I had no idea how appropriate the devo on self pity would be for today. When I read it this morning, I was planning a regular Thursday. Busy, but doable. So in Jesus Calling today was about running the race before us with endurance and not letting self pity take over because of our challenging circumstances. He is with us every step.
I planned today on:
How it really went down:
-wake up to T asking for a breathing treatment
-phone calls changing L's appointment to sooner date and aligning with Mr. Incredible's trip to D
-call to doctor's office for sick visit, T is warm, coughing, not looking good
-phone calls to see availability of changing a meeting date/time that sooner D appt will cause us to miss
-emails to individuals to let the know status of the meeting
-T needs another breathing treatment (last was less than three hours ago)
-find out Mr. Incredible needing to go out of town today, I will need to pack his stuff and meet to give suitcase, assuming we aren't heading to the hospital with T.
-doctor's appointment with EVERYONE except Little Mama
-send some kids with Mr. Incredible to drop off at next appointments (he takes suitcase too)
-finally see the doc (hour+ waiting, not our regular, she's on vacation). T gets another breathing treatment because doc can't hear lungs due to tightness and wheezing (last was less than 2 hours before). Asthmatic episode, treat at home.
-Mr. Incredible gets on plane and goes far, far away
-samples for 2x day inhaler, script for oral steriods, use xopenex every 4-6 hours (ha!)
-pick up kids from counseling, piano and pick up script. (3 stops)
-need gas (light is not on yet, but it will be soon) stop for gas
-T starts vomiting in the car, nothing to catch it in, no paper towels...
-pick up Little Mama from school (15 minutes early, but I gotta get T home, car beginning to smell)
-clean up the car (J-daddy helped some)
-Z fixes lunch and we all eat (it's 2:30, but the kid's snacked during our running)
-T needs another breathing treatment
-phone calls for setting up follow up visits for L's specialist
-phone calls for letting grandparents know T is ok
and that's just the highlights of what happened from 7 to 3 today. T is resting, some coughing, but has almost made 3 hours from his last breathing treatment and since she said every 4-6 hours...
Mr. Incredible spent Monday night in Chicago on business. I spent Tuesday night in Dallas with Lollipop. We did have last night 'together', if you count me being exhausted, grouchy and going to bed and him staying up working as "quality time". Tonight he's in Green Bay and me? I'm thinking about curling up with a laptop and watching something or maybe just passing out from exhaustion. At some point I'll see Mr. Incredible again, in the meantime I can remember his quip at the doctor's office while we were talking about our current schedule. In a moment of tender nearness as a child lay on an exam table with labored breathing, Lollipop was settled in a stroller and three huddled around a game on my phone, all of us in a 10x10 room and no seats left for him or I to sit. He leans in and whispers, "I am here now I made his conception (nodding towards T)" My whispered retort was, "You didn't make the last three [conceptions]." He smiles and quips, "Some people use prophylatics, we use absence." I busted out laughing, which of course drew the kids attention. Ah, the joy of adoption bringing levity. But if he has to travel and we keep going through these challenges, it's nice to learn to take things in stride, keep our chin up and be able to laugh.