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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fun Fun Fun!......

LOTS of fun happenings in bloggityville! Tons of fun prizes and awards being passed around that yes even you could win or better still have bestowed upon yourself!

Lets start with a few FUN prizes:

Janice and Susan have gone and done it AGAIN! How'd you like to drive this beauty?? No? I didn't think so. No bother trying to win it anyway cause well ....
I plan on winning this one!

DYSONS PINK all floor vacuum! How fun is this??? Wheeee!

OR how bout this from Janice and Susan??

WD's Passport Portable Hard Drive!

Can I just say Squeeeal??!! I get absolutely GIDDY with excitment when I see new electronic toys! I'm like a kid in a candy store and not only is this just plain cool but it also comes in colors! Wheeee!

Ahhhh! I. Get. To. Choose. A. Color. which if you know me, you know this just makes me even more happy. :0)

Hows that for electronic stylin folks?? :0)

This is a fun one too! Who could use a new blog design?? I know I could.

Lindsay over at SPLAT Designs is offering just that so hop on over and enter! You never know you might just be the one stylin in your new blog design. I doubt it though cause I'm gonna win this one too! :0)

Now for the awards:

My dear friend Melody over at Slurping Life

has given me this Nice Matters Award

I'm blushing girlie but Thank You just the same :0)

Melody has 3 beautiful boys with an array of disabilities. Even through her struggles, she always makes time to leave an encouraging word and to me that means more than anything. So I'm tossin this award right back at ya girlie! Catch! :0)

Tia of Behind the Child She is my rock. A friend I met years ago through an online group for special needs kids. Tia also is a foster/adoptive parent and has 3 beautiful girls with multiple/complex disabilities. She is always a source of encouragement and comfort to me and, the best all night chatting buddy ever! She helps me make it through Jophies all night care and carries me clear to the breaking of the dawn! Tia is now facing her grimmest days. One of her daughters just recenetly died and she is currently in the hospital with another who continues to teeter back and forth from good to bad. I'm sure she'd love some words of encouragement. :0)
I can't wait for you to get home Tia cause I miss you my dear friend from across the pond. :0)

Now to "My Girls + One Guy" or should I say "Jophies Girls + One Guy"? :0)

Jophie has several caregivers. I really hate that word. I don't even like aides. They all sound so cold and impersonal. 2 have recently gotten their LPN degree so we now have 2 nurses on staff. Gosh I don't even like the word staff nor do I like the word STAPH but I digress. :0) "The Girls + One Guy" have been with us for many years. All but one were already close friends and ALL now are more like family. They are a constant source of encouragement to me. My strength and like Tia my rocks. They are my link to the outside world. I could not make it without them nor could Jophie. We depend on them greatly and they never fail us. They go above and beyond and even when the hours have run out and we still need help....They continue on their own time. And they do this endlessly without question nor do they look back in regret.

Only one has a blog so I'll start with her.

Katy of Mom 22 Teens is a childhood friend and has worked for me from nearly the beginning. We were best buddies in high school and loved being in the band. We sure took our share of Grand Champion and Best Percussion awards! Oh yea we were BAD!(Course you know that means good right?) Yep I'm showing my age. :0) Anyway, Katy is resourceful, creative and can host a mean fund raiser! She's made MANY a midnight run to the hospital with me when Jophie was near death all the while keeping her cool. It's nice having someone who can "stay calm" in the midst of the storm. She's fed us, paid our bills and bought items that Jophie has needed without question nor did she ask for anything in return. Her hubby sure is handy to have around too! Mike can fix anything and I mean anything! She's shared him with us on more times than I can count. I could go on and on but you get the idea. So here ya go Katy. Your very own Nice Matters award! :0)

Now for the others who don't have a blog:

Danny and Tammy(One of my LPN's) are as close as my family if not more. We've been through thick and thin together. They've endured from the beginning. We've lived together and vacationed together. They've fed us, paid our bills, bought Jophie needed items and carried us through many hard times without asking for anything in return. We've shared lots of laughs and rejoiced together in one anothers achievemants. Together we've wept over Jophies bed many times as he hovered near death. We've also wept over the death of their 4 children and then rejoiced over the birth of their 4 living children. They say trials and tribulation really show who your true friends are. This I know to be true.

Lora is the only one I didn't know prior however, we've grown to love her just like family. She cares for Jophie as though he's her own. She's compassionate and our organizer. She likes things to be "really clean" and organized. I love that in her plus it sure helps me breath a bit easier when she declutters something! She's just finishing up her LPN and I can't wait to get her back on our "normal schedule" so I can get back to the Y and swim! Hurry up Lora!

Laura of Mom2_4 is also an adoptive/foster parent that I met through the same online group for special needs kiddos. She's also a missionary in Japan who faces many challenges daily not only with her son but with just the daily grind of being a missionary in a foreign country then toss in a few natural disasters like EARTHQUAKES and voila! You have yourself another "crazy life". She's always been very supportive and encouraging to me even through all her struggles. Thanks Lora!

Alesha of akconklin is yet another friend I met through the same online group for special needs kiddos. She too is an adoptive mommy who faces many challenges each day with her precious little boy. Through her struggles she always finds the time to drop by and leave the most encouraging posts. Thanks so much Alesha!

All of these people are so deserving of this award and such a source of strength to me. Drop by and visit with each of them. You will be blessed. :0)

Stay tuned as I'm going to share with you one of my favorite Fall Crafts I've ever made! Pumpkin Topiaries! Wheee!

Phew! I think I'm finished and good thing too. It's time to get Jophies meds and tube feeding ready! Yikes!





Thursday, September 27, 2007

Houston we have a problem......

We are home!

We actually arrived home Tuesday night. The ride home wasn't nearly as exciting as the ride to the hospital a week ago which I still need to tell you about however, I figured a Jophie update was in order. Believe me when I manage to get it all from my head to this page....It will be worth your wait. :0)

About 3-4 days into the hospital stay Jophies cultures finally spit out the info we had been waiting on. Klebsiella and Strep P. were the culprits. It seems this time those nasty bugs took up residence in his bladder/kidneys. Nice. Once the sensitivities were found they started him on Rocephine which he received via IV for the next 3 days. He was then transitioned to oral Omnicef via his Mic-key button. This is suppose to be comparable to the IV Rocephine. I'm praying it works as well.

After about 2 doses I began to see Jophie improving. The docs repeated all basic labs, cultures, X-rays several times just to make sure nothing was sneaking up on us. It's really a daunting and frustrating task to diagnose Jophie. You sit and watch him in pain knowing its "something" but what is always the question. Yes there are times its very obvious where the pain/problem is coming from yet more than not you have to play detective. It's just like treating an ill baby who can not speak or make their needs known. As his mom this is one of the biggest things(Aside from pain managment) that puts me into orbit. It's almost more than I can take at times. For the most part he has a very high pain tolerance but this time he was tasked to his limits. If only I could take away his pain. I'd gladly bear his burdens......in a heartbeat.

I do honestly feel like we are making headway even if it doesn't appear that way looking from the outside in. I liken it to a raging forest fire. To actually put out the whole fire you must begin with the small brush fires working your way to the source. For the last 6 weeks we've managed to snuff out our share of little brush fires but now its time for that raging forest fire to go pooof! See ya! Please pray with me that this antibiotic will snuff out the last of these nasty bugs.

OK we now have a plan and its working. You know what that means? Time for Jophie and I to blow this popsicle stand! And thats exactly what we did! Tammy(a dear friend and Jophies nurse) arrived to help us home. Because of our exciting adventure to the hospital we were a bit nervous about the trip home fearing it may be a repeat. It wasn't as bad but an adventure still the same! :0) I realized immediately that last I looked at my gas gauge it was dipping very near "E". Skeeery. As we crossed over from West Virginia into Ohio I'm certain my little ole van was sucking fumes to get us to the gas station! hehe.....We indeed made it and thats all that matters! Next stop was for food since we realized we hadn't eaten. Course we still couldn't eat but at least we could smell it all the way home. LOL

So, I'm driving along in my own little thoughtful world when from the back I hear.....

"Houston, we have a problem"

What? Ugh do I even want to know? Please just tell me we don't have to go back to that blasted hospital????

Tammy: UM....Do you have any chucks up there?
Me: Um yea I think I can reach them...Why?
Tammy: Well I just moved Jophie to make him more comfy and well.....there is poop coming out the top of his shorts and its on your seat too.
Me: Nice
Me: Poor little guy..I know he can't help it but UGH

I toss back a couple chucks then I hear....Ewwww!

Me: What?!
Tammy: I stuck my hand in it!

ROFL! Ok so I couldn't help it. Then we had to try and find the antibacterial gel "somewhere" in the van.

And ya know what....

We DID find it cause we are handy like that. We may have a chaotic life and things may just seem "poopy" most of the time but by golly we can find the chucks, the germ-x and anything else you please all while driving, tube feeding, medicating, suctioning, repositioning AND cleaning up poop!

In fact we can even praise him in this storm. Oh yes we can!

You ever heard of that wonderful group Casting Crowns

Aside from the fact that they have a brand spankin new CD called The Alter and the Door which is amazing in and of itself but they also have some great oldies as well! One that is still a favorite of mine.

"Praise you in this Storm" speaks so loudly of our journey.... Jophies journey

Even in the roughest spots and yes even when we're covered in poop.....
I know with all my being....Without a single doubt

We are NOT alone

God promises us in Isaiah 43:2 that "When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I WILL be with you."

Once again I have to stand on this promise and KNOW its true. I have to believe it will all my being. There is no room for doubt.

I have to Praise him even in the Storm

It's a beautiful song. You can listen to it here from my dear friends sight The Bowens

If you've not heard it I know it will bless your socks off :0)

The Words:

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen"
and it's still raining -

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God
Who gives and takes away.

I'll praise You in this storm -
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
Every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn...
I will praise You in this storm

I remember whenI stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry You raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You -
As the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain -
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God
Who gives and takes away...

I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am -
Every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn -
I will praise You in this storm...

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth...
I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth.

I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are -
No matter where I am
Every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm.

So there! I will not let Satan steal our joy!

Now this tired momma is headed to the bed cause I still am "pooped"!
Hahaha.....Get it? Pooped!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lovely accomodations.......

I'm not complaining mind you. But lets be honest here.

  • First and foremost we are here which sucks to begin with.
  • We are NOT looking at the waves splashing on the sand from our ocean front condo.
  • We are however looking at 4 "plain walls" aside from a Noahs ark border up top.
  • 1 window facing a "brick wall"....lovely
  • Unpredictable climate control. I will say I'd rather be too cold than too hot.
  • The "new and improved" sleep chair which may be more pleasing to the eye but it sure is lacking in the back department. One word.......chiropractor.
  • The rooms are small.....really small. We're talking the walls are closing in small.
  • The food. OK what hospital food is good? I do know of one but it aint this one which tends to favor serving "mystery meat" which at times suspiciously resembles road kill or possibly the cat I saw walking about the parking lot? Nah I only jest.....Really :0)

The good news is.....The new wing is scheduled to open next month. A childrens hospital within a hospital! How cool is that! All the rooms will be private and rumor has it a shower in each room. Wheee! Of course with our luck they will just wheel these horrid new sleep chairs right on over. You know they will. LOL

It truly is going to be so nice. Pediatrics, PICU, and NICU will all be together with each gaining a few rooms/beds. This jump in size should also bump it to a level 1 treatment center. They've also hired a child life specialist which I've always thought they needed especially for the kids in the cancer wing. The other thing we are hearing is a second ER will be opening which will serve only kids. WOW! Do we ever need that. I do know they moved the old ER to a diff. location in the building so now I'm wondering if they will be using the old ER for the kids? I guess we shall see.

It probably seems kinda crazy to be excited about all the new additions but when you spend as much time here as we do additions like this can help make what is not so fun at least a bit more tolerable.

Ok onto Jophie news. His labs finally coughed up a clue for us. He grew klebsiella and strep in his urine. Lovely. He is now being treated with Rocephine which is sensitive to both of these bugs. The good news is he does very well on Rocephine and always seems to respond very quickly to it. After just a few doses I could already see improvement. I pray it continues to work and more importantly kills it completely!

The tentative plan is to repeat chest X-rays again in the a.m. and by that time the cultures that were re-drawn to just double check should all be doing hopefully "nothing". His last 2 chest X-rays did show a right lower lobe pneumonia but the last one showed improvement in airation so thats good news. We are hoping this new one in the a.m. will show even more improvement. IF all goes well and nothing new shows up the plan is to transition the IV Rocephine to something oral so we can go home on it which means so far he doesn't have to get another PICC line. Yay! More good news.

He continues to have diarhea and his little bum is still so raw/bloody. He also acts as though his tummy is still bothering him. He has TONS of gas/bloating/cramps etc......This all started around 3 weeks ago which was also about a week into the Vanc and Zosyn IV therapy. I'm assuming this is still in relation to that and as his body heals will resolve itself. Regardless, we need to pray about this because it indeed is a problem on many levels. I just hope I can keep up with his fluid demand once he is no longer getting IV maintenance fluids. Oh and the C-diff continues to test negative which is still more good news. :0)

Ok gotta scoot....

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers. We appreciate your dedication and commitment as you go before the throne in Jophies behalf.

P.S.....I haven't forgotten to share "our little adventure" to the hospital. I just wanted to save it for when I have time to sit and write it all out proper like. :0)

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Cabell Spa......

Just a quick update:

Jophie is in the hospital again. We've been here since Wednesday night. So far we are unsure of whats going on. My gut tells me its related to what he's been dealing with but I'm not 100 % sure. He is getting fluids for dehydration from the severe diarhea he's been having. It's not as bad as it was but still continues to be a problem non the less.

So far what we know.

  • C-diff is negative
  • Chest X-ray shows some atlectasis but not really any significant pneumonia. This is being repeated today.
  • X-ray of sinuses was fine
  • Echo of heart to rule out endocarditis is still pending results
  • Basic labs like white count and such were within normal limits but leaning towards a "high normal". These were all repeated this morning.
  • Sputum cultures are growing "something". Pseudomonas most likely but he is colonized with it and I honestly don't feel like this is an active Pseudomonas.
  • Blood cultures have only been cooking 24 hours so they are pending as well.
  • He continues to run fevers and is in significant pain without the pain meds. He even landed himself a dose of morphine yesterday. :0)
  • This is insignificant and totally unrelated but fun for me to know. Jophie now weighs 81.6 pounds! Can we just say Honkin big Baby Bear??
  • Today he is having a CT scan of his belly to rule out any problems with liver, pancreas, kindeys, gall bladder and or appendicitis. He is also having a repeat chest X-ray to make sure that atelectasis hasn't puffed out into a pneumonia especially after they've hydrated him. When your dehydrated sometimes the pneumonia doesn't snow up till your hydrated again.

Thats all I know so far. I need to go because at the moment I'm slowly giving Jophie some oral radioactive dye through his feeding tube so everything will light up on his scan.

Specific prayer requests:

  • The biggest at the moment is pain management for Jophie. We've finally got him comfortable but it has taken the better of 2 days.
  • The doctors will be able to figure out whats going on and start the appropriate treatment/s
  • You could also pray that the fevers/symptoms/pain would just disappear into outer space then we could go home and pretend this never happened.

I'll try and do a more in depth update this evening as time permits because let me tell you....our adventure just getting here is nothing short of pee your pants laughter!

Can I just say call security/intruder alert, location changes, CRATER pothole, lift woes, flying reindeer, creepy strangers in dark parking lots and wildcat in a bag??

Ah yes you musn't miss this update. :0)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The End......


  • Thats it!
  • We're finished!
  • Nada!
  • Complete!
  • It's over!


It's been exactly 24 hours since I hung the last 2 doses of Jophies antibiotics and, in less than 6 hours a nurse will be here to draw labs and pull that PICC line!

Wheeeee!

I'm so excited yet scared at the same time. We've been "at this point" before only to have to begin all over. I'm believing with ALL MY HEART that "this time" it has worked!

Jophie does look better. In fact he seems better to me than he has in a long time. He's still struggling with all the side affects of such strong antibiotics and his hair is falling out bit by bit. It's so thin I can see his scalp through his hair and he barely has any bangs left to speak of. This may sound stupid but I was so sad to see this happening. Jophies hair has always been the first thing people comment on and the first thing they touch. Most any girl or woman for that matter would kill for his hair!

  • It's thick
  • It's wavy
  • It's shiny
  • It's a beautiful shade of Sable
  • It's just plain gorgeous!

Only for a moment did I feel this way and then.....I smacked myself right outta that whiney boooo hooooey woe is me world and right back into reality!

Hair is just hair....nothing more. He could be slick head bald for all I care because you know what.....

HE'S ALIVE!

Jophie has fought his way back to the top once again triumphet! He may be a bit banged up and yes, he's sporting a few more scars and bruises and less hair but, he's here and in the end thats all that matters!

Hair is really over rated ya know :0)

Now to get some rest for this weary body. I can't believe its only 4:00 a.m. and I'm done! I just finished up Jophies last tube feed and last meds for the night!

Dare I even whisper the words??

4 hours of sleep IN. A. ROW. folks! Count em!

F.O.U.R.!!! Wheeee!

See ya!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Friday, September 14, 2007

Behind bars........

I's 4:30 a.m. and all is well in the stillness of this night. I just unhooked one of Jophies antibiotics and was hooking up the next when I noticed he was still awake. This is how you will find him most nights keeping me company as I tend to his needs. I guess some would cringe at the thoughts of staying up all night but to us its just "our normal". In fact I cherish this time I have alone with him. It's so precious to me and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Once I managed to get his antibiotic running I leaned down to peek in at him. Of course I just melted at that sweet face smiling back at me. My heart absolutely goes all mooshy when his eyes lock onto mine especially when its accompanied by that smile.

These are things he should not be able to do......

You see not only is Jophies brain severely damaged but he also is considered legally blind so for him to show any signs of communication let alone "make very obvious direct eye contact" is nothing short of a miracle. Trust me I've seen the scans and this child should be on a vent in a vegetative state.

His eyes were tested when he was a baby but it's really difficult to determine how impaired because of his inability to complete an actual eye exam. His neurologist however does have a way to "test" kids who have brain damage. The test is a bit primitive compared to all our modern technology but amazingly we were able to determine that he can in fact "see" just not well.

We were also able to determine that.....
  • One eye is better than the other
  • He can see black/white/bright colors best
  • You have to get very close to his face for him to see you
  • His field of vision is not directly in front of him
  • He can in fact track certain objects

All of this information has been so helpful in how we care for Jophie and that my friends is but one small piece of the Jophie puzzle.

For now he continues on the Zosyn and Vancomycin through the 16th but from there I'm not sure of the next step. My prayer is that he will show NO signs of infection so we can pull the PICC line and get on with life. He continues to struggle with an upset tummy, yeast, a sore mouth/lips as well as a bloody raw bum due to these very strong antibiotics. We're also awaiting test results to determine if he has C-diff. This is nothing new as he has had this a couple times in the past. Their drug of choice for Jophie has always been Flagyl which would mean a few more weeks of IV therapy. I pray he doesn't have this but if so we'll just "Soldier on" because each step we take is just bringing us closer to victory....

This I know!

And now off to sleepy land I go because if my head bangs this keyboard one more time I'm sure to get a concusion!

I sure hope my little convict is asleep now :0)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Soldier on.......

Wednesday Katy and I took Jophie for his post hospitalization followup appointment with Sherrie(his ped). He is always so happy to see her and will begin smiling immediately when he hears her voice. He works doubly hard at flirting in an attempt to win some snuggles or better yet to land a big fat kiss! He's quite the ladies man when it comes to pretty women however, he does prefer dark hair over blonds. I just love that he has opionions. :0)

By looking at this picture one would think he was less than thrilled to be here when in reality he was actually quite drugged. We have to do this so he is able to travel. Regardless he's comfy and happy and in the end thats all that matters.

The plan for now is to continue the IV Zosyn and Vancomycin through September 16th and from there we will decide whats next based on how he is doing. I'm praying we will see a much improved Jophie so we can pull that PICC line and get back to "our normal"! He does afterall have some catching up to do in the form of swinging outside so....Bring on the cooler weather!
But for now.......

We Soldier on.....

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Bug Collector.........


We're HOME!

I can't tell you how thankful I am to be home. I'm even more thankful that this little stay only lasted one week. Those 6 month hospital stays are for the bears I tell ya!

Wednesday afternoon around 3-3:30 someone from the PICU came to get Jophie. We wheeled him over and got settled in a room. One of the new PICU docs looked Jophie over to see if she could see any easy access sights for the new PICC line. Unfortunately she was unable to see anything that she felt would warrent a good stick. We decided it would probably be best if we let radiology have a try with all their fancy equipment which helps them see to guide that line right in.


It was nearly time for many of the departments in the hospital to close meaning we would have to repeat this whole process over the next day. Ugh...I was just sick thinking about it. Many things would have to fall into place for this to happen "now" and it became apparent very quickly how much these people love Jophie.

  • The anethesiologist had gone home. (Another one of our new PICU docs said, ("I'll go down and do it!") Did I mention that he's also a Pediatric Anethesiologist??
  • The doctor who normally does procedures of this nature was just leaving. When asked he said, ("I'll stay!")
  • The nurses who normally assist were also leaving. When asked they said, ("We'll stay!")
  • A PICU nurse is normally present as well and when it was mentioned a PICU nurse who happened to just be there said, ("I'll go down and assist!")
They really do love him!

As soon as they took him back I hopped on the elevator and headed back up to the Peds floor to take a quick shower (a much needed one I might add). I figured it would be a bit longer because they usually let him hang out in recovery for about 30 minutes to wake up so I headed back to our room to straighten up a bit. I phoned Tammy(one of my dear friends) to let her know he was in and to pray the procedure went well without complications. Next thing I know I see them wheeling him back into the room! Wow! Thats service with a smile for ya! :0)

They were able to slick that line in very quickly and with no problems at all. I will admit I was a little apprehensive because if you'll remember that last PICC insertion sight looked very angry. I'm happy to report this time it looks much better!

By Thursday morning things we're looking really good for us to come home. The only thing we were waiting on was sensitivities to 2 of his bugs. He is afterall a pretty good little "Bug Collector" wouldn't you say?

The boys gots SkillZ I tell ya! :0)

Late Thursday evening the sensitivities came back and thankfully the Vancomycin and Zosyn would cover them all. Speaking of there were 4 bugs total that he grew.(Just in case you were wondering)

Jophies Bug Collection:

  1. Pseudomonas (He's colonized with this one and becomes active at times.)
  2. Strep Pneumonia
  3. Staphylococcus epidermidis in the blood from the peripheral sight
  4. Staphylococcus Ominus in the blood from the PICC line sight
See I told you he was a skillful little bug collector. :0)

Once we realized that ALL those buggies were covered we were good to go! Tammy called to make sure the plan was still a go then started towards our way. Her hubby was going to drop her off so she could help me load him and ride home with us. This was one of her normal work nights anyway so it worked out perfectly.

It was nearly 11:00 p.m. when we pulled into the driveway. The neighbors met us with a boatload of IV supplies and meds that had been delivered around 5 that evening. I'm so glad they were home to receive these because Jophie needed them immediately when he arrived home. He can NOT miss a dose of either one.

The bugs Jophie has are very dangerous and very capable of killing and believe you me I understand this all too well so please don't misconstrue my humor for ignorance. I only laugh to keep from crying. When it comes to Jophie I've always chosen to accept and face each crisis head on. I've found it much easier to stare these situations right square in the eyes because then I know without a shadow of a doubt, no matter the outcome we're"fighting back" with all our might.

As long as I have breath in my body I will continue to face these monsters head on with him!

Who ya gonna call?!

"Bug Buster"!

Yep! I'm Jophies resident "BUG BUSTER!" :0)

Speakin of.....I just finished up his last round of "Bug Juice" for tonight. The clock says 6:05 a.m. which means I've gained some ground in the form of 1 hour! Oh boy do I ever have to get this drip rate ironed out! Course that little dilemma is gonna have to wait for another day because this "Bug Buster" is still running on very little sleep.

Stay tuned for "Bug Juice" part II!



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