Summer of 2008
I'm behind on everything right now. The laundry sits in sloppy piles on not one but both living room chairs. The dishes are piled in both sides of the sink. Clean dishes waiting patiently in the dishwasher, hoping to be put away very soon. There is a giant pile of toys on the girls floor. Blankets everywhere. The dust bunnies are having a party under the furniture. The bags under my eyes are big enough to carry enough luggage for a two week trip. Yes I'm that tired. But we are home! No matter how messy the house is, we are home.
I took Sloan into her Pediatricians office on Monday because her ears and throat were bothering her. She was also experiencing severe abdominal pain. The Dr. sent her to the ER for some further tests. They really weren't sure what was going on. Suspected a UTI but wanted to make sure it wasn't an appendicitis. One cat scan & ultrasound later with numerous blood tests taken and antibiotics given she was released this morning. The specialist feels it might be gallbladder related but because she wasn't in as much pain today they waited on running any further tests. Because her bowels were inflamed they think it could be gastritis. I'm super happy to be home but a little frustrated too. Frustrated because she is still feeling crummy. Sloan wanted to go home so badly that she said she felt fine. I told her a few minutes ago that she will just have to deal with her tummy pain for the next two weeks until she visits the specialist. Can you sense my agitation with this whole situation? I feel like the last 4 days were a total waste of every ones time & now we are back at square one. No answers of why she has been having tummy pain on & off for years now. No real answers to what was really going on. I am grateful for the fact that so many people were praying for her. I'm grateful that it wasn't something serious. And I will be praying that the specialist can figure out what's really going on at her next visit.
So I'm heading down for a much needed nap. I'm a little grouchy at the moment (in case you couldn't tell). When I wake up I'll take out my frustrations on this messy house. It should sparkle like a diamond when I'm done.