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Friday, August 6, 2010

Thankful to be getting back to (our version) of normal

I'll just start out by saying the past two weeks have been one huge steaming pile of a *hot mess*! (see how far behind I am on the WOW?)

As many of you know, poor DadMan was going through an absolutely terrible flare-up of his mystery ailment. And I was up to my elbows in puke buckets, sweaty sheets, soiled blankets... you get the lovely picture. Last Wednesday we spent the entire day in the ER getting him hydrated, poked, prodded, scanned, etc.

Thank goodness, by Friday he was beginning to feel better, slowly gaining back weight, energy, and his sense of humor. He was *effervescent* even -- in more ways than one! He was light on his feet, making a million plans a minute (like the fantastic one about taking a spontaneous road trip to Michigan the very next day - yeah, like that was really gonna happen), and serenading the entire neighborhood with deep delicious belches.

We still have no idea what is causing these episodes as once again, the CT and bloodwork showed nothing. But we did get a referral to a new GI, so hopefully he will be able to shed some light on his situation. Unfortunately, these problems can only really be examined in the midst of the episode so we will have to wait for the next one. It would be awesome and I would be forever grateful if that day never comes, though!

A week later and I am still a bit behind on laundry and housework and have some major cabin fever! It's getting there, but we have relatives coming in from Pittsburgh (yay!!!) so there's a lot to be done.

Also, around here school starts on Monday -- can you believe that???

This means that I go back to working afternoons (another big YAY!).

Working afternoons = mornings with Dozer!!!

I have been feeling like the worst mother lately because he has spent most of the summer inside. It was just too stinking hot and humid by the time I got home from work to play outside! If we don't play outside by 11 am, it's just not happening because:

A) it's just oppressive and
B) I don't want to risk him getting third degree burns from a sizzling swing or slide or the sidewalk (seriously - there are crispy crunchy dead earthworms everywhere this year - blech!).

This was probably the most boring post ever, but that's where I've been. I'm pretty sure you didn't really want all of the juicy details from my vomit-infested week anyway, right? You can thank me by putting in a good word with the Nerd Mafia. And you betchyer sweet assnick that pun was intentional!

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  1. Glad to hear that DadMan is feeling better! And I hear you on the spending time inside; I'm seriously looking forward to cooler fall weather!

  2. Thanks! Normally I love summer, but this year I just can't handle the heat. Counting down to fall here, too!

  3. Ah! That's so good that he's feeling better! And dude, I'd probably still say inside even if there weren't earth worms frying on the sidewalk. But I'm just a princess like that. ;)

  4. Ah man, what an intense two weeks! I'm so sorry so much has been going on with DadMan...hope things get better for him. Missed you!

  5. I'm glad he's currently feeling better! Our weather is oppressive, too. Kate keeps asking to go out, but I keep telling her we can't right now.

  6. Glad he's doing better! And it stinks to get cabin fever....

  7. So glad to hear your hubby is feeling better, that just sounds awful. I'm looking forward to Fall too. It's way too hot by 10am:)


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