Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A little piece of quiet

This is my one moment of silence for the day and I'm sharing it with the Blogging world. It all started on Saturday, when I woke Livie up from her nap to go to what I thought would be a great time at the park, attending the Florida College Indiana Booster Club silent auction. Wrongo. About 15 minutes after we got there, Olivia crawled up on the bench of the picnic table to sit next to me, tumbled backwards, head first. She started crying, so I ran her out of the pavilion just in time - she started throwing up. Thankfully, we were right around the corner to the hospital, so we rushed her to ER. They did a CT scan, and everything looked fine, but they said she could still have symptoms from the fall, so we should keep her activity down for 2-3 days, and especially guard against another head injury. Saturday night she slept in the room with us so we could keep a close eye on her. Around midnight, she started running fever of around 103, so I called the on-call doctor. She said she should be fine, and that was not a sign of a concussion. I gave her some ibuprofen around 5:30 am, and the two of us finally started drifting off to sleep...

We stayed in on Sunday morning, but by that afternoon, she was acting better, so we all went to worship Sunday night. She was very reserved and just wanted to be held and rest her head. Monday morning she woke up whining and crawled up on the couch to lay down. She ended up throwing up again, so I called my doctor to fill him in on the weekend happenings. He also reviewed the CT scan and confirmed that she was in the clear, and that she may still have symptoms like throwing up, headache, etc. Other than being a little clingy and reserved, she has pretty much been back to normal. Brad and I were both so scared when it happened, and so thankful and relieved to get a clean bill of health.

My sister came up from Louisville on Monday because she needed me to make a dress for her daughter for a wedding she is going to be in. She dropped off the material, and picked up Kathryn so she could play with Hannah's kiddos and give me a little more time to sew. I sewed the better part of Monday, and finished up on Tuesday just in time for them to bring Kathryn back over to me saying she had a stomach ache. Great. Turned out she didn't have a stomach flu, but she has been running fever and whining like CRAZY the past two days. Livie started up today just crying over every little thing. I told her she could only have water to drink, she started crying. I asked her if she wanted macaroni, she started crying. I offered her a bite of macaroni, she started crying. I took the bite away, she started crying. I think you get the picture. And really, that's not an exaggeration. So when I said I was sharing my moment of silence with you, you really should have felt honored =). It might be the only one I have today! But, after a scare like we went through with Livie this weekend, you realize how insignificant the "bad days" really are.

It has been over a week now since we "took" Kathryn's fingers away from her. We've had our slip ups, but over all, she has done fabulous. When she first started getting sick, she kept whining and saying, "But Mom, I'm sick, so I need to suck my fingers", but we've stayed strong. Hopefully it won't take too much longer to form this "new" habit.

Maggie is her usual content and happy self. She is still sleeping 11-12 hours at night, for which I could not be more thankful =). She is 3 months today! That is so hard to believe, but she definitely has the thighs to prove it =). She's turning into quite a little chunk! She is such an angel, just smiling and cooing all day. Of course, we look back now and wonder what in the world we would ever do without her. The Lord has truly blessed us.

We're hoping to have an un-eventful last-half of the week ;-). Happy hump day!

(This is how Maggie likes to sleep - all snuggled up into her bunny that Jen gave her. She'll scoot up until she can get her face pressed into something warm and soft. =)
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Kevin & Amy said...

I'm glad Olivia's okay! What a scare!

Jamie said...

Wow! How scary - I'm so glad that Olivia is okay!

Alaina said...

Oh my! That is so scary! I'm glad she is okay. Hope this week is much better!