Friday, February 26, 2010


Recovering from this flu has been much worse than previously anticipated. I figured we'd eat lots of oranges, drink lots of tea and Voila!

But alas, here we are on Day 6 and still feeling the aftershocks. I've got a sore on my nose the size of Mt. Fuji (you thought I was going to say Everest, didn't you?), a cough and one permanently stuffed up nostril.

I am still planning on entering Julesy's Out of Tune Idol, despite my raspy and greatly incapacitated voice.

And it's not just me that's suffering...Olivia woke up Wednesday morning with a ridiculously high fever and her new pediatrician couldn't see her (something about not seeing sick kids till they have their first appointment...which makes sense) so I ran her and Rose up to the hospital. It was a pretty quick emergency room visit, in comparison with others I've had in the past. We emerged with Olivia's fever reduced, a double ear infection diagnosis and a faxed prescription to my Daddy at the pharmacy. I also left very satisfied with the care Olivia received. The P.A. Steve was friendly and very down to earth and the nurses were very quick and kind.

On Thursday Maxine and Elijah had their first appointment at the new doctor's office. Elijah had no fever but was diagnosed with his third ear infection this year. Elijah got four shots and Maxine got five shots (we are wayyyy behind on her vaccinations, with good reason, she's a screamer) and had two lollipops at the Dr.s office and a klondike bar when we returned home.

I had a Dilly bar and a half of container of pistachio nuts.

And Elijah gave me his Spiderman sticker. Put it right in my hair...where it stayed till I had to rip it out. Can't make fun of women with bald spots anymore, not that I did that in the first place...

The new Doc and the nurses at the new office were also wonderful. A lot of faith was restored in the medical community by our household this week. I had really begun to think I was going to continue to have a uncomfortable and uncommunicative relationship with our practitioners, and was quite sad about it. But Dr. Lu was current, easy going, funny and quick to laugh. She was cool with the kids and cool with me (I can be uber intimidating, don't you know). She listened to my questions and gave answers that were neither trite nor condescending. Thanks Dude. -ette.

The nurse Kathy was so sweet to Maxine. She obviously felt horrible giving my tiny angel so many shots. Max was so brave right up until she was pricked. She let out a horrible scream and her face turned purple immeadiately. The nurse and I both had tears in our eyes and then after Kathy finished with the shots she stayed in the room and comforted Max. It was so kind of her.

Here they are waiting to get their shots.

Today is yet another snow day. I have this sick feeling we were warped to the wrong side of Narnia sometime after the New Year. Which sucks cause the White Witch is a freaking bitch and I hate Turkish Delight.


Ms. Moon said...

I think you deserve approximately one pound of fudge to be eaten ALL by you. Alone.
Your babies are adorable.

michelle said...

More snow here, too.
hope their little arms aren't too sore today.

I'm with you. Turkish Delight is just gross

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You have the cutest kids EVER.

otherworldlyone said...

Aw, poor kids. My mom is a peds nurse and she's a bleeding heart just like your nurse seemed to be. It's nice to have nurses that are personable and more than "the job".

They are both adorable. But you know who my favorite is.

diane said...

My heart breaks for your kids and all of those shots.
I hope you are all feeling better soon.
Sending much love your way, hope you can feel some of it. xo d

Sam said...

Poor bubelahs. I hope you are all better very soon.

Tony said...

Aw, poor kiddos. I hope they get well soon, and I'm happy that you found some good medical service, because let me tell ya, when I broke my toes, everyone thought it was the funniest thing in the world. My feelings were hurt, and so was my pride.

I'm pretty sure you don't want to hear this, but I miss the snow. I'd rather have snow than rain...


Colleen said...

Tell Max I still cry when I get shots and I'm 26.

Logical Libby said...

I would rather get shots than watch Meg get shots.

Hope you all feel better soon!

Madame DeFarge said...

Hope you perk up soon. Injections are never good at any age, so I feel for your kids.

miss. chief said...

Darn getting sick! I learned that sometimes when you have a stuffy feeling nose and you keep blowing it but nothing is coming out, it's just because your sinus cavities are inflamed and swollen a lot so it feels like you need to blow your nose but ... yeah. You don't need to. And I think I learned that from a TV commercial.

Steve E said...

You are a very good-looking family.. HAPPY! Enjoy the weekend, and the Klondike bars, etc.

Anonymous said...

CUTE kids - even WHEN waiting to get shots! How does THAT happen???

AND YOU ARE INSANE for doing 'Out of Tune Idol' when you're sick, which of course makes me love you more!

NOW GET BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

They are such cuties!

kara said...

turkish delight is nasty, isn't it. it would take some caramel at the very least for me to give my siblings up to certain death.

and something about a lion.