Wednesday, May 21, 2008

House of emergncies lately

I try to keep this blog positive but I feel I owe it to my readers to explain my longer than usual absences and delay in posting comments. Please know that we are all mostly well at the moment due to so much love, prayer and support from family and friends.

Our E, who is nine recently had appendicitis. It was misdiagnosed 3 times by her pediatrician (yes we switched drs since) and it ended up rupturing causing very serious emergency surgery. By the time she had the cat scan at the emergency room, they said it had ruptured 4 days earlier and it was the most scary thing that has ever happened to us. At the hospital they would not even discuss the next day with me, they would only go hour by hour. It was needless to say horrifying and I still have not broken down yet, you mothers know that your instinct to be strong for them overpowers your need to just lose it and get hysterical. I try not to think of how close we came to...sorry I can't still say it.

However, she has recovered remarkably well and it amazes me every day how fast she has bounced back. Children are amazing. She will actually be going back to school in two weeks! We are so blessed and I thank God and her doctors for her remarkable recovery. As well as all the prayers from friends and family and members of our church.

Then I was hospitalized for an ectopic pregnancy. Another extremely scary thing to go through but it was caught early and removed and I am doing very well.

Then it was L's turn just this last Monday. She woke up on Monday night (well early Tuesday morning) at 1:30 a.m. crying. My husband picked her up and brought her to me and she was burning up! I sent him to the kitchen to get Tylenol and while he was, she vomited all over me. She had had a bit of diarrhea that afternoon but her energy level was fine and she was eating and drinking as normal so I didn't think to much of that. We gave her a few sips of water to see if she would keep that down and she did so we gave her the Tylenol. She proceeded to vomit again all the Tylenol. I took her temperature under her armpit and it went up to 106.1. I have never seen anyone with a temp that high so we were trying to decide if we should bring her to the ER. We brought her in the bath and sponged her and after a half hour her fever went down to 103.2. I brought her out of the bath and continued to sponge her until her fever went down a bit more and she fell asleep. She slept with us in our bed (well I didn't sleep I was too worried) and she fell asleep and finally her fever broke. She woke up the next day absolutely fine! No fever, she ate breakfast, drank and had her energy back. Amazing!

So at this point everyone is recovering so well and hopefully things will be back to normal soon. I know I should have posted about this earlier because I'm sure you all would have sent positive thoughts and prayers our way but honestly I just have not had a minute to do so.

We are so lucky and thankful that everyone is well and recovering so wonderfully and I will keep you posted a bit more now that things have seemed to calm down around here.

Please send positive thoughts an prayers our way that we all continue on the road to recovery and good health!

27 comments:

CashmereLibrarian said...

Wow. In times like that I always think of the quote from the movie "Out of Africa:" “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road." Glad to hear things have settled down at the moment--wishing you a restful holiday weekend and good health to continue!

Mrs.Preppy said...

No wonder you have not had any time to post! You have had some crazy excitement in your house and I am sure you are ready for things to get back to normal. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Preppy Sue said...

How scary for you all, glad that everyone is doing well now.

lisagh said...

What an ordeal. I'm happy to hear that all worked out for the best. Continued blessings to you and your family.

Lauren said...

I am so sorry to hear that you all have had so many health problems lately. I am praying for your family.

suburban prep said...

Many healthful wishes for you and your family.

Melissa said...

I'm glad everyone is OK! How scary all of that must have been! Sending prayers your way!

TCP said...

Oh my goodness! That's so much for anyone to have to deal with at one time. I hope that you and your kids are on the mend. And I'm so sorry about your loss. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad all of you are ok. Take care and stay healthy,

Maureen

Andie said...

Goodness! I'm so happy to hear everyone is doing well now.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh My Goodness! I cannot believe all that your family has endured over the last few weeks!! I am so happy to know that everyone is recovering finally. And I hope you do take time to have a little break down/let go soon. I am sending prayers and positive wishes your way in hopes that you and your family continue to recover quickly!!

Hugs!!

Kate said...

Wow- what an eventful few weeks! I hope everything is settling down. I'll keep your family in my thoughts :)

linda said...

I am so sorry to hear about what has happened to your family recently.....you are all in my prayers.

Barefoot in the Park said...

i just stumbeled across your blog and know how you are feeling. i'm so glad your daughter is doing better. many moons ago when i was 12 i was mis-diagnosed and my apendix ruptured. it was touch and go, 4 surgeries later and a trip to the states "teaching hosptial" i was finally better. my mom went through exactly what you went through...it only makes you stronger as a family and makes you count your blessings! best wishes on the road to recovery!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

So very glad to hear that the girls and you are all doing better. That was some pretty scary stuff to go through...My prayers will be with all of you as everyone continues to recover.

The Mrs. said...

Oh my goodness you have been going through so much! I am so sorry. I'm glad everyone is doing better now!

Preppy Mama said...

OMG, I just can't believe what you have been going through. Sending you healing hugs and prayers. You are definitely one tough momma. I'm thinking of all of you and praying for a safe, stress free summer for you!!

Southern Mom said...

So sorry you wen through all this. That is a lot for one family to go through in such a short period of time! I have never left a commment before, but I love your blog!

MMM said...

Sending prayers, hugs and positive thoughts your way. With all of this there has to be LOTS of wonderful things just around the corner. Hang in there!

Couture de Papier said...

OMG!! Your in my prayers! Nice blog!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Oh my goodness - what a tremendous amount to go through. I'm glad that the girls are better and am so sorry for your ectopic pregnancy. Hoping you have a peaceful month ahead.

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Poor thing and poor family! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Things can only get better from here! BTW-the same thing happened to my brother with his appendix. He was close to a disaster. Scary!

Happy Homemaker said...

Oh my goodness! You guys have been through a lot lately! Here's hoping you all have a relaxing summer!

linda said...

Hope things are much better by now!

CM said...

Praying for you and your family. So glad everything is okay!

SnappyCasualGifts said...

That is very scary about your daughter's appendicitis and then everything else. I hope everyone is back to normal and feeling good.

Beth G. said...

Wow, I just read this post....so glad you are all well now! What a scary time. Sending very good thoughts your way!