Monday, December 4, 2006

I love my husband!!

It has been a while since I posted an update. For those of you who don't know, we have been secluded for a while. Our pediatrician thought for sure that Madison had a staph infection. So for ONE MONTH!!! we were disinfecting the house and the kids every day, not leaving the home, no human contact, nothing!! Finally after antibiotics and a month of having these bumps that wouldn't go away, we took her to children's and found out that she had a virus. No staph. But all is not lost, we have a very clean house.

In the midst of all that, I started having heart issues. My heart rate would shoot up for no reason and I was having problems breathing. I went to the ER and they did all kinds of tests and thought I had a blood clot. After 12 hours of the ER, tests that could potentially hurt the baby, and going insane b/c they didn't tell me there was a tv in the room, they found nothing. They sent me to a cardiologist and they did more tests. Basically they don't know why I am having these problems. So they put me on bed rest and beta blockers for the last month. The medication and the bed rest has helped but the problem is not gone. I am more exhausted than I have ever been in pregnancy. Like can't stand up for more than a couple of minutes exhausted.

My silver lining here, is and has been my wonderful husband. God has so blessed me with this man!! He has stepped up to another level that I didn't know existed in him. He has been mr mom for the last month. He has bathed the kids, done laundry, cleaned the house, etc. He has even taken them all out many times to church or wherever so that I can rest. He cleaned base boards and windows without me even asking him to!! Best of all he has offered me so much emotional support as I have worried about my health, the baby's health, my other kids and just been generally getting more and more miserable as the days pass. I know this has been so trying for him and he does not let it show. He even had testing for the fire dept during this time. I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful man to spend my life with.

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