Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Status: normal

Same-o, Same-o. Little excitement, little fun.....

Lucy and I spent a couple days in Methodist Children's as she had another bout of rotavirus. She had a perfectly normal day on Saturday. Playing, eating, yelling at Ben. She went to sleep happy and woke up at midnight vomiting followed by diarrhea. This went on all night long. By the time I got her to the ER on Sunday around 1PM she was in a very bad way. Blood sugar of 50, electrolytes seriously off, very lethargic.... Some Zofran, IV glucose and a lot of IV fluid and she is just fine now. I am the only other one to have contracted it. I think she and I picked it up out at the store when we ran errands late last week.

Chris kept the rest of the kids, including Tristan. Tristan is still a nursing baby and not a happy camper about being away from me. If the nursing baby isn't happy....everyone else is MISERABLE.

On Sunday afternoon, Katie, Emma and Grace went to see our friend Ellie play with the SA Symphony.
Ellie is 16 and a phenomenal young lady. She is a talented pianist but more importantly a caring, funny, sweet, young woman and we were all thrilled to see her excel and be recognized for all her hard work and dedication.

The garden is growing well and on the recommendation of a friend I am implementing suggestions from Carrots Love Tomatoes I have also purchased a couple praying mantis egg cases. I will release the praying mantises when they hatch in hopes they will help keep the harmful pests down in the garden.

Peter is still in the hospital. He started exhibiting a fever and they won't release him until he is fever free for 24 hours. So far, they believe it is viral but he is on IV antibiotics just in case.

Happy Feast of the Annunciation!!! Today should have been Gracie's birthday (missed it by 43 minutes) but I refused my midwife's suggestion to get up and walk.


JenniferM said...

Feel free to post any other garden pest control strategies you have. Our only working solution so far has been pepper water. Chop up some pepper (bell will do) and put in a spray bottle with water. We sprayed our peach tree last year and the bugs left it alone. Doesn't affect the taste either. I don't think we've tried this anywhere else, though.

Liesl said...

Wow, you guys have had some excitement. I'm glad to hear that you and Lucy are back to normal :)