: What I love Wednesday :

What I love Wednesday is a little late today {sorry, blame it on VBS and purchases made during my free time which caused major organization of multiple spots in the house} and today it's a little different cause it's not about products I love but it's about a blog I love to read. 

Edie is an amazing woman of God that I truly feel so blessed to be able to glean from her little tid-bits of knowledge both in child rearing and God fearing. 

There has been lots of talk in the blog realm about "Fifty Shades of Grey" :: If you know me, you know I'm a reader, I'm one of those people who is always reading something..it's kinda a decompression time for me.  I love it.  
So when I heard about Fifty Shades of Grey I was quite intrigued, however my interest quickly turned into pushing the thought out of my mind that I would ever read it, it wasn't on my "must read" list.  And I was pretty sure it was going to stay off of it.

When I read Edie's reasons as to why she wasn't going to read Fifty shades of Grey they made me feel normal, made me feel like I didn't need to defend my thoughts/feelings on why I wasn't going to read it, for once I felt like this little rock I'm living under {called innocence} was just fine.   That even if I missed out on the conversation {with church girls non-the-less} I would be okay.  

Edie has a way with words especially when it comes to worldly things vs. Godly things.  She's not overly educated {as in has no clue what really happens in life and just has book smarts} nor does she live with her head in the clouds {in la la land about real life topics}...she just has a simplistic view of how things were meant to be. 

Simple.  I like simple.  I complicate things. 

So without further ado, I give you the link to Edie's blog and I bet you will love her too! 

Happy Wednesday :: Tomorrow I'll be back with much less complicated things, like why I love to shop at the dollar store!  Serious.  LOL!!! 



: Cole's Hospital Adventure :

Yesterday we had quite the day...it started by getting up {which let me tell you, after two full weeks of programs this was r e a l l y tough!} but the Amazing Race was waiting for us so we were out the door by 8.45 am. 

After the Amazing Race Cole wasn't well, he had a bit of a fever, was very teary and said his throat hurt when he swallowed water.  Then he began to complain of his neck hurting. All things pointing to meningitis I was not willing to ignore the symptoms and wait it out.  

I called the Mr. and told him what was happening and he confirmed that we should get our littlest checked out.  So then I called our doctors office and asked if I should come to them or just go straight to the ER, they said what I thought they would and that was to go to the ER as they can't do x-rays and blood tests.

So we met with Grampie to drop off big brother and then headed into the hospital.

I was so thankful that with a room full of patients waiting that we got bumped to the top priority as his fever was still high and they were concerned. 
We settled into our bed and waited to be examined which is difficult with a child who doesn't show his body to anyone "it's public mama" he kept on saying, aka, it's not appropriate. Oy! 

We have tests done to confirm that they don't think that it's meningitis {pee & blood} thank the good Lord, it wasn't {he's also been vaccinated against it but you just never know!} So we wait, he slept and I read magazines, kinda relaxing actually having to sit and read and be still. 

The pediatric doctor then came in and said that the blood tests didn't look good {oh no!} that he was waiting for a second opinion and we would have an x-ray in a little bit.  

This is what I sent to the Mr. -- he said that was the hardest thing to see, not knowing what was wrong but that they couldn't find what was wrong.
 Nothing showed up on the x-ray but they were still really worried about his fever, sore neck and some spots he has all over his legs that look very suspicious.  

Mr. L showed up just as the specialist was assessing Cole {this was the 4th doctor we had seen} and she decided that it looked like he had an infection somewhere {likely his throat} and that the fever was caused by this. The bumps and spots are completely unrelated.  

They are doing a throat swab and a bacteria culture of his blood to see if they can isolate the infection and to rule out any infection of the blood.  

But they are guessing that it's just strep throat, not anything life threatening. 

In the meantime they gave him a dose of antibiotics to see if that relieves some of the pain in the throat and a full dose of it to be filled out at the pharmacy. 

And today he seems right back to his normal self...full of vim and vigor!  We will get the news back on the blood sample and throat swab tomorrow so praying nothing shows up in the blood and that it's just strep throat! 

What a crazy day yesterday turned out to be!  Oh my!!!  But so thankful for healthy kids {most of the time} and for an amazing health care system.  We are truly so fortunate for all of the coverage and attention we received. 

Now today I must clean up the mess that yesterday did to my routine..ha ha, oh well, life goes on! 

Have a great one lovelies! 

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