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Homeschool and Life Happenings – The One with More Doctors

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While I know summer is here in my mind, at the moment it doesn’t feel too relaxing around the house. We’ve been keeping busy for sure with swim team. The kids have practices almost daily and Rick and I have been helping out a lot. 

We started out the week with a visit for Laurianna to see another specialist, this time a pediatric cardiologist. At this point we are taking appointments in any order we can get them since many specialists have crazy long waiting lists. We’re waiting on seeing an Ehlers Danlos specialist in a few months, but the good news at this appointment was that what she has not is not vascular related. On the other hand they did find another anomaly, but one they only need to keep an eye on at this point and not one that will cause any significant problems. 

Meanwhile we are being referred to another specialist. And the visits continue. If anything, we are determined to hit our individual and family deductible this year. 

We had our first swim meet this week and it went with only a few hiccups. Only three of our kids were there and they all did great. :) I know it seems silly, but the above picture is one that makes me a little giddy. Because inevitably at a swim meet we are missing SOMETHING: goggles, caps, sharpies, etc… so I put together a mini emergency kit to keep in our bag and pull out. Already (first meet) we needed a cap, bandaids, and Sharpies. It’s the little things that keep me going and I’m not afraid to admit it. 

On Wednesday, Laurianna had all of her wisdom teeth removed. She was very nervous about it, but it went very well overall. Granted, she was rather out of it the remainder of the day, but her best friend came over bringing lots of cold popsicles and other yummies for her, along with with a stack of movies, and we stayed up late watching crazy movies together.

She’s doing much better, although a little swollen, and ready to be back to normal. Sadly (I think) she was just groggy – not crazy hilarious like some of the kids you see coming out of surgery. The only funny thing she kept doing was poking her chin because it felt funny being numb and she couldn’t tell the difference between her lip and the gauze. 

Zachary left on Sunday for a full week of Boy Scout Camp, working hard on earning quite a few badges. He recently was promoted to First Class and is wants to get his Eagle Scout as soon as he can.

That said, the house has been rather quiet because he and another sibling haven’t been at odds during the week (shhh…I didn’t just admit that our kids fight, ok?). Ironically, the other child typically involved in the constant back-and-forth admitted to missing fighting with him. Lord help me. Come Friday we are going to have one exhausted 12 year old boy. 

Rick also headed out of town this week to a conference of sorts focused all on sound tech geeky stuff. There’s likely a better term for it, but I’m thrilled he gets to spend some time with a group of guys who appreciate all the geek-stuff and just relax without the kids. :) 

And me – well, I’m determined to get a night out too. Two friends and I are planning to head out to dinner tomorrow night and then go see a movie together before I have to pick up Zachary from Scout Camp (I may or may not be staying in town so I don’t forget he is coming home!!). 

That’s it for our week – what have YOU been up to? 


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  • It must be the week for wisdom teeth extraction. Josh had his removed on Tuesday.

    I’m not going to lie – I’d b a little giddy about that emergency kit, too, and quite proud of myself that I had all the little things I needed for the meet. :)

    Good luck with all the specialists and doctor visits. That doesn’t sound like fun.

  • I saw that and was going to comment when I got home. Glad your kiddos went well too!

  • Dawn

    The emergency kit is great. I hope that the doctor appointments bring you all answers soon.
    Blessings, Dawn

  • Dawn

    I love the emergency kit. Little things like that make me happy. I hope the doctor appointments bring you answers.

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