Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's been a long time

It has been over a year since the last time I wrote on this and gave everyone an update on the Brock family. 2012 was a very hard year for this family. it started with me ending up being taken to the hospital by ambulance December 7, 2011. I had been sick and my blood pressure and O2 levels dropped really low and I collapsed onto the dining room floor. then Kadence ended up really sick on December 30,2011 and spent a good part of his birthday on the 31st in the hospital having different tests ran to see if they could find out what was going on with him. unfortunately it will take another few months before they will find something. 
In January Jadon's step-dad was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer and lost his battle with cancer in march. we are all grateful that he did not really have to suffer much through this process. he had begun his chemo treatments and was just about to go through radiation when he lost the cancer battle. he was a great man here on earth and I am sure continues to be an even greater man in heaven. we all miss him very much and life definitely is not the same with out him here with us.
Kadence was hospitalized for 2 days in April with stomach problems that have plagued him since he was about 3 years old. Every time this issue has flared up it presets as appendicitis so he is rushed to the hospital or Dr. where they do numerous tests including ultrasounds and CT scans. ( he has approximately 9 ultrasounds and 6 CT's in his lifetime) this time like all the other times they were unable to find his appendix, but the difference is that the Dr. this time actually looked at his history and sent us to Primary Children's Hospital in Boise. In April we made the trip to Boise to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. he looked over Kadence's charts and put him on some medications on a trial basis. we ended up taking Kadence back to Boise to have an endoscopy done where they found a bacterial infection that required 2 very strong antibiotics to kill. since then Kadence has not had any  more tummy problems (fingers crossed that is stays this way)
Jadon ended up having Knee surgery in November do to a torn meniscus he has been off work since October due to this injury and will be able to return soon hopefully. as for me I have been working and attempting school however I do not feel that I have been able to give 100% to either one due to all the stuff that has happened this past year. so we are hoping for a better year in 2013.

Now for the good stuff I copied this from my friend Ali who every year makes a list of goals that she wants to accomplish she at the end of the year she checks off the goals she was able to accomplish and the ones that were not accomplished rolls over to the next year along with her new goals. so I am starting this as a new tradition for myself as well. (Thanks Ali for the idea)

so here is my list of goals for 2013
Goals for 2013
  1. Lose 40 lbs
  2. Be more patient with Kadence 
  3. Be a better wife to jadon
  4. Help out in the community at least one time a month
  5. Do better in school and get all A’s for one term
  6. Eat healthier
  7. Be a more positive person
  8. Start a savings account and put at least $100 into it every month
  9. Work on getting my credit into a good standing 
  10. Work towards buying a house
  11. Keep my house cleaner
  12. Be a better friend to everyone
  13. Get Kadence into Karate
  14. Get Kadence into swim lessons
  15. Let Kadence get to know his brothers and sisters
  16. Spend more quality family time with Jadon and Kadence.
  17. Learn how to ride a dirt bike
  18. Learn how to long board
  19. Look into adoption and or start the adoption process
  20. Write in my blog at least once a month

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