The things that will never make it in the baby books and other musings from a stay at home mom

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The dog ate my homework, and other excuses for my absence

It took us about 3 1/2 hours to get to Baltimore on Friday. We could probably have made better time if we'd really tried, but we were pretty content with the trip, given the fact that two young passengers and my own impossibly small bladder were along for the ride. Nonetheless, we hoped to make the trip home two days later in slightly better time.

It didn't happen.

One asthma attack, several awkward nebulizer treatments provided courtesy of the electrical outlets in rest stop bathrooms, an anxious call to our pediatrician's office, a harried search for an emergency room somewhere around exit 6 off the Turnpike, multiple courses of treatments, several x-rays, an admission which necessitated an ambulance ride to another hospital with a pediatric ward, an overnight stay with all 4 of us crammed into 2 single hospital beds, another full day of treatments, a pneumonia diagnosis, an asthma diagnosis and a final, exhausted drive later, we pulled into our garage yesterday evening at about 8:30. The trip took us, in all, just over 33 hours.

Not quite the time we were hoping for. But when I say that at least we all made it home safe and sound, you can rest assured that for once, I really and truly mean it.


At 3:59 PM, Blogger Kristy said...

Oh, my. Oh, my. I'm so, so sorry. For both Evan and You. Please tell me he's doing better.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Steph said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. For all of you. I hope that he's feeling much better now. Glad you're all home safe and sound.

At 2:42 AM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Oh, wow. I am glad that you got home safely. I hope your poor little guy is doing better.

At 3:10 AM, Blogger Rosemary said...

I'm so very sorry to hear that Evan has had another attack and I feel deeply for you and your family, understanding the anxiety and dread that must have accompanied the attack for you. I'm happy to hear you are al now safe and healthy back home.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Liesl said...

What a nightmare. Illness is bad enough, and to be in a strange place makes it so much scarier. I hope and Evan and all of you are back to normal soon :)


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