So. Asthma sucks. But everyone already knows that, right? My daughter, the fabulous Miss P, has had the big "A" since she was 6 months old. As far as afflictions go, I KNOW we are lucky that this is the most serious health condition to affect our family. But. It STILL sucks. Just as we are strolling along, settled into a groove, minding our own business, house is finally clean, business is going great, no drama among us and I am feeling complacent about life... WHAMMO! We are reminded that life is indeed fragile and that asthma is nothing to be complacent about. All it took this time was a little wind for a day or two. A little dust gets kicked up and Miss P ends up in the ER. The good news is that we dodged an admission to the hospital due to lack of beds. The bad news is they couldn't admit her to the hospital due to lack of beds.... but I'll tackle the sorry state of our health care system in another post. So, we continue to do the very best we can for her at home. But I'll be honest and say, it scares the shit out of me. I have been sleep deprived all week. I have made some REALLY dumb mistakes regarding orders from my website. I feel like I am neglecting my other children. And still, it makes me REALLY grateful that this is the biggie illness that affects our family and I try to take a few moments to pray for all of those families out there that deal with more than us on a regular basis. Dad Coe is tired too. He does not sleep through the nightime care. He is either right by my side OR letting me get some sleep while he takes the overnight shift. Ladies, he does all of our laundry AND the dishes too. Yes, I know how lucky I am :)Now, I need to share some GOOD news :) Mr. Coe took second in the school spelling bee. Against MUCH older kids. He is 9 and the bee was open to 4-8th graders. Look how SHORT he is LOL (he is the blond on the right)
So, now he goes to the district bee, which is on Tuesday. And if he places high enough, he'll continue to go on. I told the kids that if he makes the national bee, we'll all go to D.C. together. So, I am praying but I am not sure if Dad Coe looks forward to footing the bill for all 6 of us to travel there :) But I know he is rooting for the boy, so we shall see.