Returning to Normalcy

I have quite a bit to catch up on….
First, the winners of the giveaways are Paige and Julie- I notified them already about their prizes and they are both really excited! Thanks to all who entered!

Secondly, as most of you know I have been really sick. The kind of sick where you puke your guts out, can’t sit up, living on saltines….. My wonderful husband took me to the doctor (with a 2 year old, keep in mind) where we sat and waited for 3 hours. I was so nauseous I couldn’t even sit up in a chair- instead I was sprawled out on the floor. And my little Boo was just crying to go home- she was a trooper though and finally we were sent home knowing that some labwork had been ordered and I should know the extent of my suffering in a few days. A few days went by and I hadn’t heard anything (and was still sick) so I called them… they said they were backed up and to call again tomorrow. I did just that and got the same response. Only this time, I got a phone call a few hours later to hear this piece of cheery news:

Your labwork wasn’t ordered. If you are still sick, come back in and we will do it again.

I was kind on the phone, but in my head I was thinking how the heck do you FORGET to order labwork! Don’t you remember me- the patient that was lying in a heap on your office floor! Didn’t you think it would be some type of priority? When all is said and done, and i am back to my healthy ways, I will sit back and get a good chuckle from this story and think that Canadian health care really isn’t that bad after all 🙂 And I also got to thinking- we need some “Mommy’s Sick Survival Kits”. Anyone want to help make ’em?
Anyway, in the midst of my suffering, I received this wonderful gift from Katey Jades. Isn’t it the cutest basket ever?? My husband opened up the box and showed it to me and I was overcome with emotion. It made me feel like although I haven’t been the best party planner and teacher to my daughter due to my illness, that she will at least have an adorable trick or treating basket. And sometimes these small things can make a world of difference. Thanks Katey Jades- for giving me something that my daughter will love!
Not sure what our week in posting will be- please understand that I have to take one day at a time and can’t run faster than i have strength!
happy LIVING!

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8 thoughts on “Returning to Normalcy

  1. Orange Juice

    I can’t believe that actually told u they forgot! instead of something like there was some complications with the order blah blah. I don’t know if I’d go bak there again!
    must be a lot of sickness right now if they were that backed up. I’m sorry for all that but I am so glad u are feeling much better or at least nearing it.

  2. adailyscoopofchaos

    I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. I am with you thinking the Canadians don’t have it that bad..I have had similar experiences..ugh!
    A Mommy sickness survival kit….that is the best idea ever. Although I think the best thing would be to have a “helper” when you are sick.

  3. Eva

    Aww that’s so crazy! I hope you feel better soon! We do miss you, but please take your time :). The waiting line at hospitals in Canada can be up to 3 hours as well, but the great part is that check ups and what not are covered.

  4. paige

    Keri, You are the best! Emma is so excited for her “Piggy Paint”! She’s been telling everyone she knows:). Thank you so much! Oh, please don’t feel bad. As parents we sometimes forget that we have to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others. I’m sure Jac’s enjoyed watching a little extra Elmo:). However, I think you should be better by now. What is the deal with that clinic? Do you want me to refer you to my Doc? She’s great. Anyway, Just wanted to say…. I *HEART* KERI:)

  5. paige

    I can’t believe I forgot to say how cute that bag is. I’m off to check out her site. Not to mention buy some other colors of “Piggy Paint” for Emma’s Christmas stocking:)

  6. Kristi

    Keri… you know what I’d have done with that doctor’s retort? … well, probably just cried out of frustration, replayed back to them the scene of my first visit and asked for a year-supply of free doctor’s-office suckers for my two-year old who braved the three-hour wait like a champ!

  7. Pink & Green Mama

    Wow! Sounds like our 2.5 hour wait to get my youngest daughter vaccinated this week while my oldest daughter has been sick at home with the swine flu since last friday. Hope you are on the mend and feeling better, the hacking cough and exhaustion last another week (or longer) after the first week of illness so get some honey, warm tea, and lots of DVDs for your little one to watch. Rest up and feel better soon!


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