Monday, February 27, 2012

This and That

First of all, thank all of you for your sweet words of encouragement!!!  It really meant a lot to me!!  As I said in my last post, we were hoping to have a great weekend and we did!!  On Saturday, we went to Bossier to Caleb's sister's house.  The girls love to play with their cousins, Megan and Jackson.  Caleb's mom was also in town from Texas.  We had a great time!!

On Sunday, Caleb and the girls were in the backyard playing and Audrey asked Caleb about some play dough toy she saw in the storage building.  The truth is, Caleb's sister, Jennifer (the Bossier one) gave it to Audrey for her 2nd birthday and we never gave it to her......SO SORRY JENNY!!!  Play Do is so messy!!  Well, Audrey is almost 8 so we figured it was time.  Caleb set up the activity table and the girls had the best time....again, SO SORRY JENNY!!  Better late than never, right??
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So, to add to our medical woes, I began having pain in my upper abdominal Saturday while we were in Bossier.  It sort of felt like heartburn and was radiating to my back.  Caleb's mom gave me a magnesium supplement.  It helped some.  I had eaten a lot that day.  Spicy chips and a rich chocolate and peanut butter dessert.  Maybe this was causing it??  By the time we got back to Ruston, the pain was really bad!!  We stopped at Walgreens and I got some zantac.  It didn't help.  While we were in Bossier, Caleb's sister (who happens to be an RN), mentioned something about gallbladder.  So, being the freak that I am, I began researching my symptoms online.  I know it's never a good idea, but I couldn't help myself!!  So, I convinced myself that I had some serious problem.  So much so that I drove myself to the ER!!  Caleb asked if I wanted him to come, but calling a sitter seemed silly (as if me going to the ER wasn't silly!!).  The ER was crowded.  I looked around and there was a pitiful teenage boy practically laying on the floor in tears from some sort of pain.  There was a college-aged guy who had had a motorcycle accident that was disoriented.  Ummmm....I was realizing that maybe I didn't really need to be there; you know taking time and attention from the REAL sick people!!  So, I left.  I went to the doctor today and I am pretty sure I am not dying!  Yea!!  Instead, he felt it was best to rule out indigestion, so he gave me some some prescription antacid and told me to follow the indigestion diet for a week and if it isn't better to come back.  Y'all, I am freaking out about the diet!!  These are the no-no's:  fried food, acidic food, coffee, chocolate, caffeine and peppermint!!  WHA???!!  Those are my food groups!  Well, not really, but I LOVE Coke Zero and I LOVE coffee with my peppermint mocha creamer...I am so sad!!!  I am determined to do it though, because the pain was/is BAD!!  And to top it all off, I also have a sinus infection.  Am I 37 or 85???  Hard to tell these days!!  :)  I will be sure and let y'all know how the horrific caffeine and coffee free week goes.  Caleb told me that he has heard that once you are over the hump of the withdrawal symptoms that I will feel great and not want to go back to the evil ways of before.  Of course, he told me this as he sipped his Coke Zero and ate his chocolate dessert!!!!  :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

When it rains; it pours....

Do you ever feel like that?  I feel like it has been pouring on the Seney family lately!!  When I really think about it, it's not so bad.  We have a wonderful life - healthy children - friends - a wonderful small group from church....but, sometimes life feels overwhelming!!

Our sweet dog Grover is getting better, but he did have a little set back at the beginning of the week.  I promise we love our dog, he's our first-born and only son :), but wow, those vet bills can be pretty steep!!  I think we have spent more money on him than our human children!

Both girls were sick last week.  Abby woke up with fever on Wednesday.  By Friday she wasn't any better.  We went to the doctor.  The pediatrician looked in her ear and said something to the effect that Abby had one of the worst ear infections she had seen in some time.  She asked Abby if it hurt and Abby said NO!  The child has a very high threshold for pain....she didn't get that from her momma!!  So, she's been on antibiotics and is better.  We go back next week for a re-check of the ear.  On Monday, the poor child went to bed at 4:30 and did not wake up until almost 7 the next morning.  Well, I take that back.  She woke up some time during the night because I put her in her bed in clothes and the next morning she had on pajamas!!  That girl loves her pajamas.  That, she does get from her momma.

The same day Abby got sick, so did Audrey.  She woke up with a pain in her side.  Audrey is a wee bit dramatic, so Caleb and I didn't really think much of it.  She continued to complain of pain and then she began to vomit.  We thought she might have a stomach bug, but with side pain was worrying us.  The poor thing was laying on the floor writhing in pain.  It turns out the child has a kidney stone!!  Ummm. aren't old men supposed to get kidney stones??!!  After they tested her urine (had blood in it), they did an x-ray.  While at the clinic, her pain stopped.  Dr. Slusher explained that the pain can come and go.  We strained her urine for 2 days (fun!!), but she didn't pass it.  We were sent home with Tylenol 3 in case she has another "attack" again.

So, that's why I was feeling a little stressed.  By Friday, Caleb and I were just worn out!!  I must add, he took both girls to their doctors appointments.  He went to Green Clinic 3 days in a row (Audrey had to go back Thursday).  He and I split the time at home with them on Wednesday and Thursday.  He stayed home all day Friday so I could work.  Friday afternoon at work I heard somethings that bothered me and hurt my feelings.  Don't ya just love gossip and rumors??  Let's just say it was not pretty!!  I am not a crier.  My mom is, but I'm not.  I just burst into tears at my desk.  I could not stop!!  I had a horrible afternoon.  I even let my hurt and anger take over my weekend.  Finally, by Sunday, I was not as angry.  By work Monday, I was a lot better.  I think it is all okay now.  I think I was just stressed!!!  I made a conscious decision to not allow others to have control over how I felt.  I also decided to really make an effort to do my job to the best of my ability.  That's a good feeling.  I know I have done my best this week.  I also know that my job is a little stressful in itself and can be difficult at times.

This weekend will be good!!  That's what I am telling myself!!  We will get a chance to see most of Caleb's family on Saturday and that should be fun.  The girls love playing with their cousins.  I hope you have a great weekend, too!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


What's going on?  Well, poor Grover has been sick and had surgery and I got a new table for our foyer.  That really is it!!

Grover just came home from the vet today.  He was there since Monday.  He had severe pancreatitis (sp??) and then they discovered that where his small and large intestines meet was bunched and twisted up (like those medical terms??).  He had surgery Tuesday evening and came home today with a satellite so that he won't bother his stitches.........

And, here is my new table.  I love it!  We are slowly working on each room of the house.

I also got a new rug, but I didn't take a picture of it. 

Hope to have a nice and relaxing weekend......same to you!!!