Still sick

The past few weeks have been less then desirable. We found out that Anaiah had Pneumonia. She had to go on  azithromycin for 3 days and nebulizer treatments for several weeks. She has about 2 more weeks of nebulizer treatments left. The machine was $70…not covered by ins.  I feel like I”m swimming in medical bills. I have around $1,200 in medical bills out there…maybe closer to $1,500. our FSA only has $500 on it. next year we’ll have to at least double it.  Luckily we all seem to be getting better.  Luckily Anaiah is back to her happy self so that makes my life a lot easier…and more pleasant.




Weeks of sicknesses

Sicknesses have been running rapid this year. Jon got sick with a cold a few weeks ago then I ended up getting a sinus infection and bronchitis. My best friend has pneumonia and Anaiah has been sick all week too.  for several days now all Anaiah has done is cry and sleep. Today she is in better spirits it seems but still isn’t feeling well. I brought her to the doctors yesterday for a same day appointment only to find out the doctor was an hour behind and couldn’t see me. So they scheduled me for 8;30 today at their after hours clinic. The doctor determined that Anaiah needed a nebulizer treatment. After the treatment they said her chest sounded better. So I went all the way to rochester (about 20 minutes) to pick up a machine. They are out of the network for my ins and it would have been $120. However they could fill the albuterol but needed my ins card (which I didn’t have). So I went all the way home and grabbed my card then went back. Then I drove 25 minutes to dover to pick up a machine and paid $70 out of pocket for it. I’m not sure why they didn’t cover the machine> maybe Walgreens was out of their net work. But my ins company is closed so I couldn’t find out who was in network. SO I’m suck paying out of pocket for it.

Finally at noon I get home and start making some chicken stock for the chicken noodle soup I’m making for my best friend. In less then an hour I have to go to Portsmouth (20 minute drive) for a baptism. (my friend Mary is getting baptized) My husband is sick  and was supposed to give a talk so he’s writing one up for me as I type this.

Suffice to say I have had a very long week and all I want to do is cry.

Well Anaiah is back to crying again so I guess I should go tend to her. Why is it she is fussy with me but fine for Jon and fine at the doctors? UGH.


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Anaiah’s Baby Blessing

This post is going to be written like a letter to my daughter:

Today was your baby blessing. Your Grammy Deb and Grampy were there, Aunt Judi and Uncle Chris, Aunt Bethany, Uncle Jon, Aunt Beth & your cousins; Owen, Wes and Ami as well as your Grammy Dot and Aunt Brenda. (and of course Daddy and I)

Unfortunately Beth and I both forgot our camera’s so we didn’t get to take any pictures 😦  I really wanted to take a picture of you with everyone from the family that was at your blessing. I did get pictures of you and your dress though!

Pretty trim

Pretty trim

Beautiful swirls and gems in the dress

Beautiful swirls and gems in the dress

Blessing head band!

Blessing head band!

Blessing dress

Blessing Dress

Daddy gave you a beautiful blessing. In his circle was:

Grampy Ron, Uncle Jon, Uncle Chris, Bishop DellaPiana, Brother Shane Sargent and Brother David Brown. During the blessing you were so well behaved! Your Uncle Jon told me that you smiled and grabbed your grampy’s tie. You love to kick your feet and kicked Daddy a couple of times during the blessing!

I took some notes during the blessing and here is what I wrote down.

You were blessed that your body will be strong and healthy, that your mind will be pure and virtuous, that you would seek after the Lord and hold your covenants sacred, that you would be sensitive to the guidance of the spirit and be a righteous example to your  family and friends.