Saturday, March 7, 2009

LIght at the End of the Tunnel?

Well, I won't go so far as to say we are better, but I do see signs of improvement. This is, of course, for one reason and one reason only--we went to the doctor. Sometimes I am completely convinced that all you have to do is pay out money to a doctor and immediately, people will get better. No, not because of anything the doctor did but because you were proactive and spent money.

Sigh. $117 for the visit and that was just to see Caspian. He was the worst of all, so we choose him. He has two ear infections, a shredded throat and severe bronchitis.

I imagine that goes for the rest of us too.
Perscriptions totalled almost $200. That was sobering. I extended our Walgreens' Rx card to the whole family, increasing its cost by $15 but reducing the cost of the meds about $80, so an improvement in the long run.

Is it working? Well, they are taking the meds. They are still coughing. They slept the best they have so far last night though, so that is a definite perk.

I, on the other hand, had my worst night of all last night. I coughed so hard and deeply that I actually scared myself but I got through it.

Then, today, I was supposed to go to a concert that I have been looking forward to for two months and because something hasn't been fixed on the van that was supposed to, I can't go. I am giving the tickets to my daughter and her boyfriend instead. At least that way they will be used. Am I bummed though? I cannot even begin to tell you. I'm about as low as I can get right now but, as I said, I know there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I just have to keep focusing on it until it gets a little bigger.


Freakmom said...

I'm sorry you had to miss the concert. (((Hugs))) Hope you feel better too.

I'm glad you guys saw the doctor. I was thinking of you when I read today about influenza outbreaks being reported in 26 states. Hope you are all on the mend now.

Ami said...


Gary & Bev said...

What Ami said!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sending you a little laugh package. I hope you don't laugh too hard so as not to be sent into a coughing fit but enough to brighten your day as the tunnel gets shorter. Hugs.