ah, so much has been happening lately that its hard to keep up – I think I’ll just hit the highlights here in bullet form (don’t expect the funny):
- we’ve been super busy with adult Christmas parties, kids Christmas parties, etc
- by the way, I love, love the look on Y’s face (in Mike’s post) – its almost as if he suspects that the bearded man may not, in fact, be the REAL Santa
- we’ve also been super busy being Emmett’s parents
- I think I might have mentioned that he’s been not happy for weeks now – that’s only gotten worse lately
- oh yeah, the feeding has gone downhill too
- which lead to weight loss (his, not mine, unfortunately)
- which lead to his NG tube being put back in yesterday morning
- which lead to about 7 straight HOURS of crying yesterday
- and don’t forget about the vomiting
- but the kicker was the 104 fever he spiked last night, just like the night before
- which lead to me taking him to the ER, partially so that Mike could get a little sleep, since I couldn’t sleep with the crying, even knowing that Mike is taking care of him
- the ER trip involved bloodwork, which showed a probable bacterial infection
- which lead to a urinary catheter, and urinalysis and culture
- which lead to the conclusion that Emmett has at least a UTI, and probably a kidney infection
- which means that surgery on Monday is pretty much out of the question
- he also got 2 antibiotic injections
- so tomorrow we go in to either get more injections or to have him admitted to our base hospital for IV antibiotics and fluids, depending on how his fever is today and tonight, and what grows from the culture
- the last time I checked, his temp was 103 – an hour after tylenol
- I’d love to give him motrin, but that can mess up kidneys that are already messed up
This kid cannot catch a break. WE cannot catch a break. Heck, we’re having a hard time catching our breath here. Did I mention that O woke up with a fever last night too? And he’s still feeling like frap. And I know that its only a matter of time before Y, me, Mike and Emmett will catch that too. And OMGosh, I almost forgot – our heater broke today! But thankfully, THANKFULLY, its been really mild here today and won’t freeze tonight, or else I would just really start crying and not ever stop.
We’ll have a little discussion about the antidepressants when things calm down a little
Oh mom, can you make the plane get here any faster?
But let me end on a positive note here. Y’all know we have this piece of frap minivan with a bad engine, right? You know, the car with only 80,000 miles on it? Well, in England, in order to drive around (and especially in order to get on the base) you have to have a tax disc displayed on your car that says you’ve paid your money and also that your car has passed inspection. This inspection involves emission testing. Now this car emits think blue-white smoke every time we start it – from all the oil it burns – I feel absolutely terrible for our poor mother earth every time I turn it on. BUT. We’ve only had this car for a year. Money doesn’t grow on trees in our backyard. So we decided to try to take it for inspection, just in case, before we went out and bought another car. And guess what – IT FREAKING PASSED!!!!! So the great news is that we don’t have to buy a new car tomorrow. Although that is really not the best news for our poor earth. Earth, I promise you when we get back to America, we will buy a car that will be nicer to you.