Monday, July 31, 2017

Birthdays & Awards & the ER...Oh My!

WOW...what a weekend it's been, as I'm sure you can tell from the title of this post!

It all began on Friday with a luncheon and an awards presentation. For the past two months, we've had a summer program at my hospital where high school seniors have rotated through various departments in the hospital.

The program is an amazing one as it gives each student a chance to see what areas of medicine they might be interested in and what areas they might not be interested in. I sure wish a program like this one had been around when I was in high school! Fun fact: As a junior/senior in high school, I volunteered at the very same hospital where I am currently employed! Fun times!

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Each month of the program, the students voted a favorite physician and an employee of the month. For the month of July, I was nominated as the employee of the month! What a fun honor!

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On Friday night, my brother and his wife came into town for a little birthday celebration. My mom's birthday fell on Friday and my brother's birthday is this week, so we combined the two celebrations!

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Two birthdays means two cakes!

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So good!

Jason worked this weekend, so my friend Kim volunteered to watch Brayden while I went out for my Saturday morning long run. I wanted to add a few extra miles to my long run to see how it would go. I've been keeping at 6 miles on Saturdays since May, so I added a few extra for a total of 8 miles.

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Along the way, I spotted lots of beautiful flowers and a few yard ornaments, too! These birds scared me at first because I thought they were real!

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They were kind of hiding behind the brush and the flash of pink made me do a double take!

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The humidity and heat kicked my TAIL on Saturday. I felt gross by the time it was all said and done and my legs were so sore. Thankfully, I have plenty of time to train before January and Dopey Challenge but I'm not gonna lie, Saturday's run worried me a little bit...

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It'll all pay off in the end, though!

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After the run, I brought Starbucks home for my friend Kim and I to enjoy.

Not long after we ate, Brayden was walking down the hallway and wiped out. His feet got tangled beneath him and he hit the ground HARD and lost consciousness. It all happened so fast (pretty sure it was no longer than the span of 30 seconds), but after re-evaluating the moment, we think he actually held his breath and passed out. I was on the phone with 911 when he came to. I did a quick neuro check on him and although I knew in my heart and mind that he was 100% ok, I still wanted another set of eyes on him and maybe even a CT Scan. (I told the 911 operator that we would be driving him to the ER instead since he was screaming by that point.)

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My friend Kim rode with us to the ER to keep Brayden awake in the backseat because (of course), all of this took place around nap time. After being evaluated in ER, we were told that the fact that Brayden lost consciousness warranted a non-contrast CT Scan (non-contrast meant no IV)! He also didn't have to be sedated as they allowed me in the room with him (with a lead apron) and they had all of the equipment to strap him to the table.

Brayden cried from the moment they attempted to put the hospital bracelet on him until we walked out of the door. I thought it was funny that we were put in "room 5" aka the room at the VERY end of the hallway!

Within a very short time frame - seriously it was less than 90 minutes from start to finish - we were given the green light and were discharged home.

Am I glad we went? Absolutely. We were given excellent care and the peace of mind knowing everything was ok was completely worth it.

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After we returned home, we watched a little Lilo and Stitch and hung out for the remainder of the afternoon.

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On Sunday, the bow tie returned as we had church to attend! 

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These two crack me up! What a pair!

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After church (and during Brayden's nap time), I watched the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony with my second favorite Astro, Jeff Bagwell!

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It seems so crazy that just two short years ago, we were in Cooperstown to watch as my all-time favorite Astro, Craig Biggio, was inducted into the hall! I was so excited to watch Jeff's induction via the MLB Network this year! Such a fun time to be an Astros fan! :)

Well, that was my weekend in a nutshell! How was your weekend? Any exciting things happen?

8 comments:

  1. Yikes! I'm glad everything ended up being OK, but it never hurts to get a second opinion. Poor kid.

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    1. Me too...so glad everything turned out ok! A second opinion definitely helped put my mind at ease for sure!

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  2. I'm so glad that Brayden is okay and that it wasn't anything serious. But what a scary experience. I cannot imagine, though I'm sure we're bound to have some unfortunate situations like that come up with our little guy.

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    1. I hear you girl! Especially raising boys - we are in for it! Haha!

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  3. This post was too eventful for me! So glad Brayden is OK. It is just too scary to see your baby unconscious like that!!!

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    1. The weekend itself was too eventful for me! HAH! Is it Friday yet?!

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  4. Those kind of Mom moments are so tough! Poor little guy, I am glad Brayden is okay.

    The giant cookies are the best :) My son doesn't like cake and he asks for the big cookie every year.
    Don't worry January is a long way off :)

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    1. The cookie cake is my brother's favorite too! We have it every year (and I think that's the only time I get cookie cake)! Haha!

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