Well, (deep subject) the last 15 days or so have been interesting. In this household, that includes 2 clinic visits and a trip to the ER. I think Steve goes back to the clinic tomorrow – subject of all this medical necessity? A viral sore throat (he had it first), a kidney stone (that was him, too), and another viral sore throat (yep – me, this time). Mom had the sore throat thing in between, too, though I don’t think either of us were the “carriers”.
I was pretty good as the caregiver for the sore throat thing – he felt bad from Tuesday through Sunday. I waited until Sunday before asking if I could clean up the room and make up the bed (frankly, he did not get out of it much so my other option was to make it up with him in it). Apparently I failed the test for caregiver on the kidney stone. As he summed it up, I went into “checklist” mode. OK – you get waked up from a sound sleep by someone emphatically telling you to dial 9-1-1 and see what you do. I figured checklist was better than having to chase the dogs around the block at 6AM and not have insurance cards and not have his mom covered for her doc appt, etc etc!. The folks at StD were great, diagnosed the problem in just a bit and got him something to move the gravel along and to ease the pain.
After all of that, it was my turn to hack and cough and have my ears and throat go on a bender. I took something and went to bed and worked at home this afternoon after I could not stop coughing this morning and I actually think I have made the turn.
|Phillip – Atlanta Braves 2009|
And then – poor Phillip – a broken right collarbone from running and tripping over someone’s foot. Ugh – puts him on the DL for baseball (bummer), makes piano practice somewhat muddled (not sure how much that bothers him), and makes his handwriting “unrecognizable” according to his Dad! Hope that is not a direct result from hanging out with us last weekend!
Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Whether it is colds or collarbones (or kidney stones), God gives us what we need to face the day.