Friday, November 14, 2014

Celebrate The Small Things -- Nov 14

It's Friday and I'm Celebrating The Small Things!  Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly celebration where some bloggers have decided to post about something worth celebrating...no matter how big or small it is.

First off, I'm celebrating my bed.  I love love love my bed and I never want to part with it again.  If you missed my post about my crappy bed experience this past weekend, click here.  Long story short:  there's no place like home...in your own bed.

The biggest celebration of this week is the clean bill of health from my daughter's pulmonologist (lung doctor).  Mary was diagnosed with asthma when she was six years old, which was aggravated by severe seasonal allergies.  Since early elementary school, she would get either pneumonia or bronchitis every spring and fall.  Luckily, she's never had to be hospitalized because of this (knock on wood), but did come pretty close once. 

At the pulmonologists recommendation, we started Mary on allergy shots three years ago,  and since then she has been bronchitis and pneumonia free (knock on wood again).  At her worst, she was on 5 different medicines:  Flovent (an inhaled steroid for her lungs), Nasonex (allergy med), Zyrtec (allergy med), Elestat (prescription eye drops), and Benedryl (because even with all the other allergy meds, we still needed Benedryl every four hours during the peak allergy season!). 

We used to go see her pulmonologist every three months, for many years.  We now only have to go twice a year for a check up.  During her visit yesterday, the doctor said that Mary's lung functions were great, about the same as last time...and that's with her being off all her medicines!  As long as we keep up with her allergy shots every three weeks, she seems to be staying in pretty "normal" health.  I'll take it!

Now ask me how much money the new orthodontist quoted me for the braces my son has to get next month :(  It's never ending! LOL

Stay warm everyone and have a Happy Weekend!



What are you celebrating? 


If you'd like to Celebrate The Small Things, visit our wonderful host, VikLit @ Scribblings of an Aspiring Author for more information.  And don't forget to check out her co-hosts:  Diana Wilder, LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge, Katie @ TheCyborgMom, and CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse

 

18 comments:

  1. Happy your daughter's health has improved. Checkups just twice a year is a very good thing.

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    1. Agreed! Especially when we would be there when she was sick too, in addition to her four times a year well visits!

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  2. Oh my! I'm sorry to hear your daughter struggles with asthma and allergies. That is super stressful. Hopefully, she'll continue to have good lung function with less meds. And maybe that'll leave a little extra toward the braces? Ugh! You're right, it really never ends.

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    1. I really should have been an orthodontist :) LOL

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  3. I'm pleased that your daughter's lungs seem to be showing signs of improvement. This is a proper celebration. As for the braces: yeah, been there.

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    1. It seems like the braces thing is a never ending saga for many! Thanks for stopping by Julia!

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  4. My bed is like a giant teddy bear - pure comfort!
    Wonderful news about your daughter!! I know you both must be so relieved. However, braces are not usually accompanied by medications - there's hope your son will adjust nicely. Poor baby!
    Have a very nice weekend.
    Thank you so much for all of your visits and comments on my blogs!!!

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    1. Your blog cheers me up! Please don't ever stop blogging!

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  5. Glad to hear your daughter's health is improving. There is nothing like your own bed!

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  6. I'm so happy to hear your daughter's doing well. What a relief it must be for you. Allergies are no fun, and I used to get bronchitis once a year at least. Ever since I retired and rarely go out - I never get bronchitis anymore (about 6 yrs now), just occasional colds. I still take allergy meds daily in the spring and fall though. Yay for being in your own bed! "There's no place like home." You betcha!

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    1. I'm glad you don't have chronic bronchitis anymore. It really takes a toll on your whole body, not just your lungs. Let's all cross our fingers for renewed health for all!

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  7. Having your health is everything!!!! Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Cathrina!

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  8. That's great to hear that your daughter is doing so much better! I'm lucky that my daughter's asthma is mild and usually only kicks in when she has a cold. I read about your experience with the bed away from home. What an ordeal. I love my Tempur-Pedic mattress. And my son is going to need braces, too, this summer. Ka-ching.

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    1. The Tempur-Pedics are nice! Lucky duck :) I guess we can b*tch and moan about the orthodontic costs together :) oy

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  9. YAY! Such good news about Mary. That can be so frustrating, so I'm glad you found relief for her.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! It seems like she's "grown out of it" so to speak. She still has asthma, but it doesn't affect her the way it used to...thank God.

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