The doctor felt her infection was some sort of Staph and should be treated immediately with antibiotics. Natalie was given a shot of Rocephin in her hip. Tyler said she was very brave and counted down from 10 really fast...she wanted it to be over with quickly.
She is also taking a 10 day course of Clindamycin. She missed school on Wednesday and Thursday because of the immense pain. She went a half day on Friday.
Since then she has improved greatly. She is scheduled to have tubes placed in her ear on Wednesday. This is a minor surgery and should go smoothly. Possibly the fluid built up in her ears and nasal cavity contributed to the infection in her cheek and neck. We hope that ear tubes prevent further infections and fevers.
|Her cheek was so tender...the swelling was just beginning.|
Alice has clinic tomorrow, we assume there will be some more information given to us regarding dates and details of Alice's upcoming transplant.
|Little girls....little girls, oh how they love to find Mom's lipstick.|
On Saturday Aug. 31st Tyler and I hiked to the top of Mt. Timpanogos. It was beautiful and the perfect day for a hike. We started hiking at 4:00 a.m. and arrived at the top by 8:00 a.m. It was just as breath taking as I remembered it. The last time I did this hike was over 13 years ago with Tyler...at the time we were just friends, occasionally dating. To think of all that we have been through together between the two hikes is outstanding.
A week ago I was driving Tyler up the canyon for a long run...he asked me what I wanted for my upcoming birthday. I looked up at the mountain and said, "I want to be at the top of that mountain again." For some reason the idea of being at the top of the world sounded so good to me. I wanted to see the valley below from the top....maybe I wanted to obtain a new perspective of things from the top.
I was surprised how easy the hike seemed to me. I remembered it being more difficult. Is it possible that as we climb huge mountains in our lives figuratively, that other things like actually climbing a mountain become more easy. It must be.
|About 2 1/2 hours into the hike....the sun is just coming up.|
|Almost to the saddle.|
|View from the saddle of Utah Valley.|
|At the top...perfect conditions.|
|The golden spike at the summit was placed in 1937 ( I think) and the shack must have been constructed around the same time.|
|Trying to do a little Geocaching.|
|On top of the world.|
|You can see Deer Creek and Jordanelle behind us.|
|That is Emerald Lake...it's tiny this year. We wanted to slide down the glacier to the lake, as it is a shortcut down, however, the glacier wasn't much this year and it would have been a very dirty ride. We even packed garbage bags for the slide.|