Sorry all - I do realize I have abandoned you all to wonder about my sick little guy for far too long (it's okay to admit that you've thought of little else for over a week now...) He's doing great! Totally back to normal and he seems to have forgiven all involved - even after being jabbed EIGHT times before they were finally able to draw blood, and stabbed FIVE times in his back before they were finally able to get spinal fluid...in the charts it went down as a 'traumatic tap'. I should say it was traumatic! For him, of course...but also for his mother! The meningitis ended up being only a virus, and he got through it in a couple of days.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the concerned comments, e-mails, phone calls, prayers, visits, the perfectly melted milkshake, and the fantastic homemade bread - I have the best friends and family in the world. Thanks for your support.
Now, a question for mothers of three or more children: HOW IN THE DEVIL DO YOU FIND TIME TO BLOG?!?!? We are absolutely exhausted - this sweet little baby is killing us softly as we're going on over a week of 3-4 hours of sleep a night. See, it's the combination of him with the other kids that makes it so difficult. Miles likes to have some 'awake time' up until about 12 or 1 in the morning, then wakes up twice for food in the night, and then the other kids wake up at around 6:30 or 7:00. Problem: I have to be awake for ALL of it! No chance for naps during the day, either - when my other kids are down, Miles is awake. When Miles is awake, the other kids need to be attended to. Please, tell me this gets better! I am actually sitting here, bouncing Miles on the yoga ball and typing with one hand. My eyes are stinging from lack of sleep, and I have beautiful, dark circles under my eyes. So many things to blog about - and I can't find the time to do it!
Ah, well. At least we seem to have a lot of love in this house (usually). I often find myself smiling for no real reason, and I'm sure things will calm down relatively soon. For now, I'll just keep treading water. :)