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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

At the Hospital



Sorry no recipe or writerly stuff this week. My "baby" (18, almost 6-ft. tall, and real hairy) has been trying to shake off a case of mono for over a month. Long story short, he had a relapse with a vengence. High fever, aches, an almost-closed throat from swollen glands, and feeling just horrible all over, and like his head was on fire. He needed more help than a fever reducer and a steroid were giving him.

Being at the hospital in the pediatric ward has been nice. The IV of fluids and meds has brought his burning fever down, so he's finally feeling human again. As a bonus (and so no one will steal him or give him to the wrong mom...LOL), we have matching paper ID bracelets! 

So, I'll see y'all next week. Until then, have a great weekend. Do something nice for someone in need...and also for yourself. :D  *hugs*

30 comments:

lakeviewer said...

THis is not an easy situation for him, or you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Marguerite said...

So sorry to hear about your dear son. Hope he gets well soon! You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

A Mom on Spin said...

Hope he's out of there soon!

Keri Stevens said...

Aww. Poor wittle big guy. Y'all take care.

Hilary said...

Oh Angie, I'm so sorry your boy is not feeling well. Sending best healing thoughts and good vibes his, and your way. Hugs to you.

Joanna St. James said...

18yr olds still stay in pediatrics? I did not know that. tell him Blogosphere says to get well soon

Titus said...

Love and best wishes to you and yours.

john bord said...

Tell him to get better and to let the nurses be wary...

Carrie Link said...

Sending love and quick healing!

N. R. Williams said...

I'm sorry to hear that Angie, but glad your son is now getting better.

Just a note, the nearly florescent blue on the post and make a comment are impossible for me to read. I had to squint and get really close to the screen to make it out.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

L.T. Elliot said...

Hugs and loves and prayers for you and your lil' dude. Take care!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, how life takes over. Take good care of your boy, and how thankful we are he has you. No end of parenting in site for either of us, eh?

Take good care, Angie.

Carrie said...

Oh Angie!!! You poor dear! And your boy...so sorry to hear. At least he's getting good treatment. Get him some video games. It'll distract him. ;)

Gretchen said...

Wishing a speedy recovery for him and rest for you.

Jeanette Levellie said...

They never quit being our babies in our hearts, do they? Reminds me of how God must feel about us...

Praying and believing for a speedy return to normalcy.

Love
Jen
Audience of ONE

Project Journal said...

I hope he feels better really soon!!! It's no fun to be sick, much less in the hospital : ( But at least the hospital is helping him!
Hannah

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh I am so so sorry he is going through this. It'd good he is in the hospital where he can be watched.

Jessica Nelson said...

Poor guy! I'll pray he heals up quickly.

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh, hope your baby feels better very, very soon!

Rebecca Nazar said...

Get well soon, Angie's real hairy baby.

Lucia said...

hope he's better then ever soon!

hugs

LTM said...

take care of the "baby" and prayers for you guys~ :o) <3

Travis Erwin said...

Hope he feels better soon. We 6 foot plus hairy dudes must stick together.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry, Angie. Praying he feels better soon! Let us know! ((hugs))

Anita said...

Here's to hoping he'll get better soon! Take care of yourself as well!

Deb Shucka said...

Sending prayers and love.

Angie Ledbetter said...
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Angie Ledbetter said...

THANK Y'ALL FOR ALL THE GET WELL LOVE AND PRAYERS!!

BIG HAIRY/COURT JESTER IS HOME AND DOING MUCH BETTER. :D

AND, YEAH, YOU CAN STAY IN THE PEDIATRIC FLOOR HERE TIL YOU'RE 21! WHEEE!

Amie said...

One of my coworkers has been going through something similar since mid-July...my advice to your son: if the doc says rest, R-E-S-T! That means quite literally doing nothing, no matter how hard that is. Then very slowly ramp up the activity level. And stay on the IV antibiotics as long as possible--they seem to work better than pills.

Analisa said...

Ugh I got mono in highschool. When I had these serious bouts of fatigue and catching everything that came down the pike my doc told me. Mono leads to chronic fatigue syndrome.
I found one of the best ways to keep it at bay was to get the liquid vitamin Mangosteen juice. Not mango juice. It really really helps. Hope your baby(same age as mine) gets back on his feet soon.

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