A Life With Laughter

A chronicle of our adventures raising two boys....

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Back from Christmas....and ALIVE

So, this is the time of the year when we all make resolutions that we probably won't stick to and bemoan those we made last year that didn't stick.

Well, I didn't really make any this year, but I have goals instead. They aren't new goals but it's a good a time as any to get started on them. The first, is my lack of exercise. I am determined to get back to going to the gym and working on what I eat to facilitate some weight loss and muscle gain with the hopes of shedding off the 20 or so pounds of fat that have collected on me without permission.

Outside of that, the other goal I have is to use my nice new digital camera and get back to posting pictures for everyone to see! As well, to get back to regularly updating our blog with info and pictures and stories and the like. I know those of you who did read this thing would appreciate me doing that again. Let alone, I enjoy the blog. I like going back later and reading the stories and remembering those moments.

As for this Christmas.......it was the Christmas of sickness...and games.

We weren't sure we'd make it to KY for Christmas this year because Zach got really sick the week before and he wound up in the hospital for three days. He was spiking some scary high fevers - in the 105s - and he got dehydrated from a couple days worth of vomitting. It ended up that he had a double ear infection, viral and bacterial pneumonia (they suspected) and possibly another virus that was making his fever get so high. They had to put him on an IV to give him fluids and antibiotics. That was the worst moment of life to date I think. The nurse missed his vein THREE times and he was screaming bloody murder. In all regards, we were torturing him. Four people were holding him down and he was screaming as they shoved a needle in and out of him. Yah, I'd call that torture about any way you look at it. All I know is I was about to take the head off of someone with my bare hands and then go after whomever was standing behind that person for round two.

Well, we made it through that ordeal and Zach recovered pretty well. We went ahead and went to Madisonville even though Zach probably needed another day or two at home, but it was the 23rd after all.

Christmas was good and enjoyable and the boys had a blast. Anita however, didn't fare so well. The day after Christmas she started feeling really bad and decided to go to Urgent Care there in Madisonville. She ended up having Strep Throat really really bad and even with a shot in the tush and a bottle of meds, she didn't get well all that fast. We spent an extra day up there pretty much just so she could sleep... and sleep she did. Probably 18 hours out of 24 that day. She was miserable.

We packed up on Friday (28th) and headed home. Unfortunately, we were packing yet ANOTHER sick person home. During the night Thursday night, Conner spiked a mild fever. We scheduled a doctor visit for him on Friday afternoon after we got home and they didn't see anything else that would indicate anything and since he had no other symptoms, there wasn't anything they could do for him. Well, his fever went from around 99-100 up to the 101-102 range and stayed there for 3 days on and off. We took him back on Monday and they said he had a sinus infection. So, we then started HIM on medication.

All this time, I've been trying to stay away from all these people as much as I could. I was taking vitamins and drinking OJ and sleeping in the den and most importantly not eating or drinking after anyone.

Everyone went back to school and work today so it seems we might have finally come back to normal. Now, if only we could take off 2 weeks while everyone was WELL and enjoy ourselves!!!


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