Coming Up for Air

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It’s been a little while – too long, really – since either one of use has written here.  Life has been a bit tumultuous for both of us.

In November, Sarah’s baby had complications with his shunt and was life-flighted from southern Utah to northern and was in the hospital for several weeks.  Throughout a series of events and surgeries, he has taken a couple of steps back neurologically, which is hard especially for Sarah as his primary caregiver.  So, there have been adjustments there with a different, more involved level of care.

My son and I got sick at the end of November – he mostly got better and I was in and out of the ER for over a week with unrelenting diarrhea and dehydration leading to electrolyte imbalance.  I still have lingering symptoms after treating a parasitic issue, and now it seems as if mold symptoms in me and my son have flared into full force again, which is really discouraging.

We have known about an issue in our townhouse since shortly after we moved in, but have tried to make the best of it (we run a Hi-Tech machine every night in the kitchen, where we believe the problem to be under the sink).  Since we are renting we are unable to pull the cabinet off the floor and check to see if there is a problem and be able to fix it.

I know winter time is hard for people who are mold-affected, but the depths of suffering, allergic reactions, and brain and nervous system toxicity makes it extremely hard to even function.  If you’re in that boat with me, I feel your pain and I am so sorry.

Both of our families are looking for a different home to live in.  It’s difficult no matter where you live to find something “clean” enough *now*, never mind keeping it that way, not knowing how much care was taken as it was being built.

So, I suppose this is a bit of a “cloudy day” post, but we are looking forward to, hoping, and praying for many more sunny, positive days to come.  In a literal sense we have a lot more sunny days here where we are than much of the US, and for that I am very grateful.  My head doesn’t like those cloudy days too much!!


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