Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Well the boys are doing some better, at least the twins! We took them to the dr. yesterday and they have a serious viral infection. No milk for the rest of the week and they have to have no runny diapers for 2-3 days after the end of this week before we can resume milk. They ARE NOT happy campers! They are BIG milk drinkers 4-5 gallons a week. They love water! But not that much and well Pedialyte is a no go. The dr. said try Gatorade, not going over well.

On a sad note, Monkey has been having some swelling in the private area. The dr. said surgery is in order. He has a hernia. Poor little guy! He acts fine and the dr. says it is not as traumatic as if he were older and more developed. They will call with the surgery date toward the end of the week. He has to be over this bug first.

Bulldog is down in his back and it is BAD. He is on a cane. He will not go to the dr. and urrrrurrr!! I am not a happy wife. I love him and respect him but men can be rather stubborn at times. I am just wondering if that 18 wheeler is going to stoop down in the am for him to "jump" into? Okay, that was bad....but I am frustrated. I am concerned that he may hurt it worse. So, please pray.

Most of you know that we are a 1 income family and have received another med. bill from the boys birth. We have paid (after this bill) almost $30,000 in 21 months OUT OF POCKET! Their bills total $1.25 million at this point. What we have had to pay is not a drop in the bucket compared to the insurance paid part. We are blessed. So, $ can be a stressful issue at times. I will be going back to work at least part time this year on the farm. At least my babies will be close and I have a terrific Mother's Helper! Praise the Lord!

Hope you have a warm and safe day! Blessings!


Ellie said...

Oh Marva.....isn't that SO true about men not wanting to go to the Dr? I know your frustration! My dh is the same way! Glad the boys are a bit better.....hope your dh is better soon and the little ones are too! Ellie

Marva said...

Glad to know that my dh is not the only one Ellie! Thanks for the well wishes! Have a blessed night!

Mimi said...

My hubby is the same way. He won't go to see a dr. either. Men!

Marva said...

Guess What!!??!! I'll have to eat my words now and tell dh I am sorry. He called me about lunch time and asked to make a dr. appointment. Too funny! Lol! He came in from work and said it was feeling better though. We still have a dr. appointment for Tuesday though! Thanks again for the well wishes.