Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mountain Monday Interruptus

We are currently unwilling inmates at the Children's Hospital by the big stinky lake. Little Man has been feeling poorly all weekend, dry cough on Friday, fever of 104.9 on Saturday and Sunday. With Advil and Tylenol I was able to keep his temp in a non emergency range. He seemed to be doing better today. He woke up fever free and was talking and just feeling better in general. This afternoon, he got really listless again and it was all downhill from there. He started throwing up this afternoon and hasn't stopped since. The biggest problem was that he threw up all his seizure meds. We made the trek down to the hospital by the big stinky lake and they are holding us captive! The NERVE!
I am no dummy though, and I was loaded for bear before we left. Having been around this particular block more than once, I made sure my bag was packed, mini DVD player, laptop and chocolate. Plus some other sundries, like clean undies and a toothbrush. I even remembered my pillow!
Hopefully after some rehydration (by IV, poor kid)and some rest, we will be heading home tomorrow. Fingers crossed and prayers.

This has really been a lousy weekend, Bright Star (my niece) has reached the end of her battle and Breast Cancer will have claimed another life in the next couple of days. I wish she wasn't so young, I wish I had had more time to spend with her, I wish I could have gone and been with her as she said her goodbyes, I wish she could have spent years and years healing lives as a doctor. We have been honored to love her, know her, admire her. Her light will continue to shine brightly, but it will be viewed through tears. Pray her home for me, okay?

****6 am update***
My boy has pneumonia. In spite of my concerns about the antibiotic they chose, they ran it and he had an immediate allergic reaction to it. My poor little boy, about lost his mind as he broke out in full body hives, he was screaming and flailing around and trying to pull out his IV. So, an IV of Benedryl and some Ativan and he is feeling better. On O2 and his oxygen levels are doing better. He is finally sleeping. I am beyond sleep, as I grieve for Bright Star and await the news. I am tired in body and spirit.
So very grateful I don't have to do this by myself. My good husband, my loving children, friends, lift me up at this time.

16 Kids Who Want To Play:

Lee said...

Praying for you all.

Yondalla said...

Oh sweetie, I was so happy to see a post from you, and then so sad to read it.

Of course I am praying for you. I'm also thankful that Little Man has been so healthy and has that "insurance" to keep him going while he no doubt doesn't take in as many calories.

I'm thinking about you. All the time.

Jillene said...

Oh Jo!! I hope that Little Man gets feeling better soon. It's no fun to have sick children.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry about your niece.

FosterAbba said...

You are all in my thoughts. I'm very sorry Little Man is sick and that your niece will be leaving you.

Feel an e-hug from all of us.

Ambitious Blonde said...

Poor Little Man and poor you. I'm thinking prayers for strength are in order. I only wish there was something more I could do to make this better for you, my dear Jo.

Azul said...

Sorry to hear this has been a tough week already.

You have my prayers.

K J and the kids said...

Oh no ! I'm so sorry. I'm glad that he is in good hands.
And it sounds like soon, your niece will be in good hands too.
Big hugs and thoughts coming your way.

Kristina P. said...

Oh, Jo, I am praying for him!

Sarah said...

As always you are in our prayers. If there is any thing I can do you know I am always here!

rychelle said...

sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Torina said...

So sorry to hear about your niece. Lil Man will get better...just so he can antagonize you ;)

Jessica G. said...

Jo, come here...I'll hold you! Just wish I could hug ya right now...

The Head Eagle said...

Oh Jo! I'm sorry! Just when you thought things were getting better! {hugs} and prayers...being sent your way!

Lisa said...

Praying for all of you. I'm so sorry....

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Oh Jo, I'm so sorry. Cancer sucks and takes all the wrong people. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

bon said...

Aw, holy CRAP! So sorry Jo... I wish I could repay you the favor and come up to hang with you at Sick Kids R' Us, but I am still fighting to kick the last of my own Pneumonia.

And GARRRR! The antibiotic allergic reactions! They make a pediatric Zyrtec that I ended up demanding for my Pearl girl when she had her reaction up there. I know from my own experience that it is one of the best meds available for hives. You might consider asking for some for Little Man.

Prayin' that y'all catch a break.