Thursday, April 27, 2006

oogle bop!

I can't believe how time flies sometimes....

The family is finally getting better after a long bought of illness. We thank the Lord that is over. Now, we need to concentrate on packing and moving. I can't believe we have less than four weeks left until we move. I am starting to get nervous about it. I am also getting a little excited about the new adventure we will be embarking on. Since I know in my heart that this is God's will then I know it will be good. This is helping me to move on with this. Things at home are a little scary with my grandparents. My grammy has cancer, B-cell lymphoma and my grandfather finds it harder and harder to breath. I want to be here for them but God knows and they are saved and I know that God will take care of them. God is sending us to Florida so I have to trust that my grandparents know that I want to be there and since I can't I will be praying for them everyday.

We head for NC soon for Jenny's graduation and that will be fun for us and the kids. We can't wait. When we get back we will have little time left to pack so we are getting a lot of the little things done now that always seem to take the longest while packing.

It is a beautiful day today and I think I may take the kids to the park after Caleb gets out of school.

"But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee"
Psalms 5:11

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Health update:

Well, the pneumonia is gone and I have been finished the antibiotics for a few days now, so why can't I breath and why am I in so much pain?

I went to the docs on Tuesday to get these questions answered and they did x-rays and blood work. They got the results back today. They found I now have (and have probably had for a month now) inflammation from a virus on my chest wall. That is the reason I feel like I am having a heart attack with the squeezing of the heart feeling and the radiating left arm pain. Taking a breath is a huge chore and very painful. It is good to know what is wrong and know that I am not crazy but I can't wait for this to go away.

A couple ladies at church were very sweet and made a meal for me and I appreciate that so much! What a blessing. It is hard sometimes to stand for a long period and try to make dinner. Other chores can wait but you have to feed the family.

I am taking a low dose pain killer. It ok but doe not take all the pain away. It is still very hard to lie down, especially on my left side.

Anyway that is my update for anyone who wants to know. :)

Caleb had a fever last night and stayed home from school today but seems to be feeling better tonight. I can not wait to be rid of all this sickness in the family. It is driving me crazy!! :)

Ken has reminded me that we have 49 days until we head out for FL. Not a lot of time. We start packing in 2 weeks. We found a good moving company that will pack, load and unload our stuff for us for a good price. That is one less thing to worry about. Although, we should not worry about anything, right? :)

We have seen some samples of our new website design and we are very pleased with it. Can't wait for everyone to see it.

My cell phone now has a FL phone number so anyone that has my old number, it doesn't work anymore.

Have a great Easter everyone! JESUS is risen!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

ugh, pneumonia!

I have been unable to breath well for about a month now. I have also had some chest pain and just felt awful. My doctor assumed it was anxiety without even seeing me and prescribed meds for that purpose and said to see her soon. The meds never worked and I know a panic attack and this just did not feel like one. I finally went to a walk-in clinic a couple days ago to see what they would say as they do not know me and have no preconceived notions as to what this could be. They found that I have bacterial pneumonia. Finally! I have a diagnosis. I am now on antibiotics and starting to feel a bit better but it is still hard to breath while lying down and doing too much (even loading the dishwasher) takes a lot out of me. But I do what I have to do.
My daughter broke out in hives on Saturday. The docs on Sunday said that it was systemic and it does not appear to be anything she ate. ( we were at a leadership conference at church on Saturday from 8am until 3:30pm and Kelly was in a "construction camp" all that day with other kids. We brought her lunch but I hear the kids shared food so we were concerned she ate something and reacted badly) The doc said it could have also been caused by a cold virus which Kelly had a couple weeks prior. I am hoping it is the latter as we still can not figure out what she would have eaten that would cause her to break out in hives. She was so swollen. That is a scary thought because if we do not know what she is allergic to then we can not keep her away from it. The doc put her on some allergy meds and Benedryl and that helped her to stop itching and he hives are clearing up.

Caleb is nearing the end of school and his first graduation. That is exciting and sad at the same time. He will be leaving a great Christian school only to move on to another but we are prayerful that the new school in FL will be just as good.

We just reserved our room for the hotel in Spartanburg, SC for Kelli's wedding. That will be a lot of fun. UC and AJ will be staying in the same hotel. This will be Caleb and Kelly's 3rd wedding. They love it and are so well behaved.

We have a new website provider and designer. When we move to FL we will have Karolyn (Dunhom designs redesign the krbrobstbuilder website and make it really great. We will be sure to let everyone know when this happens.

Until next time..