…Since my last post…..three days after we found out that Isaac had Hand and Mouth, Phoebe woke up from a nap with her eye swollen, took her to the walk-in clinic to find out that she had pink eye! Crazy!! Crazy!!! Crazy!!! And I am not even done yet! Not even a week later, Isaac fell off a table and broke his nub! What in the world! Can we have ONE week of no injuries or illnesses?! AHHHHHHH! I am really losing it!
Seriously, I just posted about how we were starting to get healthy! Probably as I was typing that post out God was chuckling to Himself saying, “Bekah, Bekah, Bekah, when will you learn.” Last Thursday we took Isaac into the doctor for a checkup on an ear infection that he had only to discover that he had a DOUBLE ear infection. That isn’t too bad, not contagious in any way. He was put on stronger antibiotics, and within a couple of days he was feeling better. Well, then on the night of day five he was acting really grouchy again and ended up throwing up from crying so hard…..fun times. Day six brought on a fever that was hard to bring down along with grouchiness. By day six on the antibiotics fever had left but he was still being a super grouch, and started drooling like CRAZY. Called the doctor back, and she got us in on the same day. We were both thinking the same thing, that his ear infections had come back. Well, the only problem was that his ears looked great. What? Please don’t tell me that he is just teething. She looked into his throat and stepped back quickly. “Oh! Does he have any bumps anywhere? Diaper rash or anything?” I replied that he had a little diaper rash that had just started but wasn’t bad. What was going through the doctor’s mind? Was it Mono? Was it Strep Throat? Why was she asking about rashes? Chicken Pox? “He has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.” WHAT? What in the world is that? She explained further that he has sores in his mouth (hence the drooling) and the “diaper rash” were the same kind of sores. HFMD is a virus it is very contagious(great!) and very painful. NICE! So, I am pretty confident that my 3 year old will catch this as well. One of these days……..we will get better!!
This has been a very long and cruel winter in regards to the health of my house. We have definitely been battling multiple virus’ these past, well, probably since October-ish. November brought on a severe case of Mono to (at the time) my 2 year old. She is still recovering from that, she still gets tired out if she does too many activities, and she catches just about any illness that passes her way. March was my bad month. I had this cold/sinus junk that would not leave my system. I had a fever for almost two weeks, went through a whole cycle of Penicillin and a Z-Pack with no help. Then, I got placed on some strong steroids, and an inhaler. I am off all meds now and I am for the most part feeling better but my throat is still crazy sore. The difficult thing with menu planning and making the majority of your meals on one day is that when you are sick and don’t have the energy to cook anything your whole family suffers. Curtis has been making more store runs for fast food or prepared foods this past month, he has been doing more laundry, and trying to relieve me as much as possible. I am SO looking forward to the month of May. Looking forward to getting my meals back on track, looking forward to running in the mornings again, looking forward to my cleaning schedule again! I took Isaac to his doctor because he had an ear infection and needed a check up. I told the doctor that I was hoping that he had another ear infection because he has been the GROUCHIEST person alive. Screams and yells, refuses to be comforted, angry, yeah, that sums up Isaac. Sure enough, he now has a double ear infection. Thankfully, this round of antibiotics already seem to be working. ANYWAYS, all of that to say that I was telling Isaac’s doctor that I am SO looking forward to spring, since we only seem to get sick in the winter. Spring is definitely upon us. Even now, our back yard is filled with croaking frogs……it is a wonderful sound! I know that in a few short months the frogs will be joined with the sounds of crickets offering their ever joyful song. Phoebe is now potty trained! It is truly glorious! We now only have ONE kid in diapers! Sorry, This post has been random. That is me, I am random. And I am addicted to Food Gawker. And Pinterest. My throat hurts. My very good friend flies in next week with her two girls! I get to meet the Pioneer Woman soon! That is awesome! She is awesome! Her newest book is awesome! And so is her biography of her and her husbands courtship. That is is…..goodnight!
My six year old son is such a sweet boy. But he is also super silly. There has been multiple times wear he will say things and Curtis and I will look at each other in a quizzical way as if to say “Where does he come up with these things?” Seriously, you have no idea, well, at least not yet. I want to capture some of these so I can read them back to him when he gets older. So, here is the first installment of “Benisms” While walking into a freshly cleaned house. “Mom, it smells so shiny in here.” While looking at the stream in our back yard. “When you get baptized in the stream all of your sins drown” While snuggling up to me on the couch. “Mom, you are my favorite mom and I love you!.” “Ben, thank you, but I am your only mom” “No, you’re not, Eve was my first mom.” “Yes Ben, I guess you are right, I am glad that I am your favorite.” More to come…..