Friday, October 30, 2009

Again with the doctors and whining!

OK, I promise this will be my last medical update. Unless it's not, but whatever:

The tall boy got a clean bill of health from the surgeon and the pulmonologist this week, which of course is fantastic on many levels. As far as he is concerned is this is terrific because it means he can start working out with the lacrosse team after Christmas.

One might think that a doctor who had just removed a section of his patient's lung would make frowny faces at the patient if that patient said, "My goal is to get well enough to run around on a field and get whacked in the chest repeatedly with lots of very big sticks." One would be wrong.

The oldest girl got her glamour cast removed and has graduated to a brace -- or is it called a splint? And is there a difference? And do you care? Don't answer that.

As you can see from the photo, she did end up painting it for the Homecoming dance -- black craft paint, with silver glitter spray-painted over it. It rocked.

But in the "bummer" category, the youngest girl is down for the count. It does not appear to be swinish in nature, but she sure doesn't feel good. The sleeping bags are her brother's contribution before he left for school -- because as far as he knows we own no blankets? I'm puzzled.

Good thing the sunny girl has a cat to guard her. And a guitar, because that's how we roll.


  1. Darn...just when things were looking up! I'm not feeling too well either. Hoping it's just a sinus infection. Tell youngest girl I hope she's feeling up to snuff really soon. Good guard cat.

    Oh and thanks for asking about Bethany. Each day gets a little better but there remain occasional setbacks.

  2. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you eventually have a week or two with no injuries or illnesses in your house!

    My youngest is home today with a fever and cough. It doesn't appear to be swinish, either.

  3. Wow...what a Fall you have had. Healing prayers coming your way! Holly at

  4. Your kids are too cute to be sick or have broken bones or pulmonary-whatever stuff. Hope your winter is better than your fall.

  5. I hope she feels better soon!

  6. oh man - hopefully the watch kitty can make her rest all day and she will feel better in no time!

    Dirty Little Confessions

  7. I hope the youngest urchin gets better quickly. Trick or treating just wouldn't be right for my biggest without her street sister. Really! But with Jake on guard she should be fine in no time.

  8. You crack me up...the way you tell the story. Hope the youngest feels better soon...we have something here too..ick!


  9. Hope your youngest is better soon, poor poss. Im really loving the glamour cast by the way.

  10. there was absolutely no way that i could not post a comment here because the previous two posters were Holly and Polly and I am Holly... :-)

    Hope your family is on the track to healing... Stopping by from SITS!

  11. It's funny coming back here...'last medical update' indeed