Monday, May 18, 2009

Netti pots and home dates...





Claire was sick yesterday, and was feeling "really ever so not well" so, of course, it was back to the doctor for a second time this weekend to find out that she has strep throat as well. In fact, they want her to probably have her tonsils out too, poor dear, but that has less to do with the strep and more to do with her ongoing sinus issues.

She's been using this netty pot thing for months and months now. You put this salt mixture into a little tea pot filled with warm water and then pour it into one of your nostrils. It drains out the other side with all the nasty stuff that has been clogging up your sinus passages. Personally, I love watching it. I have a weird obsession now with seeing how much grose stuff comes out of her nose. But the doctor says that what's probably going on is that her swollen tonsils and adenoids are blocking her sinuses from draining properly, so they need to come out. Matt is very upset about the idea of his baby girl having a surgery. So, we'll see.


In terms of the marriage, this week has been a little rough. We've spent most of our time either away from each other juggling dr visits and activities, or together dealing with sick children and other various responsibilities. We're a little stressed about various things like the house we may move to, various relationships, etc, so we've been a bit weird with each other lately. So, last night, we ordered sushi delivered...

...had a little bit of this...


...and touched feet. That's about as far as it got. We had planned to have some "talks" about all our various issues, but instead we just chilled. It was nice. And needed.

2 comments:

Robin said...

So here's the obligatory "I have a friend" comment. I have a friend whose 5 year old son just had his tonsils taken out. He was a very big snorer, so the Dr. suggested the procedure (I'm sure there was a greater medical diagnosis, but I just heard snorer). Anyway, he did fantastic. He was in & out in less than a few hours and outside playing that afternoon and eating up a storm. Isn't medical science impressive? Although, that tea nose thing is awesome.

stephanie j. said...

I just found your fun blog via "Blogging from the Ohio 12th"...

I think we might be bizarro twins....

Not only do we "feel ever not so well" at times (we LUV Charlie & Lola here in Almost Mexico, AZ -- I did a whole post about the fact that I thought "Bat Cat" was "Fat Cat" for two years...until my 5 yo dd corrected me). We also have had to learn about neti pots and sinus infections; we adore the Jesus Storybook Bible, and are finding it harder and harder to get out together let alone BE together. So a night on the couch with order-in, vino and whatever... is wonderful :)