Burns Family Blog

Fletcher's mother sent out e-mail updates to our friends and family in order to keep everyone up to date on what's happening.

On January 20, 2007 she started a Blog. Here is a backup copy of that Blog.

Last Updated: 11/29/2007


June 2009
 So fun and so smart... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/3/2009 (2 comments)
 Fun with sister... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/2/2009 (1 comment)
May 2009
 Wrapping things up... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/20/2009 (1 comment)
 Mother's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/11/2009 (1 comment)
 Always something new... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/8/2009 (2 comments)
 Spring dancing.... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/7/2009 (1 comment)
April 2009
 If you listen very closely... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/27/2009 (5 comments)
 Three days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/21/2009 (3 comments)
 Roll over, roll over... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/19/2009 (4 comments)
 Surgery update and Easter... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/13/2009 (2 comments)
 Postponed... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/8/2009 (2 comments)
 To port or not to port... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/7/2009 (2 comments)
 UGH! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/2/2009 (3 comments)
March 2009
 So sweet... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/29/2009 (3 comments)
 Port update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/27/2009 (4 comments)
 Surgery tomorrow... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/25/2009 (3 comments)
 Ultrasound results... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/18/2009 (4 comments)
 Update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/16/2009 (4 comments)
 Prayer Request... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/15/2009 (4 comments)
 To Chew or Not to Chew... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/4/2009 (1 comment)
February 2009
 Much love... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/16/2009 (4 comments)
 That ain't snow... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/10/2009 (0 comment)
 Would you look at him... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/9/2009 (5 comments)
 Surgery update and a bit more... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/6/2009
    Comments: 3
Fletcher's surgery went well and they were able to place a port in him. Praise the Lord for that! One thing I dislike about Children's Hospital is that it is a teaching hospital. I realize these people have to learn somehow but seriously? Fletcher was basically a pin cushion for about three residents on Wednesday! Apparently he had two surgical residents on either side of him poking and prodding on him I'm guessing to see who would find the best vein. Our recovery nurse wasn't the brightest star in the sky either. Fletcher came out of surgery a little loopy and it was quite humorous. But once he noticed he had an IV in his hand he got mad and started flailing his arm up and down and blood was flying all over his bed. He also had and opening below his shoulder where one of the residents was unsuccessful in putting his line in. It started to bleed like crazy as well. She obviously didn't know what to do. So another nurse came over to help. They had to have permission to take the IV out so that took some time. Then about 10 or 15 minutes later his incision where the port is started bleeding to the point where the surgeon was called and had to come and help stop the bleeding. Fletcher is anemic so all the blood was freaking me out! I just kept saying, 'he's anemic, he's anemic, he's anemic!' Which didn't seem to bother anyone. Fletcher is allergic to Tegaderm, which is a clear bandage basically. Before he went into surgery they asked me about the Tegaderm and made sure that was the only thing we knew of that he was a allergic to. Well, sure enough Fletcher came out of surgery with Tegaderm covering all three incisions! So it was a day of mishaps and we couldn't wait to get back to TCC.

Maddie has had strep all week and finally went back to school today. Our pediatrician is concerned about the frequency that Maddie gets strep so we have an appointment with an ENT on February 23rd. I don't know what we'll do if he wants to take her tonsils out. We're very leery about the whole tonsil thing. So, we'll just wait and see what happens and worry about that on another day! Maddie also got her first professional haircut! I've always cut her hair but she has so much hair and it's really hard to cut. Maddie loves it and it looks so cute, but she looks like a 3rd grader! I really don't like that my babies are growing up on me it's hard on their mommy!

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after
Comments by: oda41143 Missy
Wow, sounds like you had a terrible surgical experience with a positive ending, I'm hoping. Maddie is growing up. It stinks doesn't it?
Posted: 2/7/2009 7:31:00 AM
Comments by: Kristin's Blog
You tell them meanies to quit poking all over my boy....what a hypocrite I am! Maddie's hair is simply amazing! Did she donate some of that to locks of love?
Posted: 2/8/2009 5:23:00 AM
Comments by: Kevin and Elizabeth
I am sorry that it all didn't turn out so happy. Poor Fletcher and poor mommy. I am glad he made it through good though and what needed to be done was done.
Posted: 2/8/2009 2:25:00 PM
 Flirting and stuff... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/2/2009 (5 comments)
January 2009
 One hundred boxes and la la la... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/20/2009 (4 comments)
 Three days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/16/2009 (1 comment)
 Happy Birthday, Kayleigh... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/7/2009 (3 comments)
 So loved... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/4/2009 (3 comments)
December 2008
 Happy Birthday, Fletcher... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/30/2008 (3 comments)
 Please pray... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/29/2008 (1 comment)
 Traditions... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/22/2008 (2 comments)
 Oh so sad... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/20/2008 (4 comments)
 Gingerbread Houses and a Grumpy Shepherd... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/16/2008 (1 comment)
 Girls, driving and some randomness... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/10/2008 (4 comments)
November 2008
 Being thankful... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/28/2008 (2 comments)
 Surgery update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/26/2008 (1 comment)
 Surgery... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/25/2008 (2 comments)
 This girl keeps us busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/21/2008 (1 comment)
 Surgery... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/20/2008 (1 comment)
 Update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/19/2008 (1 comment)
 Life... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/18/2008 (2 comments)
 Going back to school... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/5/2008 (2 comments)
 I voted... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/4/2008 (1 comment)
 Candy wrappers everywhere... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/3/2008 (2 comments)
October 2008
 Fall break... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/28/2008 (2 comments)
 Amazing... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/17/2008 (8 comments)
 Pumpkin Patch... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/9/2008 (9 comments)
 Oh no... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/6/2008 (3 comments)
 Road trip... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/4/2008 (4 comments)
 Homie, bridges and badges... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/2/2008 (5 comments)
September 2008
 This and that... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/26/2008 (1 comment)
 The nose knows... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/19/2008 (3 comments)
 Wii... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/14/2008 (6 comments)
 Little Drummer Boy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/13/2008 (5 comments)
 Super busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/8/2008 (3 comments)
August 2008
 Here it is... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/29/2008 (1 comment)
 Fun times... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/28/2008 (1 comment)
 The Third Annual Treble Makers.... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/21/2008 (4 comments)
 Welcome baby Kate... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/19/2008 (1 comment)
 First day on the second day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/14/2008 (3 comments)
 Tomorrow's the day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/12/2008 (1 comment)
 Just a blinkin'... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/9/2008 (3 comments)
 Too busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/8/2008 (3 comments)
July 2008
 Quickly... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/31/2008 (2 comments)
 A little bit rough... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/30/2008 (4 comments)
 He's on his way... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/29/2008 (3 comments)
 Learning our numbers... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/27/2008 (2 comments)
 We're back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/22/2008 (2 comments)
 I think I might have a problem... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/17/2008 (8 comments)
 Down on the Farm... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/14/2008 (2 comments)
 Running with scissors... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/10/2008 (5 comments)
 I've been tagged... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/10/2008 (2 comments)
 Happy 4th of July!! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/4/2008 (5 comments)
 New York City and fireworks... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/4/2008 (2 comments)
 Cousin EmiLee, snot and a monkey face... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/1/2008 (4 comments)
June 2008
 Just for fun... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/29/2008 (2 comments)
 Pictures... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/27/2008 (7 comments)
 Busy week... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/26/2008 (5 comments)
 Bye, bye Hollywood... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/20/2008 (3 comments)
 Cool Surfer Dude... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/19/2008 (1 comment)
 Happy Father's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/16/2008 (4 comments)
 Our new friend... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/12/2008 (2 comments)
 Cool new toy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/11/2008 (4 comments)
 She's back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/10/2008 (2 comments)
 Camp and Summer Fun Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/5/2008 (8 comments)
 Brotherly and sisterly love... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/4/2008 (15 comments)
 Ball game... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/2/2008 (6 comments)
May 2008
 Our First Blogger Video! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/31/2008 (15 comments)
 Take me out to the ball game... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/28/2008 (2 comments)
 Two parties, one day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/25/2008 (2 comments)
 Happy Birthday Maddie! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/23/2008 (5 comments)
 Oh Maddie... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/21/2008 (2 comments)
 So smart... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/20/2008 (8 comments)
 The BIG night... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/19/2008 (1 comment)
 She said yes... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/16/2008 (7 comments)
 Mother's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/12/2008 (2 comments)
 Guess who's coming home for Mother's Day? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/9/2008 (2 comments)
 Lots going on... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/4/2008 (1 comment)
April 2008
 Not so much... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/29/2008 (2 comments)
 Contest... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/29/2008 (0 comment)
 Egg baby, missing tooth and more... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/24/2008 (6 comments)
 Crazy, busy week... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/19/2008 (2 comments)
 Small group... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/13/2008 (4 comments)
 Busy, busy, busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/11/2008 (0 comment)
 That Maddie... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/7/2008 (7 comments)
 Fletcher favorites... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/3/2008 (10 comments)
March 2008
 Girl Scout... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/27/2008 (4 comments)
 Easter Sunday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/25/2008 (4 comments)
 Getting ready for Easter (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/21/2008 (2 comments)
 Spring has sprung... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/20/2008 (0 comment)
 Gone fishin' (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/17/2008 (2 comments)
 Back in the routine... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/5/2008 (2 comments)
February 2008
 Walking... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/26/2008 (4 comments)
 Happy Anniversary! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/24/2008 (6 comments)
 The last few days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/20/2008 (5 comments)
 Valentine's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/15/2008 (4 comments)
 Not much to report... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/14/2008 (7 comments)
 Enrollment, nostalgia and shingles... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/4/2008 (8 comments)
 100 days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/1/2008 (3 comments)
January 2008
 A busy day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/27/2008 (7 comments)
 Sweet boy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/24/2008 (4 comments)
 He's back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/22/2008 (4 comments)
 A GREAT day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/20/2008 (7 comments)
 Another good day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/17/2008 (9 comments)
 A good day today... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/15/2008 (8 comments)
 Update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/10/2008 (17 comments)
 Update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/6/2008 (25 comments)
 Prayer Request (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/5/2008 (7 comments)
 Party Time! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/2/2008 (6 comments)
December 2007
 Happy Birthday, Fletcher! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/30/2007 (9 comments)
 Fletcher's birthday invitation (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/27/2007 (4 comments)
 A Great Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/26/2007 (2 comments)
 Annual Milgrim Family Christmas Party (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/23/2007 (5 comments)
 Merry Christmas! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/21/2007 (3 comments)
 Maddie's Christmas program (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/16/2007 (3 comments)
 Twelve Days of Christmas... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/15/2007 (3 comments)
 MRI Results (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/11/2007 (20 comments)
 Christmas Program (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/6/2007 (7 comments)
 Fletcher's story Part 3 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/4/2007 (5 comments)
November 2007
 Fletcher's Story Part 2 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/27/2007 (7 comments)
 A street somewhere in Texas... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/27/2007 (3 comments)
 Giving Thanks... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/23/2007 (8 comments)
 An update and the beginning of Christmas (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/18/2007 (7 comments)
 Update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/17/2007 (4 comments)
 Prayer Request (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/17/2007 (4 comments)
 A pretty tough day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/15/2007 (3 comments)
 Surgery update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/12/2007 (7 comments)
 Fletcher's Having Surgery (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/12/2007 (4 comments)
 A much better Friday...Praise the Lord! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/9/2007 (4 comments)
 A not so great Thursday! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/8/2007 (11 comments)
 A not so typical Wednesday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/7/2007 (8 comments)
 Fletcher's story Part 1 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/2/2007 (10 comments)
 Tough days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/1/2007 (6 comments)
October 2007
 Little update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/30/2007 (2 comments)
 My butterfly turned into a cheerleader... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/27/2007 (3 comments)
 A butterfly and a tiger... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/25/2007 (8 comments)
 My first blog award... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/22/2007 (3 comments)
 Fall Break! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/21/2007 (4 comments)
 Monday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/15/2007 (7 comments)
 What do you think? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/12/2007 (9 comments)
 Daddy's turn... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/11/2007 (4 comments)
 Pumpkins and rock painting (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/6/2007 (7 comments)
 These feet... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/6/2007 (7 comments)
 Middle Name 'Meme' (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/1/2007 (3 comments)
September 2007
 Buddy Walk 2007 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/30/2007 (1 comment)
 Fun Times... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/28/2007 (3 comments)
 Sweet friends... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/27/2007 (3 comments)
 Old Fashion Tent Revival (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/24/2007 (5 comments)
 Happy Birthday, Mom! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/23/2007 (2 comments)
 Please Pray (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/21/2007 (2 comments)
 Happy Birthday, Craig! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/17/2007 (10 comments)
 A busy Saturday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/15/2007 (1 comment)
 Here we go... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/14/2007 (10 comments)
 Fletcher's sweet heart... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/13/2007 (10 comments)
 Feeding time... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/11/2007 (6 comments)
 We've lost tooth number two! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/9/2007 (1 comment)
 Let's see... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/7/2007 (1 comment)
 Where did that come from... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/5/2007 (2 comments)
August 2007
 I was right... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/31/2007 (2 comments)
 Oh my... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/30/2007 (2 comments)
 Happy Birthday, Daddy! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/29/2007 (3 comments)
 Ballet today... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/28/2007 (4 comments)
 A lot going on... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/27/2007 (1 comment)
 A New Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/23/2007 (1 comment)
 First feeding, kind of... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/22/2007 (6 comments)
 Treble Makers Concert (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/16/2007 (2 comments)
 Back to school (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/15/2007 (1 comment)
 It happened! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/12/2007 (2 comments)
 Here's a Little Funny (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/10/2007 (0 comment)
 Kayleigh's Home (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/1/2007 (2 comments)
July 2007
 Community Helpers week (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/27/2007 (0 comment)
 TCC Olympics (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/21/2007 (1 comment)
 We're back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/19/2007 (2 comments)
 Summer Fun Day! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/11/2007 (5 comments)
 Great News! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/9/2007 (0 comment)
 Happy 4th! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/4/2007 (3 comments)
 Saturdays at TCC (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/2/2007 (2 comments)
June 2007
 Update on Fletcher's CT scan (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/28/2007 (3 comments)
 Oh, Bubba! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/26/2007 (1 comment)
 Bye sweet friends! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/22/2007 (1 comment)
 Happy Father's Day! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/18/2007 (1 comment)
 An update and an invite! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/7/2007 (1 comment)
 Fletcher is driving! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/6/2007 (1 comment)
May 2007
 Happy Birthday, Maddie! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/24/2007 (0 comment)
 That Maddie! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/11/2007 (1 comment)
 May already? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/3/2007 (3 comments)
April 2007
 A trip to the zoo and an 89er? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/22/2007 (2 comments)
 Busy, busy, busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/15/2007 (1 comment)
 Palm Sunday (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/5/2007 (1 comment)
March 2007
 Poor Maddie... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/28/2007 (1 comment)
 Kayleigh's home! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/26/2007 (1 comment)
 Trying to get back into the routine... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/21/2007 (0 comment)
 One of those days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/5/2007 (2 comments)
February 2007
 Happy Anniversary (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/25/2007 (0 comment)
 Remembering Mrs. Woody (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/17/2007 (1 comment)
 Happy Valentine's Day (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/14/2007 (2 comments)
 My girls.... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/13/2007 (1 comment)
 Two sick kids... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/8/2007 (2 comments)
 Reading, Blogging and Bubba! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/6/2007 (0 comment)
January 2007
 God's Promises (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/29/2007 (5 comments)
 Mr. Smartie Pants (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/25/2007 (6 comments)
 Great to be back in church... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/22/2007 (3 comments)
 My First Blog (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/20/2007 (7 comments)
 
 
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