Monday, September 15, 2008

Eye of the storm?

The Sunday before last we had an interesting Relief Society lesson about dealing with tough times. Different kinds of trials were compared to different natural disasters. Evan's birth and the discovery of his heart defect was like an earth quake, sudden and not something that you could really anticipate or prepare for. Our recent move was like a hurricane, something that you could see looming over the horizon and something that can be very life altering. Right now we are in the process of discovering if the point in time we are at right now is the end of the storm or merely the eye of the storm.

While I was on my blog break we found out that the long anticipated promotion that my husband had been working for and hoping to get before the move had gone through and before the end of the year he would be moving up in rank. The problem is that this assignment is for his current rank and there are no slots for the rank up. That means we may have to move yet again next summer. There are some options that are too complicated to explain here so there is a chance that we will be staying. The idea that we could be moving again almost makes me physically ill.

Another stressful thing that happened today was that we finally had an appointment with Evan's new cardiologist. She is nice but it was a seriously long appointment. I had not been really prepared for the length of time that we ended up spending there. We got there on time for the 10:00 appointment (which means we were 15 min early) and did not leave until 12:45. They did an echo and she decided she wanted him to have a Holter monitor on (so I get the fun of trying to keep him from pulling off his leads for 24 hours) and we have to go back and get some blood work done. Both boys were generally well behaved, but by the end we were all going nuts.

The practice seems nice enough, it is great that she had clinic so close to our house. Something that gives me pause is that they don't have anyone in the practice that does heart catheterizations. We are also being sent to another cardiologist that specializes in pacemakers. It really was nice to have the one stop shopping of Evan's previous Cardiologist. There was someone that did the cath lab and his cardiologist was able to take care of his basic pacemaker needs.

All this has drained me a bit. I will post all my exciting crafting pictures later, even though I did not get as much done as I had wanted. Most of my knitting will not be posted due to the fact that the recipiants are readers of my blog, which is a shame because that is where I made the most progress.

10 comments:

Vicky said...

I'm glad you are back! And show us what you can, when you can!

I do understand what you mean about moving, it is absolutely exhausting, isn't it?

If you could have a couple of years of stability it would be great and I'll hope that you'll end up in the situation that is just right for you and your family and your husband's career.

Aunt Kathy said...

That sounds like a long long day. And I thought my day was draining. But you have a great attitude about it all. Today my friend you ARE an AWESOME MOM.

Leslie said...

It certainly does feel like life is full of one storm after the next! I hope that you are actually at the end of some of them! Good luck!

Heather said...

We really are spoiled here in MN with our medical care.

Damselfly said...

I guess we never really know if we're in the eye of a storm or if the storm is over, huh?

I had retired neighbors who were in the Coast Guard and they told me they had to move every year! I couldn't imagine that.

Gabriela said...

I understand all about moving-but you have a lot of additional stress with the medical stuff. I hope you can feel comfortable with the new doctors (and that you don't have to move again!)

CC said...

Wow. 4 hours of appointments and the boys did well! That is amazing. Hope the doctor works out. Close to home is key!

chelle said...

Starting in a new place, especially with children truly is exhausting.

Hang in there.

Life's a Stitch said...

You're not nuts. My experience with cardiologists/specialists and cardio clinics - huge differences between them. As long as they're competent I can try to ignore the personality and procedural differences. I was crushed when I finally met one who really understood my issues and he moved the following month.

All I can say is take deep breaths, you have a lot going on so early in life. Sending positive thoughts your way.

Midlife Midwife said...

oohhh, I hope you do get to stay put for awhile. But if you do have to move, can you come move next door to me? :-)