Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One Heck of a Week

Oh my word...it's been a crazy week to say the least!  Last week I thought I was doing great on posting 2 days in a row, how sad that 2 days is now a high a for me!  I planned a post for Thursday and Friday, all in my head of course, but then Tuesday night/Wednesday morning I started getting a fever, and it started getting higher and higher, 101-102.  On Thursday morning after having said fever for over 24 hours and not feeling any better I called my doctor to ask if I could still nurse, to which the nurse said "didn't anyone call to tell you that you have a kidney infection?"  Umm...no, no one did!  They took a urine sample on Monday at my 6 week check-up but no one ever called to tell me anything was wrong.  Good thing I called them!  So they called in some meds, those didn't work, my fever persisted, and then finally Saturday night the on call doctor called in something for one last attempt before admitting me to the hospital and it worked.  Praise the Lord it worked, and my fever finally broke Sunday night! 

In the mean time like 2 months ago my mom planned a visit and she was supposed to come on Thursday.  I almost called and told her to cancel because on Wednesday before I knew anything was wrong I thought my fever was due to the flu.  And I didn't want my mom to fly here and get it.  Thank the Lord again I did not call and cancel on her!  She has been a lifesaver!  She came in on Thursday and has really taken great care of the girls, my house, my laundry, and me.  She even extended her stay when I was not feeling better on Sunday, sadly she leaves tomorrow morning.  I now know why rich people have nannies! 

I have not had a fever since I was like in 3rd grade...it was awful!  I could deal with the kidney pain, but not the fever!  Yesterday I got up to take a shower and I felt like I needed a nap after I was done.  Oh my word!  But now I am on the mend and feeling a ton better!

On Saturday my beloved Steelers won their game and we had a good old time dressing Lucy up for the occasion...a mom is never too sick to take pictures, right :)

I think these pictures are hilarious because that poor outfit was too small for her!  My mom had a really hard time getting the onsie over her head and in the first picture poor Lucy has no neck!!  I think in every picture she looks different.  Last night we broke out the pics of when Molly was Lucy's age and my mom and Eric both think they look like twins, but I don't see it.  Is that a mom thing?  Do you all think your kids look alike or different?  Poor Lucy again, all the medicine I have been on really has been effecting her.  Her tummy has been so upset the last couple days.  Between the gas and spitting up this child is a hot mess.  Hopefully she feels better soon! 

Alright, I better get back to life since it seemed to have moved on without me the last couple days!  Happy Tuesday!


Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Glad you are feeling a little better! The pics are adorable, even if the Steelers are my least favorite football team...since I love the Cleveland Browns with all my heart! (I know it's sad...but at least I'm loyal, right?)

In some pictures, my boys do look alike...especially when they are from a certain age. All my babies looked a bit alike to me, even though they had their own unique qualities as well...looked like their daddy. =)

{:miss v:} said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! Fevers are definitely no fun! And what a wonderful thing to have your mom there to help and visit with!

I just love the pics of Lucy in her outfit! Too stinkin' cute!

Verna said...

I am so glad you are feeling better, and glad that your mother was able to help.

Kristin said...

Oh no, Kate! That was totally a God thing having your mom scheduled to come, huh?! I'm so glad you're feeling better! It's really hard being a mom when you're sick :( Lucy is SO adorable!!! I didn't think my girls really looked alike when they were babies, but sometimes when I run across baby pics of them, the only way I can tell who is who is by what they were wearing. It's weird!

Hope you have a great week and keep feeling better!

HappyascanB said...

Bless your heart! I cannot imagine! Kidney infections are NO JOKE and to think they didn't call you to tell you and you just got sicker and sicker! UGH!

So thankful your mom came to visit and saved you! That's awesome!

Love the cheerleading outfit! Lucy is too stinkin' cute!

Unknown said...

I'm very glad to hear that you are feeling better. I can't believe that they didn't call you about the infection! Good thing you called yourself! Perfect timing for your mom to visit. I'm sure the extra hands were so nice!

Molly looks adorable in her Steelers outfit :)

Steph T. said...

I am so glad you are better!! Love Lucy in that steelers outfit!! cute!!

Linda said...

I agree with Kristin...it was God's plan to bring your Momma to take care of you...How Nice!!!

I am glad you are feeling a bit better now and I hope you will continue to improve.

Lucy looks cute in the little outfit. Isn't it fun to dress up the little ones! I am not into sports...but I am in to babies! (:>)

Some of my grandkids looked like their siblings when they first arrived...but quickly took on their own distinct look! Yet they continue to have some similarities.

Take Care Kiddo
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kelly said...

Bless your heart!! What a rough time you've had! :( So glad you're feeling some better now.

Lucy is adorable! :)

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! I have had kidney problems and I know painful it is... and how awful that fever is. How sweet that your mother was able to be there for you. Lucy is so, so cute!

Becca said...

I am so glad you are starting to feel better! Being sick is terrible but being a sick mom is the worst!! That is so wonderful that your mom was there to take care of you and all!

Love those pics. They are adorable. AND YAY for the steelers winning!

Bethany said...

Glad you are feeling better!! :) I am so glad you had help, I can't imagine taking care of little ones being that sick! (Much less attempting to clean the house, haha!)

Alison said...

Glad you are better! I ran fever with mastitis a few years ago, and it was awful! Cute cheerleader pics!!