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Our immune systems are not happy

19th November 2008

Our immune systems are not happy

Everybody in the family seemed to get worse over the weekend, and by Monday, Zach was in the doctor’s office because he was actually getting dizzy. They didn’t have any more appointments available on Monday, so the kids and I went on Tuesday (today). Both of the kids have double ear infections, and both of the grown-ups have a sinus infection. Yeah us. We have had mild colds for weeks and weeks now, waxing and waning, but never getting totally better. Now we have antibiotics, so maybe we can finally nail this thing. Obviously, our bodies weren’t getting it taken care of without help, but I HATE taking antibiotics.

I know it doesn’t really matter, in comparision to getting everybody healthy, but dang, the hit to the pocket book with four copays, four Rx’s, and some over the counter expectorant & pain meds, besides the Metformin, Allergy meds (for me and the kids) and other various medical stuff, it just sucking away the paycheck. We have a well stocked pantry, and still have enough to get some basics, but it will be a real squeeze to get everybody fed reasonably healthy until payday. This is so frustrating. We aren’t dirt poor any more, but we are still always broke. We are behind on therapy bills again too. ugh.

Before we knew we were all going to be sick, we had to go get a new video card for my dinosaur of a computer because the old one fried. It wasn’t much, but now I am wishing we could have held out another week. Of course, it is a lot cheaper to be married to somebody who can weasle the last breath out of a computer in the long run.

Well, that was depressing, let’s end on a happy note. Pictures!

I have no idea how Zora managed to do this without Zane throwing a huge fit, but I have a feeling if he would have known what she was doing, it wouldn’t have happened.

On Friday, Zach and I went out on a date. For the first time EVER, Zora let me braid her hair as we waited for “Opa” (try as we might, we can not get her to call my Mom “Oma”. Instead, both she and dad are both “Opa”, and she refers to them as “the two Opas”.) She wanted the bows and butterfly hair clip added so she could be “toot” (cute) lol

That was the date that signalled “something is wrong” for us. We went to see “Quantum of Solace” and ended up having to leave because the movie was making us dizzy and motion sick. We felt old. lol. We have replacement tickets though, so we will try again when we are feeling better.

One last happy thought. Today when I was helping Zora buckle her shows, I asked “Are you my princess?” She said “No! I Zora!”. cute kid.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 1:11 AM and is filed under Autistic Life, Health, Money, The 2 Opas (J's Parents), The Kids. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

There are currently 3 responses to “Our immune systems are not happy”

  1. 1 On November 19th, 2008, mischievium said:
       

    Wow– you guys were really hit this weekend– I hope the antibiotics kick in quickly! I, too, was wondering how Zora got Zane to let her color on his back.

     
  2. 2 On November 19th, 2008, Mia said:
       

    Sorry you are all feeling lousy…something seems to be running through our family as well, with both DH and I feeling really headachy and everyone having some sort of runny nose thing. I hit the chiropractor and the acupuncturist this week, which I am hoping will stave things off a bit, but it may only be a matter of time. And I TOTALLY hear you on the unexpected medical expenses! Definitely hard. Take care!

     
  3. 3 On November 19th, 2008, Carrie said:
       

    I started fighting something last saturday and I can tell that the battle is still going on when I try to sleep at night. Hope you all get to feeling better soon!

     
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