Wife, Mummy, Nurse: An Update on Life and Knitting

18 December 2014

An Update on Life and Knitting

My daughter has been at my in-law's house for almost two weeks. December 7th, she left Maryland and went back to visit Grandma and Grandpa. The plan was for her to come back this past Monday, but on Sunday morning, her grandmother found her lying in her vomit on the bed. It turned out she woke up sometime during the night, was sick, and instead of getting one of my in-laws, she went back to bed. They decided to keep her home from church. Around 1:10 PM, Drew had a call from his mom. Charis had developed a fever and her temperature was 103 degrees. If she had been home with us, I would have given her Tylenol and called her doctor, but she was five hours away. We decided she should go to an urgent care clinic. Once at the clinic, I had to give my mother-in-law Charis's insurance information. FYI, in the future, I plan on copying my children's insurance cards and giving the copies to my in-laws so they have copies in cases like these. It turns out, Charis had the flu caused by influenza A. She's finally feeling like herself, but she'll remain in PA through Christmas. On Saturday, Lil' J. and I will join her. Drew is staying in Maryland over Christmas, since he still has more data collection for his dissertation.

Despite Charis being away, I have gotten very little knitting accomplished. I often think, "I'll do xyz, then knit later, but it turns out later, I want to sleep or need to clean or cook." Yesterday, I picked up my niece's longies and started knitting them again. The size still might be a wee bit big, but when she wears a cloth diaper, the pants should fit nicely.

When we go to Pennsylvania, Drew and I have now listen to audio books. We started listening to Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War on our trip out to PA, and Drew finished it when he went back. I finished listening to it today. Once I get some thoughts together about the book, I'll update more on what I read.

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  1. I am glad to hear she is doing better. My mother and sister both had influenza A this year. They were both very ill - tough on the young and elderly that's for sure. I hope the rest of the holiday season is looking brighter and healthier.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that she was sick! That's a great idea, copying the insurance cards. I'll have to do that for my kids. And thanks for the update on the knitting project - it looks great!