Monday, June 3, 2013

Walk to Cure Diabetes-TEAM ISAAC



I would like to say THANK YOU so much to TEAM ISAAC and all those who have donated!!!!!! We have raised over $ 3,100.00 for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk to Cure Diabetes! You will never know how much your hard work is appreciated....... I Love you ♥ and thank you for supporting Isaac. We need a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and until then I am thankful for better technology.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Our latest Type 1 Diabetes Clinic Appointment....




 

We made our usual two plus hour trip to Knoxville. Isaac was tired because he had been up since 5 and had already been turkey hunting.
We stopped by the Bass Pro Shop.
Making the turn into Northeast Tn. Childrens Hospital.
Besides Isaac's A1C it was time for his yearly labwork.
Isaac waiting to be discharged. They let him skip a few things we usually do so we could make it back home in time for his team's baseball game!
Isaac took a picture of the Sunsphere from the Interstate. It is located in the World's Fair Park.
We made it back just in time for his ballgame!
His A1C was 7 :)
 
I am very proud of you Isaac. You deal with your diabetes daily like a Hero~
You are my Hero!!!
 
Thank God for all of His many blessings.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cat Scratch Fever!

 
Abram was scratched on his hand by our cat a few months ago. Since then he developed Cat Scratch Fever. He is on a second round of antibiotics. He has a different third one already prescribed if the nodes are not alot smaller in the next few weeks. His temp. rose to above 103. The lymph nodes were enlarged to the size of a jumbo egg. I am sure they were alot larger including the part on the inside of his body.
 The Dr. drawing fluid from a lymph node in Abram's armpit.
Some more of the fluid drawn from the node under his armpit.

This is some of the fluid drawn from the lymph node above Abram's elbow.
 More fluid from the swollen node above the elbow.
He has had about 9 syringes of fluid drawn out and there is still more fluid in there. The nodes have been pretty painful.
I am thankful that he is no longer running a fever and that one of the nodes is beginning to get smaller.

A few birds around our feeders this snowy morning









Friday, February 22, 2013

Chicken eggs hatched from our incubator.

 One of our eggs hatched on the 20th day.
 Most of them hatched on the 21st day. A few more hatched on the 22nd day!
 This one just hatched out of the shell.
Here it is almost dried off.
 This is another one that wasn't hatched out long.
 Here it is dry and fluffy :)
 This is the first four that hatched. We removed them from the incubator when they were dry.
We hatched out 22 all together.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Candling our incubating eggs :)

To the left of the egg where the light is you can see the air sac. In the middle you can see blood vessels. On the right/dark side of the egg is the chick. After the egg is stopped turning, towards the end of the video you can see the chick kicking/moving :)


God is good!

Incubating chicken eggs

 Isaac got a Little Giant Incubator for his birthday. Some of our neighbors gave him fertilized eggs.
 He lightly sanded some of the debri from the egg.
 He marked an X and an O on each side of the eggs.
 These marks help when turning the eggs daily.
He started placing the eggs into the incubator, He also placed a thermometer into the incubator.
 We plugged the incubator up a day early to make sure it held a stable temperature.
He placed a total of 38 eggs into the incubator.
Now the lid has been placed. In 21 days we will have some chicks :)