Sunday, May 24, 2009
Just a note for my family: We are all still alive (if not flourishing) in some form or another. Last weekend all three boys were sick (this was during campmeeting) and so we struggled along. Daniel still has a runny nose but this has been going on for about a month so my guess is that he has allergies of some type. Hopefully it wont turn into something serious. Allan has been doing fine this week. We started him on the kid's version of Boost to help him gain some much needed weight. When we take him for his 5 year booster shots in several weeks it would be nice if he were several pounds heavier. Stephen went to the Dr. on Monday and started on antibiotics. He was doing really well but had a setback today. Philip started with sinus problems and poison ivy this week. This sinus pain was pretty intense so he made a trip to urgent care yesterday and was placed on an antibiotic. Last evening what I thought was the same thing hit me and the sinus pressure and pain was pretty bad so I ended up at urgent care today. But the diagnosis was allergies since I also have a double eye infection (again!). Well, technically my eyes aren't infected because there's no puss or draining that's why the Dr. thought it was allergies. So I'm on Zyrtec D, eye drops and ibuprofen for the sinus pain. Philip is feeling some better today although the antibiotic isn't working as fast for him as I had hoped. I will not even write here what he did for his own remedy for poison ivy but it seems to have worked and he's not itching anymore (okay....think sandpaper!) So if I have not called this weekend or returned your calls this is why! Mom and Dad Brown came and picked up Allan and Daniel this morning (and brought a pot of chicken soup) so that I could get some rest! That was a blessing. May all of you have a wonderful Memorial Day! We'll be resting, drinking plenty of fluids, using nasal spray, and trying to remember who takes what medicine when!Love you all.