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
    Comments: 2
Yesterday we started our day just like we always do, Maddie to school, me to Target, then off to the Center to spend time with Fletcher. When I got there he was a little cranky but I got him dressed and ready for his PO feeding. He was even crankier when he ate, so I stopped after only 3 bites of food. I thought maybe he'd be better if he went to class. I don't know what I was thinking! He had a really tough time there. I vented his G-tube thinking maybe his tummy was hurting. That turned out to a big mess and on top of all that I had to leave to pick up Maddie from school! Maddie and I went back to TCC and Fletcher was much worse, so much so that the doctor ordered Morphine every 6 hours. His central line would not draw blood so they did an arterial stick (not fun) and all his blood work came back normal. I thought there might be something wrong with his tummy, so they ordered x-rays of his lungs and abdomen. We also wondered if maybe he was going through some withdrawal from the weaning of the Methadone and Valium. We could not figure out what was wrong with him. He was irritable and cried very easily, it was heart wrenching to watch. AND remember Maddie was with me. I tried so hard to get her to understand that Bubba was in trouble and I just needed her to sit still and color. Picture this, Fletcher is literally surrounded by a doctor, 3 nurses an RT, me and Maddie! She was adjusting his bed and trying to climb into his bed, pushing people out of the way so she could see her brother. It was too much. One of the other moms came and got Maddie and she played with her for a few minutes. Then one of Fletcher's teachers came and took Maddie to a class room and she stayed there for at least 2 hours. That was such a blessing to her and me! Fletcher finally went to sleep and I went and got Maddie so we could get home to Kayleigh. He was asleep when Craig got there and when Fletcher did wake up he was so irritable that Craig just tried to help him get back to sleep. We are only allowed to stay at the Center until 9pm so Craig came home and we called to check on Fletcher at about 10pm and he was a little better. This morning when I got there Fletcher seemed worse! They said he had a pretty rough morning. I held him the whole time I was there. One of the Nurse Practitioners came into assess him and as we began to talk she decided to change his vent settings back to the way they were before we started to wean the vent. In a matter of minutes he was back to his old self! He was blowing kisses to every girl he laid eyes on, waving, showing us all his tricks! It was amazing! God is so good! Usually Maddie and I go to TCC after lunch and each day this week we've stayed so long that we've messed up her nap schedule. A lot of times as soon as we get home I lay her down and it just seems like she doesn't really get to enjoy our home and her 'stuff'. So, today since Bubba was doing so well I decided we'd stay home after lunch, let Maddie play and then put her down for her nap. I'll go see Fletcher later this afternoon when Kayleigh gets home from school.
Comments by: janet c
I admires so much how you and Craig refuse to allow unfair advantage of one child over the others. God gave you three precious ones and you are balancing the bunch beustifully!There's been a stomach virus running around this part of the state, Maybe you've got an early version. IF up-chucking doesn't go with it, then it's prime. We didn't up-chuck, but MAN! we were nnauseated!OUr prayers of heling for the little and thr big are there for you. AMEN AND AMEN,
Posted: 8/31/2007 12:55:00 PM
Comments by: janet c
And Target is part of your NOrmmal day? You are odd, girl, but I'm jealous. I haven't driven since 1999, and I AND I'm SOI (sick ;o it), I've wanted to go to Taregt just to meander and catch up with the times! What year is it? Season?
Posted: 8/31/2007 1:00:00 PM
 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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