We can’t predict when a bad stomach virus is going to hit the family. Last Saturday my 2 year old Tessa had a fever and was very tired. This isn’t like her usual bouncing off the walls, so I knew she was getting sick. She ended up vomiting and having bathroom issues for two days.
The next day Taelynn who is 11 months old had the same bug, and was pretty miserable. A day later, Wednesday, Trent my 12 year old said he didn’t feel good and got sick before school, and was very sick all day.
We asked Tate our 9 year old how he felt before school and he said he was fine. About 3 hours later, the school calls us and sure enough Tate is having the same problems. That boy got it the worst out of everyone. It lasted 4 days with him and he ended up in emergency room for being slightly dehydrated.
He could barely keep water down, so they gave him nausea medicine.
We went through receipts after this sickness and our expenses were some where around $250.00.
This was unexpected costs including a bunch of diapers, wipes, medicines, er visit, laundry detergent, Lysol, Gatorade, Pedialyte, new underwear, and new crib sheets. It was bad!
We were so grateful that we had the extra money which is something we wouldn’t have had in the past. I never would have dreamed having a sick household could cost so much. My husband and I managed to avoid it somehow. Although we both suffered from lack of sleep and he did call off one day to help with the kids.
We have to be ready for unexpected costs at times we really aren’t expecting it!
Enjoy these articles I really liked this week!
A guest post on My Personal Finance Journey tells you how you may be able to challenge a fine from a traffic camera. <—This would be very helpful for some people!
Marie from Life and My Finances can help you save money this Spring! <–Great tips!
Syndey at the Untemplater has an awesome list of tips that can help you with time management and cut down on TV time! <–Clever ideas for sure!
Jeff from Good Financial Cents shares a great list of ways to make money on the side! <– I should have thought of some of these sooner!
Glen at Free From Broke brings up many great points about bankruptcy and when it’s a good option. <–Very helpful and detailed!
Jacob from My Personal Finance Journey is giving away $50.53, half will go to a winner and half will go to a charity!
Hank from Money Q and A is hosting a giveaway and you can win an autographed copy of “Real Wealth” by Bruce Helmer
Faithful With a Few was included in the following carnivals:
Yakezie Carnival April 7, 2013 Edition | Family Money Values April 7, 2013
Carnival of Money Pros | Master the Art of Saving April 7, 2013
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