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Health update on the family

Friday, March 22, 2013

I know I've been mentioning how sick we all have been because of this danged cold weather. My husband finally went back in to the doctor, seeing a completely new one, and got a diagnosis! I love when doctors put a label on the problems we're having. He seems to get sick at the end of each winter and just couldn't kick this one so he now has "chronic bronchitis" and mild asthma. Things that can be handled with medication and he should be feeling better within a few days.

I am to the point of sleeping on the couch in a sitting position because when I lie down my head starts to throb. Ear infection #2 came in and opened up, but fortunately it wasn't as major of a blowout at the first one, so I still have all my hearing in that ear when it has no cotton ball in it. I'm hoping for warm weather soon!

My mom is healing well and has an appointment for a checkup on the eye. It was for some puckering and they basically drained it and blew it back up into the proper roundness. She's going to ask when they can do the cataracts, hopefully this year so she can go on this years already paid up deduction instead of having to pay the big bucks again next year.

This is the last day of school before spring breaks, so hopefully we'll have time to get the house clean and get rid of some of those cold bugs around the house. I will be putting my kids to work and teaching them how to clean since they're still feeling well. They're 6 and 8, I've let them slack long enough on helping with cleaning the house. They're capable of dishes and sweeping. I'll also show them how a bathroom is done this week, even if I don't make them clean it.

I hope everyone else is feeling better, I know many of you have been sick too. Seems to be going around still. May it get warm and we are able to play outside again!
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  • TANYA602
    Another ear infection? Oh no! I am glad to hear hubby got another opinion and is on the mend. And love how spring break equates to some spring cleaning! I know that will be happening here in our house in two weeks, as well! Hopefully you have some good weather and you can all get outside in the next few days, maybe even get in some geocaching!
    1852 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
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    It is always a great lesoon when kids learn to clean. Then when they are teenagers, they seem to forget all they ever learned when it comes to their bedroom.
    1852 days ago
    I hope you get well soon, and that your ear infection heals! Hope medication can help your husband heal from his bronchitis.
    1853 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    emoticon For the update on your family. Sometimes just seeing another doctor makes all the differance, glad your DH has medication that applys to what has been ailing him. I hope your mother will be able to get the cataracts removed before the end of the year.
    I agree your children are old enough to start helping with a few chores around the house, as there are many things children are capable of handling. Get to start now, then they will learn early that helping around the house not just moms job.
    1853 days ago
    Kids love to do things when presented as a game. You are right to give them responsibilities.
    1853 days ago
    Glad hubby and Mom are doing better, now you just have to work on yourself. I do hope you see warm weather soon, I've heard for CT we won't see temps in the 60's til mid April! How sad is that? Well hang in there it's got to get warmer sooner or later. =)
    1853 days ago
    I'm finally getting over my cold now. One week, so not too bad. It sucks being sick though, just know that wellness will return eventually! That helped me through my cold.
    1853 days ago
    Hope the weather clears up for you soon! It's good to start teaching your kids at that age to start helping around the house. You'd be amazed on what 6 and 8 year old can help with. Making a game of it will make your day go quicker. At 6 I had my kids sorting laundry and many other chores. Hope you all feel better soon.
    1854 days ago
    It wasn't a good winter for illnesses! Hubby and I both had a bit of a scratchy throat today and hope it won't blow into something that gets us down! Take care of you and yours!
    1854 days ago
    Thank you for the update. Wishing your family members a speedy recovery! emoticon

    The house cleaning idea with your children sounds like a great plan :) Good luck.
    1854 days ago
    So glad all are doing better HAPPY SPRING!!!!!! emoticon
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  • MISSG180
    You guys are having a rugged year. I hope things settle down soon!!
    1854 days ago
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