My family is an avid watcher of the “Deadliest Catch” and we have enjoyed all the seasons of the show. We were sadden to learn of the passing of Capt Phil, he was one of our favorites, next to Sig of course. We are holding his family in our thoughts and prayers right now. I know that when he had the stroke it was during Ophelia season and he was airlifted off the boat to the hospital. His sons soon followed. All the reports had been that he was doing well since then, but this was certainly not the outcome we expected. We will miss you Capt Phil.
After living through what seems like the worst weekend since, Vomit ’08, I speed dialed the pediatrician nonstop until someone picked up the phone to make an appointment. One way or another i was getting something done or the only thing left of me would be a empty shell going through the motions, oh wait too late. So after what seemed like a hundred days, but more like only an hour until the appointment, we left with what i had already pretty much figured out. D has an ear infection, this is now his third since having the tubes taken out and so now back to the ENT we go to put tubes back in, because I will not be able to take him getting anymore. He will start Kindergarten in the Fall and we all know what a lovely petri dish of germs schools are. #3 has a sinus infection and thank goodness (how sad) but i thought he was possessed and his end goal has been to drive us all mad. It may still be, but it will be without the pressure of the sinus pain. Last but not least is the baby and he has a lovely combination of double ear infection (wait don’t we have tubes in there?) and a sinus infection and good grief i am thankful for that diagnosis because he has taken to not drinking one single bottle for the last 3 days and i am being driven mad by he is possible starving to death all 23 lb of him. Takes after his mother he does in that when he doesn’t eat he gains weight. At this juncture i am happy for that, later in life maybe not. *sigh* thus ends the worst weekend ever in the house in which i took to possibly medicating everyone at night with Motrin because WOW the days were rough and everyone was miserable. I had already started the baby on the ear drops since we own stock in that company as well as the Motrin makers, but it is like throwing water at a grease fire and wasn’t doing the job. We are armed with antibiotics and stocked up the Motrin and Benadryl and mommy is really eyeing the bread because if this doesn’t rank right up there with “I deserve this cheat” i don’t know what does!