Monday, February 12, 2007

Mountain Monday with a Side of Crap

Y'all know how much I love Mondays. This Monday? Not so much. Let's do the good stuff first, just cause it is my own lil kingdom here and I get so little in life that I have "say-so" over.
First and best is I am feeling SIGNIFICANTLY better. Yay! There is color in the palms of my hands again, so I don't look so much like a corpse. I am not nearly as tired. Definitely on my way to full recovery. THAT is no small thing to rejoice in.
Second, I had so much fun on Saturday. It has been a while since I had time to really play. I made bird toys and visited with one of my best friends from Cali who was here visiting. I had fun and fun is good.
Next? The mountains are looking very beautiful today. Proof:


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And another, because everything is looking so pretty, blue and snowy.

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Ready for the side of crap?
First, Little Man caught a cold this weekend and is home today recovering. Not fun. But, he isn't febrile anymore, so he and I will go catch a movie later.
Second, JJ is being an awful teenage pain in the um.. butt. Nuff said about that.
Third. Little Man had a calorie count of about zero yesterday. He has been refusing his formula again, AND not eating. His weight is at 61 lbs and we are in trouble. Big trouble. I have a call into his GI doc. My guess is we will do the NG tube (tube down the nose to stomach) while we are waiting for his surgery to do the G-tube. When I think about it I just want to bawl. The danger of his weird immune problems causing him to become deathly infected from this at some point is very high. We are facing the place we knew we woud probably get to, but had hoped we never would. Certain death by starvation or possible death by infection. I don't say this lightly. And neither does his doctor. She is very reluctant to do this, but we are all being forced. He is so very thin, ribs and skinny legs and arms. His pants won't stay up, but slide down his thin shanks.
Top off this side of crap with the garnish of my own and JJ's health problems and you know, really? I am feeling beaten down, sad, overwhelmed with my life.

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Yondalla said...

I'm so sorry Jo. I will say a prayer for him.

Jenny said...

Jo,
The universe give us alot sometimes and in my universe I have you. Thank you for sharing your mountains with me and thank you universe.

Jenny

Liza said...

I'm really sorry for the craptastic "watershed moment" you've been putting off for so long re: Parker and the tube. It sucks muchly; all I can offer is an extremely unconsoling ear at any time day or night (there are really only about four hours during which I am actually prone to be asleep in a given day until the baby feels better, so I'm probably up anyway!). And the reminder to focus in the coming days on how awesome it is to pour the good calories into the little buggers after they've refused them for so long!

Azul said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Sorry about all the bad upon bad news you've been getting lately. please know that good thoughts are coming your way.

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

On a positive note, LOVE the mountain scenery...WOW!

As for the side of crap, sorry to hear that. Sorry to hear about the crap you've been dealing with, things will get better and be sure you focus on the positive!

Gawdessness said...

I am sorry Jo, I hope that things will take a significant turn for the better.

Jane said...

I'm sorry things aren't going well with the Little Man. Glad to hear you are feeling better, though. A prayer is going up. plkyad