2.08.2009

checking in.


after an especially rough day relaxing on the beaches of mexico, i called home to check in on my sweet kids. my dear mother-in-law answered the phone.

she sounded a bit weary. and i was about to find out why.

she put sydney on the phone. the little voice on the other end of the line sounded weak, but brave.

hey mom, guess what?

i have a hospital bracelet!

a hospital bracelet? i repeated back to be sure i heard her correctly.

middle of the night.
temperature of 104 degrees.
trouble breathing.
and a wicked cough. 

my quick-thinking mother-in-law rushed her to the ER right away.

diagnosis....pneumonia.

breathing treatments.
x-rays.
antibiotics.

poor baby! and there i was, a million miles away and not able to comfort her. i felt so bad. 

what a helpless feeling.

i was even more grateful to have such an amazing mother-in-law. bless her heart, she earned her wings last week.

and did i mention mitchell got an ear infection in addition to teething?

NICE.

oh, and one more thing...marc and i are both sick too. so, that makes four of us!

boy am i glad we took that vacation....looking forward to the next one. :)




think my mother-in-law will volunteer to tend??????

1 comments:

Natalie said...

wow Jill, I am so sorry to hear about your sick kids and you and Marc too. What awful timing. At least they are with grandma-the next best thing to mom and dad. Hope you make it home safe. I'll go in your place next year if you want to bail out. Hee Hee