Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas & Gracie is Now 4!

Christmas Eve (Gracie's birthday) and Christmas were even more special this year.  I am so thankful that we have her this year after this past summer.  We came so close to losing her twice.  Right now, I'm honestly a little on the edge because something isn't right.  Thursday night sweet girl was mean girl (which means she is tired or not feeling well or out of control).  We went to Costco with my sister and her kiddos and my girl turned blue...lips and hands.  We went home and I took her oxygen sat levels which were good for her, 84.  But she started complaining of a headache and then she got her low grade fever.  She's had the fever and headache for the past 4 days.  It goes away after tylenol.  She is also on oxygen at night (cardiologist wants her to charge her batteries...he wants it to be in the mid to upper 80s).  I have her on 2 1/2 L right now and her sats are 77...can you imagine what they are without oxygen?  She also has a runny nose.  So, I am watching her closely and calling the cardiologist on call in the morning.  Our doctor is in Hong Kong for Christmas.  I am just a bit on the edge.  I really hope that everything is okay and I'm just worried for nothing.

Our Christmas was very nice.  My sister had to work until 1:30 p.m. so we did Christmas later.  I grilled burgers, hot dogs and sausage because I was tired out from the turkey and ham (crazy I know...I love turkey but I wanted to give myself a mini break from the heavy cooking).  I also made my Popo's pinto beans and mashed potatoes.  Everything turned out yummy.  I enjoyed spending time with my family.  I am very blessed they live within a mile of me. 

Gracie had a nice birthday breakfast yesterday.  She didn't realize she was now 4 years old until my mom said she could now say she was 4. She loved that.  She had a great birthday party the week before at an art place.  She had so much fun.  I didn't realize how stressful it is to plan a birthday party even when it is at another place. 

Gracie was obviously on Santa's nice list.  She got the roller skates and elbow and knee pads she asked for.  As for me, I got some pretty nice things too...super excited about my Mr. Coffee Keurig machine and I don't even drink coffee but I do love me some tea and hot chocolate.  I guess I was on the nice list too.

I hope everybody had a blessed and wonderful Christmas.  I wish you all a New Year full of great blessings.