Of my four children, Curly Girl is the toughest when it comes to getting sick or hurt. She hardly cries at all and never complains when she's sick. It's been just about a year since she burned her arm, and this summer she was stung over 30 times by ferocious yellow jackets. I didn't even blog about it when it happened. Too much drama!

Anyhoo, yesterday afternoon Curly Girl was playing on the floor in her room and split her eye lid open when she bumped it on the edge of the bed. I didn't even realize it was split at first, because there wasn't much blood. I laid her on my bed and debated what to do next. My husband was preaching a funeral service about 50 miles away, so he wasn't here to help. This was one of those times that I really miss having my mom and mother-in-law just a few miles away. I can still call them on the phone for advice, but they can't hop in a car and drive over to watch the other kids while I run one to the E.R.

I made up an ice pack for Curly Girl, and she held it on her eye...for an hour! I couldn't believe how tough she was. I told her that if her face felt too cold that she could take the ice pack off for a while. She replied that it felt just fine. She's such a trooper! I called our pediatrician's office, and the nurse told me to bring her in. She said that I would have to leave the other three kids out in the waiting room because their office policy doesn't allow more than one child in the exam room. Well, I didn't feel comfortable about leaving my kids unattended in what I knew would be a very crowded, crazy waiting room, and I prayed and asked the Lord to give me wisdom to handle the situation the right way.

As I pulled in to the parking lot of the doctor's office, guess who pulled in at the same time? My hubby! He was able to give hugs and kisses to Curly Girl before taking off with the other kids. An hour and a half later, we were finally seen by the doctor. He carefully examined Curly Girl's eye to make sure that there was no damage to the eye itself. He felt that steri-strips would work just fine to close the cut, and I was very relieved that stitches weren't needed.

I dropped Curly Girl off at home in time to turn around and head back to the church for our monthly ladies' fellowship. I enjoyed a sweet time with the ladies and gave a short devotional on thankfulness. With the earlier events of the day behind me, I was in an especially thankful mood. After the meeting was over I stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few needed things. I don't like to go to the store at night, but with gas here right at $3 a gallon, multi-tasking when I'm in town is a necessity. I love my Suburban, but it sure is a gas-eater! I was one tired momma when I finally arrived home at close to 10:00.

I wasn't that surprised when I woke up this morning with a sore throat and a headache. We cancelled school today. The kids played together and drew me some pretty pictures. By late morning I felt a bit better, so I decided to clean out the little girls' closet. Completely. I took everything out. There were too many outgrown clothes and shoes in the closet--even my wedding dress was in there. The closet is long and very narrow. I'm going to look for an extender to make better use of the space.

I piled everything in the middle of the room and began the sorting process. Of course, I started to feel really bad in the middle of the project. Thinking that something warm would help me feel better, I had a bowl of potato soup that had been simmering in the slow cooker all morning. It was delicious, but unfortunately I continued to feel worse.
I left that big mess in the middle of the girls room, and off to bed I went for a long nap. Mr. C fixed supper while I was resting: fried chicken and pizza. :)

The headache is just about gone, but the sore throat is lingering. I'm going to take some more herbs, turn in early tonight, and pray for healing. I haven't told the kids yet, but tomorrow will be another "sick day" for their teacher. I think they'll be rejoicing in the midst of my discomfort. :) We've had a bumpy start to our week, but I'm trusting the Lord to see us through.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Of my four children, Curly Girl is the toughest when it comes to getting sick or hurt. She hardly cries at all and never complains when she's sick. It's been just about a year since she burned her arm, and this summer she was stung over 30 times by ferocious yellow jackets. I didn't even blog about it when it happened. Too much drama!

Anyhoo, yesterday afternoon Curly Girl was playing on the floor in her room and split her eye lid open when she bumped it on the edge of the bed. I didn't even realize it was split at first, because there wasn't much blood. I laid her on my bed and debated what to do next. My husband was preaching a funeral service about 50 miles away, so he wasn't here to help. This was one of those times that I really miss having my mom and mother-in-law just a few miles away. I can still call them on the phone for advice, but they can't hop in a car and drive over to watch the other kids while I run one to the E.R.

I made up an ice pack for Curly Girl, and she held it on her eye...for an hour! I couldn't believe how tough she was. I told her that if her face felt too cold that she could take the ice pack off for a while. She replied that it felt just fine. She's such a trooper! I called our pediatrician's office, and the nurse told me to bring her in. She said that I would have to leave the other three kids out in the waiting room because their office policy doesn't allow more than one child in the exam room. Well, I didn't feel comfortable about leaving my kids unattended in what I knew would be a very crowded, crazy waiting room, and I prayed and asked the Lord to give me wisdom to handle the situation the right way.

As I pulled in to the parking lot of the doctor's office, guess who pulled in at the same time? My hubby! He was able to give hugs and kisses to Curly Girl before taking off with the other kids. An hour and a half later, we were finally seen by the doctor. He carefully examined Curly Girl's eye to make sure that there was no damage to the eye itself. He felt that steri-strips would work just fine to close the cut, and I was very relieved that stitches weren't needed.

I dropped Curly Girl off at home in time to turn around and head back to the church for our monthly ladies' fellowship. I enjoyed a sweet time with the ladies and gave a short devotional on thankfulness. With the earlier events of the day behind me, I was in an especially thankful mood. After the meeting was over I stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few needed things. I don't like to go to the store at night, but with gas here right at $3 a gallon, multi-tasking when I'm in town is a necessity. I love my Suburban, but it sure is a gas-eater! I was one tired momma when I finally arrived home at close to 10:00.

I wasn't that surprised when I woke up this morning with a sore throat and a headache. We cancelled school today. The kids played together and drew me some pretty pictures. By late morning I felt a bit better, so I decided to clean out the little girls' closet. Completely. I took everything out. There were too many outgrown clothes and shoes in the closet--even my wedding dress was in there. The closet is long and very narrow. I'm going to look for an extender to make better use of the space.

I piled everything in the middle of the room and began the sorting process. Of course, I started to feel really bad in the middle of the project. Thinking that something warm would help me feel better, I had a bowl of potato soup that had been simmering in the slow cooker all morning. It was delicious, but unfortunately I continued to feel worse.
I left that big mess in the middle of the girls room, and off to bed I went for a long nap. Mr. C fixed supper while I was resting: fried chicken and pizza. :)

The headache is just about gone, but the sore throat is lingering. I'm going to take some more herbs, turn in early tonight, and pray for healing. I haven't told the kids yet, but tomorrow will be another "sick day" for their teacher. I think they'll be rejoicing in the midst of my discomfort. :) We've had a bumpy start to our week, but I'm trusting the Lord to see us through.

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19 Comments:
Blogger Karen said...
Praying for your quick recovery as I know how hard it is when YOU are the teacher!
So happy, too, that your sweet daughter didn't have to get stitches. I had to go through that with our middle daughter at age 2. Very stressful.
Rest well!

Blogger Happymama said...
Poor Curly Girl! She sounds like quite the little trooper! Give her a hug from Happymama and tell I said a prayer for her.

I said a prayer for you too! Sounds like you have the same nasties we're fighting here. But we're pumping the Vitamin C and Echinacea. I haven't gotten it, PTL, but the boys have it. Hope you're feeling better soon. SPRAY THE LYSOL!!!

~Kristi

Blogger Susan said...
What a couple of days! I'm glad your Curly Girl is going to be fine, and hope you are all better soon too!

Blogger Mommy said...
Man, what a tough time you have been having. I was burned with boiling water once. I had to go to the hospital for that one. I spilled a whole pot of it all over my leg. I was 10 when I did that.

Curly girl must be a big trooper though. I am glad that the Lord worked it out that Mr. C was there to pick up the other children.

My advice for your cold is to take 1000 mil of Vitamin C every hour. I did that once and it knocked my cold out cold. Pun intended. ;) And of course rest. Praying you feel better.

Anonymous Jendi said...
There are flus and colds just flying all over lately!

Sounds like you started a Fall Cleaning project. It seems to me that it's hard to stay ahead of kids clothes.

Hope you feel better and get it finished soon.

Anonymous Jendi said...
Oh - I forgot. I just finished Ever After by Kingsbury. Make sure you have tissues close by when you read it.
Have a great day!

Blogger Susan P. said...
Ah, Curly Girl is a brave little trooper. Praise God that he answered your prayers with your husband coming to the Dr's office at just the right time. Praying you will be feeling better soon, Mrs. C. I'm sending you a "virtual" bowl of chicken soup and hugs to feel better:o)

Blogger Becky said...
I sure hope you feel better today. It is so hard to be the mama and to be sick at the same time. They just don't have substitutes you can get at the last minute.

Take care of yourself. And I'm thankful that Curly Girl is just fine too. That is scary. None of your pics are showing up for me this morning so I will come back to see them later.

Blogger Jacki said...
Thanks so much for visiting me during the Fall Y'all giveway. It is so nice to meet you!! It is amazing how resilient kids are. Hope your daughter is healing well!

God Bless....

Blogger momofmhasr said...
I had one that was accident prone, but Praise the Lord she grew out of it! Praying you are feeling better Mrs. C

Blogger Mrs.B said...
Oh my! I pray you're feeling better quickly! And what a brave little girl 'Curly-girl' is! (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Hope you and Curly-girl start feeling better soon.

That soup looks so good! You will have to share the recipe ;)

Hope you have a productive "sick-day" today, and that your week gets better.
~Amy

My, what a couple of days. So glad that Curly Girl didn't have to have stiches. What a blessing that hubby arrived at the right time!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Blogger Faith said...
I will pray for you! GOd is faithful...love the anecdote about your hubby showing up at the drs! (i never heard of not being able to take more than 1 child into the exam room....i always take both of my girls....one time the nurse wanted to just examine my oldest with me waiting in the hallway...I said no way and it never came up again). God is so good! and glad your little girl didn't need stitches!

Blogger Julie Fink said...
Bless Your Heart and your poor little one's eye! I hope you feel better soon.

Blogger Jodi said...
It's hard to rally the troops when you're feeling under the weather. Hope you and your brave girl are both feeling better soon.

Blogger Christina said...
Praying for a week that ends on a high...

Blogger Tori said...
Wow, bless her heart and yours. What a rough time, hope you start feeling better soon.

Your potato soup looks delicious, fall comfort food!

Blogger Julie's Jewels said...
Bless your heart!! I pray you feel better real soon!!

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