Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Just a quickie.

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a long time but over the past nine days or so, I've had neither the opportunity nor the energy to even turn on the computer let alone post. We had a fabulous trip and I'll be posting all about it with lots of pictures, but right now I just wanted to let everyone know that we're home after the longest Christmas day ever. We started our travel day in Beijing at 5 am Christmas morning and arrived at our home Christmas night around 7 PM which works out to be a total elapsed travel time of 27 hours.

We all arrived home sick so the next morning at 10 am we were all in the doctor's office. Maisie has ear infections in both ears, a cold and is teething. Eammon has an ear infection as well as a bad head and chest cold. And then there is me, I did really well in China considering I went into it with pneumonia and sounding like death warmed over. I was really feeling better by about day 6 of our trip but by the time we got to Beijing on the 21st, I was starting to spiral downward. We had a fabulous trip and hopefully I didn't whinge too much about being sick and piss off my travel mates and we got to do just about everything we had planned, but I probably made myself a lot sicker by pushing so hard. So I too have an ear infection as well as pneumonia along with all the symptoms of the flu; body ache, headache, vomiting, dizziness, etc but luckily don't really have the flu...geez, lucky me!! When we all went to the doctor yesterday I had to also have a breathing treatment as my oxygen level was low and last night I seriously considered having Eammon take me to the hospital as I was having so much difficulty breathing but instead returned to the doctor this morning for another breathing treatment and more drugs. We've been sleeping as much as possible and with Maisie sick too, she's happy just being quiet and sleeps a lot so that is helping us get some rest too.

So here we are home, exhausted, sick, all on antibiotics and a myriad of other drugs but I can't complain as we have little Miss Maisie, the drooling snot factory home with us now. I saw that I have over 1,000 emails to look at but those will have to wait until some of these drugs really kick in for all of us and I can keep my eyes open and my head up for more than just a few moments.

Thanks to everyone who has followed along with us and I promise I'll post all about the trip soon. Sleep for now...night.


  1. Oh Lis... so sorry you guys are sick!! At least you can be sick in your home where you are comfortable and everything is familiar. Hang in there!!!

    Lisa :)

  2. Wow, I hope you are all feeling better soon! I'm glad you are back home now. Try your best to get some rest!

  3. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Welcome home Lisa, Eammon, and Maisie! Take care of yourselves and get better! (The Baby Shanahan fans out here will wait patiently for photos of everyone on your home turf.) I'm sure Maisie will absolutely love her room with all the giraffes and other animals. Looking forward to your next update!
    Leigh from CA

  4. Welcome home. I hope you all start to feel better soon!


  5. I'm so sorry that you are all so sick. Please take good care of yourselves!

  6. Glad you guys made it home safe & sound. Get well and we'll chat soon. I want to see that sweet little Miss Maisie!!!

  7. Glad you are home and hope you all are on the mend soon. Can't wait to meet Ms. Maisie!

  8. Take care of your selves first! Glad you made it home safely. Mazie is beautiful.

  9. Rest and get well. We'll wait patiently for updates... hey we're used to waiting after all...LOL!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  10. Sleep well...take TIME and get yourself feeling better once again.

    Thinking of you and yours :0)

  11. Hey guys! So glad you are home. Home to good drugs, and your own bed!!! Was thinking bout you the whole time, wondering how you were getting on with your pneumonia. Rest well, and hopefully you'll all be fit and healthy real soon.

  12. Aw Lisa, sorry you're still so sick. Take care of yourself. Glad you guys made it home safely. Hopefully now that you're in your own bed, you'll be feeling better soon.

  13. Welcome home! I'm sorry that you are all sick. Hoping you all feel better soon.
    Take care.

  14. Ahh, such a sweet little drooling snot factory! Doncha love it when they sneeze?! Feel better, all of yous!

  15. Lisa, wow how awful that you guys are sick, hopefully you all will get better soon (I'll send you some virtual tea and chicken soup)

  16. Lisa, wow how awful that you guys are sick, hopefully you all will get better soon (I'll send you some virtual tea and chicken soup)

  17. Welcome home!! I'm so sorry to hear that the Shanahans are all so sick! Stay away from the computer and rest. I can't wait to hear more about your trip and Miss Maisie once you're well.

  18. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Feel better soon.
    I can make you matzo ball soup this weekend and bring it over, if you'd like.
    Judy B.

  19. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Oh gosh, take care of yourself and allow family and friends to help with Maisie the first few weeks.

    Hopw you feel better soon.

  20. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Glad you are home. I loved following your trip. Maisie is so cute. Rest up. You will have a better perspective from which to type your memories after being well rested.

    Beverly & Glenys

  21. I am so glad you are home and safe. I feel so bad that you are all sick!! Try try to get some rest. We will all be here waiting for updates and pics.

  22. welcome back! can't wait to hear more about the trip and see all the pictures. hope you feel better very soon.

  23. Anonymous1:29 PM

    You can count me on “You don’t know me but I have been stalking you BLOG”. I came upon your blog actually looking for someone’s elses blog and your caught my eye. I started reading the blog when you where ready to go on your trip. The first thing I did when I got to work was read your blog with updates. I was able to read you entire blog and got up to date. I have three boys of my own and have always wanted a little girl. Since reading your story I have started to look into Adoptions from China and only God knows if this is the way of me getting my little girl. You have so much love for you little Miss Masie! She is just a beautiful little girl. I have no doubt in my mind that you an Eammon will give this child all the love in your hearts. I am sorry to hear that you are all sick... And really hope that you all feel better. Can’t wait to hear more of your lovely Journey that brought you to this delightful and incredible child. Get well soooooon. I will keep stalking your blog.

    Anonymous Friend from Orlando, FL

  24. Hope you all get to feeling much better very soon. Can't wait to see all your pictures. Hugs

  25. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Hi Lisa,
    I am so sorry to hear that all 3 of you are sick. Wishing u improved health,
    Date of Referral 12/1/06
    Waiting for our TA & CA with an expiring rapidly expiring 171

  26. So glad you made it home safely, and hope you feel better very very soon.

  27. Oh yuck....We hope you are all feeling lots better soon. I also hope you have lots of helpers lined up. Call the troops now!
    Oh sorry I nearly forgot:

  28. Get some rest....I hope you guys feel better REALLY soon! ((Hugs))

  29. Welcome home! I am so sorry to hear how sick you all are. Just keep trying to take it easy, and I will keep checking in to see when you post more pictures. Take care and feel better soon!

  30. Anonymous9:42 PM

    We come absolutely last. You two and Maisie are what matters now. Rest, recover and relax. We will be here when you feel like posting. Best to all of you. Call in some extra troops to help out now...I am sure lots of folks would love to deliver the chicken soup and maybe even take care of some laundry and such.

  31. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Wow. I do hope you feel better. What a dramatic trip!

  32. Glad to have you back home but sorry you're so sick. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Can't wait to see you guys!

  33. Welcome Home Sick Shanahans! So glad you're home, so sorry you're all so sick!

    Hopefully the new year will bring health to your household and we can see pics of Maisie home and happy.

    Take Care!`

  34. Hope you all get well soon! I can't wait to read about your trip. I'm so excited for a new chapter starts.

    Lisa R.
    LID 11/21/05

  35. Good night, sleep tight! Hope y'all are feeling better soon. Wow. Sending you really good thoughts.


  36. Wow Lisa; I am so sorry to hear that you are still this sick. I hope that the three of you turn the corner soon. I am sure that being back home will help a great deal.

    Rest when she rests!

  37. OOh- bad luck! But it will seem like a distant memory really soon! Glad you and the cutie patootie are home at last! We love thinking back to ur trip - but it is fading. TG we have a ton of pix!

    Can't wait to see pix of your darling at home!

    Missy, Mom to the Empress Fussy Pants

  38. PS - The Empress will eventually have an Imperial Sibling... we are chasing.. just ahead of the new regs!


  39. Best wishes for a calm, sane recovery for you and the family.


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