Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall kids crafts

Wow! I've been gone a long time... I hope you didn't think I abandoned ship, but I was pretty much down and out for the whole month of October. For those who didn't know, I had surgery to blast my 2 cm kidney stone into smaller passable pieces back on October 2. I have been in and out of the the doctor's office with x rays to see if everything had passed. Finally after 3 weeks of being on Vicoden to manage the pain, I had had enough and I opted to have another surgery where the doctor went in and removed all the remaining fragments. While she was doing this, she discovered new stones forming and she also removed those. My urologist is going to send me to a kidney specialist to find out what's gong on in there!!! The second surgery was done this past Wednesday. I am feeling good, considering what a crazy month this has been.

So, two weeks ago our family took a week and went to stay in Central Oregon. I brought along some crafts to keep the kids occupied for a while and I wanted to share them with you all.


My kids (ages 6, 4 and 2 and their friends ages 6 and 3) painted wooden pumpkins......and the older kids painted wooden picture frames
...and made masks out of fall leaves and colorful feathers!

Here they are keeping busy:




4 comments:

Aimeslee said...

So sorry you are having these problems, and also having to endure the pain meds. People assume it's like winning the lotto to take them , but I have lasting cognitive damage from taking hydrocodone for 2 years due to multiple forms of arthritis, and finally got off them on my own. I hope they get your problems solved soon. In my thoughts....

Patter Cross said...

Oh gosh, I thought I was reading about my mother and sister's kidney stones. They have the same terrible problems, and my mom has had surgery many times. They finally put her on meds for the rest of her life to keep them from forming anymore. My sister has many that they are trying to decide what to do with. I am sorry you are going through it also. Looks like the kids had fun though! Blessings,

Tina said...

Hope things start to get better for you! The kids and their crafts were sweet!

Colleen said...

So sorry you're going through all that, but glad you're starting to feel better! What great pics of the kids doing their crafts - fun!