Monday, July 21, 2008

Idlewild, Here We Come


Tomorrow morning we are heading out for our mini family vacation to Idlewild Amusement Park and Water Park which is in Ligonier, PA.  We got a package deal through a hotel near the park, which includes two nights stay, tickets to the park, breakfast both mornings and a free pizza delivered to the hotel pool (which we will use our last day after checkout).  We were a little nervous today if this trip was going to happen because last night Abbey came down with a fever and seemed pretty sick all day, but she seemed to perk up tonight before bed so we think it was just a little bug that will pass by tomorrow.  Jim is off the whole week so we are super excited to spend this time together as a family.  Several families at our church have taken their kids to this park year after year when they were Jacob & Abbey's ages and they have all told us that this will be a great trip for our family.  We'll let you know :)
I also wanted to give a little update about my tests.  My cat scan showed that I have several small kidney stones and one pretty large kidney stone.  I am scheduled to have a procedure done in two weeks where the doctor goes in and breaks them up with some laser thing to make them smaller so they are easier to pass.  They then will put a stint in the tube where they go through (ureter) to keep the tube open because it often swells after this procedure and the doctor said that the stint can be pretty painful.  It will be in for at least a week, until the swelling goes down.  The doctor said that if I start having extreme pain (if they start passing before the procedure) to go to the emergency room.  I am thankful that we found these by cat scan before I just had to pass them by myself because I have heard from several people that it can be more painful than childbirth.  So, I will be glad when it's over and am praying that this isn't going to be a reoccurring thing that I will have to live with.  After the procedure, the doctor said that I will go through some testing to see what is causing me to get these.  It may be something in my diet or I possibly could be put on some medication.  Anyways, just wanted to let you know if you were wondering...  

1 comment:

Jerrold said...

Have an awsome vacation! My parents took Elley and a few of the other kids there and they loved it....And thanks for the update....Though it's somthing, I'm happy it was only that!!! I'll say a few prayers they leave without pain!!!