Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm still here...

I'm still here.  The (dark, cloudy, very rainy) weather has me feeling down making it hard to even have the desire to blog.  I am a NW girl through and through and love the rain but it is really getting to me.  (I apologize for the Eeyore tone to this blog post, it's just where I am) 

I did get all 4 kids in to the doc for various reasons this week. 

David had a well child check. I mentioned my concerns with his BG (we have had a couple of fasting 130s but then every other time it has been in the low 90 or high 80s) and the night terrors. We decided to wait for the results from the trialnet study before doing any further testing. The night terrors seem to be linked to drinking cow's milk.  Overall he checked out great! 

Bekah had a recheck on the ear infection and it looked good so we scheduled an appt with the audiologist for Thursday. (I'll keep you posted)

Meg had another sore throat and turns out strep again.  (that is the 3rd time this year) I thoroughly disinfected her room and every surface she had touched (the whole house), got new tooth brushes and tried and different family of antibiotics.  I also kept her home from school for 2 extra days to rest so hopefully she won't relapse again.

Josh was back at the GI specialist for a follow up and he has been released!  No more follow ups etc.  His tummy issues are better.  He took nexium for a couple of months and started drinking significantly more water. 

I have to say that this year of seeing specialists for both Josh and Megan along with all of the trips in for strep throat and ear infections not to mention Bekah's stuff has me a little tired of doctor's offices.  Gone are the days when I only see the doctor for well child visits. I didn't realize how good we had it.  I took for granted  having healthy kids.  I know many of your kids see multiple specialist and I feel for you.  It takes up so much of life to manage and continue to consult specialists when you have health challenges.  I am so thankful though that we live in a place where we are able to see specialist to get the answers and help we need to keep our kids as healthy as possible. 


  1. Sending some AZ sunshine your way! Wishing good health for the whole TImm family!

  2. I hope the sun starts shining for you doll. xoxo

  3. I hear ya, we did have sunshine today and we lived outdoors to soak it all in knowing it would end quickly. I keep reminding myself that it is all worth it for the beauty of late summer early fall around the PNW. BTW we're planning a Vancouver trip sometime soon, maybe we could meet up! Hope this weekend is going well and your babes stay healthy ;)

  4. BUMMER on the rain Heidi. A day of sunshine, no strep, and some good news from the Trial-Net study will have your spirits lifted in no time I bet.

    I have missed you.

    Thank you for the update...and tell Bekah to watch out for the earth worms! I thought of her the other day when I was running in the rain and EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW they were all surfacing.

  5. forecast has some SUN all week (that is, if those evil weatherman aren't just giving us false hope!) Hope you get to enjoy some of it!