Friday, January 17, 2014

Ever Feel Like You Are Falling Behind

Today was the day for Grace's big GI appointment. This meant a trip down to Atlanta (1 1/2 hours away and then back), including a couple of errands on the way back home. In other words a complete day away from the home and a list a mile long that needs to be accomplished in the next 3-4 days. Don't get me wrong I was looking forward to this appointment and was hoping for a diagnosis for Grace so we could get moving on with a treatment.

Three days out of the house this week has really slowed things down for me. So I am looking at lots of work to accomplish this weekend:

Go to the gym in the morning with Grace to exercise
Plan lessons for my four classes for Cooperative on Tuesday
Finish writing a study guide for a company I am working with
Grocery shopping
Go to pharmacy to pick up Grace's new medications
Wash all animal bedding, linens, and rugs
Finish laundry
Start deep cleaning the house
Clean chicken coops (we have 20 chickens)
Attend church and listen to the possible new Pastor our church is interviewing
Attend small group on Sunday night
Take mom out to lunch for her birthday and purchase a birthday gift
I am also overrun with eggs and need to make deviled eggs and bake some items for the freezer

For those that have lasted this long and want to know how the appointment went with the GI specialist thinks at this point that we are dealing with a motility issue and we are trying two new medications that she will take daily for three months. If we have no improvement in the next 2-3 weeks on the new regimen then she will be sedated for an upper endoscopic exam. Thanks so much for all the prayers.


A Candle to Read By said...

Hope you all see some quick improvement with the new Rx. Also let me know if you are one of those people who actually do "Finish Laundry." I don't think I have been finished since 1994.

LJS said...

Finish laundry? Just when you think you are caught up a whole pile sneaks up behind you. There is not finish laundry. It does not exist.

When we are struggling with real life, the schooling becomes part of the life we are living. That is when I turn to audiobooks for the car rides. News magazines in waiting rooms, documentaries on iPads, etc.

Be gentle on yourself. It will get done, one day at a time.

Deb said...

Poor Grace. I am sorry she is struggling with this. I know a sick kid isn't easy on mom, either. I hope you find a solution soon.

Kelly Rhoades said...

If you want to put the chicken manure in a bucket or trash can for me, I'll come pick it up for the garden. Just let me know.