So I had to take both kids to the doctor today. Ross woke up with a raging sore throat and there was some yucky goo in there that I could see. Ally was still running a fever (3rd day). She turned out to have a mild bladder infection. Not a big deal because it isnt bothering her and the meds will wipe it out quickly. They tested Ross for strep and it came out negative...but, the doctor said it could be too early to show so put him on antibiotics anyway. Then he told me that if it isn't bacterial, the pills won't work (which I already know) and it is either viral, which should be cleared up by Monday or if it isn't then he most likely has Mono again. At any rate, he is out of school for the rest of the week and no baseball practice or games. He had a game tonight and one friday so he is pretty upset about that. I am too because those were home games! He only has two more home games this season after those. I am also worried that if its Mono, he will have to miss a lot of school. He can do take home work to a point but if its bad, then he will have to repeat a trimester of school. Mono won't show up on a test for a couple more weeks so it will take that long for a firm diagnosis but he has been more tired than normal lately. I thought it was just from playing ball but with this possibility it is making me think that maybe it isn't just that. I am trying to just take things as they come but I am so bummed that all this stuff keeps coming and coming with no break to catch my breath and set my feet for the ride! I keep thinking things will settle down to normal soon but then something else comes up. I usually try to plan and forsee pitfalls but I have given up on that for now and am just taking things day by day.....sometmes moment by moment. I don't really like doing it like this but I have no choice at this point so rather than stress myself out fighting what I can't change....I am just rolling with what comes next.
The upside...... I am learning something new as we speak....adding yet another dimension to myself (one that is needed for sure) and challenging my patience. I am happy to say that I have grown a lot in being patient and much more flexible than has been in my nature, so that is a good thing. Another good thing is that through all of these challenges, I am staying strong on my BFC lifestyle and am feeling good about my progress and accomplishments. Even though things are not quite going the way I would like them to.....LIFE IS GOOD!!!
Another awesome thing....my hubby has offered to work a day for me so that I have one day a week to do the things I want to do or need to do without having to sacrifice time with my kids. He is the most amazing man in the world and he shows me he loves me all the time. Even still, I was moved to tears that he offered to do this for me, just so I could have a "me" day each week. He knows that us Moms never really have a day off because our kids always need us for something but that this is a way that he can give me some time to myself without feeling guilty. I have no words for how much I appreciate him. =0)