Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Appointments, Appointments, Appointments!

Doctor's appointments are nothing new in our family.  We have a son who has special needs and another who has had heart problems.  Of course, almost all of their appointments are with specialists who are 1 1/2 hours away.  That makes these appointments a half day or longer away from home.  I am thankful for these doctors~don't get the wrong impression.  I just wish we didn't need them. 

Today we had an appointment for our oldest son with his rheumatologist.  The appointment went well~in fact, he can stop taking some medications.  This was a great relief.  We are hoping that the antibiotic injections that he is getting each month will do the trick.  (We found out in early fall that he has been harboring a strep infection that has been attacking his heart~causing inflamation around his heart and other problems.  He had open heart surgery 2 1/2 years ago due to two holes in his heart and problems with his pulmonary veins.)  He has not had any heart problems since early June.  We are very thankful for that.  We are praying that this will be the end of those problems.  It is always scary when something happens with his heart.  We always go back in our minds to his  surgery~and we don't want to go through that again!

Tomorrow is an appointment for our middle son, Friday is checkups with our family doctor for two of the kids, and Monday is yet another appointment.  Thankfully after that we have a few weeks before any more appointments!

Just another week in our life!  Starting homeschooling with our oldest son is off to a "running" start!  Our life is always interesting~blessed, but interesting!!

I pray you are having a less hectic week!


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