Tuesday, March 24

And More Tests

We still don't know much more.

We went to see a pediatric nephrologist yesterday.

Who took more blood for more tests.

This is my worst fear coming to life.

I had more things I wanted to say but this is about all I can handle right now.

Wednesday, March 18


I have never been a fan of tests.

I know they are necessary but they create far too much stress.

If you know you have to take a test you are stressed before hand because you want to do well.

Then you stress after the test because you want good results.

And this all counts for medical tests which are just even more stressful.

This year is my first year for needing a mammogram. While I know I will have to do it it still stresses me out. A very good friend of mine who is 2 years older than I am had breast cancer 1 year and a half ago. Stress. Luckily she had her test and followed through with it all and is doing great and considered cancer free because she caught it so early.

But still stress.

Now I am waiting for test results on brown urine. Literally brown. Not even a hint of yellow. This was like nothing I have ever seen. And it was Belle's.

She also had a strep test yesterday which came back positive so she is already on antibiotics but still. I made the mistake of looking up possible causes of brown urine. While there are some fairly non-scary reasons there are also a bunch of really really scary reasons.

I will find out tomorrow the results tomorrow afternoon.

Until then I will be increasingly stressed even if I refuse to let anyone else know just how stressed I am.

Friday, March 6


I have done it. I am now on Face book and I have no idea what to do with it.

Many many others are on it. I have a few friends so far and some relatives.

I have made small insignificant posts.

But I feel I am missing something about it.

I guess I will have to play with it a little more this weekend.


Wednesday, March 4


My niece came home from the hospital Sunday night and went back to school yesterday. She is still not 100% but she is a bit better. At least she is not dehydrated anymore.

But then my mother-in-law got sick Sunday night into Monday and is still trying to recover. The doctor said it wasn't the flu but we all think that she had/has the extremely nasty stomach flu that is going around. The confirmation is that my sister-in-law now has it.

Basically I am buying a bubble for myself later today.

Monday, March 2

This Weekend

I am sooooooooooooooo tired.

I could honestly close my eyes and fall asleep right this very second.

Thursday night around 9pm my 15 year old niece was taken to the hospital. She has some medical issues but on top of that was also dehydrated. They gave her plenty of fluids and medicine through an iv. She was finally able to go home Sunday evening.

Which left her younger brother and sister at home with their dad which is fine but he usually works Saturday mornings and always has something going on. So they stayed with us all weekend.

On Saturday I took them and Belle to Build A Bear and we made my niece a bear with a hospital gown. It was really cute. We then took it to the hospital and visited for about 2 hours.

Backing up to Friday we went to my sister-in-laws house for her step sons birthday party. He made some sandwiches and my mother in law made some macaroni salad. Plus there were some other dishes but my brother in law ended up with over a 100* fever on Saturday.

And now as we speak my mother in law is at the doctors office. She was throwing up all night and morning. Great....

We all ate the foods they prepared so there is a very good chance we will all get sick. I really hope not especially since we all at some point this weekend visited my niece at the hospital. And the medicine she has to take lowers her immune system somewhat so she realllllly can't get sick.

Belle was complaining of a head ache yesterday and then again this morning so I hope that isn't anything also.

Needless to say I am really really tired.