Friday, January 15, 2016

Rough winter

Our family still isn't catching a break.

JoJo is having surgery next week to debride the area of the tick bite.  He had three weeks of antibiotics (doxycycline) without improvement on either the bite site or the lymph node.  Well the rash did go away, but he has itchiness on his elbows and back now too.  The blessing in this is that he's not gotten really sick or other symptoms of Luke's disease.

Jae was in the hospital for 3-4 days in December for a 9cm clot in her arm.  It seems to be much better but not completely resolved.  She came home December 24.  The blessing in this is that she was home for Christmas, finally off steroids now, and keeping her weight on!

Tim, my dh, was in a 4-wheeler accident December 26.  He has not been able to use his right knee or ankle since then.  The blessing in this is seeing how his boss and co-workers are helping us out.  Also he's always home to help supervise the kids.

CiCi wrecked my van 4 days ago.  Now my ugly van is even uglier.  I tried to talk my Dhaka into getting rid of it, but it is still driveable so no can do.  The blessing:  CiCi and Jae came out with minimal scratches.

4 days ago I strained my back.  I didn't hurt much the first day, but having lots of discomfort now.  We're blessed with a freezer full of meat that I was picking up when this happened.  Tim got 3 deer this year!  Also, I'm thankful that my schedule had two days off work for me to rest.

Elli keeps getting sick.  Strep throat, abdominal pains, headaches, dizziness...  She's missed 10 days of school already.  We've got an appointment to try and figure this out.  The blessing is that I have a lovely daughter and we've had some good conversations lately, and she's currently back in school.

Hopefully we'll be out of this valley soon, but we're thankful to have our heavenly Father taking care of us along the way.
The van after the accident.

Tim's ankle a week after the accident.


John said...

Hi Carol, I'm really sorry to hear about your mishaps starting out in the New Year. I wish I had answers for you. I do hope things get much better for you and your family.

Carol said...

Thanks John. I updated it with blessings and pictures.

... chasing slow said...

Oh dear friend. I'm so sorry and I know that words just don't seem enough. You are in my prayers and thoughts. I'm sure we could sit down for a good cup of coffee and exchange many hardships together.