Monday, April 12, 2010

The LORD is my strength..

I am very overwhelmed and stressed right now.

Finn is having a allergic reaction to the Amoxicillin he has been taking for his ear infection. He has little red bumps ALL over his face. It looks horrible. I feel so sorry for him. I don't think it is bothering him as much as it is me, but it just frustrates me so bad. I took him to the doctor yesterday and he pretty much blew it off. He never said if that's what he thought it was or not. He will NEVER take Amoxicillin again that's for sure.

I feel like we live in the doctor's office. I told Jared on the way over that he should go back to school to be a Pediatrician instead of getting his Master's. He could definitely do it, but he won't. Darn..

I know it's not life threatening but I think it frustrates me because I'm not 100% sure if it's from the Amoxicillin. I am pretty sure that it is, but it could be something totally different. It could be food, his new sheets (I did wash them), or anything else that he has been in contact with. I just don't know..and I want to know so I can stop doing whatever is causing it. Ughh...

Then the doctor I saw said I could give him Benadryl if I wanted to and told me to give him a teaspoon. We'll I figured out later that a teaspoon was way to much for his size. Seriously? What if I would have given that to him? Luckily I went with my own instincts and used only 1/4 of a teaspoon.

I have a really busy week and things keep coming up to add to it. Anytime away from my family stresses me out to. I don't like to be away from them very much, as you already know about me! I have 3 Thirty-One parties this week and a lot of other things that I have to do.

Tomorrow morning I am taking Finn to a gymnastics class with Harper! I think he will have so much fun, if he is ok to take. I will just have to see how he is doing tomorrow morning.

I know everyone goes through times when life seems to overwhelm us. I have so many things on my mind right now. It seems like all I do is make decisions all the time, and make choices for my family. I think that during the overwhelming times in our life it could also be a time when God wants to teach us something more about ourselves and his love for us. He has a reason for everything. It makes us stronger!  I have to constantly remind myself that during these uncertainties that everyday brings, we have the assurance that God knows what we are facing.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  Psalm 28:7


  1. Hey Girly,
    Sounds like you have had a very eventful weekend! It is so stressful when your baby is having a reaction to something and you are not sure what it is! Kelcee ate a lunchable jr. when she was like 1 1/2 and it had cinnamon graham crackers with it and she ate them and like 20 min. later her face was all hives....freaked me out....I went to the peditrician and go figure they told me 1 tsp of benadryl nope wasn't gonna do it....I called my mom (grandmother) who is a nurse and she said 1/4 tsp....I was the same way I am glad I went with my instinct....I have learned with all my health issues that sometimes Dr.s tell you things with meds they are not really sure of....I ALWAYS call my Pharmacist....good thing I am friends with him....I think I drive him Crrrraaaazzzzyyyyy!

    Thanks for that bible verse! That is awesome and I totally needed to read that today! I believe that God has a reason for everything to and the stressful things in life he is trying to teach us something!

    Good luck with all your 31 parties....I just love the stuff I got....If I wasn't goving to JHU at the end of the month and to the Baltimore Aquarium, Outlets and visiting family I would so buy more from ya! I do want a bigger bag so I will probably contact ya soon!

    Hang in there sweet friend
    Summer :0)

  2. I hate that you're stressed...especially with Finn's reaction. :( You'll be in my prayers!

  3. Man I want to know what it is too! Keep us updated I am praying. Sometimes there is a recommended dose and then a max dose. I am an allergic person and when I went to the allergy doc to get tested they gave me like 2 of every allergy med to clear my technically was an overdose. So maybe that is why your doc said that much but I don't know!

  4. I hope things get better! Which Dr. did you see? That makes me nervous!! You and Finn will def. be in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Goodness about the Benadryl, Aiden is almost 4 and I think he is suppose to get 1 teaspoon, so I am like the others I would have had to question that! Way to go with the Mommy instinct! Hope the week gets better for you.