I spent $238 at CVS yesterday. We are now the proud owners of:
- a 10-day supply of Amoxycillin
- a 5-day supply of Augmentin
- a 5-day supply of Omnicef
- a 5-day supply of super-expensive ear drops
- an inhaler full of Albuterol
- Robitussin DM
- an 8-pack of paper towels
All this to treat:
- 3 infected ears
- 1 burst eardrum
- 1 set of wheezing lungs
- 1 case of clinical pneumonia
(Actually, the paper towels were just for me, they don't technically treat anything.)
So I spent yesterday afternoon at the doctor's office with all three kids (this is the best way I know of to deplete all patience and long-suffering you've ever had, even drawing on future reserves, and exhaust yourself completely. This will not, however, tire out the children at all.). All three of them are sick: Eva and Owen have ear infections (this does not bode well for Owen, who just had his tubes out in July, and he's already infected), Eva has the burst eardrum, Owen is on the inhaler (long-term, apparently), the Robitussin is for all of them, and Ari has pneumonia.
Can you see why the posts are few and far between lately? Everyone is run down, cranky, not eating, coughing until they throw up. There is no sleeping at night because of the coughing - although I put everyone down at 6 PM last night, and Ari slept until 9 AM. So at least he is rested this morning.
Oh, and the entire couch fell on Ari's left middle finger yesterday afternoon. We initially thought it was broken, but the doctor says it's just mashed all up. He won't move it or use it, it's purple and bloody, and I'd be shocked if the nail stayed on.
We are a happy crew indeed.
I'm thinking about moving to Montana.
(Updated book list in the Goal Journal.)