2013 is starting off to be the year of contributing to all of the local medical people's kid's college funds. Kid 3 was complaining of back pain. The physical therapist diagnosed a tipped pelvis (likely from some unknown fall--maybe when she jumps off the haystack into the sand in the barn?) causing one leg to be longer than the other. A couple of adjustments and she seems as good as new.
Kid 1 has had chronic stomach pains for some time. The treatments and medications from her regular doctor have not helped much, so we went to a specialist, who will be sticking a camera down her throat tomorrow afternoon to see what's happening. They want her stomach inflamed for the procedure, so she spent the weekend on the sofa moaning and groaning in pain, since we can't give her anything to try to settle her tummy. Shout out a thanks to her friend A., who came over Saturday with a bag full of DVDs to help distract her, as well as makings for a smoothie. For some reason, Kid 1 really hasn't wanted to eat anything all weekend.
Stable Boy has been having intense, migraine type headaches for over a year now. He's been blowing it off as a pinched nerve in his neck, but last week his neck froze up and he finally condescended to get a MRI. The report came back showing several bulging discs. We are still waiting to find out what comes next. Sigh.
To try to end on a positive note, here's a quick update on Ranger-he showed a lot of improvement today in not charging ahead when practicing walking leading along the fence. Hopefully we can do a jog tomorrow; he wasn't quite ready today.