Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Rope

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

The end of my rope? Yes & No! The last couple of weeks have been cuh-ray-zee! Three weeks ago, History Buff spent a week camping with my parents so we only had the Celiac Sisters at home with us. Last week Joyful Monkey did "grandparent camp" with my parents! We were supposed to go meet up with them at the beach on Saturday for the fourth of July weekend.
Unfortunately, I came down with a fever on Friday night and just didn't feel like packing up on Saturday. Come Sunday evening, my fever spikes to 104.4. 

It. was. NOT. good.

My parents came back from the beach Sunday night (because my Mom still worries about me). =) JM still stayed the night with them & my sister until Tuesday evening. Tuesday afternoon we took History Buff and Social Butterfly up to camp...their first camp experience without family. I wasn't about to miss seeing them off to camp no matter how I was feeling. I had been on antibiotics for 22 hrs. And by the time we returned home, I would have surpassed the 24 hrs. I needed so that I could see JM again without risking her exposure. 

I had missed the joy that girl brings to our home. I had missed HER! 

Unbeknownst to me, I would be making a second urgent care visit and had less than a day with my baby before I had to let her go again.

 I won't bore you with all the details of my 2 urgent care visits, the misdiagnosis, and the "evil" doctor. Suffice it to say, I have pneumonia. This accurate diagnosis was given to me last night.

I am so blessed to have people I trust to take care of Joyful Monkey. My husband would have gladly taken care of JM, but I didn't want her to be exposed being couped up in our house with me. And my Mom wanted him to be able to focus on my recovery, so my parents and sister have partnered in caring for JM. They have had their share of D-Care over the past two weeks and I know it's a lot to take on. But, they've done so happily and successfully! 

My rope had come to an end, as far as being able to take care of JM with a level head. My mental capacity and physical ability swung back and forth, pendulum style...not the best way to care for a T1D child.

So thankful for both a Heavenly Father that loves and cares for me & an earthly family who loves and cares for me. I just have to hang on to the knot at the end while I'm recovering and let the rest of my family do the heavy lifting where D is concerned. But "man a livin' " (as my Mom would say), I MISS MY GIRLS!!! I can't wait to go get JM tomorrow and pick up SB & HB on Saturday! We haven't been a full family in 3 weeks!!!

Have I mentioned how much I miss my girlies yet?



  1. Oh my! So sorry that you have been sick. But SO grateful for amazing family members that help you out!

  2. OH GEEZ!!! I hope you're feeling better ASAP and thank goodness you were able to get a correct diagnosis!!!!

    I would be just like you....MISSING MY GIRLS!!!! If one is gone, it's just not the same!!!! Let alone 2...or 3...WOWZA!

  3. Glad you are feeling better now, how terrible that must have been! Hope you and your girlies are re-united soon. :)

  4. So, so glad that you are feeling better. If I even get a fever of 99 I am miserable. Love that you have back-up for D' Care. xo