Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Updates from the last post

I know, it's a lame post name, but I guess it accomplishes it's purpose.  
Let's just go down in the same order as last time:

1.  Sicknesses - just before we took George to the doc yesterday for his pink eye, Sam's eye started showing signs.  But George by far has had the worst case of it.  He looked so terrible.  His eyes became very swollen.  He hardly looks like himself in the picture.  
My nurse neighbor came over and helped me get him all cleaned up.  She also gave me some...eurythromyacin (something like that) to put in his eyes right before bed.  When he woke up this morning he looked so much better!  
Yesterday was a long hard day and all I wanted was a good night's rest.  BUT then at 3:30 Gracie came into my room a little upset and as I was holding her and  walking her back to her room she threw up all over the 2 of us.  I have this weird "save the carpet" mentality when kids are throwing up on me and so I try to catch it all on my body...I know, kind of odd.  It just happens.  So that was interesting.
She hasn't thrown up since, but MY stomach has been growing more and more uneasy all morning...dun, dun, dunnnnn.  Hopefully this isn't a bug that gets passed around! I'm really very much done with sicknesses!
Sam is fussy and just wants to be held and so he, Gracie and I will just rest and watch movies today - as much as we can!  

2.  Adam's job - Adam started his new job yesterday and it went great!  And he will move into a house with roommates tonight (he's been in a hotel the last two nights).  Kind of funny that he will be living with roommates for a few months.  Back to the bachelor life for him.  Well, kind of, at least!
The kids are REALLY missing him and Henry skypes him on his phone all the time.  They've all kind of gone downhill in behavior since he left, too.  I guess it's a stressful and confusing thing for all of them.  
But the job is going well - yay!

3.  Dad/hospital - Dad is still in the hospital.  They have figured out that he is bleeding internally and they think it's his stomach.  His low red blood count is very low.  And last night in the middle of the night his numbers dipped so low that they gave him a blood transfusion this morning at 5.  The next step is to look in his stomach with a scope, but apparently they can't do that until tonight or tomorrow because they're waiting for his blood thinning medication to wear off.  So for now we just wait!  Hopefully life in the hospital isn't too rough for him.  

Even with lots of craziness, we are still being blessed so much.  Last night our good neighbor from next door brought a delicious BBQ meal for me and the kids.  And my parents have good friends that have been visiting them in the hospital. 

Now if I could only pry Sam off of me for 5 minutes so I could use the restroom... :)


Laura warren-Howell said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write out and share your life Amy. I miss you and your little family. I also love and miss your parents. Please give them my love and my prayers are with all of you in your various places and spaces. Mommyhood is wonderful, exhausting, joyous exhilarating, and wondrous. At least that is my experience, and your writings tell me that it is your experience also.
Wifehood is also all of those things and brings a sweetness to life of knowing that you are on a team and that your part in the Team matters.
I am grateful for the example that you and Adam have of commitment, love, fun, faith, friendship and looking for the joy in the journey.

Jason said...

I hope things get better. Sickness is never fun and dealing with it alone is even more difficult.

Jen said...

I hope no one else gets the stomach bug...and that the pink eye will be on it's way out as well, Good luck, Amy! Hang in there!

The Duke said...

I don't think I've ever seen such a bad case of pink eye! Poor little boy! I hope you are feeling better today and that all the kids stay healthy.
How's your father? I'm concerned about him.
Hang in there. Times are improving for your family.