wife to Jake, mommy to my 3 crazy munchkins, Lily (7), Jonah (5.5) and Kate (4). Taking this crazy blessed life one day at a time.

5.21.2013

Updates.

Well, life lately has been extra crazy and busy (what is it about spring?!), so unfortunately, I haven't had a moment for my blog. 

So, here are some updates:

- Jonah's eye appointment went well. We found that he has perfect eyes and they are not causing his headaches. Thankfully, we have not had too many issues with his headaches in the past couple of weeks. 

- Kate is now 6 months episode free! We are thrilled that she has gone this long without an episode and are praying that it continues! 

- Our adoption journey is on hold for now- we discovered that our house is currently not big enough. Because our house has fairly small bedrooms, especially Jonah's room, it doesn't allow each child to have the amount of room required by the state to add another child. The door is not closed, but it seems that we will have to wait until we move, or add on to our house. 

- Jake and I are still looking into homeschooling, but we are waiting to make our final decision until we hear more about other doors possibly opening regarding Jake's job. 

- Since Jonah was 2, he has had a lot of issues with his tonsils. Each year he gets strep or a viral infection at least 4 times, usually more. And each year, the number seems to keep going up. So, next month he has an appointment with an ENT- ear, nose and throat doctor. Jake and I are hoping that we can get Jonah's tonsils out. Jonah has an infection right now and the poor guy- his throat is in rough shape.

- Jonah graduates from preschool and turns 5 in just 2 weeks!

-Lily has been doing GREAT in soccer and scored her first goal last week!  


Things have been so busy lately, but I am hoping they will start to slow down in a few weeks. Then maybe I can get out some good blog posts :) 


5.03.2013

Headaches.

Since September, Jonah has been struggling with headaches. He seems to only get them in the mornings when he has school. 

In the fall, there were a few times that I had to pick Jonah up from school because of these headaches. 

I took him to the doctor, who referred us to a neurologist at Children's. When she told me that Jonah should be seen at Children's, I thought, "not again, we just went through all of this with Kate!" 

Jonah's appointment was in January, and went well. By the time of that appointment, Jonah's headaches had lessened and he wasn't having as many, so the neurologist didn't seem too concerned, but told me that if they start up again, to call. 

Well, since that January appointment, Jonah has still been complaining of headaches and I've had to pick him up from school 3-4 times. 

Occasionally he also complains of blurry vision, so back to the doctor we went. They are sending us to  ophthalmology. That appointment is at Children's too, and is this Thursday. 

If everything seems fine with his eyes, then he will have to go back to the neurologist, who will mostly likely say that they will need to do some imaging. Meaning an MRI, maybe an EEG. 

I am PRAYING so hard that this is an eye issue. I am praying that this is something that is easy to fix and that fixing it will stop the headaches. 

I am feeling rather nervous for this appointment. I don't want them to say all is well with his eyes. Because I don't want to go back to neurology. I don't want another one of my kids to go through getting an MRI and an EEG. I am terrified of what they might find if he gets those tests.

I know I am getting ahead of myself. 

I am trying and trying to calm myself down and just wait until his eye appointment. Because really, worry does nothing when we don't even have an answer about his eyes. 

But I worry. I have always been a worrier. 

Remember that post I wrote about fear?  Yeah, I keep thinking, "what if this is the beginning of my nightmare?" 

But I am praying, and trusting. Because really no matter what happens, my faith is in God and I know that everything will eventually be okay. 

But, the reason for this post- will you please pray with me? For Jonah's health, for his upcoming appointment, for my strength and sanity? 

I will update you all after his appointment, which is at 9:45 on Thursday morning, and will last 2-3 hours.  Hopefully I will be posting a picture of a cute boy wearing his new glasses.