March 16, 2016

Random Ramblings

Once upon a time, there was a girl with big dreams of how her life would be...that life included many many things such as a handsome husband, a big house, horses, a fancy car, sparkly jewelry, amazingly perfect and beautiful children, and a long string of accomplishments...that life did NOT include trips to the ER and the phrase "MS concerns"...it did NOT include disgruntling employment situations...it did NOT include broken bones or middle-of-the-night bedding changes while a child emptied their entire digestive system of its contents...it did NOT include emergency trips to the vet's office when the dog sliced open its foot and bled all over the white carpet...

I know that we're not promised an easy road...but there are definitely days I wish things were just a little less exciting form the "Fight or Flight" side of things, and more exciting from the "We're going to Hawaii!!!!!" or "Someone paid off our mortgage!!!!!!" side of things....

It's been a bumpy 2016 for the family...

Captain struggled a bit with learning personal responsibility in regards to schoolwork and got his first ever less-than-perfect report card and little bit a talk with BB and I about how his choices will impact things for the rest of his life...and little things add up and can make a BIG impact later on...

Littlest One had a horrible bronchial infection at the end of February, and missed a week of school, making me miss days of work, and while my coworker said in a happy voice that she was happy to cover for me, I'm now facing the passive-aggressive ramifications of that in her trash talk to my manager about my shoddy work...(more on that later).

Destructo-Girl has grown into a very adventurous and competitive 8 year old...and she struggles with a strong will.  In her desire to win the game of Marco Polo on Feb 27, she fell off the platform of a schoolyard play structure and broke her arm.  However, in true "Murphy's Law" fashion, she broke it 2 inches below the growth plate in her humerus...which means NO CAST, only a sling for 6 weeks...no lifting, no using that arm other than to hold something in her fingers...I think it would be less wearing on me if she'd busted both her Ulna and Radius and was casted...

As if that wasn't enough, BB has been dealing with random numbness in his hands for about 6 months.  Sometimes when he's been using his hands a lot (Carpal Tunnel perhaps?), and more recently, just whenever...Thursday, he was at work and had a massive headache just sort of appear out of nowhere, blind spots in his vision, AND the numb hands...he got himself home and I forced him to the ER...where the doctor ordered a CT and MRI/Brain Scan...and then said "there's nothing to make us admit you tonight, but you should call a neurologist and get in in the next week.  There's some concern about MS"..........and then the neurologist couldn't see us until Monday...YIKES!!!!

We did well...life as usual, met a friend for dinner, had the kids' Upward activities, I worked...and we didn't Google or WebMD a single thing for the entire weekend....

Monday found us at the neurology clinic...where the doctor ruled out some things and not others....

Good news in all of this is that Captain can get new lenses with his new prescription for his eyes...Destructo-Girl doesn't need glasses (yet) and her pain is down to a 2...Littlest One turns 6 tomorrow and is just a blessing and sunny little girl....AND, most important of all, the doctor we saw Monday says it is NOT MS.  It is NOT a tumor, or a stroke, or a blockage, or a clot in anything we've imaged thus far.


It may be something else...but for now, we're rejoicing in her fair certainty that BB does not have MS...


All I know is that this life may not be what my 8 year old self dreamed it would be....but, at the end of the chaotic days...I wouldn't trade it for anything

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