Friday, April 03, 2009

So long, farewell and good riddance

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.

Don't forget, only two days left to enter the Maisie Eats Bento 100th Bento Giveaway so pop on over to Maisie Eats Bento and enter for a chance to win the random drawing.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Awww... I think she looks adorable!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    Glad to hear you are feeling better! You better rest up because it does sound like you will be very busy. Take care! Michele

  3. Ouch! Kidney stones are meant to be the most painful thing around! Glad to hear you were at the ER before the real pain hit you!
    Hugs Ruth in NZ

  4. Kidney stone -- holy moly that's painful!! Sending feel better wishes.

    And the outfit? A total classic!!! Love it. Made me grin. I think they did a great job and it definitely had that special daddy touch.

  5. I have watched my mom and Doug both have kidney stones and it is soooo painful. I am so sorry. Ugh!

    LOL! Eammon tried so hard with that outfit!!!

  6. As a former preschool teacher I assure you that we always know when Daddy dresses the kid :) (or does the hair)

  7. Oh you poor gal! I hear passing kidney stones is so painful. Yippee that is is gone.

    I think Eammon did a cute job doing the daddy gig.

  8. Maisie is a cutie...even with her fashionista style all over the place :0)

    Yeah, 'ouch' is a serious understatement to the stone. I have had a few pregnant patients with them and it has been ugly. Not a single one has said that giving birth was worse than the stone.

  9. What an glad you are on the mend!

    Maisie is so cute... yeah, our little AA doesn't have much to do with dolls either....I can guess why.

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  10. Good Lord, You have had a tough couple of months with sickness. I am glad this kidney stone deal is behind you and I hope NO MORE ILLNESS for the rest of the year.
    Maise is a doll....... a pure living doll. The cutest thing but I would be such a bad mama as I am pretty fashion backward since I have to reveal that I thought her outfit looked okay......was is the leggings that bothered you. Anyway, Hope all is well with your family and can't wait to see pictures of the dance recital

  11. So so gorgeous... I mean, the ballet outfit!!! Your post made me laugh though, I remember every time I left Todd to dress Mikayla, she's be wearing some god-awful outfit!!!

    My sympathies on the kidney stone - that totally sucks!

  12. Awww .. love the tutu pic!!

    Glad to hear you are on the mend.

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  15. Oh my gosh! So glad you are feeling better! And I love the outfit!

    (Also.. have I mentioned that we are Burnley fans? If not, can we still be friends despite the Watford obsession?) :)

  16. GOODBYE!!! I am so glad you are feeling better. Maisie is absolutely adorable.

    So, when is the Utah trip? I cannot find the e-mail you sent.

    Also, quick baking question (totally unrealted to your post) What are the best pans / cookie sheets to bake with?? I have some cheap ol' stuff that burns the bottoms of my cookies, etc...???

  17. Oh man, kidney stones are the worst. I am so glad you are doing better. Hope you are stone free from here on out. Maise looks cute. I love it when a dad tries to dress his child.

    Hang in there.

  18. Glad to hear everything "passed" OK. Maisie is adorable in her ballet outfit! Shelby just started ballet/gym. Cute :)


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