This weekend we attempted a couple trips to the store. The first time I went solo with all 4. I was praying to God that we were going to make it in and out without anything going wrong. I told Dominic a good twenty times that it wasn't his birthday yet and we were getting gifts for Alex's friend's parties. He's been erupting a bawling fit at the store because he knows his birthday is coming soon. Well we got in and out with no problems. Our trip to Walmart with Dave and all four in tow ended up as a complete disaster though. First, Mia slept and was an angel. Alex though, has this cough and started coughing and gagging with her eyes watering and snot racing out of her nose. Dominic was constantly jumping off the front of the basket, running infront of people. Damien had his first breakdown ever at a store. I'm not sure what happened but he's never acted like that ever. If he could flip off someone, he would have done it to about a few dozen people but all he could say was scream "uh-uh!!" at them trying to bat at them with his little hands, and cry even more. Strangers were coming up and trying to talk to him and offer their magic touch to make him stop. We're pretty sure he was starving since he didn't eat a good lunch. We got home and he ate a ton of cherrios and mac n cheese. Problem solved.
The great flood of medical bills has started to arrive at our house. With insurance and that max out of pocket payout we should owe around $2500. That's great because so far we're up to around $35K in medical bills. Still waiting for anestesiologist bills. With my nice additional stay in the hospital for the pancreatitis, that alone was $20,500. Can you believe a CT scan is supposedly around $3,000?? Oh yeah it gets better. I should price it all out on here. According to the hospital, their rooms per night rate are better than any celebrity hotel. I could have taken the kids to that Nick Jr Hotel they want to go to so bad about 10 times or so with how much the hospital room was. No wonder our healthcare system sucks. Alex's bills total were around $10K back in 2000 and Mia's are somewhere around $15K. Let's all move to Canada!! Ok I'm done.