Wednesday, March 31, 2010

two extra spring break days. . . .

I am going to be naughty and I'm taking the kids out of school tomorrow and friday. The original plan was that we were going to go on our annual camping trip down to capital reef. Now, because there is snow in capital reef, we will be spending our days up in Salt Lake at the fitness center, the planetarium, and the aquarium. And I don't feel one bit bad about it! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A trip to the ER

There is a reason that we won't go without insurance for our kids. You never know when you will need to go to the doctors or the ER. They can be fine and the next day need to be right in to the doctors. This last week was a perfect example of that with little Tank.

We went into a follow up appointment for all the kids and Cookie and Tank were fine. Cakes was still sick but the other two were *finally* well. We've been into the doctors almost every week for the last month. Tuesday, Tank started having diarreah, by thursday I called the nurse in our doctors office and she suggested we come right in. So we *sigh* went into the doctors and sure enough, the poor kid was sick again. Antibiotics, here we come. Friday we went and had a really fun family day and that night Tank started puking. And puking, and puking. Saturday night/Sunday morning 3:30am, he puked again. We decided he was starting to look a little dehydrated. So, wonderful Sushi took him in as I had a crazy busy Sunday and I needed a few hours of sleep so I could tackle the day. Sushi arrived home at 7am, went to bed, we got to church an hour late so he could sleep an extra hour, I did singing time in primary, came home. Sushi headed to a meeting he had to be at. Came home. Tried to sleep, gave up because it's nearly impossible to sleep with children awake. I went to choir practice, visiting teaching. Came home. Finished making dinner for my little brother and sisters who were coming. They came, had dinner, and Sushi took Tank back to the ER to see if they will remove the IV or give him more fluids in the IV. I am exhausted. I'm sure I'm not as exhausted as Sushi but my head hurts. Early bedtime for all! And that, my friends, is why you should never, ever, go without insurance for your kids! You never know when you will end up in the ER at 3am. :(

***** updated *****

The IV is out, the boy is sleeping soundly. The humidifier is on in his room and as long as he doesn't start coughing too hard, he seems to be alright. I hope I can sleep tonight.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thinking. . . .

I have a few ideas percolating in my brain. I have an idea for a post to write the blessings that have come out of Sushi's layoff but I need to be careful just in case some of Sushi's former co-workers read it. I may just write them down and put them somewhere in my house so I don't forget that in spite of the difficulty of his layoff we have received some awesome blessings. He starts his new job on the 25th and I am so happy for him, he is a little excited! I also have been thinking and pondering about going back to school when Sushi graduates next spring. It would be a life changing decision. I'm just not sure where it stands. So, I have not forgotten my blogging friends, I have just decided to "ponder these things in my heart" as opposed to with all of you. I'll keep you updated if any decisions are made.