Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Illness and doctors

This month has been a myriad of illness and doctors.  Everyone but Chris has been bitten by the flu bug this past week and Harrison, Bennett and Miles are not completely over it yet.  They are having some residual bathroom issues and I didn't even know about Harrison's until tonight when he said "Yeah!  I've had to poop a lot today mom!"  I guess I should pay more attention to his bathroom habits!

Bennett had his 18 month appointment yesterday.  He is 32 inches in height and that puts him in the 45th percentile and 21 pounds, 9 ounces which puts him in the 1st percentile.  I got the 'talk' about what he is eating and what he should be eating and making sure I put butter on everything... but what is there to say?  The kid eats more than Harrison!  I think I am destined to have children who grow up to be the size of my father.  No offense, dad.  There's nothing wrong with being 5 foot 6 inches, is there?!

Bennett also got the flu shot and his last hep b shot.  He woke up this morning with a fever and a runny nose.  And he was crabby all day.  Harrison never reacted to his vaccines but Bennett has run a fever after each set.  Just how it all plays out, I guess.

We are going home this weekend for the Neipert Thanksgiving and also to see my grandparents.  Gpa Wilcke went into the hospital a couple of days after my Gpa DeBolt went into the hospital (who got out yesterday!!!).  Gpa Wilcke was very weak and hadn't been eating much.  They did some tests and a biopsy and he now has cancer in his liver.  Then they sent him home 5 days later.  From what I hear, nobody was especially happy with the hospital stay.  Just not a lot of information or help.  Basically the cancer that he thought was gone is not.  It is traveling to other organs.  At least that is what we think.  They have a meeting with their doctor on Friday to see what the next steps are and get results back from Iowa City.  Overall, it seems pretty bad, but we will wait and take it as it comes.  

1 comment:

Tome said...

I've been thinking of your grandpa often, Beth! Hope they got some good news today...?