heart in the clouds

Monday, March 17, 2008

Update on David and babysitter sabotage

Several people have asked me how David is doing and what we found out about his stroke. Thanks for asking and praying for him and for all of us.

After all the tests, the only thing they found remotely abnormal about David is that he has high LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Now, I know several other abnormalities, but I guess none of those would realistically cause him to have a stroke...now me on the other hand hahaha...LOVE YOU HONEY! But seriously, his CT with angiogram was normal and his echocardiogram was normal. That's a relief to know. So for now, the neurologist put him on a cholesterol-lowering drug until he gets the LDL down and then he can try diet and exercise alone to get it the rest of the way down. They'll check the levels again in 3 to 4 months and we'll go from there.

Our chiropractor has vowed never to touch David's neck again and that's fine since David wasn't going to let him anyway. I still believe very much in the power of chiropractic, though. We just realize that some people have anomalies in their anatomy that makes them more vulnerable to injury with certain adjustments. The chiro is going to look at David's CT and determine the position of the arteries in his neck and tell us if he thinks that is what makes David vulnerable to chiropractic stroke.

Now to the other topic of this blog: babysitter sabotage....our loving babysitter really thinks Zach needs a little brother or sister despite my constant reassurance that we cannot afford more than $1,000 a month in childcare expenses at this time, she continues to bring it up.

Now she's gone so far as to teach Zachary to say he "wants" a sibling. I went to pick him up Thursday last week and she said "Tell mommy what you want Zachary." Zach proceeds to say "bufer" and "sisuh." Now she may think it's cute to put these words in his mouth, but I thought it was sort of well, manipulative. I'm probably overreacting. Yes, I know the clock is ticking. Yes, I know I'm not getting younger. Yes, I know that it's probably less than ideal to be an only child. Yes, I know it will be better to have a sibling to be there for Zach when his parent's kick it. Yes, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW.


betty said...

i am the middle of two boys and i think the idea of being an only child is just dandy!(don't tell my brothers).

Misty said...

I am an only child. It was miserable growing up, and as an adult I have issues. Don't make Zach grow up with issues. Issues aren't cool. Reproduce!

aimeenky said...

Surely we can avoid major issues. I just think I have to be smart timing it if we have another one since we honestly can't swing it right now, plus there is the fact that I only have half a uterus. I realize there are some pros and cons either way; I'm just going to have to ultimately leave it in God's hands.