Goodbye Sweet Boy

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

As most of you have heard, we lost our sweet boy yesterday morning. He had been in the hospital with a respiratory virus. Friday morning about 2:00 a.m. he got very sick and his heart stopped. The doctors worked on him for well over three hours and air ...

Sick Boy

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Kevin is in the hospital again, and he's pretty sick. He came down with cold-like symptoms last week and was kind of tired and not himself, then a few days ago his asthma seemed to start acting up and a kroup cough hit him while he was down. So ...

Coffee! … and other tales

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Kevin has always had his little quirks and "obsessions", but lately it's his coffee. Just like his mom, Kevin loves his coffee. No, of course not real coffee - just an empty coffee cup from the Porter's gas station. Whenever Dawn gets coffee from there or McDonalds or Starbucks or ...


Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Last Weekend we took part in a telethon for the Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. It was on the local NBC station, and we were asked to be interviewed to give a little information about Kevin, his history, and how the CTC is helping us. Sara has come ...

Iowa City Checkup

Monday, March 31st, 2008

We just got back from Iowa City, where Kevin had his semi-annual "big" checkup for his pacemaker and sedated echo. Everything went well and there were no surprises. Kevin was a wreck this morning, having to get up and out the door around 6:30am. He always has a cup of milk ...

He Likes To Stay Informed…

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

We always thought Kevin was a smart little guy, but the other day after breakfast he made it clear that he craves a little more information about current events than we are teaching him. I guess he's an Obama supporter too - that's our boy!

Happy Easter

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Kevin had a fun time with Easter this year, even though he didn't quite understand why he should find eggs and he isn't that big of a fan of candy. Nevertheless he did manage to find some eggs and have a good time. We tried not to mention the Easter Bunny ...


Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Kevin can be a little obsessive, to say the least. He's obsessed with keys already, and in the last few weeks he's been focusing more of his energy on obsessing about cows. He loves animals (how could he not, growing up in our house?) and particularly farm animals. Maybe he ...

We are home

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Kevin was discharged about 12:30. He is still sick, but since he doesn't need oxygen and is eating the Dr. was ok about letting him come home.

Hospital Update

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I just wanted to post a quick update. Kevin is doing fine, he is getting his breathing treatments every few hours and his oxygen level is staying in the 90's so hopefully he will be able to come home in the morning. He is still pretty cranky and keeps pointing ...