May 12, 2012

A tough couple of days....

It has been a tough few days around here....


  • We got a huge water bill and found out that one of our toilets has been running nonstop and needs fixed.
  • The oven stopped working correctly this week.
  • Ethan didn't fall asleep on Thursday night until 2:30am on Friday morning. At 2am we put him in the car and drove around!
  • Friday afternoon Ethan started running a pretty high fever so we headed to the doctor's office. Doctor Smith said it was either a virus or related to the teething and to just keep treating with Tylenol and ibuprofen. 
  • On the way home from the doctor's office we got a flat tire! Jeff came and got us and he took Ethan and I home and then headed back to change the tire and then take it to Walmart to buy a new one.
  • Ethan was fussy much of Friday evening and didn't go to bed until 11:30pm (with us) so I didn't sleep well at all.
  • And we are still waiting for text results.....
Today was much better though....
  • We all slept in! And although Ethan was still a bit warm he was acting much more like himself. I really think it is his teeth. The poor little man has been working on those top two teeth for so long!!
  • We worked on laundry and dishes and spent time as a family.
  • A friend came over and helped Jeff fix the toilet. 
  • Jeff's parents came over and watched Ethan so Jeff and I could go to Sears to look at ovens. We found one and it will be here on Thursday, so we'll be doing lots of microwave, toaster oven, skillet, and crock pot meals for the next couple of days - which won't be bad. When we got home we all enjoyed pizza for dinner and Ethan at really well for the first time in a few days -- eating all of his carrots, peas, and pears. It was a good day!
Prayer Requests
  • Pray that Ethan will finally cut his top two teeth and feel better. 
  • Please pray for me, all mom's of extra special little ones, and all mom's whose little one's have gone to heaven before them - Mother's Day is very difficult for many of us.
  • Pray for us as we continue to wait for test results. Pray that the Cystadane has been working and that we will see improvements in his labs.
  • Pray that Ethan will continue to grow and remain healthy and develop physically and mentally.
  • Pray that the doctors, researchers, therapists, and teachers will find new ways to help us help kids with PBD reach their fullest potential. Pray for miracles, pray for treatments and for a cure! 
  • Pray for the world to be more understanding of kids with special needs and parents of children with special needs.
  • Pray that more people will put their trust in Jesus!

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