So today has been a really hard day for us. It started out this morning with the news that my Grandpa had passed away. He was 92 years old and had been getting weaker by the day. We knew it was coming but that doesnt erase the sadness that we feel knowing that we wont see him again in this life. He was a compassionate, funny man and I feel fortunate that his blood is flowing through me. I will miss seeing him at church each week and really wish that I had gone over to visit more often.
Not 15 minutes after receiving this news, we got the news that Denver's Dad actually does have cancer in his lung and his liver. We had thought the lungs were clear but the test he had wasnt conclusive and the new tests brought bad news. I am so happy that we were just there visiting and hope that his prognosis will be good. We are awaiting word on how advanced it is which will probably take a week or 2. He is in the hospital now resting....which he really needs to be doing and it is the best place for him to be right now.
An hour later, I had to call 911 for Evan. As you know, Ian is allergic to peanuts and so we have to carry an EpiPen which is an injection of adrenaline in case he ever eats any and goes into anaphalatic shock. Evan found the expired one that Ian's school nurse had given me the other day and decided to push the top down with his thumb like a pen.....this engaged the needle and it shot into his thumb. He was hysterical and because I had no idea what adrenaline would do to him, I just called 911 to be safe. Luckily, because he was holding it upside down, he didnt completely depress the button and none of the medicine was injected however, the needle did go in so far that it hit his bone and actually bent the needle. As a result Im going to have to take him into his doctor tomorrow for a tetnus shot and an xray to make sure the bone didnt chip. If it did, infection could set into the bone....yuck.
I have to go to work in about an hour and Im dreading it because I just dont have the energy at this point to go. But, no choice..... I am very greatful though for my family and that I am able to be with them not only in this life but the life after. That we are close and love each other means we can get through anything life throws at us even though sometimes it feels so hopeless in the beginning.