Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Glass - OUCH

So we've all been there. You have swept the floor and you think it's clean when ouch you suddenly realize that you are wrong. Well that would be me on Sunday. I knew Sarah had stepped on something sharp earlier a few days ago and I had her sweep to take care of it. However, as is typical of teenagers, she did a half-shod job and so Sunday evening I stepped on a piece of glass. Normally I wouldn't have been hurting so badly, but a piece of the glass broke off in my heel. Of course, I was a total ninny and attempted to get it out myself. Thank goodness I realized we couldn't find the tweezers and since I was in no place to go walking around helping them find them, to the Emergency Room we went.

Honestly when we got there, we weren't sure what to expect, I think Chris and I both thought we'd be there for hours on end, but thankfully that was not the case. We actually were only there about 2 hours - which considering how long it could have been, is very good. In the end, I had to have them deaden the heel with a shot of numbing stuff I can't spell and out it came. They weren't kidding when they said it would work fast or that it would hurt when the medicine went in, but it was the best $50 co-pay we've ever paid. I would do it again and Praise God that we have great health insurance through Chris' job. It makes me incredibly thankful, because I have friends on both sides of the fence. Some have good insurance, some have crummy insurance and then I have several who have no insurance. So we truly are fortunate and blessed that Chris has a good paying job with great benefits.

Things here are slow and uneventful. Thursday night is Spaght's Math Night and Elizabeth is a team leader, but other than that, there isn't a lot to tell.

Okay that isn't true, we had Parent-Teacher conferences last week and both girls teachers had a lot to say about them and most of it was good. We have finally come to a place I think I hoped we wouldn't come to for a few more years, but Lizzie is having difficulty staying focused. So now that she is taller and older, it is time to consider whether or not to think about medication. It wasn't ever that we were completely opposed to medication, it was that we felt that four years old was too young to discuss medication. Especially when she was so small and under height and weight that people thought that she was two years old instead of four. So here we are, and in a few weeks, we will go to the pediatrician and discuss medication. I want some time to research our options and to pray about this some more. I'm not sure that I am entirely in favor of medicating children. My main concern is that children's brains are not like adult brains - they do not have all of their neurotransmitters developed yet and they aren't fully functional like ours - so what can putting them on medication do to their still developing brain. However, having said that, I want Elizabeth to succeed in school as well, and how can she do that if she cannot stay focused in school. So I will research and pray and weigh the pros and cons of medication vs. no medication and Chris and I will go from there.

I hope you all have a good week. God bless you all.
In Christ,