Saturday, August 02, 2008

Saturday

I've spent a good part of the day on the computer working on my guild's newsletter. I'm just waiting now for some input from other people and it'll be ready to go. While I was fixing dinner tonight, I decided to change out the flag/patriotic quilts and hang the end of summer stuff (mostly sunflower quilts and generic/no occasion stuff). This one I have probably shown before -- it was a Country Threads 12 month BOM a few years ago. I love it because there is so much to it -- everywhere you look is a different element. It is hanging in the clutter room.
We have had a couple of major health crises in the past couple of days. Bill's sister had a heart attack Friday morning. I talked to her this morning and they were waiting for the cardiologist to decide if he was going to do angioplasty. We're going down to North Aurora to see her after church tomorrow. She just turned 84 and none of her 4 kids lives near her, but I think her oldest son will be there soon.

The second crisis was AJ, our four year old grandson. He'd had a headache a few days ago, accompanied by a temp of 101 degrees and a slight cold. Steph called her doctor's office and was told by the nurse that "101 degrees in children is just an elevated temperature, not a fever; she could make an appt. with the nurse practitioner for the next day, but 'she wouldn't do anything for him anyway', so what's the point"! (The doctor is out of town). Steph managed to give him some Motrin and he felt better the next day. Yesterday afternoon, he got up from his nap, crying because he has a headache. I was talking to her on the phone and we agreed 4 year old boys shouldn't even know what a headache was and I could hear him cry because "it hurt". We decided he should go to the emergency room. While she was outside asking her neighbor to watch the other kids, he vomited in the kitchen. She called me back and said they were on their way to the ER. In the ER, they did a strep test, a chest xray, and a cat scan. He was a trooper throughout it all. All the tests came back negative and they decided he'd had a migraine headache. Poor kid not only inherited migraines from his mother's side of the family (which is my mother's side!), but his dad's as well. They have to keep an eye out for whatever triggers them in him, including watching tv, swimming, whatever activity he is doing and whatever food he is eating. Steph texted me while she was waiting for the test results and I told her to make sure she told them what the nurse had told her two days ago. She did and when her doctor gets back, she has to take AJ in to see her, so she will definitely explain the nurse problem to her doctor, also.

Blessings:
The cat scan was clear for AJ -- what a horrendous time waiting for cat scan results on a four year old boy.
Talking to Anne today and going to see her tomorrow. Praying everything will be okay for her.

7 comments :

Screen Door said...

When it rains it pours-- or so it seems...But I guess the old cliche' "it could always be worse.." fits.Doctors today hopefully will work with AJ"s mom on helping him.... I've had the 101 temp story told to me too....

LindaL said...

I feel for that poor little boy...I inherited migraines from my mother's side of the family.My daughter has inherited them too. I'm one of the few women I know who looked forward to menopause because I knew from my Mom's family that they would quit then and they did. Hot flashes were managed with natural progesterone cream for a couple years. I really think when you don't dread menopause like so many do it's much easier to get through. IMHO.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Joanne, I love that quilt. I've a friend who made it and it's just really special. So sorry about the health issues at your house but it sounds like things are looking up. I have lifted each one up in prayer this evening. Blessings, marlene

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Sending good thoughts to your family that you all stay healthy... my Little Boy is 5 now and I know all about having a medical scare - always a big sigh of relief when they get a clean bill of health. Lovely quilt - lots of interesting stuff to look at on it!
Cheers!
Evelyn

cher said...

scary stuff...glad to hear the cat scan was ok...and glad she took him in. lots of hugs your way

paula, the quilter said...

At least the 'knowing' is better than the 'not knowing' and maybe something can be done for his migranes. Good thoughts winging their way to both him and SIL.

Karen said...

I have the patterns for this quilt. I started preparing a couple blocks on it a couple weeks ago. You did a really good job on yours.