyway so I'm glad it sounds like you're gonna do it. You can get away with that much school at your age LOL and with your brains. You'll do so great.

I think it's so cute that KayTar has someone crushin' on her like that and shared some of his leaf collection with her...maybe one day you'll be showing him those cute nap pictures. ;)

Becca said...

You are going to make a wonderful doctor! Go for it!

Allison said...

You know, I bet you'd make a fabulous pediatrician. That's a long journey, though!

Woman in a Window said...

And take care in the meantime. 6 weeks of relatively good times is not so bad. And the little crush is cute, cute, cute.

Pgoodness said...

Oh to be able to nap like that!

Glad things are sailing along...premed, eh? Exciting!!

kate said...

Those pictures are hilarious. And premed! That's awesome... I totally think that's the right path for you.

tutugirl1345 said...

Its great to hear that things have been on such an even keel for y'all lately.

Good luck on Thursday, you are doing such amazing work. I don't think I could be as brave as you are, standing up in front of such an important crowd!

flutter said...

You really are amazing, you know?

Becca or Cori depending :) said...

AWESOME!! :)

Mimi said...

Am I really going to be the first to make a Doogie Howser joke? I can see you, Dr. Kyla, everyone thinking you're a candy striper.

And then you kicking some serious mental butt. YEAH!

Awesome.

Lisa b said...

I am not sure what to be most excited about the switch to premed or the talk next week.
My first thought on the prevacid was to have someone make the solution for you. Is that what you mean about the compounding pharmacist?
We tried prevacid for about a week. It completely blocked Js NG tube as I could never get it dissolved. We went back to omeprazole, losec and domperidone bc I could get them in solution.

Assertagirl said...

It's nice just to read snippets, sometimes. A nice little peek inside.

Beck said...

OH! I'll be thinking of you on Thursday.
And of COURSE he thinks Kaytar is cute. Just LOOK at her!

tierd said...

Wow you have so much going on! How sweet that KayTar has an admirer - that is adorable! And very exciting on the premed switch! You are amazing. Amazing all around.

Hetha said...

I hear ya, I've been feeling quiet lately too. Is there any chance that Kaytar would take the prevacid orally? Ethan takes a solutab and it seems to taste good and it dissolves quickly. Love those nap pictures! And the boy from Kindy who has loves Kaytar? Freaking adorable!! Med school! You'll rock it hon. Of course you will. Good luck at the state house. Wish I could be there.

Gwen said...

It's going around, I think.

Love the nap pictures. Oh to be able to fall asleep like that!

jen said...

you will so rock it, girl. you will.

way to go. i've missed you.

Jaden Paige said...

Adorable pics, and you know we love hearing GOOD news! :)

I am excited for you that you are 99.7% chosen on the pre-med. I think you'll do fantastic :)

Have a wonderful week... best of luck up in front of the Senate! Though you won't need it...

InTheFastLane said...

You will do great! Pre-med...speaking...You ROCK!

ewe are here said...

Pre-med?! Brilliant!

sheree said...

okay, your "write about nothing" post was WAY better than mine. lol

Amy Y said...

Med school!!! OMG!
Wow.
I haven't been writing much lately... for some similar and different reasons I s'pose.

Glad you checked in and glad to hear all is well!

creative-type dad said...

Doctor?! Wow.

And I wish I could fall asleep like that too. In my pull-up without a care in the world.

No Mother Earth said...

Pre-med? WOW. You go girl.

Aliki2006 said...

Snippets from you are always good...

Janet said...

Good luck tomorrow!

And you being a doctor? Seems just right,

Mad said...

That last nap shot is so wonderful, Kyla.

Knock 'em dead tomorrow, OK? I'll be rooting for you from afar.

Also, I think it fabulous that you're going into medicine. The profession needs you.

painted maypole said...

i feel like I haven't been writing much lately, either.

premed. wow. austin. wow. healthy kaytar. wow.

snippets work. ;)