Monday, October 18, 2010

The Waiting Game

It seems like I'm always waiting for something.... From small things like a prescription to be filled, or a red light to bigger things like when our new small family business can be focused on and grown. We've spent a lot of time lately waiting on results from medical tests. We're doing it again now and it's trying, I just want to know. NOW. But what are we missing out on while we wish the time to pass?

Maybe, just maybe, we're missing out on looking around at where we are right then and there. Do we really want our kids to grow faster, our time with aging family or friends to be lost? Of course not. Yet we still want moments to fly, want to move on to the next phase.

Maybe, just maybe, we're exactly where we're meant to be, where God put us in this very moment. Maybe I can learn in this moment to trust just a bit more. Or maybe I can just spend a moment gazing at this gorgeous day.

Maybe these moments of waiting can be celebrated too.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Hospitals, broken adapters, and glasses oh my!

I should have been blogging while I had time to kill in the hospital with Michael, but I didn't, so here's a quick recap of our last two weeks!

Michael was in the hospital for 6 days last week.  The good news is he's doing much better overall.  He has Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome- basically, for 11 years he's been admitted for uncontrolled vomiting close to 25 times and is sick on a pretty regular basis.  It impacts his whole life.  (it's rare and odd and is interesting to read about if you like medical mysteries!).  The worst part is there isn't good treatment, mostly just sedating until it passes, usually a few days.  Every test known to man has been run.  Twice.  But this time he did have blood work show something new that we think is unrelated but needs to be addressed regardless.  He has very high prolactin levels, which are high enough for them to assume a pituatary tumor- though he is having an MRI next Monday to confirm.  It sounds scarier than it is, it will probably just require medication to shrink, but he's still a bit freaked out.

While he was in, the AC adapter for my breast pump broke, so I was going out to the car some to pump, and hand expressing a lot- I had lots of time to kill anyway, so didn't matter that it was taking forever.  But now I'm at work, and this is causing a problem!  I'm pumping less and that's probably okay, still bringing home as much as he eats, and we're getting close to 10 months when I planned to cut back some anyway (because I have a big freezer stash) so I'm trying not to stress over that.

And last but not least, the school called us a few days ago that they thought Drew needed glasses- so we took him in and sure enough, not so good!  Glasses will be here next week and we're trying our darndest to convince him it's not dorky.  I got them a bit later, though my vision is TERRIBLE, I hid it from my parents well, and I remember how geeky I felt, even though I love them now!  Hoping to help spare him some of that.
Okay, there is my book o drama on what you missed. 

Thanks to all of you who offered encouragement while Michael was in the hospital, it really helped!   :smileyhappy: