Tuesday, November 14, 2006


We've been blog AWOL lately. Shawn is away for the week on business, so I am the single mom around here. (Amy - I swear, I don't know how you do it!) We are surviving so far. At least the kids are eating and sleeping! Shawn and I always joke that whenever he goes away, one of the kids is either sick or teething. Well, this week, it is both (both sick, just one teething). Clare has been drooling up a storm again lately, so I think something is working its way through in her little mouth. Plus she's been under the weather with a cold (pretty bad on Saturday, but much better now). Then on Monday, Jamie had a high fever and was not his usual energetic self. Put it this way, he voluntarily took a nap, something that hasn't happened for months. Thankfully, other than some congestion, I have escaped the bugs going around so far. Just excusing our absence here! Shawn returns super-late Thursday night (technically on Friday morning), and Friday is Clare's sedated echo. So I will definitely be posting sometime on Friday. I have to admit as Friday draws closer, I am getting more nervous about this echo. Clare has gone so long without any intervention that I dread that time's up. Especially since tonight, as I was getting her in her pj's, I noticed her feet were purplish. We haven't seen that in a long time. When I pushed in on her sole, it never profused back - just a big white thumbprint. It could be that the colder weather is hitting, and her feet were just chilly. But they didn't feel that cold, and I fear it is something more.


Lisa R said...

I hate bugs...The little girl we cruised with has strep YUCK...I am hoping no one gets it...Alex was not around Tate much and Emma has no adnoids so does that mean were safe????

Goodness how long are Clare's legs ;)

Kerry said...

Two sick kids... ugh! Good luck on Friday... I know it might be scary, but I'm sure you will hear all good news. My prayers will be with you.
Love -K

Nancy said...

Good luck on Friday. I hope everything goes very smoothly and looks well. I will be thinking of you.

Erik's hands turn a horrible purple color sometimes, but his cardiologist told us not to worry. Sometimes I wonder about these small town docs.

Aunt Joan said...

2 sick kids + 1 parent = anxiety
Seriously, I am glad that you all survived so far, and Shawn will return soon. You all will be in our prayers on Friday. Love, Joan

Aspen said...

Good luck on Friday! Keeping two children alone must be exhausting! (not to mention being exhausted from pregnancy!) Your time alone is almost over. Good luck tomorrow. I will be anxiously awaiting the results of the echo. LOVE YOU!

Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

Good luck, Baby Clare! I insisted that something was wrong with Ava because her hands and feet and the area around her mouth get so purple, but the cardiologist says she is fine. So hang in there!