In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today's Count

Today I took Alyssa and Julia to the doctor. As I suspected, Julia also has strep throat and Alyssa has an ear infection. Julia woke up telling me that her "throw-up" hurt; it cracks me up how she can hear us all say throat over and over and continue to call it her "throw-up." Either term, she was right. I don't know what to do with Alyssa's ear; it has been infected the majority of her 11 years on earth. She has gotten tubes, they've taken out the tubes, they've paper patched it and skin grafted it. It remains infected no matter what, poor kid. It's really helped to not do swim-team this year, which just means that it's at an infection level that she lives with instead of causing her extreme pain. We've been to two ENTs, it's just frustrating that nothing has cured it!

JD did the afternoon soccer run and Aldi shopping for me. I have 1,000 things to do for Gabriel's party on Saturday. It's hard to believe that he heads to Colorado a week from tomorrow.

I'm glad I'm getting all this sickness nonsense out of the way now, so we can all be healthy all winter :)

1 comment:

  1. Must be something with the name Alyssa-my Alyssa just turned 12 and she has multiple ear infections till she turned about 9 then she only had a few but last year she got a really bad cold and both of her ear drums ruptured.
    It is not fun. She has had 3 sets of tubes and they never worked for her One thing that did work for us is when we lived in AR we went to a Chiropractor and he did great things for her-she stopped having them so much when we moved here so I haven't found one in TX yet but it really helped us. Praying for healing for you all.