Happy March everyone! We are good here....really not sure how this is possible, considering everything on the plate (new job, new insurance-which is a nightmare when 20 agencies/doctors/pharmas have to switch, sickness, gas leak scare, etc). I took Lilah in to the pediatrician yesterday because; well, kind of just because. She had an eye infection (which they could have called drops in for her) and a lingering bit of a cold, and I just felt like I should. The night before Garrett was up all night getting the nasty cold that had landed Paul in bed the entire weekend. To make a long story short, I ended up taking him with me and.......both kids had "wheezing" in their lungs and ear infections!!!! Are you kidding me? No fevers and no complaints. Clearly my children heard Dr. Joe say how sick they were and believed him, because the fussing started with full force on the way to the car (and has not eased up!). I was hoping for some more tasks around here (haha!), so now both kids are getting breathing treatments 4x/day and 2 more medicines. FYI-you have not fully experienced the breadth of parenting until you have pinned your 2 year-old, WWF-style, (who is screaming like you are holding a rattlesnake over his mouth) for the endless minutes it takes to complete the "treatment".
Lilah had her feeding tube changed out for a new "style", which is smaller and lower profile. As with all her things, there's a learning curve; but, I'm excited to be rid of the 10 inch plastic tube that dangled from her belly. They taught me how to put it back in her stomach if it falls out...I am praying this never happens, because I am still very nervous about a big hole in my baby's belly. She is sleeping a little better after many theories and desperate attempts (and threats to take away every promised 'perk' of fighting though heart failure, starting with the pony, that were whispered in her ear back in the fall).
In all honesty, I feel like the fact that we are getting through the days with any kind of sanity is a total miracle. Most days, I am a little less overwhelmed than the day before. I am certain this is only by God's grace, His provision for our every need in each moment, and the faithful prayers of so many---a thousand 'thankyou's!