Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Updates and Upchucks

I apologize for not updating sooner y'all. Today has been chocked with busyness!

I had to make the weekly pilgrimage to Target to buy groceries with 3 kiddos in tow (Grace and the two babies) I was determined to stay on task while I was there and not to get sidetracked by lipstick and other such frivolity.

I will have you know that I succeeded too! I did not try on even ONE pair of shoes! Not one! I didn't even go near the shoe department! It was a shining moment in my Target addiction, I can assure you.

I did, however, buy some lipstick. A girl's gotta be pretty!

I then picked up the Madgirl from school and proceeded to go and buy our hospitalized friend and her mama some dinner from Chili's and a Cinnabon for dessert. After delivering that to the hospital we came home where I proceeded to sit on the couch and stare into oblivion while the brain cells oozed from my head.

As for an update on Elisabeth, it gets a wee bit complicated. Her official diagnosis is Mycoplasma Pneumonia and some other complicated words that I can't spell. Her pain is now under control and she actually managed to eat yesterday for the first time in 6 days. Woo-hoo. Her blood pressure has been VERY low which has caused her to pass out multiple times. They've upped her I.V. fluids and the bp seems to be getting better for now. She had a new symptom develop earlier today which was a rash on her body. They have now taken even more blood and even have an infectious disease doctor on the case. My friend tells me that she (Elisabeth) is now quite the interesting case at the Children's Hospital. ;)

They still covet your prayers as there seems to be no end in sight yet of when they are going to release her. And a new prayer request would be for my friend's son as well. Her 14 year old son, Drew has been running fever now for a few days and he is going to the doc in the morning. Her hubby has been home with him during this time and they are really hoping and praying he doesn't have the same thing.

Thank you all for your prayers!! It means so much to them (and me!) to know that you care enough to ask for updates.

'Course, I knew y'all we awesome all along!

And as far as our family goes....there seems to be no end in sight just yet.

Madgirl has managed to overcome her flu after hibernating in her room for 3 days and actually went back to Germ Central school today. She's feeling MUCH better.

I was the only one to get somewhat of a cold and am still fighting a sore throat and feeling run down, but I don't think it will turn into anything full blown. Already being a little run down from lack of sleep has been my worst enemy and I'm trying to get to bed earlier, but not always succeeding. My night owliness habits are biting me in the bootey to say the least!

Poor, sweet Liv, however, has been bit again. She hasn't felt great for the past 3 days. A little nauseated and not quite her spunky little self. Her stomach pain has been manageable until tonight.

Her tummy began hurting so bad that we loaded her up into Phil the Suburban and started to head to the emergency room. Just as we were about to back out of the driveway, she coughed. My Mommy Instinct Super Powers kicked in and I jumped out of the Burb and flung open the back door! She coughed again and I yanked gently pulled her from the vehicle where she proceeded to grace our front yard with some rather unsightly regurgitation.

I tried moving her towards the front door, but to no avail. She began hurling again, this time in a different spot. I don't want to make light of the situation because the poor baby was practically throwing up her toenails....BUT I couldn't help but get a little tickled at what the people driving by in their cars must be thinking.

Here I stood, spread eagle, in my front yard, holding this flailing 6 year old as she was heaving in various spots all over the lawn. It was enough to make'em say, "Ewwwwww!". I can guarantee that much.

Needless to say now we are all just sitting and waiting for our turn cause it WILL get us. It always does. These are the times when we have to stop and pause to ask ourselves the all important question:

"If I eat this, am I willing to throw it up?"

'Nuf said.

Oh yea, and if you're in my neck of the woods, I wouldn't recommend walking on our front yard.

Liv in better days


Angela said...

Bet the postman is glad your mailbox is at the curb! Love ya

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I am always fearful when I hear coughing coming from my children. And I have thought very often (even tonight) about the whole seeing this food again in a less than pleasant form....

Praying for your friends.


mindi said...

aww - poor babies!! I'll be thinking and praying for you all, sickness is no fun and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Hang in there!