Sickness, hospitals, and some good news

Oh my gosh so May has kinda not been our month in the Chestnut-Albertson house.

Beginning on May 1st with Tavis needing to go to the urgent care once I got home from work because he was having some pain in his lower abdomen. We were told he probably had a kidney stone and to give it some time. So after a pain shot. We went home. He felt a little better the next two days, then on May 4th, it got REALLY bad. And we ended up in the ER for about 8 hours. We finally found out it wasn't just one kidney stone trying to work it's way out but 3 stones all of them about 5mm in the left ureter. So after some more pain medication we went home.

The next day we had 5th annual Cinco de Mayo Party with a few friends, which I am thankful for cause it relieved some of the stress I was beginning to feel.

May 6th we had our 6 month follow up at Primary Children's Hospital for Harlie's heart. This was exactly what we needed. We found out that we are extremely blessed and Harlie's heart healed all on it's own. :)

On our way home from Primary's
The next day we had Tavis' follow up appointment with a Urologist to figure out what we were going to do. The chances of him being able to pass them on his own were very slim so we got him scheduled for surgery the next day.
So on May 8th, Tavis had his very first surgery ever. The first stone was lodged and could not move at all, so they used a laser to break it up. Then moved the other two back to the kidney where they used Lithotripsy (sound waves to break them up). It was an overall quick procedure and the first few hours and next day after were the worst of the healing pain.
Waiting to go back
On the 10th I got my first break and went to a Birth Parent Celebration in honor of Birth Mothers day. I went with one of my dearest friends Ashley Mitchell, and it was such a wonderful little event. After 7 years this was the first time I actually celebrated Birth Mothers day. I remember my first one, even though I didn't know about it that year. My nephew Parker took me to my senior prom. So it was interesting to look at how my life and my adoption journey has changed since then.
Birth Mother's day 2007 (5 months old)

Birth Mother's day 2014 (7 years old)

The next day was Mother's day and has Tavis was still recovering from surgery we had a generally relaxing day at home. I had already gotten my gifts (Zumba for the xbox and a new phone that I was in desperate need of cause mine was on it's last breath) a few days earlier from Tavis and the girls. Then we went to Tav's moms with the rest of his family for cake and celebration.
Harlie with her cousin Maggie (4 weeks apart)
The following week was mostly healing for Tavis and taking care of a teething baby. Then on Wednesday, Tavis' needed emergency tooth extraction, which mostly sucked cause he was still recovering from surgery the week before, and we don't have dental. Then he started getting pain in his right flank and lower abdomen again. We had been told that he had (besides the other 3) another 5mm stone in his right kidney and it seemed it was now trying to work it's way out too. So instead of getting better he got worse. Then on Sunday I started getting what I thought was a sinus infection (which has now turned into bronchitis) and then finally my poor grumpy baby got her first teeth. Yep both bottom front teeth popped out with in 24 hours of each other.

Which basically brings us around to today and this week where we have been waiting to get some new images of Tav's kidney stone, as well as me getting everyone sick so basically everyone is coughing. Tavis and I are both having pains (unrelated).

It has been a long and exhausting month for us, lets hope this is not a sign of the coming summer.