Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Too Tired to Knit Today...

**eta: brief update here... still recouping myself... and busy with my beavers. I'm about halfway through an Easy Raglan that I cast-on last week, and that little sundress just needs edging, and some matching bloomers... pics soon...

It's been a tough week. Our 5 yr old daughter is having another battle with the problem known as asthma. It turned to pneumonia fast and furiously Monday night. We ended up in the ER early Tuesday morning (her O2 was down to 84% overnight and she wasn't responding well to her nebs). Her O2 level came up, and then dipped back down, but not as far, while we were there, so she wasn't admitted this time (to be on oxygen). She did, however, get yet another chest x-ray to confirm the presence of pneumonia in her left lung, upper lobe. We were sent home to add antibiotics and oral steroids to the inhaled steroids, allergy meds and bronchodilators she was already on.
I hardly slept Monday night, slept a bit Tuesday night, and about 3 hours Wednesday night, or more technically, this morning. We ended up going back to the ER last night after her stats dropped back down into the mid 80's. (We have a pulse oximeter at home, thanks to too many trials like this one.) They used a different med in a neb at the hospital and her stats stayed up a bit better, so we came home around 4:45 this morning... (though the pneumonia had spread to now 3 lobes of 2 lungs) and with 5 more children at home all day, every day (we homeschool) I was up by 8, though I would have liked to have slept until noon...

I think I'm too tired to properly grip a knitting needle. I'm sure I'm too tired to comprehend and/or follow a pattern of any more difficulty than a garter ridge scarf, in bulky, which I'm probably too tired to hold up for more than 3.2 seconds. Sigh... I am so close to finishing the little sundress, just seaming and edging left. I'm nearing the heel on that second Cable Rib Sock. I started a cardigan. So many projects to choose from, and so little energy to knit, or purl, for that matter... here's hoping for an uneventful, plenty of time to sit and knit type of weekend.

Knitting content to return after I get at least one good night's sleep!

10 Comments:

Blogger Guinifer said...

Oh, feel better soon lil' baby!

5/01/2008 9:52 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

I hope she's doing much better and I hope you get some rest!

5/02/2008 1:05 AM  
Blogger Knittymama said...

Oh, poor baby!!! You guys take care...

5/02/2008 7:30 AM  
Blogger km said...

I pray for your energy. And some sleep to restore you. And that your other kiddos will stay healthy. In HIS Name. Amen

5/02/2008 9:12 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I hope that she feels better soon and that you get some much needed rest

5/02/2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I hope all is well with your adorable little one...and that you get some rest so that you can care for her and yourself.

you are in my thoughts!!!

5/02/2008 4:53 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Poor thing - hang in there!

5/03/2008 7:55 AM  
Blogger Knit-Wit said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your little one. I'll keep her in my prayers. Sounds like you could use a holiday from school. It would be a game day at my house while mom takes a cat nap on the sofa.

5/06/2008 11:01 AM  
Anonymous shaina said...

awwww, poor baby! I hope you feel better soon, honey!

5/06/2008 6:54 PM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...

Oh my goodness. What a horrible week! I hope she gets all better soon and you don't need to make any more ER trips and get some sleep!

5/07/2008 1:44 PM  

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