Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Nothing like hanging out in an ER...


... and I should know. Been there lots of times in this lifetime. More trips to the ER than I care to recount or try to remember. So, didn't I just post about how I love the ordinary, uneventful days of my life just days ago? I guess I needed a quick reminder- which I got today as I trekked off to our local hospital ER for the afternoon.
The pictures here were taken just hours (actually minutes) ago. Chip (hubby) was in having blood work and a spinal tap after 6 days of high fever and chills. Thankfully everything checked out okay and now we have to keep him comfortable and resting for the next 2 days.
So, I realized that I go to doctor visits/therapy programs and even the ER as often as some of you go to your local Target store. It has become such a normal part of my routine that I admit I am sort of callous to the whole hospital scene. It just doesn't phase me like it used to. I know what to expect and just hope for the best once we get there. I think I've learned the lesson that ultimately God is in control- so why should I waste my energy fretting about what could happen? It's a good lesson for all of us- to take life in stride. To not let the things we can't control affect how we think and feel. Ask my nanny Rachael if it's really true. She'll probably tell you about how I light-heartedly handled the news of Chip's ER visit today.
When I got the phonecall, Chip said he was going to have a spinal tap. Of course I said a few nice words of support, but then I said maybe we could bake a cake and cupcakes spell out M-E-N-I-N-G-I-T-I-S and have a party. I figured we should turn the not-so-fun event into a memorable occasion.
Needless to say, we are home and Chip is resting and now I can go bake a cake that says, "Thank goodness Daddy doesn't have meningitis". I know I could get some great pictures of that party and turn them into scrap pages that we could look back on for years to come. See? I told you that there is something to be said about taking life in stride.

7 comments:

shawnna said...

So glad to hear all is well -- Praying that Chip feels better soon --- I knew something was up when you went so long without posting hee hee ;0)

Joy said...

Glad to hear the news was good from the hospital. And thanks for visiting my blog!

We once celebrated an anniversary in the hospital. I'm sure the nurses thought we were nuts, but we figured that it was our second home anyway and why not make the best of it?! I picked up some carry-out and we snuggled on those not-so-comfie sleeper-seats while our baby dozed in his incubator across the room. We knew that God would take care of him and that worrying and moping wouldn't do anyone any good.

I love the cupcake idea!

Cris said...

LOL. Must be cupcake season. I just made some last night for my daughter's class.

I'm glad to hear that everything is ok with Chip. I hope he feels better soon.

Adrienne said...

Glad to hear that he is doing well!

Kerry said...

Glad to hear Chip is feeling better.

Laura said...

I am glad to see that even in the midst of heading out to the ER, you remembered your camera. . .or do you keep a spare in the car? and in your purse? and in your pocket? :) I am impressed!

Tanginika-Simone said...

I like the energy that the blog exudes. You must be a very energetic person.