Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What day is it?

This post is full of bad news, so move along or grab some tissue!

2008 certainly had a rough start. I developed a terrible rash on my legs around Dec. 30th. I thought it was a reaction to some new lotion, but it got worse even after I stopped using the new stuff. I saw a doctor who gave me antihistamine and prednisone, which has helped a little, but I am going slowly insane from the constant itchiness.

Monday was our first day back to school and it was cold and rainy. Perfect setting for the announcement that a terrible bus accident in Utah had claimed the lives of three students from our school - all well-known and involved in multiple activities. Please keep the Sheffey, Rasmussen and Bowden families in your prayers, along with the whole Deer Valley High School community as we deal with these losses.

During my last class on Monday, my husband called to say that Baby K had a fever-induced seizure at daycare and was taken to the ER. This happened back in September also, and luckily she bounces back quickly. We were in the ER for about 6 hours, and the doctor wanted to admit her overnight for observation. The only available pediatric bed was across town, so we spent a long night trying to get her settled down in a strange place. We only got about 2 hours sleep before we were discharged with an inhaler and antibiotics for a respiratory infection. I'll take her to our regular pediatrician here in a little bit. Nothing serious, just a hassle trying to juggle babysitters and substitutes for my classroom!

While baby K naps this morning, I need to finish up the binding on the Commission quilt. I put some stitching in the ditch, and the plan is to have people at church tie it while they say prayers for the recipient. Then I have a few more deadline projects - a t-shirt quilt for my aunt, a class sample for Mom's store, a graduation quilt, and a knit ordination stole for a seminarian friend. Plus, I have my for-me knitting projects like socks and the mitered blanket! So, if I get anything done, I'll try to start taking pictures again!


Ragnar said...

I certainly hope that this is just the backlash from 2007, getting it all out of the way so that 2008 can be a good year for you. Best wishes for baby K.

debijeanm said...

Hang in there, mom. And as a teacher, I send my sincere sympathy to your school community.

KCQuilter said...

So sorry to hear about Baby K's febrile seizure. If it's any comfort, my younger sister would have those as a baby and had completely outgrown it before she turned two. Hang in there.

Samantha said...

sorry to hear your year has had such a rough start! Good thoughts going to you!