Saturday, February 28, 2009

pneumonia 101

Have you ever had a winter where you were all relatively well for the entire winter until the middle/end part of it. It's usually where the weather can't decide what to wear--one day it's hot the next it is freezing with a negative wind chill, etc. You know what I'm talking about.

In the last few weeks we've battled with pink eye, colds, flu, runny noses, sinus infections, teething, and pneumonia. I've got the last thing and this is one of the rare moments where I feel somewhat decent to sit at the computer for a few moments. I think I am on the mend. To all the other suffering pneumonians--you have my sympathy. Pneumonia, in this particular case pronounced new-MOAN-yuuuuaaaaaah. In disgust (not honor) of the awful germ pthe prest pof pthe psentance pwill pinclude psilent pps.

I would like to thank the makers of Baby Einstein and all the cartoons/kid movies I've saved since I was married.

More than anything I would like to thank my number one champion, W. He has taken time out of his school rotations to come home and rescue me. He came home to watch the kids so I could go to the doctor. He's made me all the meals every day. He comes home right after work (sometimes in the middle) so he can take T. He has run to get anything that sounds good to me. He's done the laundry, shopping, cleaning, taking T because he can't nurse with the meds I'm on. Taking T during the night so I can sleep and not worry about nursing him. He has been my nurse and comforter. I love you sooooooo much W! Thank you for you cherishing, enduring love. You are my hero. Love, M

Thanks R! You've acted like you are twelve instead of how old you are (security reasons, ya know ;)). You have taken T when Daddy was at work. You come up with fun games for you and S to play. Thank you for coming into my room last night when all I could do is lie down and watch for the "movie" you made me about amnesia. In case you forgot it went like this:

R: This is the story about a man and his wife. They drank all sorts of drinks, but only the good ones! One day his wife made a great drink. He went and drank some and forgot everything. (He turns to S) Honey, did you drink that stuff you made?

S: No

R: What's your name?

S: (haughtily, primping in front of the mirror) I'm a duchess.

At this point I was laughing. They were hamming it up all they could. I am so blessed to have such sweethearts for family members. Thanks for your movie. I love you! Love, Mom

Dear S: Thanks for listening to, playing with, dancing with, feeding, etc. T with R. Thank you for carefully dressing up several times and for coming in to give me updates on occasion. Thank you for heeding me when I said, "Mommy can't right now, she feels too sick" the umpteenth time. You are a wonderful little girl and I love you dearly! Love, Mom


Camille said...

I hope you get well soon! I cursed my luck... we made it through most of winter without colds and I apparantly bragged too loudly, because both kids had runny noses, then Charles had an ear infection, and now I'm sporting a lovely runny nose and hoarse yuck cough. Blah. Yay for Spring!!!

Mara said...

pMel, pI'm pglad pyou psurvived! pSounds pawful! :)

We spent all of December sick (5 doctor's visits in 4 weeks) but have managed to avoid (knock on wood) any major viruses or bacteria since, despite a scary heavy-duty flu-thingy that has been circling the ward. The worst is when you are sick--Moms don't usually get the luxury of being sick. I'm so glad W. was around to help so much!

cherry said...

Get well soon Melanie...i was looking for you at church this morning...S was looking at me, waved back at me and gave me the sweetest smile[honestly, i felt so special] are such a blessed "Supermom"...i sure did miss you at church today..

Here's a BIG Hug and kisses for you my dear friend...

doug & mary said...

So sorry to hear you have been sick! It sounds like your sweet husband has taken such good care of you! What troopers you guys are! Get well soon.