Friday, January 11, 2008

Feeling a little green


And not the environmental kind of green. It is not that we really don't try but we both drive gas guzzling SUV beasts and we do not recycle soup cans. I know, I know, something to work on right?!

Early this afternoon the contractors who are going to reno our bathroom called and gave me 8 min's notice that they were coming over to do the quote.
Let me tell you did I ever scramble and got a little over zealous.....that is a pair of Kaitlyn's pants hanging from her chandelier that I threw into her room in the last-minute-dash-cleaning-frenzy.
Emily had just arrived---thank goodness or I would have stalled them by sending them to fetch me a coffee or something.

Since Ethan was still sick and seeming to get worse I was spending all my time with him. He seemed tired so I promised the girls a tea party and to give them something to do and buy me some time I sent them on a search for all things green.
I don't know why considering that St. Patricks day is a ways off, we'll just say it is that smidgen of Irish in our blood rearing it's head.



We sipped green tea...




with green friends...

wearing green clothes, and nibbled fake green food.

The rest of the afternoon seemed to go down hill for Ethan. It was now his third day with no solids and his cough was getting chesty. While getting groceries I talked with the pharmacist and she said he didn't sound that bad and she would let it go another day and then see how he was, but also to let my instincts be the guide.
I was getting worried about him and started to think a trip to the doctor might be in order.
As soon as Dave came home I packed him up and off we went to the clinic.
One listen by the doc and the words I dreaded were uttered.......pneumonia and hospital.

He is booked to be admitted in the morning, so pray for him please!

Back home Kaitlyn had been missing out on all the attention and was fake coughing to get noticed, trying to get up on my lap, "me cough, like Ethan, up please." I sure hope Ethan is better or at least on the mend by Sunday, I just don't know if I can do this without Dave and his support around.

Reading up on pneumonia, poor buddy.

15 comments:

Beck said...

Oh no! Pneumonia. Man I hope that little guy is back to his normal self SOON.

prettyinpink said...

Oh no...let me know if I can help with anything. Hang in there...prayers are with ya!

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you all.
Lots of love,
The Grumpys

SAJ said...

I came for the green but I'm commenting for poor Ethan! I will pray for him (and you!). Poor little guy!

Kami said...

Poor little dude! I hope he's okay and that you don't need to stay in the hospital!

Praying furiously over here.

Oh and your instincts? STELLAR!

HUGS!

Erlandson Family said...

jakob sends prayers and a big "get well soon" to ethan... and i send prayers and a "hang in there" from a mom who knows what it's like to have a sick baby in the hospital and have your husband be away... thinking of you all...
ke

nicole said...

poor ethan...feel better buddy!

Hannah said...

Sorry to hear that news, Anna. I was reading your post and noticed your new avatar with the hospital bed in the background and thought "uh oh, this is not heading in a good direction" ... sure enough, I read on and I'm right! BUT ... you're the best mommy!! SUPER mommy instincts! I'm sure he'll be on the mend real quick once he's in the hospital. Big ((hugs))!

Hannah said...

Oh, and I'm most DEFINITELY praying!!

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Maybe all the green love is rubbing off of SAJ and BB! I am praying for Ethan to get better and for ENERGY for you!

Anonymous said...

Honey,

I'm sorry to hear about Ethan! I hope he feels better soon. Give him hugs and kisses and give Kaitlin a few extra hugs and kisses. Take whatever help you can!

love and miss you lots!
Aunty Kathy

HotRodHanna said...

Green day sounds fun; and I hope the little guy gets better real soon. Nice touch with the b/w photos and the green color!

Jovi said...

oh my goodness, anna, i hope he's OK and can avoid a hospital stay! they are so hard on the little ones (and parents). **hugs**

Karen MEG said...

Oh, poor little guy. Good thing that you went with your instincts. Moms always know. Hope he gets better really quick!

Angella said...

Poor little guy!! Praying for him and you guys!!