last week was bad, really bad. it seemed like the world was against us, everything going wrong. aside from the minor day to day things seeming to not go as well as usual, we were hit by a few big things.
first off, mack got his first cold...which was immediately followed by diarrhea (or as we call it in our house, "squitters". ha ha!), which was accompanied by the diaper rash from hell. we're still battling this one. his digestive tract seems to be all clear, but the rash might require a doctor's visit.
the next hit we took was on the job front. now that B's job in rhode island has finished up, they don't have another project to put him on. his boss, a lady who is really unqualified to lead in any capacity, gave him a head's up that he might be getting laid off then refused to answer any of his calls or emails (they work in different offices). she's still avoiding him. looks like a change might be in our near future, which could even take us out of state.
the third and worst hit of all is just devastating. remember this post? my heart aches to even type this...B's dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. the irony here is that he worked for the american cancer society for 40 years and has never smoked a cigarette in his life, nor has he lived with anyone who has. bad luck? yeah, that's pretty much what it boils down to. his oncologist is running a new cat scan today to see the extent of it and plan out his treatment. needless to say, B is heartbroken that his dad is having to go through this. his family is rallying together, though, to help. one of his wonderful sisters has offered to move both parents in with her family (which includes 8 kids) and care for them. B's dad is so full of hope right now, but knowing that he's not going to be able to care of B's mom is breaking his heart. he is so dedicated to her that he can't stand the thought of relinquishing her care to anyone else.
prayers and positive thoughts are much needed and greatly appreciated. i'll keep y'all updated. :)