Saturday, February 25, 2006

isn't that how the saying goes?

ISN'T THAT HOW THE SAYING GOES?

It never rains but it pours.

I spent the morning at the hospital. Eldest child collapsed.

Several hours later, after all manner of tests including ECGs and something scary with a scan and we're now back home. The conclusion is a viral infection. And there's nothing the hospital can do.

Child is sleeping on the couch now, deathly pale and listless

I'm beaten.

34 Comments:

Blogger Aine said...

Nope. Not beaten. Not you, never. Is eldest child getting any other help?

Oh hon, I wish I could help you somehow.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous JD's Rose said...

You will get through this. You will become a better and stronger person because of it, and you will be able to share what you have learned on your journey with others, to help make them stronger when they need it. I have faith in you.

xxx

2:31 PM  
Blogger TigerLilly said...

i hope she recovers real fast
x

2:54 PM  
Blogger EE said...

((((DF))))

2:56 PM  
Blogger MagickRat said...

wishing you all the best from ratsville xx

5:09 PM  
Blogger pack of 2 said...

I hope the virus passes soon.

Angie

5:20 PM  
Blogger FunkyB said...

Oh god, honey! You're strong... but this would put out the fire in anyone.

My thoughts are still with you -- and I'll send extra and do it with more ferver, 'cause you need all the good energy you can muster.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Sis B said...

hi, sweetheart. it does all come pouring in at once. maybe you're getting it all out of the way right now so you can spend the next few years in bliss? that's what i keep hoping, anyhow. find a little bit of time for yourself today, to spoil yourself somehow. take a hot bath, read a book, do SOMETHING that reminds your brain that there is joy in the world. it's hard, and i know you probably have no motivation to do so, but you must do this in order to not let the bad chemicals in your brain take over. is there anything you do that is comforting and just for you? when the children are sleeping, take at least 15 minutes just to do whatever that activity is. you are going to come through this. i believe in you, and i'm sending you my good energy.

6:53 PM  
Blogger straighttalker05 said...

Sorry to hear about your eldest.

Always be thankful it's nothing worse than a viral infection.

And while they sleep it off, some time to yourself ;)

7:19 PM  
Blogger littlefeet said...

hugs to you...

peace...

8:23 PM  
Blogger Wenchy said...

Tomorrow is a new day.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Joy said...

I hope your she'll recover soon. Take care of yourself too. You can't afford to be sick while kiddo is not feeling well.

Things will be A-okay soon. Cheer up!

10:30 PM  
Blogger natty68 said...

Oh honey, I hope that your eldest is showing signs of improvement now. Look after her, and more importantly look after yourself.

*Hugs*

11:05 PM  
Blogger Minerva said...

Oh DF,
The world is hitting you isn't it? What with your friend yesterday, your plans and now your eldest being ill....

You are so strong - isn't it strange that it is only when the chips are down that we find out how truly strong we are? Never doubt that all the feelings that you are going through, the brittleness, the thoughts, the crying are all signs that you are hugely mentally strong and powerful...

And huge mammoth hugs to you,

Remember that I am always here....

Minerva

12:23 AM  
Blogger SassyFemme said...

OMG, how scary! Wishing her well *very soon*, and wishing you some calmness.

1:14 AM  
Blogger CycleGuy said...

I swear DF, if I lived anywhere near you I'd be right over and my shoulder would be yours. Yours to lean on, to cry on, or whatever. And this is coming from me. I can only imagine what ~S~ must be feeling...
My thoughts are with you my dear and I hope your daughter will be back to normal in no time.
((Hugs))

1:23 AM  
Blogger MamaKBear said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry!

Big hugs coming your way. It will all work out in the end, you'll see!

4:10 AM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

Wow talk about scary. Hoping for a quick recovery!

5:31 AM  
Blogger thordora said...

It can't rain all the time...

So scary, glad all is well. I've had that feeling in my chest before.

Be strong. *HUGS*

11:03 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

(((Hugs for you and DD)))

4:28 PM  
Blogger crestfallendespairacy said...

wishing good thoughts for you and your child.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Lenora said...

Just came across your blog. Keeping a good thought for you and yours. --L.

7:38 PM  
Blogger kel said...

Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts. I hope your oldest is feeling much better.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Angel Girl said...

Oh god I hate viruses for that reason, you can't do crap about them! Make sure she drinks lots of fluids, and gets plenty of rest.

I am sorry that everything is going so horrible right now. It always seems to pour at the most inopportune times, but luckily there is always light at the end of the tunnel. You will come out so much stronger after this!

10:06 PM  
Blogger SassyFemme said...

Just checking back to see how your daughter is doing now...

11:54 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Lots of fluids and rest for your little one.
Lots of strength for all of you.
(((DF)))

It is always darkest before the dawn. Keep fighting!

-M_D

3:35 AM  
Blogger Belle said...

I hope the eldest is up and doing well, VERY soon! Those viral infections are scary.

Also, I will be keeping your friend from the previous post and her husband in my thoughts and prayers.

I hope this week is a better one for you!

2:03 PM  
Blogger patti_cake said...

Just went through a trying time with my daughter so I know sort of how you feel. I am SO hoping things get better for you Deadly, you deserve it! Sending positive,healing vibes for your baby and calming vibes for you and ~S~

2:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh god, you must be feeling so emotionally drained right now. Chin up honey, things have nowhere to go but up from here.

Wishing your lovely daughter all the very best and hoping she will recover back to her usual self REALLY soon.

Thinking of you xx

6:24 PM  
Blogger a fish on a bycicle said...

I don't know what to say, except that I wish I had your strength, your a mother - your beat, not beaten.

I hope she's a little better soon.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Karyn said...

Today was my first visit, and I just want you to know that you sound so strong, I wish I had your strength. I've suffered a lot in the last few years, and I too have wondered when my tear supply will end.
I too hope for your child's health, and that your are able to take a breath for yourself.
Karyn

11:19 PM  
Blogger Bent Fabric said...

Sweetie, I'm sorry to hear that. I don't know that there are any words I can say that will bring you comfort. Hopefully the infection will pass as quickly as it arrived.

{{{{{DF}}}}}

12:16 AM  
Blogger Miladysa said...

((Hugs))

2:55 PM  
Blogger Lil Bit said...

Jesus H. Christ... what'd I JUST say in the previous post comments? "rains it pours".
Good God!
Hope the lil one gets better soon.
*conjuring some healing power to send across the ocean*
- * - * - * - *****

5:28 PM  

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