Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our New Family Joke

From the beginning of this year our family has been hit hard with bad health. Mainly just colds and ear infections, but it has been non stop. Our typical family phone call starts with, 'We saw the doctor again today.'
Maybe it seems longer than ever because it never happens all at once. No no, that would be too easy. Instead it passes slowly to one member of the family at a time. Sometimes we actually get anywhere from one to three days of good health, and then it takes someone else down. I have been blessed to miss almost all of it, although the two times I have been infected I have gone down hard. The boys really have taken the brunt of it. We have had ear infections aplenty, pink eye, a nasty chest cold that keeps me up as night as I fear one of the boys will actually cough up a lung, the flu, or something like it and Austin kept us all on our toes as he went and had an allergic reaction to medication that the Dr. couldn't control.

Good times, good times. We have spent more in medical bills in the last 4 months then I have on all three of my pregnancy combined.... and I haven't even had this baby yet. We are doing our part to keep Kaiser of Roseville well funded. But really, I am so blessed with good doctors. Especially our kids doctor. She is wonderful and I love her. She has gotten to know my family better than I had even hoped, and with each visit I grow to appreciate her more.
I just pulled up my pictures to see what I missed out on posting last month, and I was saddened by the lack of photos I had, but realized not much happened last month other than movie watching, snuggling, and resting in bed. But right now we are on the up and up. Austin is just getting over (fingers crossed) the last of this stomach bug he has and Tanner and Austin go back to the doctor in two weeks for our final decision on tubes for their ears, but other than that we are hoping this will end our ill fate and we can return to the world as the full of life family we are.
We have a busy May so I am getting my fingers warmed up as I prep to post lots and lots of fun things that we have planned. We will looked back on the beginning of 2010 and laugh some day as we recall how many load of laundry we did, trips to the doctors we took and the many creative activities we did with our sick little ones and how grateful we are for each day of good health.


Jaye said...

you were HIT HARD. I am glad you are on the up and up. Continue to feel better! xoxo

Alexis said...

O...M...G.... poor kid!!!! That looks worse than I imagined! Hopefully you guys get some better luck as the weather gets better!

Jenni said...

WOW!!!! You guys sound like us!!!! The medical expenses are outrageous when you go to the doctor a ton!!! We have found this winter/spring to be hard on us also. The allergic reaction also hit Jayden and she looked like your little one for four days. It is nice to know we are not the only ones in the world sick all the time and going to the doctor a few times a week. Hang in there!!! You are a wonderful mom and the kids sure love you!!! I am praying for all the kids to be health and well and I am going to keep you guys in my prayers as well. You and I both know, we could use some time where all the kids are health and happy and loving life!!!