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  • WYB = When You Buy
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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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I decided to take this week off.

Doesn’t that sound better than, “I ran around like crazy this week with great hopes to make it to numerous stores, but never made it.”  Yeah, I thought so.

I did make it to Publix to walk for unadvertised deals, while we were there I grabbed a box of crayons and a spiral notebook to keep the two year quite for a short while in the car.  That was it.  An expense of $1.50, but well worth it for my sanity.  Okay I confess I also got a Publix sub… we did use a coupon though!

Part of our busy week was a trip to Atlanta for a follow up for Mary Rose.  Last visit she got her casts off and came home with braces.  This visit was to take quick x-rays and see if things were changing for the better.  We hoped for good news, but the past few visits we  left discouraged so I wasn’t getting my hopes to high.  For the first time in over 5 months, I got to see our doctor walk into the room smiling.  (He rarely has a change in mood, if ever).  He said that is was noticeable that the bone has stopped breaking down and we are moving into the restoring phase where the bone starts to regrow.  There are 4 stages of Perthes, and you have to move through all of them.  This news means we are finally through stage 2 and beginning to move into stage 3.  There is still a long road ahead, but to finally be on the healing side is wonderful.  He attributes her very fast progression to the two types of surgery we did… we attribute it to so many people praying for her!  She is still to not put any weight on her left leg, and we expect that to continue for a long while.  She is getting her strength back on crutches though and rarely lets anything stop her.

We thank you for your prayers and ask that you continue to pray that the bone heals quickly and correctly.  The correctly part being the most important, as we want the bone to grow back round (like a hip should be) and not with any bumps or notches that would effect her walking.

Now back to saving money…

How was your saving this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.

    • Crystal

      Such wonderful news.
      I will continue to pray for Mary Rose.

    • dtcox

      some times weeks are just like that ….. hi mary rose …. so glad its going good for her

    • Betsie Z.

      Rejoicing with you on the progress!

    • beck

      glad for your good news, praying for complete healing

    • So glad that you she got a good report! Praise God!

    • Kathy

      Yay for good news! So happy for all of you!

    • Lisa

      Glad to hear of good news for Mary Rose!!

    • LOC2010

      I am glad that you have good news! I will continue to pray! God is perfect! Have a blessed day!

    • Marrianne

      So glad to hear of your great news! Praying for a complete recovery.

    • Rebekah Barney

      Hi Jenny, although I have been following your site since my twins were born 5 years ago, I had no idea that you were dealing with a health problem in one of your precious little girls. My heart really goes out to you, since we had a baby in November of last year and he also is dealing with a chronic and serious health problem. Like you we are hoping he grows out of it without any long term affects but also like you it will take many months if not years.
      I wish you the best. I feel like I know you in a way from following your site and I can tell that you are a loving and devoted mother. I know how heartbreaking it can be to deal with serious health problems in one of your children and how much worry a mother goes through. Hang in there, you will get through it. Thanks so much for your help saving money too! :)

    • Rita

      Thank you for the update! I will continue to pray also.