Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Awful, Rotten, Horrible, No-Good, Terrible Week

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. :)

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh Carlia, I am so sorry to read all of this. The stress of a sick baby is enough, and then to add to it work issues and now family health problems?? No joke it was a terrible week. I hope your FIL remains positive, I truly believe half the battle is just your attitude. It's wonderful that family has stepped up to help out, and now is the time for your FIL to take a step back and let others help him for a while. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way and hope that the treatment is quick and successful!

Kelly Rothermel said...

Wow, so much up in the air and uncertainty. I'm so sorry about your FIL.

Kim Matheson said...

I'm so sorry, Carlia. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am thankful that your FIL has such a supportive, strong family. :)

Diane said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your week. And especially about your FIL. Truly devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Andrea said...

Oh no, I'm Sooo sorry about B's dad first and foremost. Lots of prayers will be said for him, your family, AND his Dr's that a great treatment plan will be in place soon. I really hope something works out with his job too so you don't have that worry on top of everything else. Hope Mack is back to 100% soon. You sure have a full plate right now. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Fiona aka DRMama said...

So sorry to hear about all the bad news you've had this week Carlia... especially that of your FIL who sounds like such a wonderful man and a special person in your lives. I'll be thinking of him and your family. Also, sorry to hear about B and his work. Hope you two are able to make something else work soon if needed!

Marianne said...

What a bummer week. So sorry!

SLESE1014 said...

definitely sending prayers and good thoughts your way...

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

So awful dear, thinking of you and praying for y'all.

The Indecisive Infertile said...

I am so sorry to hear about B's father! My thoughts and prayers go out to him and the entire family. I love how your families are so tightly knit and supportive. May God be with him as he begins his journey towards being cured.

So sorry to hear about B possibly losing his job. You guys sure got hit hard this week. I am praying for you all but know that you are a strong couple and will make it through this.

PS I hope Mack feels better asap! Rashes are definitely not fun!

allthesunforyou said...

Ugh - that is an awful week. I am sorry to hear about your FIL having cancer. That is awful.

Hang in there with the job stuff. I'm sure the uncertainty is just awful. It will get better though, because it has to, right? :)

Sheryl said...

This is THE WORST. I hardly have words. I know we all go through health issues and we don't know why, but it seems so unfair for this to happen to such a good man. B's dad has been in our prayers.

Now about the job--that makes me FUMING mad. Especially since he was "putting in his time away" for better things to come with the company, liars (I could say worse, but I won't).

Baby's get sick and diarrhea and the rash will go away. Wash his bum in the sink and let it dry completely before putting anything on...he'll survive. "Squitters" is the one thing that makes me laugh about this post. I think you should move to Arizona if B needs a job change ;) You will be in our prayers, hang in there lady!!

Maria said...

Carlia, my heart ached reading this. I am so, so very sorry! You will all be strongly in my prayers! I remember that beautiful post you wrote this past summer about the amazing and unconditional love B's father and mother share. I will be praying so much for him!
I hope Mack feels better and has no more "squitters" (so cute). Poor little guy!
I'm so sorry to hear about B's job and rude boss. He doesn't deserve that kind of treatment!
Thinking of you. Sending big hugs and huge prayers. And tons of love!
Xoxox
Maria

Miss Mac said...

So sorry to hear about the stress of the past week, ugh. Praying for your FIL and new opportunities for B and that Mack is all better soon. Remedy Olivamine Calazime Skin Protectant Paste- this stuff is awesome!

Bridget said...

I am so so sorry to hear all of this is happening all at once :( I hope everything will be ok with B's dad, my thoughts are with you!

OliveLEAH said...

So sorry to hear about this. Praying for u guys!

Heather said...

Carlia, I'm so, so sorry to hear about all this. That's a lot to handle all at once. Keeping you all in our prayers!

Stacie said...

Modern Modest Beauty sent me! I'm sorry to hear about all that is going on! Sending prayers your way

mare ball said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry to read this. Mack will get better, I pray your dad does as well. I pray for him to have peace about his situation and to know that God is not surprised by anything.

Ang said...

Aw man, what a week! :( Hope things start looking up soon... thinking of you and your family.

drunnermom said...

so sorry to hear it has been a challenging time. please text me if you need to talk or just get out of the house! I am off this coming Wednesday if you need anything. hugs.

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