Sunday, January 22, 2017

ER visits are NOT fun

It's now the tail end of January & I haven't updated my blog since Halloween.  How sad is that?  I've just been SO busy, but I'm going to try to get things caught up over the next 2 weeks.

November was a sick month at the Potter house.  Craiger had an awful double ear infection at the beginning of the month, & then 3 weeks later, he & Taya both got strep throat.  Cadence, Lorien, & I had colds.  Trek was gone TDY & of course that week was awful.  First the van broke down & with Trek being gone I didn't have a 2nd vehicle, then Craiger & Taya got strep throat & wound up in the ER.  Poor babies. . . 

And then 5 minutes after we walked through the front door from the ER, Canyon walked up to me & pointed to his nose saying "It's Up There!"  "What's up there?"  "It's up there!  It hurts!"  I peeked & sure enough, he had stuffed something orange up his nose just out of reach.

I cried & cried.  It had been such a horrible week & now I was facing going BACK to the ER after spending several hours there already that morning.  I looked on youtube & there was a video of a doctor showing how to dislodge an object from a child's nose.  I decided to give it a shot.  It totally worked.  SO MUCH RELIEF.  I was SO scared & SO dreading another trip to the hospital.  I simply plugged the nostril that didn't have anything in it, put my mouth over his entire mouth & blew really hard.  It shot the bead straight out of his nose.  Thank heavens.

It was one of Taya's pony beads.  He told me he'd never put anything up his nose again.  Oh man.  Six kids & of course it's the 6th that shoves something up his nose first.  Boy was I glad when Trek got home the next day.

It just goes to show that life is a constant adventure.  There are fun times & there are hard times, but we always seem to make it through.  

Adventure Awaits . . . 

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