I swear, between Sam and Luke, our insurance is probably freakin' out over all the medical junk they have had to shell out cash for recently. Long story short: Sam has his normal cardiac stuff, then heart cath, ENT stuff with a new set of tubes, and new GI issues that are now sending us up to Atlanta. Luke had a fall at daycare that resulted in a skull fracture with subsequent visits to the ER and Atlanta neurology, and just had his 'hypospadias' repair with upcoming follow-up in Atlanta, not to mention he just got his first ear infection. GUH! By the end of the year, we will have seen specialists in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, urology, audiology, and otolaryngology...all of those in Atlanta. I'm not complaining about the Atlanta thing though...we would be fools to think anyone in Macon could come close to being as good as those doctors and that facility.
I will return to the medical dramas in a minute. First, this past Saturday was Sam's THIRD BIRTHDAY!! What a milestone. We decided to mark the occasion with a birthday party in our back yard. We didn't want to drop a ton of cash, so we put together a 'homemade' idea. We took medium sized boxes and put them together and painted them to look like cars. Sam and his neighborhood buddies decorated them and had a blast running around the back yard. We had a blast hanging out with the neighbors. Poor Sam got super fatigued after running around for an hour or so, and actually ended up taking a nap on our bed (he has ALWAYS refused sleeping in our bed up to this point) mid party. But he was revived and we turned the birthday party into a SEC championship game watching party. It was really a great day, and Sam thoroughly enjoyed getting attention and presents!