Monday, June 29, 2009

Hello all! Yes, we have been away from blog world lately. No, we did not go on a hiatus (like J – K + 8). But we have had a week that has been very hard emotionally on our family. I was not going to explain but this blog is a journal for our family to look back on years down the road. So here goes:
Where to begin? Alright, first Josh’s commuter car started having electrical issues (that for some reason disappeared on its own). I got the exact diagnosis that we prayed we would not get. On Tuesday I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome) which is a chronic bladder condition. Basically the nerve from my brain to my bladder that tells me I have to urinate is messed up. I am in constant bladder spasm and pain. There have been no medications to relieve the spasm as of yet. The medicines I am on cause me to have drowsiness, blurred vision and upset stomach. So, it has been difficult to care for the girls. We are rearranging the house so that the girls are downstairs for the most part of the day so I don’t have to carry them up and down several times a day. Josh has taken leave for two weeks to help get the house organized and see if we need to hire in some help.
On Friday (our 4 year anniversary) I was to start bladder shock treatments weekly to see if that helped. If it did, they were going to surgically implant a stimulator. On my way to the doctor, the Yukon decided to take control of the steering and I had no control. So the police had to help me and the Yukon is now at the dealership. Josh had to come switch cars as Samantha had a ENT appointment, where we find out that she is completely deaf in her left ear and there is no fluid and no physical findings to cause it. So, we are going to have her work with occupational therapy so she doesn’t get behind on her speech.
After a long day of dealing with tow trucks and bad news we got home to find out that we are on water ration and our refrigerator is going out again. Yes, again again, it was fixed again last week. I was told we have store credit for a new one, but haven’t the time or energy to go in this 104 degree weather.
However, Samantha did give Daddy and me an anniversary present: TWO TEETH!
On Saturday Jose, Michelle and their two kids came over to help Josh rearrange the house. They moved the playroom downstairs into the the dinning room and visa versa. They also assembled the gazebo that Josh bought for our anniversary. After the hard work (in record high temps) they made a delicious dinner and we played cards. It was nice to be able to hang out and have a good time with friends. Sunday morning G Ma flew home! We sure miss her!
So it has been emotionally and physically difficult around here! But if you look at the picture montage below you will see how we pull through! Thank you Makaila, Hannah, Samantha and Sandra for the smiles you bring to us!

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Anonymous said...

Checked blog as soon as we got home. Positively adorable! Sorry for all the bad news but with the smiling little jewels you can stand anything. Thank you so much for taking the time to share in your rediculously busy schedule. We love you and the girls and love watching them grow. Two teeth...just imagine. They are all growing so quickly.


Manana and Papa

Kelly Trullinger said...

So cute! I'm so sorry you are having problems. Remember it only maks you a stronger person. I'm praying that you get better soon and for Samantha as well! Take care!

jag said...

Okay, HOORAY for teeth and for your anniversary! But, girl! You have been through it! Praying things improve. Hang in there hon. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the video all thoug you could have left out the snake hunting pictures,ha ha. Its so hard to be away and at the same time good to see everyone at home. Everyone here has you and Samantha in their prayiers! See you in Aug. hang in their, Love G ma

Nancie said...

I had no idea you guys were going through so much! Please let me know if I can help y'all out. I miss seeing the girls. They have grown so much since the last time I saw them!


Building Life in AK said...

Hey, sis. I had to read this blog 5 times before I could actually grasp onto everything that's going on. Hang in there and always call me if you need to chat or vent. I know your precious girls are the best medicine ever! While they may not be able to cease major spasms (sorry) I bet they fully fill your day and heart with JOY!!
Hang in there.