Thursday, January 21, 2010

I know what I'm doing today

Wow ... last night was not fun! I am sick. I really don't feel all that awful, and I have no fever. I have pretty much completely lost my voice and the occasional cough is a barking cough that hurts my chest. Other than that I am just fine ... I even have a lot of energy.

Of course I gave it to Evan.

He started with a minor cough, and got more irritable through the day. By the evening he had stopped eating, thrown up, was in pain, and was panting. We took him to the emergency room.

Because I am not feeling well and Landon was sleeping I didn't go. This is the first time that Evan has ever gone to the emergency room and this is the first time I wasn't with him for a major medical experience. (two firsts that I wish I didn't have to experience)

They took him back immediately, put him on oxygen, took x-rays, and gave him loads of medication. He and Justin got home at 4:30am, with a new stuffed moose wearing an oxygen mask. Needless to say, it is 10:20 and Evan is still sleeping.

I know what I am doing today ... staying home! Maybe the three of us will get out of our PJ's, maybe not.

I am so grateful for the doctors who go to school to help families like mine. I am so grateful for medicine that can give immediate help and relief. I am so grateful that God gave me Justin. What a wonderful man and amazing father.

9 comments:

motherofangels said...

Oh sad!!! Let me know if I can do anything! I know it's really scary when Evan gets sick, especially lung related!

Fred ... said...

We all love Justin. He's a good man. I'm just glad he's not doing me teeth today after a night like last night.

Ang said...

I hope that you both get better soon! Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

Lynn said...

Hope you are all feeling much better and RESTED soon! You too Justin....make sure you take a nap. : D

Peter and Mandy said...

I hope you all feel better soon.

Grandpa said...

Boy!! It's that time of year.
Lay low and get well soon.

Erin said...

hope you both feel better soon!

Lisa L said...

I hope you feel better soon. I can related to how you felt about Justin taking Evan to ER without you. It's tough! Take care of yourselves. Love you both and yes...Justin is a great guy but I agree with Dad. I wouldn't want him working on my teeth after a night like that :)

Trevor and Alycia Crowley said...

:( Feel Better. I loved that they gave Evan a moose though, how stinkin' cute is that? Love.