Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A Rough Start

Well it has been over a week from when I thought I would get a new post up.  Life has been...well let's just say a bit rough.  Our youngest Trinity Joy who is 5 has been sick since before Christmas.  We have taken her to the Doctors and she has had all kinds of test but they still can't seem to find the problem.  She actually feels fine until she eats something and then she is in terrible pain which usually ends in her vomiting.  Many of these episodes have been at night and I have to say that this Momma does not do well with out her beauty sleep.  She is losing weight and if this keeps up we are going to have to ask for her clothes back from friends that we handed them to because she had outgrown them!  Her Doctor is now doing more tests and is looking to see if she has a parasite.  Whatever it is we are praying that she will get better soon!

We started back into our routine of schooling but I have to admit that it has been a rough couple of weeks.  Maybe it is because I am a bit bleary eyed each day from lack of sleep or maybe it is that we all have a bit of the winter blahs but the rhythm of our house is definitely off.

The final straw yesterday was when our oven spontaneously caught on fire.  No, I was not burning anything as I was not even home!  It was actually the electrical panel where the clock and timer are located on top of the stove.  Luckily Jason was home and put out the fire with our fire extinguisher but now we have no oven.  I am thankful though that no one was hurt.  The frustration of trying to get the manufacturer to fix it was a bit of an issue today but hopefully that will be resolved.

So having put all this down in a post I am thankful that I get to put on my Pajamas and that tomorrow will be a new day!


  1. Amen!

    Some days, or weeks, or even months can be especially hard to handle. We still feel blessed, though, if we imagine that even worse can happen. Thank God that there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel to look forward to.

  2. Thank God someone was home, that last thing you need on top of all else is to be homeless!

    I pray your little one gets better soon, hopefully the doctors will be able to figure out what's wrong and treat her. Have they tested for parasites? (like worms and such) that's one thing that wrecks havoc on the tummy when food is consumed.

  3. Hey...just stopping by and reading the blog. I hope all goes well. I am a former/present homeschooler. I just don't do it full time anymore. I found a great public school and my children are not thriving. However, I know the dilemma of having the "school" disrupted by illness or the like. I hope your daughter feels better soon. Perhaps her stomach distress may be from a food intolerance. A quick trip to a allergist to test for food allergies might be something in order. My ten year old son, who is autistic/barely verbal, had been suffering from severe diarrhea for years after eating what I considered normal meals. He stayed thin, but I just thought he had a strong metabolism. After reading about autism being a digestive disorder a few years back, I decided to bring him to an allergist. One of the most pivotal moments in our lives. I discovered his list of allergens were constantly in our cupboards and on his plate. Please consider bringing your baby to an allergist. Maybe what ails her is a simple is something in her diet. Good luck and God bless.

  4. Thanks ladies for the encouraging comments and the great advice. TJ is doing a better and keeping her food down but really still not herself and if these last tests don't reveal a parasite than we will be looking at trying to find out if she is allergic to something.

    As far as our stove it is still not fixed but on the plus side I am becoming quite the slow cooking queen!