Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our House the Last 72 Hours

I was violently ill all night, and now our youngest is doing the same. I am trying to keep all this separate from Dearest, who got home last night from knee surgery, and has to keep down meds...

Youngest son and I picked this thing up in the hospital Saturday, when he and I did an ambulance ride with him in respiratory distress with Croup. I got no sleep Saturday night, but sent Dearest home for some sleep prior to her surgery. It's a good thing, because son and I seem to have picked this up when they moved us to the Peds ward of the emergency room. We got discharged from there and Dearest never was in the Peds area.

So the last 72 hours have been pretty tough here.

Surgery went well, by the way - orthoscopic for a miniscal tear.

I actually managed to do a little painting yesterday on a brief break between things - before I got sick. I want very much to get back to it - but right now lying down looks like a better option.

Ginger Ale never tasted so good! Dearest was given cranberry juice after her surgery - the first food or drink in nearly twenty hours, and she said it was nectar of the gods. Perspective makes everything seem what it is. Sometimes I think God made us to be billions of perspectives - to make billions of experiences real.

In this house our perspectives are a bit warped at the moment - but we're feeling grateful, mostly. Things could have gone so much worse. And we have good health insurance. I'm also grateful that up to now the insurance hasn't been needed much...

7 comments:

DCup said...

Oh no! As if you needed one more thing to cope with right now. I hope MLight can dodge that illness.

I was wondering how things went for her. I'm glad to learn that she's okay.

Take care of yourselves.

linda said...

I am happy to read all is well with your wife and she is home...hoping she is taking 1000mg of C a day at least right now to keep this bug away and zinc wouldn't hurt either...my dh had this done twice,( he never listens), and he was up and around within a day or so with relatively little pain..no need for the pain meds so hoping she has the same outcome...sorry for your poor son but they bounce back like tigger...

I too have the bug messing me up enormously and am wanting to take pics of my paintings so far and can't get up right now...a rampant stomach virus I suppose as it got from one coast to the other in less than 24 hours! :)

thankful your insurance covered something...sigh...wishing mine did...my ambulance ride WITH insurance still cost me $1000 for the $2000 ride-ridiculous!

Mathman6293 said...

Hope you are feeling better.

DF said...

Be well-- and prayers all around.

The Cunning Runt said...

Man, when it rains, it pours, eh?

Sorry to hear about all of this, but glad it seems to be moving in the right direction.

Best of luck to all of you!

Alex said...

You've hit on one of the fundamental flaws of hospitals. There are all these sick people there! But it does make for a more efficient way to treat a large population than the old house call.

Hope that you and youngest are feeling better by the time you read this. We haven't seen him in a week, it feels like we're one short over here!

Steve Emery said...

Thank you, thank you ALL. We are still pressed here, but doing better for now. It all comes down to whether anyone else gets the stomach virus - if not, then we continue up from here - if so, then we have another round of trouble on our hands.

Prayers and good thoughts much appreciated!