Wonderful Wednesday

Tuesday, Liz had an appointment with the ENT, whom she has been seeing him for three months, every three weeks. We are trying to figure out the source of her chronic sinus issues.  Each time she goes in he cultures the nasal drainage.  Today was the first time the doctor said the infection looked real. He has a very dry sense of humor.

Depending on what cultures out (if anything) he will give Liz an antibiotic to kill it.  If nothing cultures out, then she will head in for a CT of the sinuses.  He is looking for a “trap” where nothing drains.  When asked what happens if that is the case his reply was you win yourself a ticket to the OR.  It was said so deadpan, it was funny.

Next up after things settle down will be a trip to the allergist and immunologist at Hopkins to make sure her immune system is up and functioning, plus determine if there are any allergies.  Although she has been tested many times and nothing shows up, we know something is there.  We are hoping the doctors at Hopkins can figure it out.  There will also be an rheumetology work-up to rule out things like lupus which can start up in the sinuses.  Who knew.

I have to say with my children I am getting one heck of a medical education in some of the rarer medical conditions.  And to think I didn’t have to go to medical school for it.

Hoping you all have a wonderful day!

Pax Christi!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

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Computer Bugs

You have to love those calls or pages when you are the doctor.  Honey, the computer isn’t connecting to the internet.  Truly, what can I do sitting here?  I tell him to do the usual, reboot the router and the computer.  But it was already done and it didn’t fix the problem.  So I cover up the sigh and tell him it will be fixed whenever I get home.
After unplugging the router and running diagnostics, I finally figure out the problem.  It looks like the hard drive is going bad.  I am making sure everything gets backed up nightly.  Tomorrow I will be calling my techno-wizard brother to find out the best and cheapest place to get a replacement hard drive.  Then I will sweet talk said brother into replacing it for me.

I figure the desktop computer is running on borrowed time until the hard drive is replaced. Thankfully the children’s school work is not done on the computer, and the one program they use is actually a CD, so it doesn’t matter if they use the laptop or even a CD player.  Tonight I am so glad I didn’t go with that computer based homeschool program that I was considering last year.

I hope you all have a better day today!

Pax Christi!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome