/ The RE's Muse: June 2007

The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Two fast

Today my big girl turns two. Where did these past two years go? How is it that time, which once stretched on eternally during summer break as a kid, now flies by with such abandon?

Her party was this past Saturday and I'd say the bounce house/waterslide combo was a hit, at least in her opinion, and mine too. It was a lovely sunny day and the rain predicted by the local weathermen never made an appearance. In short, it was beautiful, all of it...

but not quite as beautiful as my two-year old "big" girl in all her glory. Boy, do I love that kid...me, the girl who once swore up and down she didn't want children EVER. Clearly I was out of my mind at the time I made that statement. Years later, I'm still out of my mind but now it's with love.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Telegraphed terror

Tuesday night rushed to ped ER with D, she has high fever, heartrate over 230 bpm, stop.

Blood taken, white cell count through roof, xrays of lungs & CT scan of brain done--negative, spinal tap done, stop.

Results come back "possible" positive (WTF?) for bacteria, stop. Docs think she has bacterial meningitis, stop.

Admitted to pediatric hospital from ER Wednesday, stop. IV antibiotics started while cerebral spinal fluid grows culture in lab for three days, stop.

No meningitis after 72 hours of culture growth, discharged home Saturday night, stop.

2007 can suck my ass, stop.

No seriously, how much more can be thrown at us this year? stop.

Laughing, insanely, stop.

Apparently, some dirty fucker in the hospital lab needs to wash their hands better before handling children's cerebral spinal fluid, thereby contaminating the sample with their staph, necessitating docs to think D is very sick, stop.

Dirty-handed dumb fuck, stop.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Chunk it up

Today's four month stats:

14 lbs., 11 oz.
24 1/2" long

To say she's chubberific would be an understatement but still falling nicely in the 75th percentile for weight, 50th for height.

She got four shots/one oral vaccine and she's being a real bear tonight. Looks like her 11-hour nighttime sleeping (yes, I know how lucky I am--have been since 7 weeks old!) may be on hiatus for a few days--let's hope not, but at this rate, it's not looking good for me. Knock on wood, mama needs some beauty sleep; life with two under two kicks my ass most days.

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