Monday our history lesson was about the city of Nauvoo. The kids were pretty good at staying on task and completing school on time all week! There were a lot of sniffles though, and by bedtime some kids were feeling sick. One child asked me to put help put essential oils on, and I did. Usually my husband does, I've been trying to figure out if a certain oil causes me to have an allergic reaction when I'm sick. But this time I helped. I'm glad I did, but our entire world changed right then.
Tuesday our literature lesson was on The Tempest, and juxtaposition. We talked about the characters and plots, and my son accused me of making words up! Ha ha! But now everyone knows what it means. I began talking to doctors and since this day I've developed a new sympathy for people with chronic conditions who need to see specialists. Whew. To help everyone have a little fun at the end of the day, we stopped by my husband's work for the harvest party they arranged for employee's children.
Wednesday we learned about respiratory diseases. I got a call from the "scheduling service" and I attempted to set up doctor appointments (no luck), visited the hospital, and I got sick. Hmm... stressed much?
Thursday we didn't do school, it's fall break here. Found out some test results were in, but STILL can't get an appointment with the specialist because he's "too busy" to read our test results. Must wait for regular doc to get back in the office. Someone's retainer broke, everyone cleaned the playroom, and I talked for a while with a friend about supporting treatment options.
Friday we spent part of the day visiting and helping grandma and grandpa. They know what's going on now health-wise, but we're not quite ready to share because we can't get the answers we need from those test results to see where we stand or create a plan. It's frustrating, and tonight the weight of the week feels heavy and I finally feel like crying. I need a path to follow, and right now I see so many before me that I can't pick where to go because I don't have all the information I need yet.
Let's hope next week comes with answers and guidance.