Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Ammon came home last night about 5:00 p.m. We are so excited to have him back home!
Nurses came up late last night to show Jim and I how to administer the IV antibiotics through his pic line. It's not difficult to do but we do have to be really careful. I don't think he will be going to school until the antibiotic is complete on the 23rd of this month. He will have to have stitches removed as well so we'll keep him home and keep him as healthy as possible before he tackles the sick world out there.

Our friend, Keri Minson and her sister-in-law, Michelle, went to visit Ammon yesterday. Keri is letting her blonde hair go back to it's natural color which is darker than we've seen it. Ammon wasn't sure he liked it so dark and kept commenting about it. Keri then said, "Well, at least it isn't orange like yours." Ammon didn't know exactly why she said that. His head is really orange from the iodine they covered it with during surgery - and we can't wash it out for a while. Keri and I laughed about Ammon's concern so I had Ammon go into his bathroom and look in the mirror so he could see why his hair is orange - there is also a large shaved area on the top right of his scalp with a long line of stitches in it and stitches behind his ear. I wasn't sure how Ammon would respond. He sat in front of the mirror and looked at it and then said, "That's awesome! I look like a pumpkin!" I laughed and said, "I was thinking more like Frankenstein for Halloween."
I forgot that orange is his favorite color.

On a sadder note, Kaitlin has been sick for a few days with a cold. She finally went to school yesterday after feeling a lot better. She went to dance after school and I guess she just pushed her body over the edge because she couldn't breathe at the end of dance. We sent her down to the doctor and he called me at home after he saw her saying, "She has pneumonia. Do you still have your nebulizer? Get her going tonight." She sounds awful - she crashed very quickly. So she is banned from Ammon's room and he is banned from the living room where we have her so we can hear her if she needs help. I sure hope she gets well soon! There's a lot of sickness in our ward and at her school.


Jess and Jen said...

Ammon we are SO happy you're home! Hopefully Kaitlin gets better soon so the two of you can hang out again! -Jen

Chelsea Hope said...

Glad to know Ammon is back! But sad to know Kaitlin is sick!!! I'm sure she did push it over the edge with dance, dancer's just don't know how to stop. :) Tell them both to get better fast!

Anonymous said...

We are looking forward to having Ammon back when he is well enough to come to school. We all miss him very much and can't wait to see his pumpkin colored head! Best wishes to all of you!
Mrs. Stoker and Class