Our family has been doing their part in keeping the doctors in business.
Tuesday Scotty went in and had his adenoids and tonsils taken out and tubes put in his ears.
He was too slow and sore to be out and about for the funeral on Wednesday. His Grandma Driver was so good and came and stayed with him so Lora, Buck and Lucy could make it.
Scotty has been plagued with getting strep all the time. He gets it year round…and then spreads it to Lucy. It was time for those tonsils of his to be gone!
Georgia had her first “feeling sick” trip to the doctor. Kelli and I had gone to the wake on Tuesday night and Georgia had a miserable night. She has slept through the night consistently since she was two month old. She did not at all overnight on Tuesday. I had her at childcare during the day on Monday and Tuesday and she wasn’t quite herself but she’s at the teething age so I explained it away by that.
By Wednesday she was worse…not eating normal. Then at the graveside service, we got out of the truck and walked to the spot. Kelli held Georgia up to give her the “do you have a poopy diaper once over” only to discover she had pooped down her leg. Kelli immediately went to the truck to change her only to discover there was poop in her carseat and all down Kelli’s dress. Do Kelli brought a cleaned up Georgia to me and went back to the truck and changed her clothes in broad daylight at the cemetery. She was completely blocked from family seeing her but UGH.
Then Kelli came back, the service was almost over by now. Then we looked at Georgia and realized she had a small red rash all over her. It was then that we decided to leave and get her to Urgent Care. There were to many things that were suspicious to not take her.
She was not a happy camper. See??
Well last week, Kelli’s diaper bag and wallet were stolen out of her car that was sitting in my driveway (yes we had to deal with that lately too)…and she didn’t have an insurance card replacement yet so…we couldn’t go to the doctor in Cedar Rapids. Instead we drove home and Kelli took Georgia to the Urgent Care in the hospital who already has Georgia’s information on file.
It turns out she has ear infection in both ears. She had hard wax they needed to clean out too. This is exactly the way Kelli was as a kid. For Georgia to only be six months old and already having ear infections, it’s not a good sign.
I’m doing my share keeping the doctors in business too. Today at 3:15, I’ll be having a needle biopsy done in Lacrosse. They will be taking a sampling of the lymph nodes that are suspicious in my neck and testing them to see if they are cancerous. The doctors think it is cancerous but until they test, they don’t know for sure. There is a little problem…the mosts suspicious and largest lymph node is behind my trachea and the invention radiologists who do the procedure can’t get to that one- so only the small ones in the front cam be tested. So if the little ones up front come back negative, then there were several discussions on how or if the node behind my trachea can be tested. Nothing is ever easy…I’m starting to believe that God is trying to grow some patience in me.
It seems that I am never a textbook case. So this cancer hunt might take a few detours before we get to the bottom of where and how serious it is. You all will have to learn patience with me!! HA!
I’m so thankful the kiddos are dealing with small normal things. It would be so much worse if it was them dealing with my bigger more serious stuff….that it’s me, I am truly thankful.
Results will be in early next week…Monday or Tuesday and then I learn the what’s next. It’s a step at a time with all of this.
Thank you so much for the thoughts, prayers and the many cards that have been starting to show up my mailbox. You guys are so sweet to me.
Sidenote: Gannon is going to the doctor today too. We’re wondering if his ear infection is back. UGH. We need a break.