Friday, November 5, 2010

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade, until you've had enough

Halloween is over-thank goodness. The girls were busy with daycare and school Halloween parties and so were not too upset by a two-block trick-or-treating radius. They completely played the part of the beautiful princess. My mom made their dresses and they are beautiful.

Samantha was Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.

Alyssa was lovely as Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Now on to the title of this post . . .
Al and I have had a rough couple of weeks. He had a stomach virus with which in combination with a prescription drug caused a severe burn in his esophagus and landed him in the ICU. Talk about scary. Luckily he didn't suffer a tear like we had originally thought. I like the non-life threatening events.

Since he entered the hospital under the pretense of chest pain the hospital was obligated to perform a series of tests to make sure his heart was in good shape. He had an abnormal Echo, but no one was overly concerned. So we went home and then received a call from the reading cardiologist who wanted to see us the next day. This guy was strange to say the least. At any rate he called Stanford. Turns out this cardiologist is prone to severe overreaction and eccentric diagnosis. Just let your mind wander and I'm sure you could come up with a few diagnoses. So now were set and have to head up to Stanford. We're betting that this is related to your run-of-the-mill high blood pressure. We just need to clear out all the ghosts in the closet before we can get on with our lives.

Al is still healing from the burn and has been slowly working back up to a solid diet--his pants keep falling down.

I would like our lives to go back to normal. I want Al to feel better for his peace of mind and mine. I need some sanity back in my life. It's hard being a single mom to three kids (Al included).

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