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 (3 comments)
 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
    Comments: 2
Last night Maddie came into our bedroom saying her tooth was loose. I've heard this story before so I didn't get too excited. Well, when I looked at her tooth sure enough, it was loose! I began to cry, of course. My baby daughter is growing up, her first loose tooth! We both went through quite a few emotions. At first she was excited, then she noticed a little blood, so the tears began to flow, then she was worried it was going to hurt and then she decided she didn't want to lose her teeth! Craig was at the movies with his dad so we waited until he came home so he could see the loose tooth. Maddie was once again excited, but decided she did NOT want daddy to pull her tooth, he agreed. This morning she woke up excited that she hadn't swallowed her tooth in her sleep. We went to church and everyone now knew she had her first loose tooth! Tonight we went to Mimi & Papa's for burgers, Maddie was playing outside with her cousin and came in to say her tooth hurt. She showed Craig and asked him to pull it and he did! Oh, what a joy to lose your first tooth!


Maddie's first loose tooth
Look it's gone! Last week was very busy, we had VBS at church every night. Our whole family was involved. I taught the Bible Challenge rotation which was a lot of fun, Kayleigh made her acting debut along with her cousin Megan, at the Bible Story rotation, Maddie of course was one of the many kids we were able to minister to and Craig showed up each night to help in any way he was needed. He was also a great chauffeur! Maddie invited her friend Lauren and we picked her up each night. They had a blast together. It was a fun experience for our whole family.


Kayleigh & Megan at VBS Maddie also had another first this week. She had her friend Lauren spend the night. WOW! That was interesting. I made a palette for the girls on the floor in Maddie's room and they laid down at about 9:30pm at 11:15pm I went to check on them and they were still talking! I had to lay down on Maddie's bed until they fell asleep! And at 6:45am the were standing beside our bed staring at me! Again, WOW! All in all it was lots of fun.

Maddie & Lauren spend the night buddies! Fletcher had a dysphagiagram (swallow functioning test) at Baptist Hospital on Thursday. When we began feeding him by mouth last October we always put his speaking valve on. He's not a big fan of the speaking valve, he tolerates it but he doesn't like it. Anyway his speech therapist wanted to see how he swallowed without the speaking valve and he did okay. We will not be able to give him thin liquids like apple juice because that came out his trach, not good. He did have a few problems swallowing and now his speech therapist will talk with Fletcher's doctor and the nutritionist at TCC. In all honesty, it was disappointing to me. I mean really, why does this have to be so hard? All I want is to be able to feed my baby some baby food. I do want to do what's best for him. And I'm sure it will be worth the wait. The best part of this trip to Baptist was that we were able to go up to the PICU and see our sweet friends there! Fletcher showed off for them and boy were they impressed! These are the very nurses and RT's that saw Fletcher at his worst and they helped nurse him to health. I'm sure it does their hearts good to see how far he's come from being a 7 lb, malnourished, failure to thrive, intubated little mess to a 21lb, smart as a whip 21/2 year old!

My sweet boy!
I'm sure there is a lot more to tell you but it's getting late. I'll blog again soon!


Comments by: Holly
It's so good to hear how you all are doing! I miss seeing Fletcher everyday, tell him I said hello and I miss his smiling face! Hope you are all doing well!
Holly
Posted: 8/13/2007 4:47:00 PM
Comments by: Michelle
He looks like a President sitting behind his desk in his oval office! SO CUTE!
Posted: 8/15/2007 3:23:00 PM
 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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