7.07.2014

Another Surgery

So while we were in Ashton we finally got the results of Tavis' most recent CT scan and the results were worse than we thought it wasn't just one stone in his right kidney but several, and more still in his left side. So once we got back we scheduled him for his next surgery. So a few days later Tavis had surgery and this time it was a lot more extensive taking just over 2 hours and using dye. When the Surgeon came out to update me I found out they went in both ureters and kidneys and removed a total of 7 stones, equaling 12 stones in 2 months. We sat in recovery a little longer than last time, cause Tavis was having a hard time keeping any fluids or solids down.

He is finally starting to feel on the mend and we will find out what the next step from here is has they had mentioned the possibility of him seeing a Nephrologist (kidney disease specialist).

Here are some pics of his stones.
The first two (5 and 3mm) Tavis passed on his own just before vaca.
The last one is the largest (4mm) that the surgeon removed

7.06.2014

Ashton, Idaho (pic heavy)

We just got back from an amazing 5 day weekend in Ashton, ID visiting Tav's Grandma and Aunts. It was such a beautiful and fun weekend. We drove up on Thursday and arrived just in time for dinner. His aunts treated us to Big Jud's Burgers! These burgers were ridiculously huge! I could barely eat 1/4 of it.
(picture found on google, I forgot to take a pic)


Saturday we went in to Rexburg to check out the Airshow, but first we had to make a stop at Madison Memorial Hospital. Poor Peyton started coughing really bad once we got to Idaho, and Saturday she was practically barking. The emergency room had the absolute coolest rooms for kids. Then we found out poor Peyton had Croup.



Following that fun little adventure we met up with the rest of the family at the airshow. This was all of our first time at an airshow and it was one of the coolest things we had ever seen. They also had a really cool military and aviation museum to check out. Peyton only freaked out at the sounds of the bi-planes but otherwise she loved them too.











On Sunday (father's day) while Harlie was napping we took Peyton who was already sounding much better to the little local park nearby. It was so cool to see some of the old school metal playground equipment still in use. Peyton loved the huge slide and little merry go round. It was such a pleasant change to what we have here in Provo. I'm not going to lie I kind of enjoyed how much more peaceful and quiet it was up there and not so busy. I didn't have to worry so much about Peyton playing in the yard or at the park.






After lunch and once Harlie woke up, Tavis, Myself and the girls, along with Tav's dad and two Aunts went to Mesa Falls. I had never seen anything like this. It was a huge waterfall and just so green everywhere I loved it. It was very different from the waterfall I grew up with (Bridal Veil). By the end of our hike another storm was rolling in so we finished up just in time and headed back to Grandma's.













Before we got back to Grandma's, Tav's Aunt Jan who works with the Forest service up there pulled over on the drive down to show us one of the craziest and grosses things ever. I guess they are dealing with a caterpillar infestation that is eating all their aspen tree leaves. (the first pics are of the egg sacks, and the others are of some along the barriers and view point sign)





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Once we got back home, we were surprised to see more of the Albertson grand kids at Grandma's, so we chatted with them a bit before the took off back to Utah (they were passing through). After dinner Tavis and his brothers Tylan and Tanner did the Ghost Pepper challenge (the video won't upload cause it's too big), then we played some board games and such before calling it a night.

On our way out of town the next day we stopped at the other local diner "Frostop". They had some amazing food and atmosphere, just a small town diner feel.



We were glad to be heading back home, it was a great weekend but we were ready to be in our own beds again. We also had to get back and get Tavis scheduled for another surgery but that is for another post. All in all even with the poor weather and Peyton getting sick we had a ton of fun. Hope to do it again sometime.