No I'm not blowing off all my bloggy friends & followers or anyone else for that matter, what I am saying goodbye to, and hope it never returns, is to the kidney stone that landed me in the E.R. yesterday morning. I had been having a little on-and-off pain since last Saturday but nothing major or debilitating so I didn't pay much mind to it but Wednesday night into Thursday morning I was waking with pain in my left side and needing to go to the bathroom every few minutes. By 5am the pain was excruciating so I woke Eammon to tell him that I needed to go to the E.R. I had guessed at a kidney or bladder infection or maybe even a kidney stone but because I've never had any of those conditions, I was just guessing.
We arrived at the E.R. and after only a two or three minute wait they took me back to a room. As soon as I told them my symptoms they guessed at a kidney stone and soon, after three sticks and two different phlebotomists, I had an I.V. and pain meds going into me. The pain meds helped ease the pain for only about 15 minutes and then what I thought had been excruciating pain at 5am was nothing, not even close, compared to what I was then experiencing. Considering that I had major pain meds on board and the pain was as intense as it was, I can't even imagine trying to do it without drugs. Come to find out that I was in the final stages of passing the stone...thankfully! After a CT scan, four more doses of pain meds, two doses of anti-nausea meds to counter act the affects of the pain meds and a little rest I was cleared to go home. I spent the rest of the day resting, sleeping and basically trying to overcome the feeling that I had been run over by a Mac truck. I went to bed for the night at 7PM and thankfully had a good nights rest (and Maisie helped out by sleeping through the night for the first time in weeks) and awoke this morning feeling better than I have in ages, Yeah!!
So while I was at the E.R. Eammon got Maisie dressed and to school. Yeah, the two of them assembled quite an "outfit" as you can see in the picture to the right. I'm hanging my head in shame knowing that she was seen in public dressed this way. Next time that I'm sick, no matter how sick, I'm going to lay out what Maisie needs to wear to school or for that day. All I can hope is that when people saw Eammon bringing Maisie into school they figured out that Mom had nothing to do with dressing Maisie that morning...One can wish.
After school and a nap Eammon took Maisie to her first swim lesson and said that she did really well. I'm sad that I missed it but after spring break next week I'll be able to see her in her swim class. It's amazing how many activities we now have with school Tues, Wed & Thurs mornings, gymnastics Mon & Wed afternoon, swim lesson on Thurs afternoon and ballet on Friday. Of course this is only until the end of May and then our busy travel schedule starts up along with ballet camp, gymnastics camp, two days per week with her new gymnastics team and most likely more swim lessons, busy but always fun.
Today was costume day at Maisie's ballet class so all the little girls tried on their costumes and received cute little ballerina dolls. Talk about stinking cute and pink! As you can tell by the piccie, Maisie's just not all that into dolls and when it was time to leave she was ready to leave her doll behind. All the other girls just thought the doll the greatest. The one girl without a costume is part of a wedding the day of the recital but the teacher Miss Lisa ordered an extra doll just for her. Maisie's costume needs some alteration as it's a little big even though it's the smallest size the company offered. I can't wait to see these wee little girls up on stage. Anyone want to place bets on whether Maisie actually gets out on the stage, freezes on stage, continuously looks stage right to see what her teacher is doing or, the one I'm hoping for, performs like a star. It should be fun and to top it off, my parents are flying in for that weekend to see Maisie's first recital.
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Have a great weekend.