Monday, August 11, 2008


We'd been planning our Silverwood getaway for a couple months. We went with the Hajny, Wing and Foxx families. Eight adults and eight kids. The idea was to have dinner at Cobi's parents house who live a half-marathon north of the park. Then camp at Farragut State Park Friday night; get up and spend all day at Silverwood on Saturday, then camp again Saturday night and make the return trip home Sunday.
Everything went according to plan except for Blake's trip to the Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart in Spokane Friday night. We were winding down at the 'rents, roasting marshmallows, riding 4-wheelers, watching the opening ceremonies. I smell Blake, and routinely go about changing his diaper. I take off his diaper and, Holy Swimming Equipment, Batman! Blake's manhood looks like it has a red, swollen inner tube around it. I call Aaron over and his eyes about popped out of his head. We put him in a bath and Aaron called his Aunt Dana who is the resident nurse in the family. ((on a side note, they packed up and moved from Kent to Coeur d'Alene last year)) We were told to take him right away to a hospital, and to bring our other two kids to their house and they would watch them for us while we were busy with Blake. Got to their house about a half-hour away. Dana checked out the problem and suggested we take him to Children's in Spokane. ((which also happens to be the hospital my dad was born in 57 years ago)) Get through the ER pretty quickly and the doctor took one look at it and knew what it was, his "boyhood" was infected. It's a bacterial infection as well as a yeast infection. She said that little boys in diapers are prone to have it happen to them during summertime when that area becomes a feeding ground for that sort of stuff to grow. Blake was prescribed 2 medications which we picked up from Walgreen's and got back to Gary and Dana's house just in time to get to bed around 1:30am.
Can I just say how grateful I am for Gary and Dana? It was so nice to have them close by for one thing, and then to walk into their home and have them automatically love-up my kids without question. They completely made the situation seem not so crazy. It was comforting to know that my kids would be loved and taken care of while Aaron and I were with Blake. And to be able to crash at their house Friday night was just what we needed to have a comfortable bed to sleep in and get some much needed rest. THANK-YOU, GARY SMITH'S!!

I would like to go back when I'm not round with child. My options for rides were limited because, as the signs said, I was not "free of pregnancy". Aaron was lucky enough to be very front and center on the ride After Shock. I'm jealous.


Chelsi said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! Glad everything turned out well for Blake to. That can be so scary when you don't know what's going on with your little one.

Plain City Dickamores said...

What a fab trip. i am really glad Blakes Manhood is still intacted.

The Dillon 6 said...

I totally need to go there. Sorry about Blake's, um, peenus. Glad it's all good.