Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Force Is Strong With Hubby

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and kind words of encouragement during a really stressful time. You've only reinforced my words about family!

Things are pretty much back to normal now. Well-with a lot less sleep and a much higher baseline anxiety level. We have been on a pretty exhausting med schedule since getting home last night-alternate pain meds/fever reducers every 3 hours plus antibiotics every 6 hours-but our little girl has learned to pretty much sleep through her "dosings" and I've lived on less sleep. The important part is because of the meds Baby Bug's fever broke and she's staying around 99 degrees even. Today she got down and played, giggling and talking and cruising around just like normal. I was so happy to see that I actually cried with relief! Of course, she's still mostly nibbling at her food and we still have to cajole her to drink fluids-though she is LOVING the sudden influx of sugary, delicious (hydrating) Otter Pops-but other than a little food/drink hesitancy she's doing fantastic!

I have definitely gotten a lot more generally nervous and worrysome, but that's how I end up acting about long term issues. Hubby says I like to "talk them to death". He says I should "relax". Easy for HIM to say-he's the Jedi-Zen-Master "emotionally stable" one.

Everything will be fine, he says.

Don't worry about what you can't control, he says.

Look for the positive in every situation, he says.

Thanks Master Fortune Cookie, but if it's alright with you I'm going to sit here and go over every possible scenario, every possible course of action, and every possible outcome until I have more contingency plans than the Pentagon...because if that's not healthy I don't know what is.

Honestly though-I am so grateful for (if slightly sarcastic at) Hubby's strength and his quiet, exceedingly calm nature. He maintains balance in The Force, and it is good.

I'm running a little slow, and a little thin, but I'm trying to get 'up and around' to visit all of you. I'm trying hard to return to my normal routine-you know, for the next 11 days until The Bean is born and entirely destroys my schedule.


Suzie said...

Dear lord how awful. I had no idea you went through this. Poor you poor baby bug. My daughter used to have seziurs too but not from fevers but do to an immature nervous system she was born early. We went to lots of doctors had lost of awful tests but as time went on they just stopped. It was so scary my heart goes out to you and your family. Its such a scary thing. Hang in there

Mrs. M said...

I'm so sorry your daughter had seizures! They're so scary, I hate hearing that anyone has to go through them. I'm glad to hear that she is doing well and that they've stopped =)

Design it Chic said...

Oh I'm so glad that things are better with Baby Bug and I'm hoping your Bean delivery will go smooth! You are a true hero as a mom and your hubby sounds a lot like a rock support for you guys! Wish you all the best(fellow SITS chick here)!

Anonymous said...

Sick kids are the worst. I hope she gets better soon.

11 days - very exciting.

Helene said...

Oh no! I just went back and read your last post prior to this one and I can imagine how scared you must have been!! My oldest son had a seizure once from a very high fever and I remember being SO freaked out (incidentally I was fully pregnant with our 2nd set of twins, like you're pregnant now).

I hope your daughter feels better soon! Hang in there...your hubby sounds amazing! I'm always in awe at how calm my husband can be in stressful situations...thank goodness we both have our "rocks" to lean on!

Mrs. M said...

Design it Chic-Wow, thank you! I don't think I'm a hero, but I do the best I can-Hubby's the hero around this joint! Thanks for stopping by :)

K-I know, I can't stand it when the kids get a sniffle so when they're actually sick it makes me insane!

Helene-The emotional stability of's why we love them :) I'm sorry to hear that your little one had a seizure, but I'm glad that he's okay!