Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hectic Week Ahead

I already knew that this week would be busy, but it is shaping up to be WAY more chaotic than I expected.   I spent most of Sunday night (from 12:30 until 4:00 a.m.) at the emergency room of our local hospital with my Dad.  He was having chest pains, irregular heartbeat, sugar dropped very low, coughing, dizziness, nausea, and sweating.  Since he is a heart patient that sent up red flags and I really pushed for him to go to the E.R.   The doctor said that he had a bad case of bronchitis and vertigo that was causing his body to do crazy things like irregular heartbeat, low sugar, etc.  We were able to bring him home and he has spent most of his time in bed.  Since I am an only child, whenever my parents are sick I spend a big part of my time with them.  Especially since my mother no longer drives. 

Today is a little better, but since I spent yesterday taking care of my Dad, that means that I have a LOT to catch up on here and I will probably be babysitting this afternoon so that Amanda can run some errands.  

Tomorrow, my middle son Caleb, will be seeing a gastroenterologist in Columbus to see if we can find out why he is still having trouble with his stomach.  The doctors have mentioned the possibilities of Crohn's Disease or Colon Cancer (leaning towards Crohn's), but we will hopefully know more after tomorrow.   Needless to say, after having one child with cancer a few years ago, I am battling a "Spirit of Fear" at the moment.  I know that God is faithful and will see us through whatever comes our way and I am thankful for that comfort. 

Thursday should be an at home day, unless the doctor schedules tests for Caleb, and Friday I will be babysitting for Amanda while she goes to the doctor.  We're praying that she will have a much easier pregnancy this time and will not be in and out of the hospital as much.  

I think I am looking forward to the weekend more than usual, because as of this moment it is COMPLETELY free of anything out of the ordinary, which for me is plenty busy enough. 

How's your week shaping up?


  1. I'll be praying for Caleb and his test results. I also see a gastroenterologist in Columbus, Dr. Johnson and he is great. Keep us posted on how things are going.

  2. Thanks so much. It is a blessing that you posted about Dr. Johnson, because that's who Caleb is seeing tomorrow.