Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Life is like a box of chocolates..

Oy, the past week or two has been a bit nuts. With the kids out of school now we are running to and from this summer school class and that, band lessons, friends over here, kids over there. It's crazy.

I'm still worried about Nathan's eye. You know, I wonder if they missed something. The doc was very thorough so that's reassuring but the mommy in me can't help but worry. It is starting to sink in the severity of having a cataract at his age. The first few months are HUGE in visual development and he's actually quite "old" for diagnosis and treatment. Which means that he could have vision issues that can never be overcome. I hope not. The blessing of it is that even if he does, he will have never known life to be any different so I'm sure will adapt quite well. Here's a little info about congenital Cataracts at Medline Plus . Kind of an odd thing though, since they dilated his eyes I'm noticing that his right pupil (where the cataract is) is consistantly smaller than the other. I dont' know if it's always been that way and I just didn't notice it or if this is a new development. It responds the same as the other to light and dark, but it's just smaller. I guess we will find out about that too when we go to Marshfield.

Hailey spent 3 days at the beach last week and has a good 2nd degree burn. She's got blisters that bleed. It's awful! She swore she wear sunblock but I doubt she applied it as often as she claims because I don't think I've ever seen a sunburn as bad as hers.

Craig has a meeting tonight at work. I don't think it's going to go well. We were hoping to keep him working for another month or so until I get my job established but I'm not sure that's going to happen. I know God will take care of us, he always has. But the prospect of Craig being unemployed is scary. There could very realistically be a few weeks where we don't have any income coming in. Yikes. We've been tossing around the idea that if that happens we could take out a 2nd mortgage on the house, we have $60,000 in equity in it and could use that as a nice cushion to have some security, it's a big step since interest rates are quite a bit higher than what ours currently is and we'd be doubling our payment most likely. Definitely not something we are jumping into without some serious consideration.

As far as my job I'm still waiting to hear when our meeting is to go over the ins and outs. That's life in a hospital, nothing is ever accomplished in a timely manner. That will probably be the hardest thing for me to deal with as I'm one that likes to hit the ground running. It's frustrating to say the least.

My cat had 5 kittens yesterday. Anyone want one? We need kittens like a hole in our head. But it's our own fault I suppose for procrastinating on getting her fixed.

I've gotten a few pics for the tub time contest now and will probably launch that on Monday. So you've still got time to send your pic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We've just gone a month with a significantly reduced income as well and rest assured the Lord will provide!
My husband has been dealing with a disorder of the eyes since he was born, and we have a wonderful life and a beautiful family. We will continue praying for Nathan.