Kayla Mae Olmstead

Kayla was born with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (LCDH). When she was born she was in the NICU for a total of 55 days. She reherniated two years later, had her repair surgery in May 2011 and spent 11 days in hospital recovering. She is a tough little girl and we are truly blessed to have her here.

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I have read other blogs and am getting very nervous and scared for the winter... I've read it's gonna be a bad flu winter- and I work in a school! I got a newsletter yesterday and it asked that parents keep their child home when they see the slightest symptom...when does that happen? I'm gonna catch everything- :( I mentioned earlier that I was gonna go back on Prenatal Vitamins- and Nayeli's mom mentioned vitamin C drink- but I'm sooo very nervous! I love working in a school- I love being a teacher- (not that I am right at this moment in my life, but I did teach 5th grade in VA for two years and unfortunately moved back to NY where I cannot get a job to save my life!) - but with K at home, and the fact that she CAN'T get sick- I wish I had a desk job! If K were a little older I may not be so nervous- but she'll just be 6 months old when I start back up.
I even have dreams that I am sick- i'm going absolutely insane! And I know I can't sit back and WORRY about getting sick, but just wait for it to actually happen then figure out what to do from there... but I'm not so good at that. Sept. 1 is coming far too fast!
On the other hand if you know of any jobs out there- HVAC design, Truss Design, or teaching- please let me know, I can not be a TA for much longer! Or if you know of a job that I can do with an El. Ed. Degree with a concentration in English, and a Master's in Literacy.. that isn't teaching- please let me know! I will apply instantly!!
Sorry Laurie- :( I need a job tho!


Liz and Shane said...

I am in fear as you are. I go back to work in three weeks. I have a job where I also come in contact with alot of people sick and healthy. I am going to carry my Lysol/clorox wipes to disinfect my work truck daily and hand sanitizer and hand wipes. I am praying for you as you make your tranisition back to work. I have been crying alot and I am sad leaving Nayeli. I know it's going to be hard for you too. I hope you get some job offers with your post.

Maxton's Mommy said...

would you like to move to KY? We have tons of teaching jobs open... of course ou would have to get KY certification. :-) Thinking of you guys. I cannot imagine being holed up. We have been back in school for 3 weeks and I have been sick for half of it!
Thinking of little Kayla often.


Laurie said...

Well, Kate, you didn't specify where you were looking for a job so perhaps Northern NY isn't out of the picture yet! :)

Jacy Bassett said...

We were told from a nurse in the NICU about a preventive medicine called Airborne you can buy over the counter. A teacher developed it because of her constant contact with sick kids. She swore by it and we didn't get the flu last year. Might want to give it a shot! Good luck to you and your family.

Jacy Bassett
Mommy of Olivia Bassett (LCDH survivor)

Becky said...

I can understand your fears and hope that things will go okay for you. Teaching is not my specialty at all, but could you maybe do tutoring for a while to avoid the huge crowds of kids and associated illnesses, etc. My sister is a kindergarten teacher who has a six month old at home- I can ask her if she has any ideas as well. In the meantime, hope everyone stays healthy and well. Kayla is just as cute as can be!



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