So this storm has brought many challenges to our household! I’m READY for it to GO:)
First, Justin woke up Tuesday morning (after it had dropped 40+ degrees on Monday & snowed/iced all night) with severe pain on his left side. He couldn’t stand still the pain was so bad. So in all my wisdom I decided to bundle the kiddos up & drive him to an emergency clinic in single digit temps with ice/snow everywhere (school had been canceled). Luckily a friend graciously volunteered to keep the kids because I didn’t have a clue how they’d do with Justin in so much pain. Owen was already crying everytime Justin threw-up and Addyson had asked me mutliple times if he was going to die (it sounded like that when he threw up). So I dropped Justin off at the clinic, headed to our friend’s house to drop off the kids, and headed back to the clinic. Right as I pulled into Kelli’s house Justin called telling me they wanted me to come back and take him to the ER. They couldn’t do the scan they needed to do at the clinic. So I rushed (as quickly as I could in ice/snow covered roads) to get him and headed to the ER at Covenant Hospital. Thankfully the clinic had called and we went right back into a room. Within 30 minutes Justin had seen the doctor, gotten pain meds and was wheeled off to get a CT scan. Sure enough he had an itty bitty kidney stone. The doctor said it was the smallest size they could detect on the scan:). He also said that Justin had passed it almost 95% of the way down now so his pain shouldn’t be as bad from this point forward. At the time that was no conciliation for Justin. We were about to be discharged when Justin demanded another shot of immediate pain relief. We waited almost an hour for the doctor to approve it and then headed home with a prescription too:)
I took Justin home, got lunch, filled his prescription, picked up the kids and finally came home in out of the FREEZING wind and cold. Justin was OUT for almost the next 24 hours.
Wednesday morning we woke up to no hot water. I hadn’t an any opportunity to take a shower on Tuesday so this was NOT good news. I tried all day to figure out what to do but everything I tried was to no avail. So Wednesday night I turned the heat up to 73 in the house, opened all cabinets under sinks and left them dripping, hoping that this would help thaw it out. However the temperature dropped to 0 degrees during the night:( .
Thursday morning we woke up to NO water at all despite all that I had done the night before! Finally mid-morning as the temperature reached a whopping 12 degrees the cold water returned in our master bathroom only. So finally we got to heat water on the stove and wash in mildly warm water in the tub, yeah!! So about 30 minutes ago (2 pm) the cold water came back to the kitchen and other bathrooms so they are now dripping again. Praying that we don’t loose them again as the temperature drops back to single digits tonight.
Needless to say I am READY FOR THIS STORM TO GO AWAY!! The snow was pretty but it was too cold to play. The ice was great but not fun to drive on. God’s mercy however has been amazing through this week and I look forward to looking back and laughing this all away soon!!