Saturday, March 27, 2010

Update on Family Drama

I know I haven't blogged in over a month. Believe me, I DO have an excuse. At the end of January Jared and I found out that I was expecting. By week 5 I was feeling queasy and tired. By beginning of week six, I was having trouble doing simple things around the house and taking care of Luke. I had to start leaning on friends quite a bit. By the end of week six, I could barely sit up. By week 7 I was useless. Luckily we have a GREAT ward and WONDERFUL friends. My friend Keegan volunteered to set up a schedule to arrange for people to take care of Luke. Someone from church took Luke every morning and someone else took him every afternoon. I cannot express my gratitude. Often I cry because I feel so overwhelmed at the kindness that people have showered on us. I am so thankful. In general, I also just cry.
I have to send a very special thank you to my mom. She came to save us the end of February. I was 8 weeks, and I couldn't stand up without getting sick or blacking out. And on top of that, Luke got bronchitis. He couldn't be around other kids for 5 days which meant that I couldn't rely on friends, Jared was starting mid-terms and I was desperate. I called my mom, and she came to the rescue.

Luke fell in love with Mima. At times it was actually hard for me to watch. Since I was so incapacitated and spent almost all day in bed, Luke started to prefer Mima to me. In fact when my mom tried to give him to me to hold, he would cry and twist away. He stopped asking for me and to this day (almost a week after she left) Luke asks for Mima. But he's started coming to me again, and that makes me feel a little bit better. But my mom did more than take care of Luke. She did all the shopping and cleaning. Plus, she was my nurse. She brought me herbal tea in bed, food, ice, medicine, etc. She also entertained me by reading. (I didn't mention before that I have a difficult time reading because my head starts spinning and I start to feel really sick. For this reason and because I can't sit up for long periods of time, I haven't blogged and won't blog again for a while).

My mom ended up being Luke's nurse too. About two weeks after she arrived, his cough came back. Mom took him to the doctor where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, an ear infection, and an infection on his big toe as well. He was put on an antibiotic and told to come back in a week. The next week we were told that while his one lung was a little better, it had spread to the other. Luke was given a nebulizer and had to do breathing treatments 3 times a day.

He hated it.

I guess Jared was feeling left out of all the drama, and he had to do something to get his own share of attention. He had a biking accident the Saturday before my parents left and hurt his right ankle. It was swollen and extremely painful. We spent 4 hours in the ER on Sat. night/ Sun. morning where we found out basically nothing because his foot was too swollen to get a good x-ray, but he got a lame boot out of the bargain.
After a few days of hopping and crawling he is now able to put some pressure on his ankle, but it still hurts him a lot and keeps him from exercising. For all we know it's broken.

And that's our drama. Next time I make it to the computer, I will blog about my dad's visit and our other adventures.

Thank you to everyone who is taking care of Luke this week. May God bless you for your service.

11 comments:

The Razz Fam said...

Congrats on the new baby! Sorry you are sicker than a dog :( Hang in there!

Keegan and Patrick said...

Stacy, we all love you. You have done so much for other people in general and a lot of service for us in particular. I'm not glad that you need help, but I'm glad that we have been able to help when you needed it. We pray for you, Jared, and Luke every day. I hope you get better SOON! We miss you.

E said...

As soon as I am put back together all teh way, I will be coming to get Luke! Isaac sure is missing him. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

E said...

As soon as I am put back together all teh way, I will be coming to get Luke! Isaac sure is missing him. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

melissa said...

Congratulations and condolences--I so sorry that you are that sick. If threre is anything we can do please let me know!

Russ and Ashley said...

I had a feeling you were pregnancy due to lack of blogging and I know you get really sick. I hope the second trimester comes soon and you feel better!

Spencer and Sara said...

Coooongrats! But way too bad about all the sickness. I wish we lived closer so we could visit. I'm so glad that people have been able to come to your rescue. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Love you.

s&s said...

Boo for being so sick and all the craziness. Hooray for another baby! We still have that baby name book you loaned us--I will drop it in the mail. Could you email me your address?

nora ballantyne harrison said...

when it rains, it POURS! oh my goodness, dear stacy. i am so sorry to read of all luke and yours and jared's woes. hopefully things will start looking way, way up before you know it. you are such an amazing person, with so much stamina and strength. i know you can do this, and do it beautifully. i love you forever.

amesbury said...

Congratulations on your new addition, but sad to hear that the last couple of weeks have been such a struggle. Hopefully things look up soon.

Sally said...

Oh my goodness. You guys have sure had it tough. We are praying for you! Let us know if there is anything we can do!