Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A long 6 months!

It has been a long time since my last post. I have had a surgery to remove my VP shunt, and I am doing well. Just been getting headaches here and there, and I seem to have had a flu-like virus and now it seems a cold is starting. My immune system is so compromised.
Noah has been playing football and until November was doing really well. He however became very ill in early Nov. and is continuing to have some issues. Dec 2, they actually admitted him to the hospital for 4 days in order to run tests and try and figure out what is going on. They tested him for every kind of cancer that there is as well as many other diseases, viruses, and bacterias. So far, praise the Lord, they have all come back negative. We saw an infectious disease specialist, and a rheumatologist. The rheumatologist found there was no arthritis in any of his joints, and that has been the chief complaint. He has had abdominal pain on his left side up under his ribs. When she was checking all of his joints, she found another really tender spot on the right side. Her thought is to have that checked out as well. Just to be sure. We are seeing him improve, but it is a very slow process.
Family drama is still going on. While Noah was in the hospital, his brother called Dan, and proceeded to "chew" him out on the phone...like that was an appropriate time. Dan tried to explain that the very day Noah was admitted, both of our vehicles batteries died and needed replaced. Like we didn't have enough stress. We are still not sure if we are going to celebrate Christmas with his side or not. Personally, I'd rather not. It will just be stressful on everyone and it is never pleasant. Not sure if I want my kids to be exposed to that kind of stuff.
Samuel was doing really well and then last night the "bug" got him. He has a sore throat, and really bad headache. It always concerns me when either of my kids get a headache. That "unknown" genetic factor always pops into my head...have I passed down my disease to them? I pray it never happens, but it is always there.
Dan will be starting a new job January 4th. He will be an inside sales rep for the same company he has been with for almost 14years. January will be the hardest because he will only get paid on the 7th and the 31st. Not sure how we are going to pay the bills, but I am sure God has that covered. We both felt that this would be a great opportunity for Dan. He will be salaried, and instead of incentive production checks every 3 months, he will get profit sharing checks, every 3 months, which he has been guaranteed a certain amount in his contract. His hours will change and I think it is going to work out so well for our family. Dan will get to see the kids before his day starts. We will be able to have breakfast together each morning. Our goal is to have breakfast and a devotional to start our day together each day. I am praying that this change in our routine will be a smooth transition for all of us. It is going to be different, but I think in the long run, it will be better for all of us.
That is about all for now. I just needed to write something...I am having bouts of depression that grows stronger each day. I know it is from not feeling well, and growing oh, so tired of that. So, I write to keep my mind busy. Working on things to keep my hands and mind busy as well. Please pray for our family in the coming weeks as we adjust and work together in the changes we are facing.