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27 April 2013

Nail Wraps?

Ok friends, I'm a bit obsessed with nail wraps, and I'm dying to hear your tips and tricks about making them last as long as possible. Have you given them a try? Brand? Style? I gotta know, ladies! 

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22 April 2013

That Time I Missed A Week Of Life & My Birthday

Remember my last post... on the 13th? When Gretchen was just getting better and life was good again? Well, here's the Cliff's Notes version of what has been happening since:

Sunday April 14th: I woke up with achy muscles and within an hour or two was in so much pain I couldn't move. I stayed in bed, delirious, cold (actually very feverish), and in pain. By that night my partner convinced me a trip to emerg was in order. I spend the evening having blood taken and hooked up to fluids via IV. I was sent home with antibiotics for a possible sinus infection. 

Monday/Tuesday: Home, agony, could barely move or talk. Breathing was difficult and laboured.

Wednesday aka my birthday: Another day at home in bed, by that evening I made my second trip to emerg. I was sent home a few hours later with painkillers. The doc told me to wait out the antibiotics. 

Gretchen made me the sweetest card. Rich brought it to the hospital. I missed her so much.

Thursday: A day on the couch, couldn't move, face became numb after taking painkillers, nothing was helping. I booked in for a doctor's appointment that evening. During the appointment, I could hardly speak in full sentences, did my best to explain the week. He sent me back to the hospital. That night is a blur of IV fluids, being locked down in emerg, my friend and then my partner at my side. Antibiotics were started and I drifted in and out of sleep. Thank you pain meds. 

Friday: I woke up to my partner at my side & I was eventually moved from one part of emerg to another. Lots of resting. 

Saturday: Still at the hospital, though I had hoped to go home that morning. Starting to feel more human. I can breathe and speak much more easily. 

 Tea & The Hobbit.

Sunday: Good news. I can go home. I have to be sure my blood count improves this week. I'm so excited to see daylight again.

Goodbye, room no. 7.

So now, Monday. I am very week and easily tired. One more blood test Thursday with a follow-up appointment one week from today. I'm very happy to be out of the hospital. Working hard to stay positive while I get my appetite and energy levels back up to what they were. Today I came into work for just three hours & I even managed to get my plate stickers renewed since I missed doing that on my birthday. 

Thank you so much to everyone for your support and well-wishes this week. Thank you to my partner for running all errands and helping make sure my daughter was where she needed to be. Thank you to Rich, and to my good friend Karen for bringing me food and driving me to/from the hospital and doctor's office. Thank you to the nurses who helped me get well. 

In the end, I think they decided I had some combination of blood infection, fungal infection in my esophagus and just some nasty complications from the fever. It was a bit of a scary week & I've absolutely never felt sicker. 

Looking forward to a 27th birthday re-do. Much love!

If I ever take a week off from life again, I hope it's for a nicer reason.

So happy to be HOME.

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13 April 2013

At The End Of The Storm

Thanks for all your sweet comments on Thursday's post. G is definitely on her way to feeling better. Last night was our first night with no coughing fit wakeups, and she slept in right til 8am! Wowzers. There's still a bit of a tickle in her throat, but no more fever, and the runny nose is drying up too. Thank goodness. It's been a long, long week, friends. Looking forward to a mellow Sunday at home with my loves. 

Everything's gonna be alright.


Beyond So Fawned: Vintage Pastels & More

Hope you're all having a gorgeous Saturday! I think I spy the sun trying to peek through those rainy, blah clouds!! Exciting! Here are a few things I've been working on over at Mom Spark lately. Take a peek!

Peace, mes amis! Take care & be well.

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11 April 2013

Hoping For Calm, Waiting It Out

We've had a trying week over here, folks. Gretchen has been battling a cold that has dragged on longer than I'd like. Nothing serious, of course, just toughing out that last stretch of mild fevers, coughing fits and runny nose nonsense, but she's sick of it and I hate seeing her upset and ill. No one's getting much sleep, but she's been in good spirits for the most part... such a little trooper... and she's eating well, drinking well. The worst part might be her poor sore face from all the nose-wiping action that has taken place.

Does anyone have an effective remedy for what one of my best friends would call "snot rash"?

It's the worst thing in the world, to watch your kiddo in such an uncomfortable state, with no way to make her well immediately. About two weeks ago, everyone came down with that nasty stomach flu, including G. And now we're dealing with this. Sigh. Can't catch a break. And to top it off... the weather in our area has been awful too. Nearly two weeks into April and we've got ICE and SNOW again. Seriously, mother nature. What gives?

Hopefully we're nearing the end of the sick and beginning of happier weather. My birthday is in a week. Fingers crossed for recovery all around. Happy babe. Happy weather. Happy mama.

Goodnight, mes amis. I hope Friday morning brings a calm vibe. Sleep well.

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03 April 2013

An April Flashback

Three years ago, hanging out in our neighbour's backyard in East City, at the end of April. Today's Wordless Wednesday is a bit of a flashback over at Mom Spark. Pop over & take a peek! 

What were you doing three years ago?

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