Monday, April 16, 2012

So grown up!

Today I had one of those moments when I realized how fast time is flying by and how grown up my boys are already becoming. Especially my sweet Oliver has become so grown up. He has never had trouble walking up to another kid (of any age) and making an instant friend. He loves other kids, he loves to play and run and laugh.... but he has always been very shy around adults. If an adult talks to him he hides his face and tries not to make eye contact. Even our pediatrician has asked probing questions because Oliver has never said a word in his office. Today Oliver got an airplane he's been wanting as a reward for something that he earned. When we left target after buying it we had to make a quick run into home depot. While we were in home depot Oliver walked right up to two of the employees and told them all about his airplane. I was astonished. He has never willingly spoken to an adult other than family in his life. At church last year it took him 7 months to say "HI" to his Sunday school teacher. This is huge for my little man. I was so proud... and when we were walking out I said "you sure were telling every one about your airplane!" He replied, "No, I only told two people and I want to tell five!" Haha, love me sweet grown up Oliver boy!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

I think I'm feeling especially grateful this Easter. I know I just blogged about Isaac but this was the longest week of my life. Wondering how bad, and how much change our life might be taking in the all to near future. I'm so grateful that it will be resolved without any changes (except an added vitamin D supplement and lots of time outside!) But I am also thankful to know that because of my Savior, Jesus Christ I will return to my Heavenly Father again someday, and no matter what happens to my family we will all be together again.

This Easter is pretty low key for us since Berto is working. Yesterday (Saturday) morning we did a very small little Easter egg hunt for the boys. It was fun. Isaac really could care less! He didn't want to hold his basket and he kept throwing the eggs down to crack them open, putting a piece of candy in his mouth and then saying "EWWWW!" It was hilarious! Oliver was an old pro and couldn't wait to get to all the eggs. I purposely hid two at each spot so Oliver could take one and leave the other for Isaac as he ran on ahead!

This morning I actually forgot that the Easter bunny had come. So after Oliver woke up and we were starting to get ready for church he comes running into the bathroom yelling "THE EASTER BUNNY CAME!" It was funny. Then he ran back to the living room and grabbed the two Easter baskets! Instead of a ton of candy I put one candy and some Thomas the Train fruit snacks in their baskets. Isaac was SO excited for the fruit snacks, but I think he was more excited that they were Thomas the Train snacks. He kept saying over and over again "It's a choo choo!" So cute! It was a fun morning. After Church we raced home to scarf down leftovers because there's not enough time to cook anything after church before Berto has to run out the door. And now the kids are sleeping! Yay for naptime! It was a good, quiet Easter Sunday! It's days like this I kind of wished we lived closer to family. Holidays get a little lonely, especially when Berto works a lot of them!

Happy Easter from the Galindo's!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Isaac Update

Happy Boy outside playing!

I just love this picture of my sweet boys holding hands!

We got a call this afternoon (Saturday) from the pediatrician. Thankfully Isaac has transient hyperphosphatasemia. This is a good thing. This means he will essentially grow out of this in 3-6 months. Based on the two blood tests he had this week he is already showing signs that the enzyme levels are going down. We may have to deal with intermittent vomiting but I'll take that any day over what some of the other outcomes could have been.

The food allergy tests all came back negative. I think we will continue to keep him off of regular milk for now as it does seem to bother him, but good to know that he doesn't have celiac's disease or an egg allergy either!

The other thing that Dr. Carter mentioned this afternoon is that his vitamin D is very low as well. So we will get to work on fixing that issue ASAP.

I cannot even express how relieved I am right now. The past few days have been pure torture waiting and wondering. I am so grateful that my sweet little boy is going to be just fine. Isaac is such a sweet boy. He has brought so much joy to our family. He has this sweet personality and funny sense of humor. We all adore him and are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for sending him to our family. And we are so thankful that he is going to be as good as new in just a few short months or sooner!

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and words of encouragement, faith and support. We are truly grateful.

Thursday, April 05, 2012


Over the past month Isaac has had several episodes where he randomly vomits. Sometimes it's one isolated incident. Sometimes it's twice and sometimes it's several bouts of vomiting in a day. Last weekend he had an episode on Saturday and Sunday, so I finally decided it was time to take him into the doctor. This just didn't seem normal to me.

So first thing Monday morning (April 2nd) I called and got him an appointment to see our pediatrician Dr. Carter. He was basically stumped but was leaning towards the possibility of some kind of blockage (probably poop) that was making it difficult for the food to digest and causing bouts of vomiting or possibly a food allergy. So he gave us some lab orders and sent us to Primary Children's Hospital for X-rays of his stomach and a blood work up to test for some possible food allergies. (Celiacs disease Milk allergy and Egg allergy). Monday evening he called to say the X-Ray looked normal so now we were just waiting for the results of the blood tests.

On Wednesday morning Dr. Carter called to let me know that one of the tests came back and that Isaac did not have celiacs disease. BUT there is an enzyme found in the liver and the bones (which thanks to Dr. Google is called alkaline phosphatase) and his is elevated by 5%. This means we needed to head back to primary children's for more blood tests to rule out a few things. The doctor is pretty certain that Isaac has what is called Transient Hyperphosphetatemia. If this is the case it is benign and he'll basically grow out of it in 3-6 months as the enzyme levels drop and he'll just need to be retested. We just need to rule out (by blood test) other possibilities. (which also thank you to Dr. Google and NOT Dr. Carter because he didn't want to get me worked up unnecessarily could be liver or bone disease but we're really hoping it's not anything other than transient hyperphosphetatemia.) Doctors don't know what causes TH but it does go away on it's own. It seems hopeful that this is the case because his enzyme levels are raised 5% and with TH enzyme levels are typically not raised more than 4-5%. We are waiting and praying and hoping that we hear back before the weekend so we don't have to spend the weekend fretting over what might be... We will keep up to date!


In March Oliver was the Star of the Week at preschool again! This is always his favorite week. This time we made a scrapbook page all about Oliver. Oliver has become such a good helper and such a good big brother. He loves Isaac and Isaac adores Oliver. Isaac wants to do everything his big brother does!
Here are the pictures and the little blurbs we used for his scrapbook page.


Is learning to play soccer!

Loves going on bike ride's with his dad!

Loves the Dino Museum!

Loves to play in the snow!

Is a good big brother and loves playing and helping his little brother!

Loves his family!

We love our Oliver!

The Museum of Natural Life at the U

Back in February we went to the new Dino museum at the University of Utah! It was a fun time. It was beautiful inside and out and the kids had a ton of fun! Oliver is obsessed with Dinosaurs and Isaac had a blast too. They had quite a few hands on activities for the kids. It was a great day! Here are a few of the pictures we took while we were there!