Tuesday, March 12, 2013

a real update on life things

i have yet to do a "this is what happened today" type update here.

but in abbreviated form, this is what's been happening in our lives...

cory got sick. really sick...about 10 weeks ago.
it's been a non-stop cycle of coughing til he pukes, wheezing, restless nights, and exhaustion.

things are complicated on that end because we, like so many, live without health insurance. and it's so fucking stupid. our cars and house are insured..but we can't afford to insure our bodies, which are so vitally important..obviously. wait, let me rephrase that. our bodies are insured in case of DEATH. but we can't afford to insure to keep our bodies healthy... i'd never really thought about it that way but wow..

one trip to the walk in clinic..two trips to the emergency room...
and we were finally able to get in today to see a pulmonologist. for locals...dr. hull at edmond ou medical center. the man and his staff were incredible.

the verdict? it started as pertussis which lead to bronchitis which lead to damage to his lungs. and for someone who has asthma? it's brutal.

we're on the right track to healing now.

meanwhile, on the job front...
he can't work at home depot right now. it's impossible.

the air quality there is ridiculous, and he spends his entire day walking miles back and forth mixed with good doses of heavy lifting.

so today we turned in the paperwork for a leave of absence that the doctor ordered. a minimum of 4 weeks...after not being able to go to work for the past 3 weeks.

and we'll be fine. really we will. there's still his part time gig at the library and a tiny nest egg in our savings account. and in all honesty i'm looking forward to spending more time with him. i feel like i haven't seen the man for months.

a healthy husband..that's what i want.

he also (drumroll) applied for graduation over the weekend.

this is the part where fireworks go off..right here.

i don't know that he'll ever NOT be a student, but a degree means he's that much closer to his dream of being a librarian. and i'm so proud. one last class this summer, and that huge weight will be lifted...

the kids?

april 1st i will be taking them to enroll into public school for next fall. it was a difficult decision to make but we know it's the right one.

faith lost a tooth the night before last night. the kid pulled it herself, while elliott is sitting with 4 loose teeth in his little mouth that he refuses to touch, wiggle, or even think about.

otto? my days with him go like this....
"that's too boring"
"it's not fair"
"what the heck?!"

me? i'm here...tired, happy, and floating along.