I think I often take our family's health for granted. I'm very healthy. My daughters are very healthy. In fast, my oldest daughter has only seen a doctor once which was 2 months ago and has only had something more than a cold once. My youngest is about 4 months old and she's looking fabulous as well. Neither of them have had any shots (that may change, I'm still unsure) and we have only been going to the doctor lately so that if something does happen (like it did once to oldest) we won't be on a 2 week new patient list.
However, with my hubby lately developing some breathing issues (I'm listening to him wheeze on the couch now because he can only fall asleep sitting up) I'm realizing just how blessed we have been. I have been blessed to not have to endure the stress and anxiety that illness can bring about, not only for the sick person, but me. As mom and wife, I feel it is my responsibility to keep everyone in good health as much as possible, but I am powerless to help my husband. I've been trying everything I can think of and few things seem to help. I feel frustrated at my unablility to "fix it." We don't have health insurance, so we can't just go to a doctor to find out what's wrong. If all else fails, we might.
Isn't it a shame that we tend to forget to be grateful for many things until something threatens them? I encourage you, remember to be thankful and proclaim that thanks to God while you are able. You don't want to look back and regret taking some very precious things for granted. I'm sure my hubby will get better soon and when he does I will try to always be very grateful for God's healing and protection over our family!
If you have any tips for me, I would really appreciate them. Here's the low down:
When my husband was a kid, he'd sometimes have trouble breathing (asthma like symptoms) especially in winter and the country. His mom would give him Vick's vaporub which seemed to help. He hasn't had it happen in years until a few weeks ago when he noticed difficulty breathing, especially when lying down or resting. He seems to get better when he leaves the house, except once while he was in Phoenix. We have mold problems I am now addressing with bleach, Kilz and mildew resistant paint. Someone suggested acid reflux. He said the allergy pills I sometimes give him help. Vick's isn't really helping, but it does bring out a cough. We replaced the furnace filter recently and are now living "in the country" type area since last February.
That's everything I can think of. I've been racking my brain to come up with things to do. I'm washing every piece of washable surface and material we have. Bedding, drapes and towels. I'm dusting. I'll be sweeping and mopping soon. I'd greatly appreciate any tips and prayers!!