I know I have been blessed not to have any serious medical issues with my family. Sixteen years of parenting and up until last year we had one broken arm (not Andy), one set of stitches (not Andy), and one concussion (amazingly still not Andy). And Janessa was born with a urinary tract problem which did require tests at the hospital every year and nightly antibiotics, but she outgrew it by age 2 1/2.
Then there was 2010. Not only did we meet our insurance deductible, we also met our yearly out of pocket (none of it maternity). In March my hubby pretty much shattered his elbow requiring 13 pins and a plate to put it back together and physical therapy to make it work again. Everything went fine and he healed well. Brennen got pneumonia in August and luckily didn't require hospitalization, but was a very sick kid for 2 1/2 weeks. In September Cameron had his first laser procedure, Andy had his tonsils and adenoids out in October, and the day before Thanksgiving another laser for Cameron. My anxiety level or something went way down after Thanksgiving knowing I was done with hospitals and doctors until February. Yet, I didn't have too much time to relax because thrown into the usual holiday chaos was a family trip to the Dominican Republic.
I loved January. And now January is over...
To all you moms out there who deal with medical issues and hospitals on a regular basis, including my sister, you are my heroes!
Cameron posing for some pictures before 2nd laser surgery, Nov 24, 2010
Eating a popsicle after surgery