Saturday, July 11, 2009

House of pain

I walked thru my kitchen this afternoon and did a double take. This is seriously what I saw. I laughed out loud. We tend to be an unusually healthy bunch around here... but you would never know that this week!
I mean seriously the only one around here who is "normal" is Olivia. Hmmm.
Since Steve got back from his trip to China on June 8th, he's been battling a staph infection. He thinks he got it from shaving, cutting himself and rinsing with Chinese tap water. We love all things Chinese. But the water there, not so much. As a result, Steve has had to go in to the dermatologist twice to get boils lanced. Huge, nasty drippy boils. He's been on 3 different antibiotics and we're hoping he's kicked it this time.
Well, you know me and my shoulder issues. I've already been to the chiropractor 3 times with another 6 scheduled before I get on that 14 hour flight (don't let that fool 'ya though... it's gonna take a full 24 hours door to door.) So far there's been a small improvement but I'm still on a steady dose of Ibuprofen. Steve still has a few left over V*cadin from his "other procedure" that I've considered taking, but I'm afraid I'll turn into Michael Jackson.
And yesterday was a real downer with Turner. He had a VERY high fever starting Thursday night and it stayed 103-104 pretty consistently for 24 hours. Finally about 8pm last night as thoughts of Swine Flu danced through my head, Steve took Turner and headed off to Children's Hospital. There we found out that instead of swine flu he has an ear infection. He's now on a steady dose of Children's Motrin, Tylenol, ear drops and antibiotics (not to mention Pedialyte.)
Oh my word! What a mess. All I know is that I'd much rather be dealing with this 2 weeks before we head out rather than a few days before we leave or worse yet, while we are away. I did have to laugh last night as I was panicking about Turner. The thought crossed my mind, "We are about to travel half way around the world to pick up a kid that we KNOW has medical needs and I'm freaking out over an ear infection. What in the world have I gotten myself into?" I'm not exactly a cool cucumber. But I have been getting my practice the past few weeks! I just may need those V*cadin yet.

1 comment:

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, be healed--the whole lot of you. Especially before your long journey. Trusting for complete healing. There is nothing worse than a sick family :(