Thursday, August 5, 2010

A trip we will never forget...

So it's Thursday afternoon and I am sitting in a quiet condo overlooking the beautiful Atlantic ocean. The babies are sweetly napping and Shane has the three older kids out on the beach. The kids are sleeping so well here. The beach and ocean air just flat wear them OUT!!
The one word I would use to sum up our trip thus far is EVENTFUL! We've enjoyed many fun-filled days on the beach, lots of yummy food, and great times with my entire family.
What we didn't plan on is our TWO...yes TWO trips to the EMERGENCY ROOM!!!! Who goes on vacation and has to make TWO trips to the ER. Seriously, I think our family is trying to set a new record.
The first trip was for Hudson. Poor sweet baby! Hudson started running a fever the day after his surgery last week. The doctor told us to expect a low grade fever but to let him know if it lasted more than 48 hours. Well, on Thursday of last week, Hudson was still feverish. Knowing we were leaving for the beach the next day, I called the doctor and had him checked out just to make sure everything was okay. The surgeon thought his fever was caused by an infection and started him on a antibiotic. We left for the beach on Friday evening with Hudson still running a fever. The fever lasted all weekend and on Sunday evening it spiked to over 103. I called our surgeons office and talked with the doctor on call. (At this point Hud had been running a fever for a total of 6 days!) His thought was that maybe Hudson had developed a pneumonia and told me to take him to the ER right away for chest x-rays. So Sunday evening we headed to the hospital. They checked him all out, took chest x-rays, and gave us NO real answers. They concluded that the fever was just from a virus which could last up to ten days. (NOT what you want to hear when you are on vacation!!!!)
If the fever wasn't gone by Wednesday than we were to come back!
Well, PRAISE the LORD the fever finally broke on Tuesday!!!!!
Hudson is now feeling much better!!!
ER visit #2...Our next trip to the Emergency Room involved little with miss "A"! The sweet girl was dancing in the kitchen of our condo, when she tripped and bumped her lip on a booster chair. The gash was quite deep and we knew right away it needed stitches. So Wednesday evening we headed back to the ER. "A's" lip required two little stitches. She was one brave little girl---bless her heart---and is now VERY proud of her boo boo. She actually told me on the way home from the ER that she hoped the boys were still awake so she could show off her stitches to them;)
Well, with two days left on our vacation we are praying and hoping for a quiet and uneventful end to our trip!
All I know is...I don't think we will ever forget THIS beach trip!!

11 comments:

Donna said...

Even vacations have their mooments, don't they?? It sounds so idyllic anyway...just love being by the water. Hope the rest of your vacation is good!!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

Hey! If you don't mind me asking where are y'all? Daniel and I are at the beach and I was down at the pool and I thought for sure that I saw your husband!! I really wanted to walk up and ask him if you were his wife but I chickened out! haha I would LOVE to meet you in person one day!!!! You can email me at lyndsiebrooker@hotmail.com if you don't want to say where on the blog! :) Hope y'all are having a great time! So sorry to hear about the ER trips! :(

Jilly said...

Y'all are troopers...that's for sure!

Susan said...

Wow Jenny! What an eventful vacation! Hope the rest of your trip is relaxing and ER free.

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Annie said...

We had one of our girls sick when we were on vacation and we were in Florida and we are from Puerto Rico, so no a memorable day.

Hope your vacation ends well and no more trip to the ER.

Celia Jimenez said...

Poor little troopers!!! Sorry for all the hospital visits! I texted KK to check in and we've been praying ever since! Love you guys! Enjoy the last day of beach fun!!!

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Terri said...

It was nice to have Corban in SS today!! He told me about all your adventures at the beach. I hope you had a good time despite the drama!!! blessings!!!

Darlene said...

Oh! that is just too much!!! I am glad everyone is ok. You really won't forget this trip!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It definitely sounds eventful! I'm glad Hudson's fever break, and that A was such a brave girl!