But by the time we drove to the docs office [which was right after school] we waited for his turn, waited another 20 minutes to see if he had a reaction [he seldom if ever did] and then drove back home we had usually taken care of at least an hour and half if not two hours! We did managed to get through some homework in the waiting times, but never all of it for sure. Honestly though looking back, even though it was time consuming and tedious I don't remember any of the boys ever complaining....it's just what we did. And it did have a dramatic improving effect on John's asthma, and a little medication and inhalers controlled it easily from that point on. He was hospitalized for one really bad bout when he was in the sixth grade [was that ever scary!] but other then that I don't remember it ever really being a real issue again. John too was also very good at sports but did not have the same drive for them as Joe did. I think some of that was from his asthma and the fact that the medications he took make him tired. But I think most of it was more from his "kicked back" nature and he was WAY more content to sit on the sidelines, crack jokes, and "not get sweaty mom" lol. He did LOVE playing basketball though both at school and at home, started football on the varsity team as a mere sophomore, and swam almost everyday after we got a pool.
I think I will end this here as it is starting to get a little long, but I will finish up next Friday if I can. I am keeping my nose to the grindstone as best as I can as I am down to one week to the shower and 10 days or so until we go to Mel's so I must finish up. Hope you all had a good week! Blessings to you all! Debbie