Friday, August 31, 2007

Busy!!! That's what we've been! I usually say it's better to be busy, than bored. These past two weeks, I think I would have taken bored for the most part over busy! I have either been at a doctor's office, on the phone with one or at the pharmacy almost every single day! Well, maybe I'm exaggerating since we were away on a short vacation this past weekend! Although, it felt like we were at the doctor's or hospital since Jacob came down with pneumonia! So, a lot of my day and night was spent giving meds, inhalers, breathing treatments, O2, and checking oxygen levels! Between Jacob and Gavin, I am definately keeping up my nursing skills! The down side is that I'm not getting paid for it! Oh well! Jacob is on his way to recovery, just in time for school! Poor Guy! His last weeks of "freedom", as his calls it, he's been sick! I told him it's better now than while in school with tons of make up work. He's had pneumonia the last 3 years around this time of year! As Fall approaches his allergies start acting up and he gets sick! He has cold induced asthma, so it always goes straight to his lungs! Since it happens around this time of year, I'm beginning to think that he brings himself to this state, thinking about school starting!! He dreads it every year! He LOVES going to school, but he HATES schoolwork!

Gavin is still having seizures!!! He had another EEG yesterday. He's also on increased meds again! He is so drugged up by the seizure meds and isn't advancing developmentally partially due to this. It is really wearing on me to see him so lethargic! Something needs to change! I get so depressed thinking that he may stay this way forever! I know! One day at a time! I've been praying a lot for peace with his situation and strength to get through each day! I'd appreciate your prayers as well for this! I'm also concerned about school starting again. Sounds crazy since it will definately be quieter without Nolan and Caleb arguing with each other, but it also brings about a lot more to juggle! Homework, schedules, soccer, Sunday school, cadets! UGH! It makes me start to hyperventilate just thinking of it! Some days I feel like our day is already too packed with appointments, childcare, meds, treatments! So, pray for this for me too please! I know that God will give me the strength to get through each day, but it would be nice to not just get through the day sometimes! I want to look forward to each day and enjoy time with family! Not to just get through the day! Some days are great, but a few more like this would be wonderful! Getting away this past weekend helped me to have a few great days and I'm thankful for this!

Thanks for your continued prayers and kindness! Enjoy the rest of the summer! One thing I am really looking forward to is Fall!!! I LOVE this time of year!!! It is so nice to live here in Michigan! A new season to look forward to! Although, I think that the winter season could shorten up a bit!! May you look forward to God's wonderful creation of Autumn as much as I do! I can already smell it! Yay! :)

Love, Alicia and Family


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear Jacob has been sick. We pray too that he will get well soon. We continue to keep you all in our prayers. We think about you often and want you to know that if there is anything we can help you with please let us know. This sure is a busy time of the year. Just when you get into the routine of having them home, its time to go back to school and to get back into that routine. May God bless you and your family!! Love, The Hilton's

Annette Selden said...

Get well soon, Jacob! Jonathan hates schoolwork too, but he hasn't been able to muster up pneumonia yet to avoid it. (We know you really don't want to be sick and that you didn't get pnemonia to avoid school :).

This is an overwhelming time for me, Alicia, and my kids are older and more independent than yours, and I don't have one that is chronically sick like you do--so I'm sure it's a struggle for you. I'll be praying that God will calm you, give you peace, and help you settle into a routine.

Glad you were able to get away for a few days. It's good to have a change of scenery.

Since you were gone last Sunday, I'll share one thought that struck me from Pastor's PM sermon. He was preaching from Rev. 2 about the persecuted church at Smyrna. Jesus tells that church that "after ten days" their suffering will end. Pastor pointed out that this ten days indicates that there is a limit to persecution (and I'm sure suffering as well), and it will end. It won't last forever. I found that to be a comforting thought.

Take care,


Jill said...

I am so glad to hear that you guys were able to get away and spend sometime together. When life gets hectic sometimes it's hard to enjoy ourselves and remember that "this too shall pass". The last few months have been so incredibly busy and stressful for me at work; it's been hard for me to remember that as well!
Please give us a call if you ever need someone to help with your "chauffer" duties! We would be happy to help out.
Well, I am going to enjoy the last few days of my favorite season and try to welcome yours with open arms. :)
Love, Jill (and Mike)

Julie said...

Good grief! The hits just keep on coming. I'm glad to hear Jacob is on his way to recovery. You will handle the shcool, soccer, Sunday school, etc schedule with the same amazing strength you've handled everything that's come at you this past year. Remember to breathe every once in a while. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all,
Julie, Tim & Rena