still here

I’m still here, just…exhausted. Why, you may ask?

This weekend was our Officer’s Civilian and Spouses Club Bazaar. And although I was just the measly hospitality co-chair, I am still recovering, physically, from the hours of standing and sitting. Maybe someday I’ll even be able to see my ankles again.

I am just super-worried about Noah. I think Mike and I can get so used to the way that Emmett has to see every specialist on God’s green earth, that when something is going on with one of our other children, it takes a little bit for the panic to set in. I mean, its not normal for one of your children to have to see a neurologist. It is a scary thing. And I am scared. And the appointment won’t be until the 27th of May. A long time to wonder what’s going on with my sweet boy.

Emmett is running a high fever…again. For no apparent reason…again. I have no hope that we’ll be getting a lot of rest tonight. How this will affect his scheduled MRI tomorrow – who knows?

On Thursday, I’ll hit the 28 week mark. Its funny how with each pregnancy, the time of being pretty darn uncomfortable is earlier. I am there now, with 12 weeks left to go. Not good.

My grandfather is in the ICU, following emergency surgery this weekend, in Mississippi. I want to be there so badly, but right now its pretty near impossible for me to leave town, what with Emmett’s appointments and my appointments and Noah’s upcoming stuff. I feel so helpless – this is something I’ve been concerned would happen since we moved overseas – that a member of my family would get sick and I wouldn’t be able to get there. Please pray for my grandfather.

Oh, yes, did I mention that I’m going back to work starting next week? I think I must need some crazy pills.

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11 responses to “still here

  1. Christina

    Oh my goodness Lauren, I’m tired for you! You have a lot on your plate. I’ll be praying for your grandfather, for the boys, and for you too. Take care.

  2. Yep, having a kid need to see a neurologist is scary. My first one went last year for possible seizures, that turned out to be fainting spells he’ll deal with all his life. My second one goes in two weeks for possible seizures of a different type. It is very scary sometimes. But, I feel very blessed to live in an age an place when medical help is available and actually useful. You might need crazy pills, but I’d stick with chocolate. It tastes better. We’ll keep you and all your family in our prayers!

  3. Jeannie

    Mother of pearl you have too much to deal with! I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather, and I really hope everything with Noah turns out ok. Seriously, craziness and unfairness.

  4. Jennifer

    You do remember what happened the last time you tried to do the crazy pill thing? πŸ˜‰ Oh, wait, you’re still pregnant with that baby, so I guess you can kid around about crazy pills for a while longer.

    Hopefully the neurologist will be able to put your mind at ease with whatever is going on with Noah. Nobody can ever prepare you for the way children make you feel…just the thought that something could be wrong with them, happen to them…it’s just such an overwhelming feeling that can really weigh so heavy on your heart. I’ll be praying that you have peace until the appointment, good news, and that this will be just another blip on the radar of life before you know it.

    Take care and give me a call sometime! I miss talking to you.

  5. lauren I will pray for peace for you about this appt. I can imagine how scary it is for you!

  6. Oh geez, that is so stressful. I’m praying this is all behind you soon. 28 weeks already?!! WOW, that’s so exciting. not the part where you’ve hit the “get it out” so early on, but ya know, the 28 weeks part!

  7. Your blog makes me tired just to read it. Get some rest when you can. Hugs.

  8. nora

    It is now fully possible that you have crossed into the realm of crazy land. Seriously you take on so much!!! Staying busy can be a really good thing but it may also put you over the top. Just make sure you remember to take care of Lauren too cause a few of us out here really like you… actually love you πŸ™‚

  9. Beth

    I’m with Nora…make sure you’re taking care of yourself. I know it’s completely useless, but try try try to not worry too much about Noah’s appointment. I’ll be praying for him and for you grandfather.

    Thanks for the update! πŸ™‚

  10. Britta

    I’m with Beth and Nora! You have totally lost your mind on the work thing! Any free time you have should be pampering yourself! Thinking about you!
    πŸ™‚ Britta

  11. Wow. Back to work on top of it all? You will all be in my prayers.

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