Friday, March 28, 2008

Cold - the other four letter word

Cold, snow and Spring Break! I am ready for the winter to be history. Everyone in our family and most the people we know have been so sick this year. Dani is home today with strep, I was able to forcibly convince the clinic to give her a shot before the actual strep culture was complete, so we are twenty four hours ahead of the game. Our baby, Justin was by far the worse. We spent a crazy day in March rushing him from one doctor to the next finally ending up in the hospital. He had a terrible form of strep that settled in the glands in his throat and within hours was in bad shape, he couldn't swallow, his neck was bigger than his head, and he was completely lethargic. A blessing that day was our family doctor, Dr. Warner. He has been there with me through all the kids and is the perfect fit for our family. As soon as he told me we had a plan, I knew things were going to be okay. Justin, with some steroids, antibiotics and iv fluids, made a heroic rebound and by the next day was "driving" his bed and giving rides to anyone brave enough to sit on it. Even through the sickest of winters for our family, there is something to be thankful for......amazing grandmas who took over the controls and kept the rest of the crew in line whenever there was a sick one for me to tend to, jobs that allowed us the time we needed to recover, friends who were always asking how we were.
So after months of fevers, coughs, colds, runny noses, etc. I am more than ready for this winter to be over. Besides, it can't really snow in April, can it?


  1. If it snows in April I swear I am really going to move to Arizona!

  2. We are new to the "blog-thing" too! You have done a great job. We will add your blog to our "favorites" list so we can check it on a regular basis. We enjoy updates!
    Here is our blog when you have some time:
    Take Care,
    Kevin,Stephanie, Konner & Kaleb Hampton

  3. Also, I likey likey the slide show! Looks great!

  4. It looks like you are doing a great job on the blogger even with a slideshow. We had snow / hail here on Saturday I am hoping it doesn't continue into April.

  5. Welcome to Blogville. I am so glad, you know what they say, misery loves company. Now when you don't get to blogging in a timely manner you can have one more thing to feel guilty about!! It's awesome....about customizing your blog no clue. I've been blogging since September and I have never attemped a slide show so you win. Maybe we can borrow Darin's cuffs one day and make Courtney learn usin' some bloggin'.