Friday, September 28, 2007

The Condensed Version

Here are my 20 answers for the (at least) 20 questions I have received from my lovely readers about where I've been. Thanks to all of you for your concern.

1. I severely sprained my ankle in New York.
2. Will went back to work 5 days after we got home from a 22 day vacation, and I was still on crutches.
3. The bigger kids, including Justin, went back to school.
4. Will got shingles.
5. My ankle was still swollen, discolored and painful. A visit to Urgent Care to have it x-rayed again led to the discovery that I was running a fever. Diagnosis...No fracture, UTI.
6. Will's side (right around the bottom of the rib cage on the right) swelled up.
7. We both went in to see our Primary Care Doctor.
8. I still had a fever. I got a new antibiotic, a labwork order, and a referral to the orthopedic doctor.
9. Will got a referral for bloodwork and x-rays.
10. Daniel got chicken pox, even though all of our kids were vaccinated against them. This virus is so rare in kids now, that the doctor examined him outside instead of taking the chance of exposing any other children in the building.
11. All of Will's bloodwork and x-rays came back normal.
12. My bloodwork was perfect, but the UA still showed a UTI. Fortunately I was on the right antibiotic this time.
13. I had a breast MRI to follow up on the inconclusive tests done back in May and June. Still waiting on results.
14. Will had an abdominal CT scan.
15. I had a CT scan on my ankle.
16. The orthopedic doctor told me that all of the care for my ankle up to now was wrong, and put me in a big, heavy immobilizing boot for the next four weeks. We'll re-evaluate then.
17. Will's CT showed a very enlarged liver, with no apparent cause.
18. Justin got chicken pox yesterday.
19. Kayla came down with them today.
20. Tyler went straight into bathroom to vomit when he got home from school today. That's how all the other kids started their bouts with chicken pox. It looks like he might have one spot. I guess we'll know more in the morning.

Of course, at the rate we're going, we might find out all kinds of things in the morning. Ugh!! If you happen to be the praying kind, we sure would appreciate being included. Thanks.

In honor of the chaos that has been our lives, here's a great You Tube clip I got in my email today. I only wish I knew this guy personally so he could customize a song for us....


Julie said...

I can NOT even believe all this stuff is happening to you! I am praying for you guys.

DeAnna said...

You poor thing, I haven't been great at blogging just due to busy-ness, but when I got on here the other day I realized you hadn't been on for a month so I said a little prayer for you just in case. I guess I should have said several big prayers, sounds like you all have had it rough. Hope everyone is doing well soon!!!

Christy said...

ugh! Thats all I really have to say to all that! ugh!

Perri said...

WOW! I AM the praying kind and you can consider yourself being prayed for - all of you! Including - your mom - she's still on my list.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh Blaine, ugh!! So sorry. Praying for you all.

heidi said...

Ugh, sorry it's so tough right now. We're thinking of you our here in blogville. Prayers.

Mayhem said...

Oh my gosh! I hope life settles down for you soon!

Anonymous said...

Sheesh! When it rains it certainly pours! Take care of what's important...the blog can wait :)
Stephen S

Renee said...


It's no wonder God has been putting you on my heart.

He LOVES you!

I am so glad you posted!


Too Blessed to be Stressed said...

Praying or you over at PJ Academy!!!


Susy Q said...

Oh my, you've been busy- and sick! :-( Feel better soon!

patjrsmom said...

You have been in my thoughts so much lately. I am glad to hear your *voice* and will be praying for all of you!
Feel better soon!


wendy said...

Oh my goodness! I hope things get normal for you guys. Your family is in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

A prayer was just sent.

Anonymous said...

You and your poor family. I am praying for you. I got your comment on my blog and I will give you a call. Take care.

erin said...

Oh my, you have been through so much! I will add my positive energy to the flood of good feelings I'm sure are heading your way. Good luck!

Karianne said...

I had no idea about all of this! I'm thinking of you!

Out of all of that, the UTI sounds like the worst to me! I hate those!