Friday, August 11, 2006

AAACCCKKK! My Boys Are Making Me CRAZY!!!! Holy Cow! They fight and tattle from the moment they get up until their heads hit the pillow! "That's what little kids do," you say, right? Okay, I agree! But mine are 13 and 11!!!!! By the time Steve gets home I am ready to just hand them over and leave till bedtime! Testosterone Overload!!!! Ya' think I could sneak some Womens' Formula Vitamins or something into their ice tea and it might make a difference? I am ready to duct tape them together- arm to arm and leg to leg on one side. It'll either kill 'em or cure 'em! Eyeyiyi!!!

So I went back to the docs last week for this chronic cough I've had since Jan, and said the 2nd round of antibiotic and inhaler was again, making no difference. She made an appointment with a pulminologist for Sept 6th (yes, another month to wait!). I called back and asked them to put me on the cancellation list. Well they called Tues when I was already headed to town for groceries so I skipped the food and went there for 3 hours! Nothing definitive yet, but I feel like we are taking a much more proactive approach and will get to the bottom of it. And now I can be there when my children get off the bus after their first day of school! Yay!

9 comments:

Crystal Breeze said...

Laurie when your done with the duct tape can I borrow it? Mine are driving me bonkers....

I know how you are feeling about being tossed around with the Doc biz. It is a common practice with these people. My migraines have been going on too long. If I could just get them down to 1 or 2 a month with no headache in between I would feel better.

Have you tried a air purifier in your bedroom at night? Better air quality in your sleep area might help..

Crystal Breeze said...

Laurie when your done with the duct tape can I borrow it? Mine are driving me bonkers....

I know how you are feeling about being tossed around with the Doc biz. It is a common practice with these people. My migraines have been going on too long. If I could just get them down to 1 or 2 a month with no headache in between I would feel better.

Have you tried a air purifier in your bedroom at night? Better air quality in your sleep area might help..

Thad said...

Laurie,
I stumbled upon your blog while reading comments on Crystal's blog. I'm glad to hear that you're starting to make a little headway with your cough. It was nice to see you at church this morning, too!
I also wanted to add that if you're not making money with your photography/ digital scrapbooking, you should be. You are an awesome artist and I enjoy all of your work that you have displayed here.

Thad said...

Oh yeah, not sure if you knew this already or not but Marissa does occasionally blog.
Check it out at: http://gravesplace.blogspot.com/

kari said...

got any ideas for a 7 and 1 yr old? that duct tape idea is great!

hope the proactive approach works and you start to stop coughing soon!!!!!

JenLo said...

I know about the fighting thing. Can I say that on our 2 camping trips, my kids did NOT fight one bit!? I don't know what it is, but I am now in the market for a lakeside cottage and I'm either shipping them there or I'm escaping all next summer !! Of course the minute we got back home and they sat their butts in front of the TV, the fighting resumed.

vanessa said...

hey good to see you back on here. busy busy, i hear you on the boy thing, we have had two weeks of rain and my boys try to "kill" each other every day. with fighting over anything and everything. the tape thing is sounding good right about now.
yeah my mom has a chronic cough too, she's been to the doctor at least once a month and they still cant figure it out. hope you get releaf soon. talk to ya soon

Di said...

Keep us posted! (on the duct tape as well as the cough!) ;)

Marissa Kay said...

hi there! You found me..thanks Thad! He is right...I ocassionally blog. I have been meaning to call and see how you are feeling. It is 2:46 now...I don't have time to call when normal people are awake.
Anyways- Nice to hear from you! I would love to have coffee with you! Hopefully soon!