Thursday, February 24, 2011


The other day Steve's legs stopped working. This does happen often when he gets a fever, even the smallest one. He was fighting a cold, so I think that's what did him in. I knew Steve was in rough shape, but was unprepared for what was coming our way. Steve went downstairs to play X-Box with Kieran and his friend Brandon. After about an hour, Steve asked for help to get upstairs. That is normal. He requires assistance to move around. What I didn't realize is that his legs were not working. I asked him to stay downstairs, but someone was coming to replace the sliding door, and he wanted to be out of the way. He was also freezing cold due to his fever.
 Long story short, we used our 17 year old son and his friend to fireman lift Steve out of the room and down the hall to the stairs. When we got to the stairs, Kieran and Brandon lifted/dragged Steve up the stairs by his arms and I lifted his lower half. At the top of the stairs, we dragged Steve over to the couch. Kieran and I struggled to get Steve up onto the couch. When Steve gets a fever, he usually has urgency to urinate, but needs a urinal because he cannot move.
After a few hours, the fever left and things were a lot easier.
I hate when Steve gets a fever. Usually this happens at night when everyone is sleeping, and I struggle on my own.
Any one have ideas on how we can do this in a better way? I am not srong and Steve is 6'5" and over 200 lbs.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Vote please

I have entered my family into a contest to win a family vacation. We cannot afford a vacation, and we have never been on vacation as a family before. To win this contest would be a dream come true. Please vote for us,  we are entry #121. I truely appreciate it.