October 15, 2009

Back To Reality

Aside from the amazing news about our Baby Miles, it has been a really hard week. Sadie battled rotavirus for 5 days. She woke up sick to her stomach on the day we were supposed to drive home from vacation. We had no choice but to go ahead and drive home anyway. I mean, we would have loved to have stayed in the beach house forever, but the real world was unfortunately calling our name. We put that little sickie in the back of the van. Before we even crossed the Florida line, she had thrown up 4 times into Petsmart plastic baggies. I was totally proud of her. (I thought that was a skill one didn't acquire until college!) We limped on back to Kentucky. Upon arrival, we realized that that while we were gone, our refrigerator, furnace and Internet had all died. I am pretty sure someone from the major appliance companies broke into our home and wreaked havoc, just hoping that we'd have to buy new stuff. But alas, everything was repairable. (Take that, Maytag!)

Back to the point...Poor Sadie just could not get over her sickness and was getting really dehydrated. We took her to the doctor and he gave some anti-nausea meds and the ultimatum that if she didn't chug 24 ounces of water in a couple of hours, he'd have to send her to the hospital for fluids. She was so weak she could hardly drink, but she kept trying. I kept reminding her to take sips of water and she said in her pitiful, sick voice, "But Mom, if you keep making me drink all this water, I'm gonna litter in my pants." That was a whole new way of describing it! But she is finally feeling better and was able to return to school today.

We got all of our papers submitted to our DRC attorney a few days ago, but I have yet to hear if it has been submitted to the courts. We'll keep you posted as we find out information.

And speaking of information... I'd like a little information from you, dear readers. Our little, old, family blog has received 1000 hits this week! So if you like our blog, take a second (or 30) to click the "follow" button under the "Who's Reading" section. It's really easy and it's a great way to show your support for our family!

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