Friday, October 9, 2015

Where are the Jenkins?

That question can be asked in so many contexts.  Jeremy and I seemingly have gone off the grid.  No, we are not intentionally ignoring anyone, just so many things happening all at once.

For starters, we are still in the temporary house on the other side of Waterford.  However, starting next week, they will be moving our contents back into our house.  I have been informed that the boys will be sleeping there, even if their beds are not ready yet; they are just that ready to get out of this temporary house.  Brayden and I will be back in our house when Brayden's stuff is set up and ready to use.  It seems that in just over a week we could be back in our house!

Brayden has been able to stay away for the hospital and doctors for the most part.  Although I did get calls from the bone clinic that he needs to be seen, soon than later.  We had to cancel a bone infusion and an appointment for a dexascan because of hospital stays.  They want him back on track.

The big day for Brayden will be October 20.  The morning will start in the bone clinic for the dexascan, x-rays and meeting with the bone clinic team.  A couple of hours later is the big GI appointment with the Motility Team.  They will review all of the test results with us and discuss the next step, which seems to be surgery for some sort of ostomy.  October 20 will be a long day, but hopefully will be a productive one.

We need some resolution to his motility problems, he is currently having a rough couple of days.  Gagging, retching (which can last for many consecutive, seemingly long, minutes), tired, just not himself.  We are going to have his blood work done, just to check.  I am really praying he can be stable enough till we get through the move back in to our house.

Everything is keeping us busy and stressed.  Stressed to levels I did not know we could handle.

If you cannot find Jeremy working on our house, then he may be at football with Carter and Luke.  Their seasons have been a welcomed distraction to all things chaotic, football season is always something we enjoy.

If you cannot find me, then I am probably driving Brayden back and forth to school...which means I am probably sitting on Route 9 or Route 7 in all of the construction traffic.  I will be thrilled once we are back in our house (away from Route 9 and 7) and have Brayden's bus.  If not driving Brayden, then I am frantically hitting up every home store in the metro area to find replacements for our furniture, electronics, linens, etc.  I have dragged my poor parents around to many stores to help.

If you need to reach us, you can always email us efcarrie at aol dot com.  We may not answer right away but we will try.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your poor parents to love to shop, so I imagine they are okay with it. :) Love ya, Debra