4 Months and More

Ari has been in my arms for 4 months. I haven’t quite decided if that feels like a long time or a short time. I feel like my days run together and that there is never quite enough time in the day. There are some times that I have a hard time remembering when he wasn’t in my life and there are others that I can’t believe it has already been 4 months.

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There are times that all of this is so hard … working all day, missing out on so much with him. Worrying about the upcoming surgery, stressing over finances …. but then he laughs and my heart melts.

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In the last month, we have gone to Memphis, swam in a big pool, shopped for skinny jeans that actually fit him (I do NOT have that problem) and began preparing for his surgery … Surgery, ANOTHER surgery. I am very anxious about this and beyond ready to be on the recovery side of this one. I know in the long run it will HOPEFULLY be very beneficial for him, but I just hate knowing that I am the one who has made the decision to put him through more pain, more trauma, more hospital and more doctors.

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I am so thankful that he is here and that we will be facing the hurdles together.

I have been dealing with the inflow of medical bills from the last 3 MRIs, the last surgery and the fee for the upcoming surgery. I can see how people can EASILY go into major debt from medical bills … and we have decent insurance!

I called the Dallas hospital a few days ago to take care of one of our bills and the billing person said, “Well, I am showing a credit on this account” … not sure how there was a credit. She said, “Yes, you have a $422 credit” … WOW. So, that balance is now being applied to our outstanding amount and we are almost there! It is a relief to have the last surgery almost paid off and only have the upcoming surgery to worry about!!

I am so thankful to so many people for helping us, from babysitting in a pinch, to donations for some of Ari’s medical bills … It has been so humbling and amazing.

This amazing little boy is worth ALL the frustration, worry, anxiety and concern …

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