Posts tagged with "Sick"
Well, we were all set to head down towards Indianapolis this weekend to visit with Pop and Gigi. Unfortunately, our health had different plans for us. Ruby has been sickly all week. I actually didn't even go to work on Monday, because she was puking everywhere. Yesterday, she was back to puking, and I was starting to feel really bad. By 3:00, I knew something was wrong. I was chilling really badly, and I couldn't stop shaking. When I took my temperature, it was 100.1, and I was feeling very nauseated. When I got sick, I knew I would need to leave as soon as Paul got back, so I got Ruby ready to go, and I sort of ran out on him when he got home. I felt terrible. I really wanna finish out strong for them, but I was feeling so bad.
Once I got home, my fever had reached 101.5, and by the time I called the doctor, I was up to 102.5. We headed off to Urgent Care, where I was diagnosed with a kidney infection. I kept praying, "God please don't make me go to the hospital. Please. I can't take that."
When the doctor was checking me, she said, "Now, if you're not able to keep your meds down, we'll have to admit you for IV antibiotics."
I. lost. it. I started bawling, and she was so shocked. I felt so silly. I just told her it's been a rough year, medically, and I couldn't handle another hospitalization. She was totally understanding, and she prescribed an anti-nausea medicine for me, as well.
Anyway, last night, Ruby got really bad. She got sick in her sleep, and then we couldn't get her calmed down until two hours later. Then, she woke up this morning, and was clinging to us. She has just laid on us all day. She was slightly dehydrated a little bit ealier, but, thankfully, she started keeping down some applesauce and home-made pedialyte. This is what Ruby looked like the whole day:
She's in bed now. Hopefully, she'll have a good night of sleep, so Mommy and Daddy can have a good night of sleep. We're going to try to get to church tomorrow, so pray for good rest.
We would appreciate your prayers for healing and health. Also, it sounds like Paul and Lynne had a successful day of interviewing. Keep praying that God gives them the perfect person to care for their girls.
I'll start with a few pictures. These were all taken at Paul and Lynne's house over the course of the past few months. I love these girls so much!
(Random, but this is what Ruby's hair generally looks like
until I get it tamed into a ponytail, pigtails, or barrettes. Hee hee hee!)
Anyway, those are some of my favorite pics from the last few months. I get to experience so many fun and amazing things during the day watching these three little blessings grow up. I'm sad to say that it is coming to an end. Ruby's allergist feels that it is not wise for Ruby to be in an environment where nuts are present for any portion of the day. So, as soon as Paul gets back from his trip, they will begin looking for a new full-time nanny. If you know of anyone who is interested, please get ahold of me and give me their info.
Ruby is pretty sick right now. She's got a really stuffy nose, a pretty bad cough, and she just seems generally miserable. I think she might have her first ear infection. :( If she's not doing any better tomorrow, I'm going to take her to the doctor. Ugh... This gets old. I'll be thankful for the warmer weather and healthier days.
Mike has completed a new website for a really great local band. As soon as he's shown it to them, we'll post the link here. Mike is interested in doing some sites as a side job. If anyone is looking for a really talented web designer/developer, I know where you can find one. *wink wink* :)
Keep praying for us. Life is changing a lot, and we're simply along for the ride. We've been very blessed, because the settlement from our car and the tax refund we're expecting this year will give us a nice cushion for us to figure out which way to go next. We are so thankful that God has been guiding steps to this point. We know He won't stop now.
We love you all very much. I'm very much looking forward to having more time to keep up with you, pray for you, visit with you, and be a better friend and family member. Pray that God delivers the perfect person to the Owens family to become a significant part of Anja and Isabel's lives.