Yesterday I loaded up all three kids and took them to the doctor.  The truth was that only 2 were really sick, but I'm learning that if 2 are sick the 3rd is close behind.  So even though Deacon wasn't technically sick he was going anyways.  Oh and he did have this weird itching rash looking like thing all over his body, so I did kinda have a good reason for taking him in.


Thank goodness my mom was there or I would have needed an IV full of vodka right there in the waiting room.  Cayden was absolutely miserable.  Moaning, crying, looking one step away from death.  I mentioned in passing that they might have to put something in his throat to test for strep and you would have thought I told him they were going to have to cut his head off to do a test.  He lost it.  Literally lost it.  Crying.  Screaming.  Kicking.  Yes this is my almost 6 year old.  Then he began telling me that his throat in fact did not hurt.  All of a sudden it was cured.  I almost chalked it up to a miracle of God that he was healed, but I saw past his antics.  He was hurting so badly that he couldn't even imagine the thought of someone touching his throat.  Poor guy.

We got everyone weighed and if you're curious …. Cayden 50lbs.  Deacon 36lbs.  Story 30lbs.  And yes there is two years difference between the last two!

If I haven't said it before, I'll say it again. I LOVE LOVE LOVE our doctor.  She is fabulous and great with my kids.  I think I also love her b/c she's the first person to notice that something might be wrong with Deacon and so that makes me love her even more!

After the painful throat swap for Cayden we were told that he didn't have strep (thank you God!) or the flu, but instead had nasty ear infections.  Story was next and she too had a nasty ear infection.  Then it was Deacon's turn.  I told her that not much was wrong with him, except a nasty runny nose and this weird stuff all over his body that was making him scratch so badly it was keeping him up at night.  He looked as though a cat had gotten a hold of him and made him their own personal scratching pad.  It was weird.

She said scabies.  What?  Scabies?  Yeap, not 100% sure, but pretty sure.    Oh lovely.  That's all we need.  So, she prescribed enough medicine for everyone in our house to be treated.  She gave us the low down on what to do and to wash everything in sight with hot water and vacuum everywhere and put things in plastic bags and all kinds of stuff.  🙂

It seems quite comical all that has happened to us in the past few months.  Story having meningitis, Deacon getting diagnosed with RRP, having his first surgery, and now scabies have invaded our home.  Fun times!  Last night while applying medicine over our entire bodies, Aaron asked me if I had any unconfessed sin I needed to get out!  We can't help but laugh when crazy things happen around here.

So, we've delayed our trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house by a day so everyone can be treated and on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and my parents left today.  I think my mom called their doctor to get some meds for them to treat themselves just in case.  They probably felt as though they were living in an infected area the way these kids were dropping like flies getting sick!

Oh and just for fun's sake the “thing” on my face is getting bigger.  Yes I have a “thing” on my face that I've had since the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  It is not going away.  Last Spring I had a huge ringworm on my face and now this might be that too, but no one seems to know.  Lovely.  I'm cracking up laughing.

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Jamie Ivey