What a crazy week it has been, to say the least. I'm so thankful for the Lord and for His strength!
I had an appointment with the orthopedics doctor on Tuesday to follow up with the hip pain and make sure that they are not getting worse. They are the same as before and not getting any worse, so thank the Lord for that! For the pain, I will follow up with the Rheumatologist in Chicago. I see him in September.
On Wednesday, I saw the surgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago who had put my gastric pacemaker in, all due to a piece of metal that came out of my g-tube (stomach) back on August 9th. All is well though with the piece of metal. It was an endo clip that they had put in when I had my scope in May for the J-tube to be put back. I had a tear in my esophagus and they had used it to help it heal. AMAZING! Glad it wasn't a piece of the pacemaker or that the metal clip didn't damage my stomach or my g-tube. THANK YOU, LORD, for the little and BIG things You do! :)
I had some issues going on Wednesday with some pretty bad stomach cramps, so while I was in Chicago I made a phone call to the he other hospital (University of Chicago), where my GI specialist is, to let them know what was going on. They suggested I go to their ER or home ER to be checked out and admitted to see what was the problem. I chose to go back to my hospital. We had the kiddos with us on this trip since school starts next week and we were wanting to make it an extra special time. Well....Daddy took care of it being special for them with a trip to Sonic Drive-in and still got me home as quickly as possible. We dropped kids off and went to the ER. I was admitted and the following day had a scope done which revealed I had an intestinal infection. :( Not fun, but grateful it wasn't anything worse and the symptoms were not worse. Much to be thankful for and had wonderful care from the staff.
But there is no place like home and I asked Friday morning if it would be possible for me to go home. I was given the green light and by 6:30 that night I was at home. :) I am so glad to be back in my own surroundings and with my FAMILY! :) Miss my kiddos so much when I'm in the hospital. So grateful for God blessing me with THE BEST HUSBAND! He had his hands full with trying to be with me and getting kids dispersed and house keeping and his job and the list goes on. Not once does he complain! Thankful for some nurses helping him also with making sure he was fed. Just when he would be getting close to leaving to get a bite of something, they would come with a drink and some food. I am blessed from God with such a beautiful family! God is better to me than I ever deserve. I count my blessings!!!!
I had a special "Mommy Moment" this morning with Kailey. She came in this morning and cuddled and snuggled with me. Talk about making your heart melt. Can't help but take it all in. What a time it was and we both needed it.
It's coming upon us all to fast - school! I can't believe it is already here on Tuesday. We still need to put Kelsey's school work on the laptop though. It won't be hard to do, just want it ready by Tuesday so she is starting when the others do. Back packs are ready and I am not. I miss my kids while they are not here. We have made a lot of wonderful memories over the summer and had a lot of fun. I am so thankful I had a chance to be able to be a part of it with them!
School time means summer is getting ready to end,but fall is just around the corner. I LOVE FALL TIME! The colors of the trees, s'mores and yummy caramel apples and the smell of apple cider, and snuggling up in comfy sweaters. No, I don't eat any of the caramel apples, s'mores, or the apple cider, but it helps draw the picture. ;)
I am wanting to do something extra special with the kids on Monday. I wanted to do it over the summer and I'm sure we have but I want to do it again. I want to go out of my way with the kids and find a stranger and make their day. Not sure what we'll do because I want them to put their ideas in on it as well. Just want to make someone's day a better one! :) I am so thankful to many of you who have done that over and over for my family. THANK YOU!!!
I pray that all of you are doing well.