Friday, November 26, 2010

I am Thankful for.....

I am thankful for…...

…..every challenge and obstacle that has made me a stronger and more confident person.
…… all of the wonderful new friends I have met and all of the old ones that I am fortunate to have in my life.
….. my beautiful, thoughtful and gorgeous children who drive me bonkers and brighten my every day.
…. the home we live in although very messy at times, it keeps us dry, safe and warm.
….. the families that entrust me with their babies and in turn gives me an income to provide for mine.
….. my health that keeps me going and lets me keep up with my children.

Next year I think I will have a Thanksgiving breakfast…. That way more people can come and visit. To many times it’s just immediate family that you see on a holiday. I’d like to enjoy it with friends as well. After all, they are my extended family. I don’t need the whole turkey deal to enjoy the day, it’s who you are with that counts. Hopefully you will be able to stop in!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may you be truly grateful for all you have in life.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Water Bottle Warning... this is NOT a joke

Friday, Oct 22, 2010, at 11:45 am, a first grader (Age 6), got her tongue stuck in a metal water bottle in the school cafeteria during lunch period at a grade school in Exton, PA. The water bottle, a popular style, was distributed to her and her entire swim team as a gift earlier in the year.

The combination of suction forces and a screw-top edge inside the mouth of the bottle prevented her tongue from becoming dislodged. She was immediately ambulanced to Paoli Hospital. As her tongue continued to remain stuck, it swelled to a dangerous level and became discolored, causing potential airway blockage and permanent damage to the tongue muscle. The doctors continued to ask if she had a history of asthma, which would further complicate the situation. She did not have a history of asthma. She was then transported by helicopter to Dupont Children’s Hospital. The bottle was removed during emergency surgery. She was sedated and subjected to intubation.

It is now the afternoon of Oct 23, and she continues to be on intubation until the swelling level subsides to a non-life-threatening size.