Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yes, we have headed back to school! But, it turns out I am getting a little bit longer of a break. It just didn't happen exactly like I might have thought.

Brian has been sick, and I don't mean the kind that is like "oh, you're fine take some NyQuil" sick. (I know that because I tried to say that!) By Monday morning, I knew he was SICK and so off to the doctor he went. To make a long story short here and to keep from boring you of medical words that I don't even know I could spell correctly, they admitted him to the hospital by Monday afternoon. He was very dehydrated, had the flu and also pleurisy - basically some fluid in his lung. So, he was given lots of fluids, some pain medicine that was also anti inflammatory medicine and stayed on oxygen for his stay. We saw three different doctors and a host of nurses but at least they got to the bottom of the problem!

We got home Tuesday evening and I think he was thrilled to be back in his own bed/couch/recliner, with the dogs and a fire going. Something about being woke up at 2:45 in the morning for blood work just didn't sit well with him. I stayed home with him today just to be sure he stayed hydrated and didn't run any fever and so far so good! I also enjoyed one more day of watching Kelly and Michael, Hota and Kathie Lee and Property Brothers. A huge thanks to our family and friends for checking on us and keeping us in your prayers!

Our kids have done great and I have been so thankful for Brendan being able to drive, which I never thought I would say. Thankfully they have adjusted well to being back in school, other than waking up early. We don't have basketball games until the end of the week so that has also been a blessing.

Several times over the last few days I have remembered my verse for this month:

 "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you..." Deut. 31:8

From the doctor on call in the ER to the way our kids have fallen so easily back into their school schedule, the LORD has gone before us to make things that would've been crazy and stressful easier to handle over the last few days.

Hope all is well with each of you!


  1. Sorry to hear about Brian! Glad things are looking better for him!

  2. Hope Brian is continuing to feel better and things get back to normal - whatever that is.

  3. glad brian is feeling better and the kids are adjusting. wish i was still home to watch some klg and hoda :)